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Why would you choose Monday.com vs Asana?

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bigal123's avatar
almost 2 years ago

Monday is a GI Joe and Asana is a little more like a action figure made up of legos. Monday works decently out of the box for a specific purpose of managing certain types of projects. Once you veer off the purpose that Monday serves, I think it becomes difficult to stay on Monday which is why you would move to something like Asana. Once you've out-customized Asana, you move back into Google Sheets for project tracking :). Or Coda (where I work).

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@maguay (replying to @bigal123 )
almost 2 years ago

Love that comparison. The Monday comparison here is how I think of Basecamp (in a good way)—they’ve set defaults and designed how they think a project should work, so if that fits how you and your team work it’s amazing and takes less time to setup. But if you want something customizable, you’re going to be better with Trello, Notion, Asana, or Coda as you mentioned. And even there you’ve got levels of customization: I started out managing editorial processes in Google Sheets, then ended up in Trello, found that too simplified and switched to Airtable, and now use Notion instead to get notes and projects together.

I take it Coda uses Coda internally to manage projects and more?

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@bigal123 (replying to @maguay )
almost 2 years ago

Interesting, so you went the opposite direction (highly customizable -> highly opinionated). We def still use Google Sheets internally at Coda for one-off analyses (financial models).

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@maguay (replying to @bigal123 )
almost 2 years ago

Not exactly: Went from Google Sheets to Basecamp to Trello to Airtable to Notion, so I'd say it's more of a 360 from customizable to opinionated back to customizable. Notion's not very opinionated aside from its design.

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@bludrop (replying to @bigal123 )
almost 2 years ago

I would say the opposite is true. Asana seems much more rigid and closer (though not quite) to Basecamp, whereas Monday is the flexible one and closer to Notion, Coda, etc.

Especially with their new apps platform that lets you add on custom views and column types and dashboard widgets. Plus, they basically have their own version of Zapier built in!

I haven't used Asana extensively, but from testing it seemed way less customizable than Monday (plus a lot of more advanced features are added on more expensive plans).

I think some of these changes to Monday.com are fairly new, though...

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SigurdSeteklev's avatar
almost 2 years ago

It depends on the team, I'd say. But, there are plenty of tools better than Asana and Monday out there for most software development teams. (Disclaimer: I'm a founder of www.kitemaker.co, so I'm biased, but we have plenty of users migrated from Asana and Monday).

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@maguay (replying to @SigurdSeteklev )
almost 2 years ago

Ah cool! What got you to build Kitemaker, and what’s your favorite unique feature in it versus the competition?

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@alexjmedick (via Twitter)
almost 2 years ago

Because they haven’t discovered Basecamp yet

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@capiche (replying to @alexjmedick )
almost 2 years ago

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@capiche (replying to @capiche )
almost 2 years ago

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