I love free resources and I think this is certainly one of the top project management resources I’ve found so far. Having only just signed up to Asana I’m not able to give you a complete review but I hope that by making you aware of it, it will give you the opportunity to try it out for yourself.
Asana is a task management tool for teams, so ideal for a virtual assistant like me who works with various different clients. You can invite up to 30 people to your workspace, which for a small business is plenty I would think.
I have been looking through the website and found a great overview of the product here – Task Management for Teams.
With Asana you can:
- Sync with your calendar (Google, Apple , Outlook…)
- Use it on the move with your smart phone or tablet
- Create multiple workspaces
- Assign a task to another member of your team
- See real-time changes immediately
- Integrate with your inbox
- Create project templates
- Follow tasks or projects
- Tag items across projects
- Create private projects
- See the activity feed for each task
These are just the basics, I have been using Asana for my ongoing to-do list, breaking the tasks down into clients so I can easily see what I should be working on. When a due date is coming up Asana will email you with a reminder, which is useful if you don’t have the browser open all the time.
On their website there is a useful 2 minute video which gives you a quick demonstration of the basic functionality and ideas called How to use Asana, in 2 minutes. I’ve embedded it here, or you can click the link above.
I’m always looking for resources that could save me time and organise me and this one does both, so if you’ve been using Asana or you sign-up following my recommendation, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below?
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