Asana is a team based task and project management tool, it is free (up to 30 users) works on every platform (web based, but it does have an iPhone app).
Powerful, flexible and easy to use. Asana is making a name for itself.
Steve walks you through a quick demo of some of the main feature and how you may choose to use this excellent productivity staple.
Mike Vardy wrote a great overview of Asana, and how it stacks up against the competition in this article
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Hi Steve, I'm a big fan of Trello but it seems that one cannot send a private message to a team-member. Every message on a board or card can be read by all team-members. Can one send a private message in Asana?
Nice video indeed, your english is way more clear than most of others (for international viewers).
I don't get how is Asana usefull. Is it just a tool to create shared checklists? I can do that with google documents as well. How is this better aside from being a little bit easier to use? (not that easy actually: most users in small companies, for instance, would have to be introduced to this system with at least 30 minuter course and practicing.
My question is constructive: how is this system improving a team's productivity?
What do you think of MeisterTask and Nostromo.io?
The latter 2 seem to be newbies i think . Also, do you think Trello and Asana could be used together? I have been using Meistertask but after reading the reviews on Trello, I spent some time on that yesterday. For a small design business and maybe contracting some work out, do you think Trello and Asana are a good solution? And if so could they work together?
So confusing, as each has different advantages.
What is a deal breaker for me are Asana's poor sharing capabilities; even with a Chrome app it does not create a sharing button in an app bar (like Evernote or Wunderlist). Also, on a phone the app does not show in sharing app list.
I love the concept and UI and would like to push this to my workspace but this is such a letdown.
I am thinking about a workaround via Zapier: this nifty service enables me to automate communication between a plethora of services so -in this case- I can do all the sharing via Wunderlist and set Zapier to automatically send all starred Wunderlist tasks to Asana.
I've recently discovered you and enjoy your work. Unfortunately, I find this one on Asana very boring or complicated or ... I just decided to leave the video and as I was doing that I thought i'd leave some feedback. Thanks though as I'm trying to find a project manger for my company.
I just noticed this and thought oh no! Now what did I say. I’m glad it wasn’t anything too severe. I do seem to come across a liot of your videos. I guess we’re interested in the same kind of stuff. I’ve tried doing a couple of videos but I don’t have your style. Anyway, maybe the little I do wlll help someone, somewhere.
Thanks for the great video +dottotech ... I'm curious if you know whether Asana will allow you to set up recurring projects? If so, how is the recurring feature assigned? That would be the make or break issue for me and my team.
Thanks for nice tutorial... I am already giving it a try and I am wondering if there is some one click option to assing a task a priority... I am used to work with two task priorities (A and B)... How is this done in asana?
Thanks Steve...Another great productivity tool for work and home! I may use Asana for my local nonprofit's annual Auction/Fundraiser is seems like the perfect collaborative task manager site. I get so much out of your cheerful and content rich vlogs! I just discovered you on youtube while searching for productivity help.....Because of you, I am now at email zero, utilizing evernote everyday to help organize documents and notes, and have now switched to gmail! You are the best! I look forward to viewing more of your informative vlogs and reading your newsletters....
Steve . . . I am a HUGE fan of your tutorial videos and I have adopted (or was already using) many of your key tools . . . .have a love affair with Evernote for sure! I am in the process of scouring your content for a personal task management system. My challenge is, I want the system to work with Evernote (via TaskClone) and Google Calendar but I only need a personal system - not a team option. I feel like Asana and Trello are loaded with features because of the team orientation that I don't need. If you were picking your top individual task manager, what would that be?
+Sara Cameron-Ragazzo you should probably take a close look at ToDoist, or possibly Wunderlist or alternately Remember the Milk, all of them are more for individuals than team use. It's interesting that you're asking this question now, we are working on a brand-new webinar to help people decide which is the best task manager for their needs, it will be available in mid-November.
Recently I've watched few of your videos and found that You told that Probably You'll use trello instead of Asana if you'd seen it earlier. Will you suggest to use trello if I'm just starting?
Currently I'm trying to choose a ToDo app for my personal use as well as a co-work app for some team projects.
What would you suggest ?
Use the same app for both needs? Or use Asana/Trello for co-work projects and other app (e.g. Todoist ) for personal stuff ?
Every canse is different +Stepan Smbatyan I do like both +Asana and +Trello If you like the visual structure of Trello,I would choose it. As to personal vs team, I would prefer to use a single solution myself, but I do not require a great separation between personal and business lif.
OK...so I was just thinking about doing a review video today singing the praises of Asana. It has been such an amazing tool for me and my team. And the best part...it's free. And then guess what happened? Asana's servers went down. Stopping me and my team dead in our tracks...Do you know how often this happens and what do you suggest as a backup plan?
+Media In Action There definitely are other native apps that can circumvent this (OmniFocus, Things, etc.), but I don't think going paper-free is always the best course of action. Sometimes it's better to disconnect from the gadgets and gear and use something more analog so that you can really focus.
(Oh, and no offence taken.)
+dottotech The only recommendation I can make - and I've had Asana go down on me before for a brief period - is to follow this rule: Begin Before Bed.
Write down at least three tasks on paper that you want to work on the next morning. That way if your task manager goes down you have a reference sheet you can refer to, and you've also got your "Three Big rocks" you really want to make progress on to help guide your day.
It's not the most elegant of solutions, but until one of the more popular cloud-based task managers allows for localized sync (I don't know of any that do as of yet) to keep you up and running even when the app isn't, it's all I've got.
// +Media In Action
I have never had it do down on me, +Media In Action but that is one of the risks of Cloud services...+Mike Vardy any suggestions as to backup plans for cloud based task managers that become essential to teams!
I don't see how people can consider this a project management tool when it doesn't support Gantt charts, dependencies (or dependency roll-ups), % complete, lag time, resource management, etc. To me it is more of a collaborative task manager...a good one for that, but I wouldn't consider it a project management tool.
For true project management and online collaboration I prefer teamworkpm.
Hey Steve - Great presentation & fantastic information. Just signed up for Asana & you made my venture into this new tool very easy. Hey - what software/tool did you use to create this video?
Great video on a great product(Asana)! Thanks for sharing! How did you get your phone's screen to show up on the video? I don't have a mac or an iPhone. Being able to see your phone as you would computer monitor was pretty neat.
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