Asana Review: The Easy Todo App

If you’re looking for an easy todo list app, then this Asana review will show you why I think you should consider Asana to increase your productivity.

Asana review

Look, I’ll admit it: I love researching new tools and trying out different productivity systems.

I’ve tried all kinds of things including pen and paper, Flow, and a little app called Things. Each system has its benefits and drawbacks, but the most important criteria of a productivity todo app is that you actually use it. Otherwise you’re just wasting time in the name of saving time, and that’s just not going to work.

So onto my Asana review

Asana Review Video

Why Do An Asana Review?

I’ve tried all kinds of productivity tools, but the one I’ve stuck with for the longest period of time has been Asana.

I still love Basecamp for collaborating with clients and outside vendors, but for internal projects or even personal ones, Asana is my pick.

Asana is just so intuitive the interface works with you instead of against you. I love crossing things off, and how easy it is to assign tasks to people and filter by project.

The keyboard shortcuts are a must learn if you really want to get the most out of the app. The Asana team have also just upgraded their iPhone Asana app, so now it’s even more seamless.

Asana Integrations

So even though I’ve talked about why I love this program in this Asana review, that’s just part of the reason why I use it so much.

The other part of the equation is how nicely in plays with other apps. It’s nice to be able to add stuff into Asana, but in next week’s video I’m going to show you how to you can take it to the next level.

So be sure to get on the email list (just take the free website checkup or sign up here) to get next week’s integration how-to video.

Click here to read and watch part two and learn all about Asana Calendar Integration.


  1. Carey Kingsbury on September 19, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Thanks Nathalie. I just started a big project and really need to get organized. This will help me so much :)

  2. Janet Lancaster on September 19, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Is it also for Android?
    Thanks Natalie!

  3. Rose on September 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Love this Nathalie, you explain things so well and so concisely! I will definitely check this tool out, and I’m looking forward to next week’s post!

  4. J.D. Meier on September 25, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Excellent review.

    I like how you exposed what’s in the box, along with real examples.

    It looks like Asana can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be, which is great. I find a lot of tools get in the way of what’s important.

    Asana also looks very consistent with my approach, Agile Results, but I’ll need to take it for a test drive.

  5. Debra Cotton Whitehouse on September 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Checking out a new app.

  6. Marta Laurent Veciana on September 30, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Hi Nathalie! I'm starting to use it now: Trello was starting to get too small for me.
    Thank you so much!

  7. Annette Saldana on October 13, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Thanks Natalie ~ trying it out this weekend. Life has gotten really full and organization is screaming for attention. Can't wait to see the next post.

  8. Real Organized VA on October 30, 2012 at 1:40 am

    Wow! Just found your blog… this is awesome stuff! following you and can't wait to read more :)

  9. Lisa on November 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Hey Nathalie – I am wondering why you might not recommend using Asana for collaborating online, and prefer to stick to basecamp. What are the features that differentiate the two? Thanks so much!!

    • Nathalie Lussier on November 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

      Hi Lisa!

      I think Basecamp is great if you have rotating teams of people, for example as a web designer you might have several client projects and want a space for each one. Asana is awesome if you have one team though! :)

  10. Klari on January 7, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Nice review! About Janet’s question, there is a new Asana app for Android that I definitely recommend. It is called MyAsana.