Asana is a task management tool that groups of coworkers and teammates can use to stay on top of the latest developments within the projects they’re working on. At the heart of the application is a shared task list where group members can plan and discuss the various aspects of their projects in a single space while still staying organized and in sync at all times.
Up to 30 members can work together in an Asana workspace without paying a dime, so there is no reason not to sign up and give the web-app a try. Once you click the verification link, you’re ready to start putting together your first list. Create a project, then start adding individual tasks that need to be complete. You can give certain tasks priority over others and assign those tasks to specific members of your team. Update tasks and send notifications to others through email, or sign on to the Asana site to see what’s going on in your customized activity feed at any time. Individual tasks can be tagged, and those tags can be used to browse tasks across multiple projects. This allows you to see all tasks with the “marketing” tag, for example, across the spectrum of projects that your company is working on. Asana automatically updates in real time without requiring you to click “Refresh,” which means you can leave the application open in your browser and check back in periodically to see what’s going on.
Unlike other project management applications, Asana isn’t something that you can only use when you’re in the office. Friends, families, and teams can get just as much use out of the application as businesses, and a single user can access all the projects that he’s apart of from a single dashboard screen. Asana improves communication, collaboration, and efficiency for groups of all sizes.
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