Working with many people on a big project can be though. Asana solves this problem for you. The startup founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and fellow-Facebooker Justin Rosenstein, develops collaborative task and project management software and managed to do what many others have unsuccessfully tried and spent millions of dollars on: They improved the way how people collaborate on projects and work in teams.
Contrary to other big group collaboration tools for enterprises, Asana is free and will stay free of charge. It reduces the amount of work you have to do in order to keep everyone on the same project status. The app makes it extremely easy to add new tasks to a project for example. Everything you have to do is simply typing in the text on a blank canvas and hitting return on your keyboard. After that you get the chance to assign this task to certain people, add notes, set a due date or attach a file. After that you and your assigned co-workers are able to comment on this task. This way you’ll keep updated on the progress of your colleagues without having to bother them by asking about it.
Opposed to many other collaboration tools, Asana is purpose-built for the web and is very well structured so that you’ll still be able to keep up with the developments of the projects if they grow and you have many comments under the various tasks. Your news feed will notify you, when a task you’re involved with is completed, without someone needing to separately remember you by email. Working with Asana will decrease your email usage and save you a lot of time. Besides of that, it is actually quite fun to work with.
You’ll find two videos with a quick tour trough Asana right here: