I want to share a few insights with you after a month of using Asana, a teamwork platform developed over the past 2 years by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and partner ex-Googler and ex-Facebook employee Justin Rosenstein.
Like most of you, I’ve used everything from Basecamp to Yammer and most others in between over the past 3 years. I have never done well working with systems that require check-ins or held me accountable for things on a daily basis. Eventually efficiency forces you into a corner and you find ways to coexist with Basecamp and other lax solutions.
At the exact time Basecamp was beginning to seem more cluttered and less scalable I began reading about Asana. The founders of Asana had a great deal to do with the design and functionality of the internal task tracking system at Facebook. I have always had a great respect for the internal task tracking systems that innovative companies develop in house.
Registering at Asana takes about 10 seconds. The UI is simple and fast. Asana’s use of of AJAX and jQuery give it a web 3.0 feel Basecamp prays it had. Creating new projects is easy and assigning tasks for a project is a cake walk. The design and functionality put Asana into a league of it’s own.
Tip: Frequently visit Asana’s YouTube Channel for great tips (see how Asana uses Asana to manager their projects).