Can someone share what the benefits are of this new UI for editing multiple tasks within a project when you select more than one task? And is there an option somewhere to disable this new feature?
Before when I selected multiple tasks, I could see the “Details” section of the task, and then in one place I could see all associated projects, tags, and fields. I needed that if I needed to change field info for a bunch of tasks, without having to clog up the columns of the main project page, turning it into a huge spreadsheet. It was super easy to batch change a bunch of associated metadata.
Now it just shows this thing at the bottom with only a couple of options, like copying the task URLs and changing the projects:
If I want to change associated fields now, I have to first ensure that all of the columns are selected to show up so I can change them in the “main” project panel. This assumes that we have all of the field columns set to display within each project:
(This is just an example. We have some projects with 5-10 more fields. If we add all of those columns it gets incredibly cluttered, and Asana just starts to feel like Excel)
Lots of our projects have tasks associated with several other projects, tags, and fields. We want the option for a bunch of metadata to be associated with our tasks, but not be forced to have all of the field columns showing up in our projects at all times as the only way to edit them.
I really hope I’m wrong about this somewhere. Please let me know if there’s a way around this. If not, please revert it or give us an option to multiple-edit tasks the old way. This would be a huge setback in our Asana workflow. Also I’m happy to discuss this by email or phone with an Asana rep.