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What one thing do you like least about Asana?

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joshuahbrower's avatar
2 years ago

The product is built to function sub-optimally and have frustrating shortcomings for users not paying for premium and ultra-premium subscriptions. For example if you want to add subtasks to your individual to do list, you need to select each one (one-at-a-time) and add them all separately.

5 points
MelanieCrissey's avatar
2 years ago

Sometimes tasks arrive in my inbox without a ton of context. When you've got 3 different projects that all need a "copy review" seeing the tasks "Review the copy" without knowing which project it relates to can mean you need to log into the app to understand where your work is needed. This is a pretty minor issue, might be easy to get around with some naming conventions for tasks and sub-tasks.

5 points
danialmshaikh's avatar
2 years ago

Almost every new feature they introduce requires that I upgrade to a higher tier. It is basically cost prohibitive and makes me want to move to another productivity software provider.

5 points
STHoward's avatar
2 years ago

The gsheet export is set for some 1hr-ish duration and there is no way to force a refresh... which makes it very hard to work on integrations that are pieced together via gsheet.

4 points
SocialKimLy's avatar
2 years ago

Its mobile interface forces you to use its app.

4 points
KimmoHintikka's avatar
2 years ago

Confusing UI and limited capability to automate your workflow.

2 points
kenhiraoka95's avatar
2 years ago

There is no easy way to see all comments on different tasks

2 points
d2kagw's avatar
2 years ago

Has become quite expensive

2 points
jruckman's avatar
2 years ago

Overly task-oriented. Seems to discourage longer form conversations, central documentation, etc.

2 points
xaviemirmon's avatar
2 years ago

That it costs so much to upgrade

2 points
phoffmann's avatar
2 years ago

Lacks strong high level portfolio and complex project management.

2 points
itayro's avatar
2 years ago

I'd like to use Asana to manage my company wiki.

2 points
evanczhou's avatar
2 years ago

Not as great for engineering

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

What do you prefer for engineering teams?

1 point
WBvanDijk's avatar
2 years ago

No status option on todos

2 points
abargmann's avatar
2 years ago

Can be very noisy if people don't tune their notifications correctly.

2 points
RefinedRhino's avatar
2 years ago

There is a weird UX for adding items which frequently results in me adding an empty item to my task list. It’s difficult to explain without a video, but I also feel as if you should not be able to add an empty item to a task list.

2 points
EmilyKramer's avatar
2 years ago

I wish the text editing in tasks descriptions was more like a Google Doc. I find myself linking to Google Docs a lot.

2 points
gflateman's avatar
2 years ago

No hotkeys to automatically move or archive tickets!

2 points
-Lee-'s avatar
2 years ago

Bulk, selecting / editing of items is clunky. When you are trying to bulk edit the side bar always keeps popping in and out confusing users (and me)

2 points
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