Asana vs Todoist
Last updated: May 17, 2017
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.
Todoist lets you manage your tasks anywhere. At home. At school. At work. Online. Offline. And on 13 platforms and devices. Collaborate on shared tasks. Access tasks everywhere.
Latest news about Asana and Todoist:
17.05.17. Todoist launched integration with Google Calendar. Task manager Todoist is launching a deep two-way integration with Google Calendar. After hooking up your Todoist account with Google Calendar, your tasks are going to show up in your calendar if they have a due date. If you also entered a specific time of the day, you’ll see an event in your calendar. Recurring tasks will create multiple events. After that, you can click on your calendar events, edit them, move them around and everything will be synchronized back to Todoist. This way, you get a calendar view of your tasks… in your calendar. It’s also a good way to let other people add stuff to your calendar thanks to shared projects.
16.11.16. Todoist uses machine learning to predict your task due dates. Popular task management service Todoist wants to help you reschedule your task and even out the work load using machine learning. There’s a new “Reschedule” button next to the overdue section. The service intelligently suggests new due dates for all these overdue tasks based on many different data points. It also works with unscheduled tasks. Todoist learns from you. For regular tasks, such as errands, Todoist remembers when you usually complete these tasks and assign them to the same day. You might also have a ton of upcoming tasks, so Todoist will make sure that all tasks are distributed evenly so that you can actually get stuff done. Todoist also knows when you stop working when you stop completing tasks. So the service won’t suggest to reschedule due tasks to today if it’s already late.
16.09.16. Asana adds Custom fields. Task management app Asana is introducing a new product called custom fields, that will let you tailor Asana’s information management to cover a variety of structured data points. As Asana describes it, a company that, for example, might have been conducting a recruiting drive can now use Asana to create a form to track more details about actual candidates; a marketing team can now drill down into a larger plan to track specific campaigns; engineering teams can use it to record and monitor bug tracking; and design teams can use it to provide more detailed looks and updates about larger projects. The company also will be integrating custom fields into its API. It means that you could, theoretically, come up with new applications of it that expose Asana even as a customer-facing tool to instantly gather and start structuring information.
29.06.16. Todoist adds new collaboration features. Task management service Todoist is going to completely overhaul its collaboration features so that Todoist Business version becomes a full-fledged task management service for enterprise users. From now all team members can see an activity log so that you can see your newly assigned tasks, new comments and more. It’s a bit more powerful than that as you can filter by dates, person, project and action. Think about it as a sort of feed for everything that’s happening across all your projects. Besides, you can now attach notes to a specific project. This could be useful if you want to write notes that are relevant across the entire projects as task comments will inevitably disappear once a task is marked as completed. And finally, the quick add feature is getting a revised user interface. This change will benefit all Todoist users and not just team members.
31.03.16. Project management app Asana raised $50M. Asana, the app that lets teams track projects at a $600M valuation led by YC’s Sam Altman. Asana today has 13,000 paying businesses as customers and over 140,000 businesses using the product overall adding some 10,000 every month. The company has both free and premium tiers, with the latter charged at $8.33 per member per month for groups above 15, and for more features. As more businesses move their work processes online, the productivity apps are having a moment right now. Just last week, BetterWorks — another platform that helps workers set and manage tasks and goals — announced a Series B of $20 million. In addition to BetterWorks and Asana itself, there are others like Basecamp, Wrike and Trello all offering ways to boost productivity and help organize so-called knowledge workers.
03.10.15. Task management startup Asana is launching a major revamp. Collaboration service Asana announced redesign, and several new features that, presumably, it expects to bolster its current in-market performance. The new version includes new features designed to bring communication inside of its own platform (hello, Slack), and a tool built to assist users in keeping tabs on information inside of their current work environments. There’s a new Asana Conversations feature to keep in touch with employees, too. You can create tasks inside of the new Conversations section. Another new feature will provide spreadsheet-like functionality, with easy filtering and dashboards. And from there Asana can notify those who are involved with a task. Currently in beta, this feature, called Track Anything, will ship in early 2016.
17.09.15. Todoist redesigned its web app. Popular task management service Todoist has revamped its web app to make it a bit more modern with more whitespace and a flat design. The tick boxes are now round, and there are some subtle animations when you hover over icons. It looks more like the company’s iOS and Android apps, which is not a bad thing. Todoist also added natural language processing. Previously only available on mobile, this feature lets you add tasks with due dates in a single sentence. For example, you could write “Take out the trash every Sunday,” and Todoist will create a recurring task called “Take out the trash.” While natural language processing is particularly useful on mobile, bringing feature parity avoids confusion when you try to do something on the web and it’s only available on mobile. It is worth noting that this feature works in 14 different languages.
