Tools We Love: Asana
We all know organization is key when managing your to-do list, but it can be difficult to get all your tasks in order when it feels like there’s a million of them. It might be helpful for you to make task lists for yourself or others, or schedule reminders to alert your future self of your upcoming to-dos. Well luckily, there’s an app for that!
Asana is an app that you can download and use for just that: organizing and reminding you (and your team) of those tasks. Thank goodness for the digital convenience we have access to in our lives today!
4 Reasons We Love It
Email reminders, so you don’t forget.
You may be on a roll with getting all those little tasks done for the day, but maybe there’s one really important thing you need to do that you just can’t take a chance on forgetting. No worries! You can set up an email reminder to eliminate the chances that you’ll forget to do it. This will work even better if you have email notifications set up on your phone so no matter where you are, you are sure to keep that “big one” on your radar.
Do you have repeats? Set up Recurring Tasks.
You may have some ongoing tasks that you have to do on a daily, weekly, or even monthly basis. Asana has you covered with a handy feature that allows you to set up recurring tasks. All you do is create a title (you can even add a description), and set it so that it repeats every day, week, or month (or whichever interval you choose). Once you have checked off the task, it automatically shows up on the next scheduled date.
Assign tasks to your team members.
In addition to managing your to-do list, you can also collaborate with team members. In Asana, you can create tasks and assign them to team members so they know which tasks they’re responsible for accomplishing. The best part is you can be sure everyone is on the same page about tasks and deadlines. (This is especially helpful for control freaks out there!)
Our Favorite Feature
I make lists. Of everything. So I feel accomplished when I can check off one thing at a time. Asana acts like a to-do list, just online, and as I check off each task that I complete, it gets grayed out. If you’re like me and find satisfaction in visually seeing your to-do list dwindle, then Asana could be just the tool for you too!