Asana Aggregated Reviews

Asana 01

August 11, 2019

+1 for Asana, I use it at work but it’s targets at project management where Trello is more flexible.
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Asana 02

August 11, 2019

My company switched from Trello to Asana. It’s pretty cool according to my experience using it.
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Asana 03

August 11, 2019

Asana, best of the best. Free
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Asana 04

August 11, 2019

I’m currently looking for a project management app and trello is super expensive for what it does (like Salesforce , the company that owns Trello )
I’ve got it narrowed down to a couple of options but it looks like asana will win
Edit: made a mistake. Atlassian owns Trello , not Salesforce .
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Asana 05

August 11, 2019

Asana! I mainly use it for work, and its real strength is in letting communications among multiple people happen around shared tasks. But also use it for personal stuff and it’s good for that too.
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Asana 06

August 11, 2019

My company uses Asana, it works very well for team work. I put all my personal and work tasks in the same workspace – I don’t use the multiple workspace feature. Every evening I put together my task list for the next day – I choose 2 big things and 3 little things. That’s basically all I can get done in a working day, anything more and it won’t happen.
I also track my habits with recurring tasks, like exercise, meditation and reading. I have a lunchtime task for what I’m going to read for lunch, which might be a technical article or a chapter for a book.
I practice inbox zero- any email that results in an action ends up on Asana. I use it as groupware but I’ve also used it as an individual and it works well for that also.
I’ve tried many productivity systems over the years. I’m not perfect at sticking to it but it’s the one the I’ve stuck to the longest by far.
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Asana 07

August 11, 2019

I have tried Asana, but I don’t recommend it. I find the UI non-intuitive and the slowly loading front page is just killing me.
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Asana 08

August 11, 2019

We use Asana at work. I love it so much that I started to use it for personal use, and also introduced it to a volunteer organization I’m involved with.
For Reference stuff, I use my computer filesystem.
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Asana 09

August 11, 2019

I use Asana for task management, Toggl for time tracking, and QuickBooks Self-employed for invoicing/income/expense tracking/taxes.
I use free versions of Asana and Toggl.
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Asana 10

August 11, 2019

I like to either use project favorites in asana and just click in them one by one from the sidebar each mon. Or sometimes I just assign recurring tasks from each project to go over the projects each Friday. It’s mostly about a little cue to go over them regularly so that I keep a habit. Due dates on tasks helps since you get a notification about them.
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Asana 11

August 11, 2019

Asana integrates with instagantt to make a Gantt chart out of your projects. You could use that as an overview of your projects by time frame.
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Asana 12

August 11, 2019

We use Asana, it’s a task / project management service – all web based.
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Asana 13

August 11, 2019

I’ve started playing around with Trello , Asana, and Notion for single-use to manage work projects. Notion is much too complicated to set up, so that’s off the table for now. I really like the look and feel of Trello , but prefer the way Asana handles tasks. I would like a relatively easy way to have all of my tasks across all projects show up in one place so I can see what I need to do for the next several days. Is there a simple way to do this? Asana automaticllay pulls all tasks assigned to me into a task and calendar view, which is really nice.
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Asana 14

August 11, 2019

I have tried out a good number as well, and after settling on Asana, I got frustrated with the feature limitations, complicated work-arounds, and lack of transparency from the company.
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Asana 15

August 11, 2019

Asana was a bad fit for a couple of reasons. There isn’t a collaborator function, nor can you mix and match licenses. Some of what we needed is Enterprise functionality, but you can’t mix enterprise with premium, and I wasn’t willing to license everyone into an enterprise plan.
Aside from that, Asana was missing some important features – it doesn’t play well with the MS Suite, it doesn’t have any change control or tracking, and the suite of reporting is entirely missing. If 5 people need to sequentially check/edit/approve a document, I want to see who’s taken it, changed it, uploaded a new copy of it – that collaboration is missing from Asana.
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Asana 16

August 11, 2019

First, Asana is great at a glance. It seems hip, love the UI, tagging, labeling, etc.
Easy to have Conversations, Lists, and Boards (trello style). All great.
But where it derails is the details:
Reporting is terrible. “Whats open, whats closed, whats due” sounds good for a 3 man band, terrible for 6 distributed teams and departments.
SLOW – at first it seems fast, but seeing the webapp spin up every time is making me want to die. Click on a link to see a post, convo, etc, minutes a day wasted waiting for intitial load. No Caching, but to be fair its fast when going.
No hirearchy. Projects have their own little areas. No parent / Children
Gantt? Forgetabout it. Their best solution: link to a company selling a service to make asana work for you
Prioritize / Score / Rank? (scrum style) – nope
Track performance of people adhering to deadlines, or missing them – Nope
Its an amazing and affordable tool for a combo of “ Trello + email + lists” – but it is NOT for multiple departments and complicated processes. It can NOT easily thread Business goals -> projects -> tasks; and also find a way to fit in bugs. It lacks a “today” type swimlane on a global scale, and dashboards must be created for all projects.
Q: Does anyone have a good suggestion for something better?
Tl;dr: Asana seems great for SIMPLE needs and small shops, bad for big teams.
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