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Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   August 18, 2020  |   
Filed Under:   Best practices
 

Turn Asana into a Windows desktop app

Once Asana becomes a major part of your workflow, you need to check it many times throughout a day. It can be frustrating to have to switch between browser tabs, or switch windows every time you want to see what's new in your Asana Inbox.

Asana doesn't make a native desktop app for Windows, but with some clever McGyver-ing, we can make an Asana app that lives right in your Windows taskbar.

0
Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   July 15, 2020  |   
Filed Under:   Asana news
 

The “Future of Asana” recap

Asana, Inc. recently premiered a 23-minute presentation giving an "exclusive look at our multi-year product vision and the future of work with Asana." Some parts were exciting, some maybe overly ambitious, and others...(cue the inspirational music!)...a little self-absorbed and straight out of HBO's Silicon Valley.

So here's the Project Management Pros unbiased recap.

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Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   April 14, 2020  |   
Filed Under:   Asana news, Management tips
 

Asana pricing: How much does Asana cost?

Updated September 2019 after the most recent price increase
Asana's pricing structure has changed several times since it was founded in 2008. They have always offered a very generous free version that many small businesses and nonprofits embraced. Originally, they allowed 20 free users with unlimited projects. Virtually all the features (except for a few privacy settings) were included, and they targeted larger businesses who needed 20+ seats as their first paying customers.

Today, Asana still offers a wonderful free project management solution up to 15 people, but many features (Portfolios, Search Reports, Custom Fields, Dependencies) are reserved for paying customers. Let's discuss which plan is right for your organization.

0
Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   March 9, 2020  |   
Filed Under:   Best practices
 

Support for Internet Explorer ending April 1 for Asana

Asana has recently started communicating with customers that after April 1, Microsoft's Internet Explorer will no longer be able to access Asana. Other browsers that Asana does not support include:

  • Opera
  • Developer or Beta versions of supported browsers

For the best experience with Asana, the recommended browsers are:

0
Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   January 24, 2019  |   
Filed Under:   Best practices
 

Creating & sharing tables in Asana

Your office may have workflows where they need to share simple tables of information. Emailing spreadsheets back and forth takes work tracking away from Asana which introduces more complexity, so that should be avoided. So what are the options to share tables in Asana?

Asana does not have native table functionality. You can't paste HTML tables, and there is no built-in table editor the way something like Airtable or Smartsheets allows.

Here's a few methods you might want to consider depending on your needs:

0
Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   December 18, 2018  |   
Filed Under:   Best practices
 

Free cheatsheets for Asana keyboard shortcuts

One of the best ways to speed up your workflows in Asana is to learn some of the many built-in keyboard shortcuts. Some of my favorite Asana keyboard shortcuts include:

  • Tab + Backspace = Delete selected task
  • Tab + M = Assign task to me
  • Tab + Y, Tab + U, Tab + L = Move task in My Tasks to Today, Upcoming, or Later

You can always access the full list of keyboard shortcuts by clicking on the Help button in the top right corner and selecting "Keyboard shortcuts." This provides a pop up of every single keyboard shortcut.

But our friends at Unito put together some handy guides of all the Asana keyboard shortcuts overlaid on a keyboard. Save or print a copy as a reference when you're ready to up your Asana game!

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Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   October 12, 2018  |   
Filed Under:   Asana news
 

Asana eliminating Dashboards soon—and maybe users’ trust

In case you haven't heard, Asana sent an email to a limited number of users and posted a nonchalant message on the Asana Forums that they plan to remove the Dashboard feature for all users on December 1, 2018. They have also alluded to a replacement feature called that will debut around the same time—but only for Enterprise customers.

Dashboards were Asana's attempt to provide a high-level overview of various projects with the ability for team members to update project statuses and add notes. Some teams have integrated Dashboards tightly into their workflows, but most teams do not seem to have not found the current implementation helpful and thus aren't using them. A big part of this is there is no way to roll up projects together, add and search by project metadata (like Custom Fields), or track projects with any type of system like OKRs.

Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   August 18, 2020  |   
Filed Under:   Best practices
 

Turn Asana into a Windows desktop app

Once Asana becomes a major part of your workflow, you need to check it many times throughout a day. It can be frustrating to have to switch between browser tabs, or switch windows every time you want to see what's new in your Asana Inbox.

Asana doesn't make a native desktop app for Windows, but with some clever McGyver-ing, we can make an Asana app that lives right in your Windows taskbar.

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Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   July 15, 2020  |   
Filed Under:   Asana news
 

The “Future of Asana” recap

Asana, Inc. recently premiered a 23-minute presentation giving an "exclusive look at our multi-year product vision and the future of work with Asana." Some parts were exciting, some maybe overly ambitious, and others...(cue the inspirational music!)...a little self-absorbed and straight out of HBO's Silicon Valley.

So here's the Project Management Pros unbiased recap.

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Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   April 14, 2020  |   
Filed Under:   Asana news, Management tips
 

Asana pricing: How much does Asana cost?

Updated September 2019 after the most recent price increase
Asana's pricing structure has changed several times since it was founded in 2008. They have always offered a very generous free version that many small businesses and nonprofits embraced. Originally, they allowed 20 free users with unlimited projects. Virtually all the features (except for a few privacy settings) were included, and they targeted larger businesses who needed 20+ seats as their first paying customers.

Today, Asana still offers a wonderful free project management solution up to 15 people, but many features (Portfolios, Search Reports, Custom Fields, Dependencies) are reserved for paying customers. Let's discuss which plan is right for your organization.

1 Read More
Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   March 9, 2020  |   
Filed Under:   Best practices
 

Support for Internet Explorer ending April 1 for Asana

Asana has recently started communicating with customers that after April 1, Microsoft's Internet Explorer will no longer be able to access Asana. Other browsers that Asana does not support include:

  • Opera
  • Developer or Beta versions of supported browsers

For the best experience with Asana, the recommended browsers are:

0 Read More
Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   January 24, 2019  |   
Filed Under:   Best practices
 

Creating & sharing tables in Asana

Your office may have workflows where they need to share simple tables of information. Emailing spreadsheets back and forth takes work tracking away from Asana which introduces more complexity, so that should be avoided. So what are the options to share tables in Asana?

Asana does not have native table functionality. You can't paste HTML tables, and there is no built-in table editor the way something like Airtable or Smartsheets allows.

Here's a few methods you might want to consider depending on your needs:

0 Read More
Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   December 18, 2018  |   
Filed Under:   Best practices
 

Free cheatsheets for Asana keyboard shortcuts

One of the best ways to speed up your workflows in Asana is to learn some of the many built-in keyboard shortcuts. Some of my favorite Asana keyboard shortcuts include:

  • Tab + Backspace = Delete selected task
  • Tab + M = Assign task to me
  • Tab + Y, Tab + U, Tab + L = Move task in My Tasks to Today, Upcoming, or Later

You can always access the full list of keyboard shortcuts by clicking on the Help button in the top right corner and selecting "Keyboard shortcuts." This provides a pop up of every single keyboard shortcut.

But our friends at Unito put together some handy guides of all the Asana keyboard shortcuts overlaid on a keyboard. Save or print a copy as a reference when you're ready to up your Asana game!

0 Read More
Written by   Todd Cavanaugh
 |   October 12, 2018  |   
Filed Under:   Asana news
 

Asana eliminating Dashboards soon—and maybe users’ trust

In case you haven't heard, Asana sent an email to a limited number of users and posted a nonchalant message on the Asana Forums that they plan to remove the Dashboard feature for all users on December 1, 2018. They have also alluded to a replacement feature called that will debut around the same time—but only for Enterprise customers.

Dashboards were Asana's attempt to provide a high-level overview of various projects with the ability for team members to update project statuses and add notes. Some teams have integrated Dashboards tightly into their workflows, but most teams do not seem to have not found the current implementation helpful and thus aren't using them. A big part of this is there is no way to roll up projects together, add and search by project metadata (like Custom Fields), or track projects with any type of system like OKRs.

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