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When we asked Silicon Valley startup founders what apps they couldn’t live without, most of them listed popular productivity apps like Evernote or Dropbox that you have likely already heard of and use every day.One app that hasn’t gotten as much attention, however, is web and mobile app Asana, which comes recommended by Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia.
Asana is the ultimate task management tool. It allows teams to share, plan, organise, and track progress of the tasks that each member is working on.
This web application is simple, easy to use, and one of the best task-management tools that we have seen yet. You MUST start using it and it’s free up to 30 users so there is no reason not to.
This is the homepage for Asana, the simple task- management tool that is going to revolutionise collaboration and teamwork.
Then you will be invited to check out this video on all of the cool features Asana has that will save you a ton of time. It's only two minutes.
Now that you are signed in, the first thing you will want to do is create a workspace. Give the workspace a name (like the name of your group or project) and label what it is for (ex: business, non-profit, school, personal/household etc...) from the drop-down menu.
Depending on what label you choose, you may be asked to add optional extra information like the name of your business, its website, and how large it is.
Now it's time to invite your co-workers, project group members, or any collaborators who you are working on the workspace you have set up. To do this, simply input their email or you can mass email your group an invite link to the workspace.
You can also label certain invites as guests if they should only have restricted access to your project workspace.
Now it's time to start labelling and creating your tasks. Start by creating a header task by typing the task in the first line and then add a colon to the end. The application will automatically read this as a header and adjust it accordingly.
To add another row, press enter and then type in the next task. Notice also the check box for marking completed tasks.
You can expand each task to assign it to group members, add a due date, add files, mark it as complete, and follow the activity feed of the task.
And there are a ton of other little features that make this tool amazing like tags that can be added to each workspace, calendar synchronisation, and simple keyboard controls.
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