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Building the future of Asana through new navigation


In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be rolling out improvements to Asana’s look and feel. You may start noticing updates to our web app as soon as this week.

As we’ve added new features and functionality, from Dashboards and Calendars to Search, Inbox, and Organizations, Asana has kept its same basic structure. To make Asana more intuitive and simple to use as the product grows (and as your team grows with us), we need better navigation. We think the end result will improve the way all teams work in Asana, and we are excited to tackle this challenge.

New top bar navigation

What’s being updated?

We will begin introducing updated top bar navigation in a phased rollout; expect to see updates within the next few weeks. We’re moving My Tasks, My Inbox, and Search out of the left pane and into the new top bar. We are also adding a Quick-Add button that enables you to create tasks and projects, and invite teammates, from anywhere in the app via the top bar.

Why are we adding top bar navigation?

The left pane navigation can get crowded as Asana grows within your team or company, making it difficult to get to the areas of Asana you access the most. Adding global top bar navigation, that pulls out My Tasks, Inbox, and Search will make it easier to access the information you need faster.  We also wanted to improve and centralize how you get information and teammates into Asana. Adding a Quick Add button–similar to our popular Quick Add button in our mobile apps–that allows you to add tasks, project, and teammates from one place streamlines this process. (more…)