What Is Asana?

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work–from daily tasks to strategic cross-functional initiatives. With Asana, teams are more confident, move faster, and accomplish more with less—no matter where they are located. More than 119,000 paying customers and millions of free organizations across 190 countries rely on Asana to manage everything from company objectives to digital transformation to product launches and marketing campaigns.

Who Uses Asana?

Why do 9,000+ customers on Capterra give Asana 4.5 out 5 stars? Asana is the easiest way to manage team projects, processes, and tasks. Asana helps teams be more productive and deliver better work.

Where can Asana be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Mac (Desktop), Windows (Desktop), Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Asana
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2008
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina and 125 others

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese and 7 others

Asana pricing

Starting Price:

US$13,49/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Asana has a free version and offers a free trial. Asana paid version starts at US$13,49/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Asana
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2008
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina and 125 others

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese and 7 others

Asana videos and images

Asana Software - Create Task Lists
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Asana Software - Create Task Lists
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Asana Software - Plan Work with Timeline
Asana Software - Use Inbox to Collaborate
Asana Software - Monitor Project Progress

Features of Asana

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backlog Management
  • Bar Chart
  • Brainstorming
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Bug/Issue Capture
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management
  • Campaign Planning
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Channel Management
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualization
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Database
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • For IT Project Management
  • For Small Businesses
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Automation
  • Forms Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Guest Access
  • Idea Management
  • Ideation
  • Import Tasks
  • Innovation Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Management
  • Lead Management
  • Live Chat
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Media Planning
  • Meeting Management
  • Messaging
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • No-Code
  • Notes Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Personalization
  • Polls/Voting
  • Prioritization
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support Software
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Request
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Roadmapping
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Screen Sharing
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Time Tracking
  • User Management
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Visualization
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Asana

Average score

Overall
4,5
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Service
4,3
Features
4,3
Value for Money
4,4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1 000
  • >1 001
Muhammad daud S.
Muhammad daud S.
IT Manager in UK
Verified LinkedIn User
Financial Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Asana - Easy Management of Tasks and teams

5 2 months ago New

Comments: Asana overall worked out great tool for our business and managing projects. It has some great features with managing teams and tasks embedded with calendar and file upload features. Overall Asana is great in deploying projects among the team.

Pros:

Asana is a great tool and utility to manage tasks, teams and projects. It has great features to manage the time pane for teams and assign the tasks accordingly. Great to have the embedded features to add files and other information within tasks.

Cons:

Asana has limitations in trial version and it doesn’t support full features with Microsoft Teams application yet. It has limited functional with embedded applications which if improvised could be more effective.

Alternatives Considered: Jira and Trello

Reasons for Switching to Asana: Jira and Trello have different structures and the feasibility and ease of tasks management is better in Asana as compare to other applications.

Andrea B.
Researcher - Lecturer in US
Higher Education, 501-1 000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Asana makes my life easier

5 last week New

Comments: I have been using asana for at least six years now. Before, I used Excel for complex projects (I worked as a consultant) and to-do list applications for other matters (including, personal.) Since I got asana, all my projects are in one place. In Asana I basically have my life project. I've had a great experience with the application, and I'm glad it now has a desktop application.

Pros:

First, I would be delighted with the interface. The projects are on the right, and I can switch between different layouts at the top. I use List and Calendar. I like that in that same view, I can see my labels. I use the labels to prioritize tasks across projects. I like how intuitive it is to navigate through the projects. Second, I like how easy it is to enter information. I can schedule tasks from my email. I can save notes under each task. Third, I like how easy it is to collaborate with others.

Cons:

There is no plugin to convert links into tasks when using Firefox. That is so far my only negative point.

Jordanna B.
Director in Canada
Graphic Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

It's a solid project management platform for larger teams

3 2 months ago New

Pros:

Asana is great for tracking communication between team members on multiple projects to ensure everyone is on the same page. It has lots of different functions and helps to promote clear communication.

Cons:

For smaller teams it is not cost effective as there are much cheaper (or free) alternatives out there.

Alternatives Considered: Todoist and Zoho Projects

Reasons for Choosing Asana: I hate kanban boards and Asana has more view options.

Switched From: Trello

Verified Reviewer
Chief Operating Officer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Facilities Services, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Asana is my choice

4 2 weeks ago New

Comments: We use Asana to plan and manage online course developments at a private university.

Pros:

Asana is fairly easy to learn and is effective for project management without getting too deep in the weeds of project management. Oh, you can get deep in the PM weeds if you prefer with Asana, but going deep isn't necessary for the product to work well.

Cons:

I'd like to see better note-keeping and note-finding abilities. It's sometimes important to document conversations and occurrences that happen outside the digital realm.

Alternatives Considered: monday.com

Reasons for Choosing Asana: Jira was a terrible UX. I had used Asana in another job and thought it would be better for our purposes. Indeed, it is!

Switched From: Jira

Reasons for Switching to Asana: We liked the customization ability, UX, and ease of use of Asana.

César C.
César C.
Computer engineer in Panama
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Hardware, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A great productivity tool

5 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Asana is the productivity tool I use with my small workgroup at school and it has never let me down, the productivity and efficiency of my group increased exponentially with the implementation of Asana. It is a very well-thought-out tool that meets everything you need; it works fast and accurately, and the interface is intuitive. It is great software to improve your productivity, either in a group or personally.

Pros:

Asana is a great project manager, it has many tools that favor collaborative work. The task and time management in Asana is flawless, and the different ways to present your organization are great, whether it's a list, a task flow, or a calendar, whatever you use does the job. It is constantly evolving and updating software, so it can only get better. An important point in favor of Asana is the integration with third-party applications, such as Google Calendar or Notion, very few software have such a complete third-party integration. Overall, it's an excellent tool for productivity whether you're working in large or small groups.

Cons:

Asana fulfills most of the functions that it promises, however, it would be nice if the free version is not so limited, mainly because in small workgroups this can be a compelling reason to give up using Asana. Also, when you first start using Asana, the learning curve can be a bit slow, but after a few days of using it, you get used to it.

Alternatives Considered: Microsoft Teams

Reasons for Choosing Asana: Asana is much simpler and it is simpler in task and project management.

Switched From: Trello