Asana vs Slack


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Asana
Asana is the shared task list for your team, where you can plan, organize & stay in sync on everything.As fast as a text editor. Plenty of keyboard shortcuts, fewer page loads and mouse clicks. Asana is one app that won't get in your way. Free Asana alternatives are Bitrix24, Producteev, Remember The Milk. Asana open-source self-hosted alternatives are: RedMine and ProjectPier.
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Slack
Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams. Create open channels for the projects, groups and topics that the whole team shares. Slack searches whole conversations, not just individual messages, so you can find what you’re looking for no matter who said what or when they said it. Slack free open-source (self-hosted) alternatives are: Mattermost, Rocket.Chat, Zulip
Comparing Asana vs Slack is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Asana has better video than Slack



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Slack has more user-friendly interface than Asana because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Asana is more popular than Slack

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Slack raised $250 million at $5 billion valuation (in 2017)
- Slack adds screen sharing (in 2017)
- Slack launched Enterprise version of its group chat (in 2017)
- Slack now allows to add comments to particular message (in 2017)
- Slack adds video calls (in 2016)
- Google and Slack team up against Microsoft and Facebook (in 2016)
- Slack to be powered by IBM Watson AI (in 2016)
- Slack deeply integrates with Salesforce (in 2016)
- Asana adds Custom fields (in 2016)
- Slack launched "Sign in with Slack" feature (in 2016)

Looks like Slack was recently more active than Asana (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Asana and Slack meet head to head:

2014 - Asana finally launches iOS app. Slack keeps calm


Popular collaboration service to corporations and groups Asana released a unified iOS application for iPhone and iPad. It provides normal Asana features like task management, search, and calendar capabilities. It also includes a green-colored button that allows quick task making, or taking a note. The app itself sports what the firm called a new “design language” that is more vibrant than what preceded it. That language will, over time, leak into Asana’s web product. In its current form it contains small effects like a heart-based animation and colorful tags. The similar Android app is under construction now.