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:

$11.99/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Asana has a free version and offers a free trial. Asana paid version starts at $11.99/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 - Use Inbox to Collaborate
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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
  • Customisable 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
  • Issue 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
  • Project Tracking
  • 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
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • 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
Emily S.
Emily S.
Sales Operations Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Asana For Life! (Forget Trello)

5 last month New

Comments: Love love love it! Recommend it to any company, especially ones who have continued a remote model.

Pros:

I also love Trello but for very different purposes. When it comes to project & task mgmt./collaboration, Asana smokes Trello, and pretty much every other alternative. Asana makes remote collaboration a breeze, integrates with just about anything you need it to (Gmail, calendar, [even Trello]), allows you to customize so much of the platform, and even allows you to export boards & tasks into Excel.

Cons:

No cons I can think of! Maybe a more customizable dashboard homepage

Alternatives Considered: monday.com and ClickUp

Reasons for Choosing Asana: My new company at the time used Asana and I ended up loving it far more than Trello

Switched From: Task Board, Trello and ClickUp

Siokas G.
Siokas G.
Researcher and Project engineer in Greece
Verified LinkedIn User
Research, 501-1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

A useful management tool for demanding organizations

4 4 days ago New

Comments: The tool helped the teams organize their tasks in a comprehensive manner that allowed them to be more efficient and effective.

Pros:

The features available and theability to integrate external tools.

Cons:

The interface is something I amnot used to and had to make some adjustments in the way I work in order to comply to the needs of the tool.

Alternatives Considered: Microsoft Planner, Trello, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Project and ClickUp

Reasons for Choosing Asana: Theorganization needed a tool that had more options to change the way the projects were organized and the way different tools can be integrated. Therefore, the needs of the team changes and we had to adapt.l

Switched From: ClickUp

Reasons for Switching to Asana: Due to the characteristics of the project and the strucutre of the team, Asana was the most suitable tool at that time.

Verified Reviewer
Editor in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Media Production, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I Prefer Notion or Airtable to Asana

3 5 days ago New

Comments: Asana was the first project and task management tool I ever used. My overall experience with it is that I found myself seeking out more advanced and customizable project management applications because Asana's capabilities were limited.

Pros:

Asana is a good starter project management tool. If you're on a team that only needs to track a few things, or is looking to collaborate on and track project information, Asana may be the solution for you. It's fairly user friendly and easy to learn, and you're able to track the same sets of data across various different views (List, Board, Timeline, Calendar, etc.). You're also able to view your own tasks outside of and separate from project views, creating a sort of "to do list" you can refer to that is organized by task due date.

Cons:

The software is quite limited when it comes to database building, or customization. I much prefer Notion's "pages" and "databases," which give its users much more flexibility in how to present information, allowing you to design and organize pages using text, headers, in-line tables, images, videos, you name it. Asana, however, is fairly confined to a singular look, that only varies by view type. Properties are incapable of being customized as easily as they are in Airtable or Notion as well. If you're highly experienced in project management, and customization is important to you, I'd look for something more advanced than Asana.

Morgan M.
Analyst in US
Telecommunications, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

A gorgeous modern tracking system

4 2 weeks ago New

Comments: Overall, experimenting with Asana has been a great option. It has a low price point and the functionality that it offers for that price is definitely a steal. If your organization is looking for a tool that gets the basics done, it’s a great choice. It’s beautiful and easy to use and that’s what it advertises. Unfortunately, for larger organizations that have more team members or complex projects, it is not robust enough to handle those kinds of needs.

Pros:

I absolutely love how Asana looks. It is so much cleaner and more modern than a lot of its competition. I also love how it makes simple tasks very easy, which makes them more approachable to the average user. It is great for broad overview of projects and organizing timelines. It is very simple to use, and I believe that anyone can get the hang of it in under a day.

Cons:

I think that Asana is great for casual users and organizations that are small, or operate in small teams. When it is scaled up however, I find that it is lacking in certain functionalities that are present in its competition. It is not as robust and for power users it may not suits the purposes of an organization or project.

Alternatives Considered: Jira

Reasons for Switching to Asana: Our organization initially chose Asana, however after spending time on it, we realized that it wouldn’t suit the functionality of all the departments. So we are using Asana in conjunction with alternatives.

Aaron S.
Aaron S.
Treasurer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Great Task, Project, and Time Management Tool

4 3 weeks ago New

Comments: My last job and my current job requires a lot of process and change management and being able to collaborate, track, and schedule both projects and operational duties has really been a game changer in two roles where the amount of to-do's have been overwhelming so for me personally to just be able to organize my work is incredible and being able to collaborate on projects is just a plus. As I've repeated in this review twice already, my review is not to say that other similar project management tools are better, it's just the fact that you can have paid and unpaid subscriptions without any restraints and quite a bit of functionality that have made it the tool of choice for my company.

Pros:

The ability to customize the boards, categories, tasks, and sub-tasks with its scheduling abilities helps me stay not only on task but keep track of all my reoccurring operational duties and projects that I'm juggling in my new role in my new company. Being able to have tasks move automatically from board to board with the scheduling tool helps me complete the smaller operational duties that are easily forgotten. The collaboration on projects is simple but effective and works for my team as we coordinate new billing and accounting processes for geographical service areas. Having the option for free accounts without trial time restraints is extremely helpful for those in other teams who collaborate with my team only on occasion and others who are interested in tracking the progress of certain tasks or projects.

Cons:

It would be helpful if there were more integrations with other email, calendar, and communication software's and platforms for team members and other co-workers who have trouble checking Asana and could get reminders or integrations that allow them to keep track and be a part of the software while checking their other normal software's (i.e. Outlook/Slack).