Is Asana worth paying for?

I'm trying to find any solution to manage our projects and also for my personal use. I love Asana's clean UI, but I have to pay for at least two seats.

Is there is any other SaaS like Asana but that can be used for one person? I especially need its Gantt charts, which aren't available in most other project management apps.

Barto's avatar
2 years ago

I don't know why, but I have a big problem with keeping Asana useful for me - maybe its a specific of my tasks, but Nozbe is much better for me

3 points
maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @Barto )
2 years ago

What's your favorite thing about Nozbe?

2 points
siddxxvii's avatar
2 years ago

I have the same issue as you, I love asana but their plans are not for individual. So I can recommend you these other alternatives.

  • Clickup (Have Gantt charts support)
  • Airtable (Also have Gantt charts support)
  • Trello (Gantt chart add-on available)

Hope it helps, I am personally using clickup

2 points
maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @siddxxvii )
2 years ago

Oh wow, I didn't realize Airtable has Gantt charts—I will have to go try that out. Not something I personally use much, as I'm more likely to organize stuff just in kanban boards, but always nice to know that's an option!

1 point
omribloch's avatar
2 years ago

I haven’t used it personally but saw ClickUp is building a broad product suite which includes product management and looks like they include a free individual tier.

2 points
julegan494's avatar
2 years ago

Asana is super reliable and I use it for personal use, but that is definitely not what it was designed for and at times it is clunky. is close on Asana's heels for a team option with similar, deeper functionality, but a higher price tag. ($39 vs Asana's $10.99 per person per month).

It sounds like you have personal tasks and professional/team tasks that you want to centralize. Asana is probably your best bet there. I am in grad school, have two separate internships, and run a club so each area of my life has a different tag. When I am focusing on homework, I can click my coursework tag and only see homework. I also use the project functionality for this when I am planning events with other people. The price is pretty low (about the same as Trello) but the functionality will have you covered --especially if your work is project based. I LOVE Airtable and use it to keep track of information as a personal CRM, but it's not a great task manager.

2 points
kalpak's avatar
2 years ago

I think Asana is definitely good value for money. We have 15 seats and it costs us around $1125 per annum. We have created multiple boards for:
- tracking sales outreach tasks
- Hiring pipeline for recruitment team
- HR & ops related board
- Couple of strategy boards
- Slack notifications have been setup for all the boards.

Asana has been adding new features and functionality at a steady pace over the last 3 years that we have been using it.

If you are looking for a free alternative - I would recommend Notion - it can be used for notes as well task tracking with it's database / lists features.

2 points
gentoftech's avatar
2 years ago

ClickUp all the way for this. I chose it for affordable Gantt charts originally but fell in love all around.

2 points
Manjita's avatar
2 years ago

I was wondering why I haven't seen Notion in the list of suggestions, and then I see @kalpak's post :)

But to implement Gantt for Notion - not sure about that. I mean, I see people complaining on reddit about being sooooo slow when it comes to implementing new features. Ah well.

But then there's Coda. I do not like using it much, but it is pretty powerful in the way it mixes up spreadsheets and charts into a doc like system. Oh and they also have a bunch of samples / case studies that can be readily copied and used. I also found a help doc for ya ->

PS: I do have a soft corner for Coda's gallery.

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