We think it’s the details, like adding a task to multiple projects or having kittens rain on your workspace, that make communicating in Asana so magical. Discovering hidden functionality can inspire a personal productivity hack or add a new level of delight in day-to-day communication. Since we geek out over product details as much as you do, we thought we’d share some essential Asana features that our team just can’t live without.
Today, we are changing the way completed tasks work and adding more project Views to Asana, as we mentioned in December. Completed tasks contain conversations, attachments, and notes that are essential to your team’s work and communication. Seeing completed tasks in-line with your upcoming work is often helpful, but sometimes you just want to see what’s left to do. Our new View options make it easy to see the tasks you want to see, when you want to see them.
Previously, completed tasks piled up at the top of your My Tasks list and Projects, completed tasks did not remain in Sections, and sorting across active, completed, and archived tasks was difficult. Now, you can customize your Views and organize your tasks (even if they have been completed) in more ways. For additional details on what’s changed and how this may affect your workflow, read our previous blog post.
We’ve added another way for you to attach files to tasks, through our new integration with Box. Keeping attachments with your work is essential to making Asana your place for teamwork, and many of our largest customers use Box to securely share their files. So, we recently partnered with Box to allow you to seamlessly choose Box files and add them to the relevant work in Asana.
Today, we’re excited to launch Calendars in Asana. Built automatically from your team’s tasks and projects, Calendars give you views of your work over time, to help your team see what’s next and how it all fits together.
Visualizing the tasks and milestones that make up your goals increases clarity and confidence in your plans. Everyone on your team will spend less time in email, catching up on threads of updates and questions about whether you’re on track.
We are changing the way completed tasks work in Asana. We think you’ll like what we’ve done, but we want to tell you what’s coming before we launch the changes, since this might affect your workflow.
Keeping track of the tasks you’ve completed is often just as important as knowing what tasks are next. Completed tasks include conversations, attachments, and notes that are essential to your team’s work and communication. It’s no surprise that teams frequently ask to keep completed tasks in their Sections, and for better ways to view those completed tasks. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see updates that deliver these improvements.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve rolled out a new design for the left pane that makes always having just the right data on screen much more seamless. People using smaller screens can now focus and navigate much more easily, and now everyone has more ability to collapse the parts of the Asana interface they don’t need.
Asana is the place for teamwork. We reduce your team’s frustration with email overload and the friction of trying to keep everyone on the same page while pursuing team goals. By putting conversations and tasks in a single place, Asana helps your team get more done with less effort.
Today, we’re excited to add Internet Explorer 10 to the list of browsers Asana supports. This means if you’re using the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or IE, you can communicate and coordinate with anyone on your team.
We love to push the boundaries of what Asana can do. From creating meeting agendas to tracking bugs to maintaining snacks in the refrigerator, the Asana product is (unsurprisingly) integral to everything we do at Asana. We find many customers are also pushing the boundaries of Asana to fit their teams’ needs and processes. Since Asana was created to be flexible and powerful enough for every team, nothing makes us more excited than hearing about these unique use cases.
Recently, we invited some of our Bay Area-based customers to our San Francisco HQ to share best practices with one another and hear from our cofounder Justin Rosenstein about the ways we use Asana at Asana. We’re excited to pass on this knowledge through some video highlights from the event. You can watch the entire video here.
Another productive Polish Week at Asana has come and gone! Every few months, we dedicate a week to “polishing” our product, improving features, and fixing bugs. For you, this means many small changes to Asana in a short time period, hopefully making your experience with Asana even better. You can read more about Polish Week and our process in a blog post from last year.
We made many improvements this time around. Here are some of the highlights:
Asana works seamlessly with many tools you and your team use on a daily basis, but we realized there was no easy way for you to discover these Asana integrations. So, we decided to create a simple place for you to find the tools and apps created through our API and partnerships: asana.com/apps.