23.06.15. Task manager Todoist launches new Android app. Popular task manager Todoist just received a major Android update with a completely overhauled user interface and very efficient new features. The app switched to Material design in order to make a more polished interface that fits in better in Google’s operating system. It also added natural language processing as well as intruitive gestures in order to manage your tasks. You can quickly add task with a due date in your current todo list as Todoist now parses natural date input. For instance, you could type “Buy milk tomorrow” or “Go for a run every Friday” and the app will automatically understand that it should create a task (“Buy milk” or “Go for a run”) with a single or recurring due date. Much like in Mailbox and its plethora of followers, you can swipe to the right to complete a task, and swipe to the left to reschedule it. Other things have been streamlined, such as adding collaborators, creating subtasks and more.
18.12.14. ToDoist arrives on Android Wear smartwatches. ToDoist is shrinking down its popular to-do app to fit on a smaller screen on Android Wear watches. ToDoist for Android Wear support is now included in the free app. Once installed on an Android Wear watch and wirelessly sync with a phone or tablet, ToDoist can be used to create tasks through voice commands by saying “OK Google, start Todoist. Add task.” These tasks will sync over to your connected Android phone and be added to your task list. Since ToDoist also synchs data through the cloud, any tasks added from the watch will be available through ToDoist on the web, other Android devices, Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows, Mac, Chrome and other supported platforms. ToDoist also includes location-based notifications for tasks. Your watch might vibrate, for example, if you have a task to pick up milk and you’re nearing the supermarket.
20.10.14. ToDoist Karma will motivate you to achieve your goals. Todoist Karma is your personal KPI that tracks your task management progress and visually displays it in colorful, easy to read graphs based on daily and weekly trends. From now it's available for iOS and Android devices, as well as Todoist’s other platforms like Gmail, Windows, or Google Chrome. Now, you can set goals regarding the number of tasks you want to complete either daily or weekly– reaching your goals will significantly increase your Karma. Todoist will track how many days/weeks you’ve attained your goals, and achieving ongoing “streaks” will result in substantial positive Karma. Besides Todoist Karma added support for Facebook, Twitter and Google+ so that you can show off your Karma whenever, and wherever you feel most motivated.
30.07.14. Asana finally launches iOS app. 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.
05.06.14. ToDoist launched enterprise version. Popular task-management service ToDoist releases the Enterprise version of its product - ToDoist For Business. It features the same interface as the regular version but provides some enterprise-tailored features: administrator account who can add or remove employees as well as manage payments and invoices; access to a contact list and a team inbox for all users; task management tools with multiple reminders; support for file sharing integrated with Dropbox and Google Drive; and real-time synchronization across 13 platforms, including ToDoist’s Android and iOS apps, as well as its plug-ins for Outlook and Gmail. ToDoist for Business, which costs $3 per user per month, will compete with a host of other enterprise task management software, including Producteev, Asana, Flow, Trello, and Evernote.
11.03.14. Todoist - one of the best task managers #rightnow. Task management and collaboration services appeared long long time ago. And it would seem, that those services that appeared first could polish their design and functionality during many years and monopolize the market. After all task management is quite simple process? But in fact we see that almost every year, new task managers rise to the top of success. Probably, after attracting millions of users, such services begin to grow functionality (under users pressure) and loosing original beauty and simplicity. And here come the new simple and beautiful services that attract users. At this point, perhaps the most fashionable and popular task-manager is Todoist. For the last couple of years it had a great success as a personal organizer and recently added the ability to collaborate on tasks.
2011. Do.com vs Asana - which task-manager is more free and more usable?. This fall two task-management services, that want to smash Outlook as an enterprise task management standard, have appeared. These are Salesforce's Do.com and Asana. Both services are so similar that many observers remembered the story Chatter vs Yammer, when Salesforce launched the free clone of the promissing start-up. But why have all noticed this Asana, while there are many others online task-managing tools? First of all, this service was created by Facebook co-founder and architect - Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein. Secondly, Asana is so simple and beautiful and works so fast, that it can impress even experienced users who have seen a lot of web-based applications. And third - Asana is free for teams up to 30 users. Telling about its features doesn't make sense - it is easier to try.