Asana for Desktop: Now Available for Early Access!

+1 for integrations - we use Toggl with Asana. If we have an Toggl button in email and not in Asana then people will stop looking at Asana (too much hassle to copy the task and project to time tracking).

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Unite is MacOS-only. You have to remember that in adding desktop-app capability, Asana has to support both Mac and Windows. The advantage of using the Electron technology they’re using is that you can have basically one code base for both Windows and Mac, which is a game-changer in terms of productivity and efficiency for their desktop team.

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Hi,
Thank you so much for this desktop app, it’s really peaceful to separate the workflow from the browser.

Nevertheless, I have 2 issues :
For information : I’m a Windows user on Win 10 Pro on 20H2 update.

  • Issue #1 : need to desactivate SmartScreen from Windows and my antivirus to install the Desktop App
    I just want to warn that I had issues to install the app. The Smart Screen Module of Windows prevents me to install it, as my AVG antivirus. I must desactivate the both to install it. I reactivate them after installation and I have no longer this issue.

  • Issue #2 : Sometimes, the application stops to refresh.
    This issue appears when I’m not on Asana for a long time. Some of my teammates click on “finish the task”, but I have no notifications in my Inbox. This is random, I encounter the issue only yesterday.

Thanks in advance for your help !

FINALLY!!!

I’ve been wanting a Desktop version for the longest time!

Thanks very much Team Asana

TABs are an absolute must. I often have several projects open at the same time and tabs make it very convenient to switch between them.

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For everyone who wants multiple tabs for the Asana Desktop app, make sure to go vote for this feature on the Product Development page! Here is the link to the specific post: Multiple Tabs in Desktop App

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Maybe I’m in the minority, but actively moving away from desktop based apps and localised installations last few years to move my work into exclusively browsers and online platforms. Maybe goes to show the varying ways everyone works :smiley:

Installed the app there but I don’t think I could see a usecase for it. If it had an offline mode, which another poster mentioned it doesn’t I guess that would be a good reason to have it if I need to be taking notes or updating tasks while I’m travelling and without internet access.

Will keep an eye on how it develops, but not seeing a massive reason to move from browser. And if anything moving from browser to localised install feels a step backwards. But good to provide options and that never hurts!

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Nice. Thanks for this.

Been using the app now for 2 weeks and loving it! - PLEASE LET US KNOW WHERE WE CAN POST BUGS! – CONSIDER ADDING A MENU ITEM THAT LINKS TO A BUG REPORTING PAGE.

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Hi all !

At the end of the last week, I find another issue. When I try to download a document attached to a task, it opened a new windows in my web browser and I need to relogin to download it.

Is it normal ?

Maybe it’s the right location to post my different issues, could you please explain where I could post them :slight_smile: ?

Thanks a lot !

Wonder if anyone else is having an issue with the Asana icon broken/scrambled in the OS notification window? It’s only there (not in the task-switcher). I am on 2020 Mac Mini (M1) running 11.3.1

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I definitely see your point. On my team however, having a desktop application that can be launched on OS startup will definitely encourage use over a product a worker has to go to the internet to use.

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Hi @Crystal_Alifanow,

This is admittedly probably nit-picking but I just wanted to make sure no one gets confused - I think when you said “internet” you meant “browser”, which is a valid comment. To be clear, though, one still needs to have internet access to run the Asana desktop app (it doesn’t run offline from the internet). So “browser” in your sentence would make total sense; “internet” technically does not since one still needs internet for the desktop app.

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True.
In my coworkers world, browser=internet :slight_smile:

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Yeah I take your point. Guess it can also come down to scale as well, as how widespread the userbase is. I know in our scenario, be hard pushed to justify getting a desktop app for a webapp setup into package deployment and maintained. The team in question would query why they would take on the ownership and potential support issues for platform that has feature parity on web.

Underlying it all though is people and groups work differently, and providing choice and options is always the best solution in my experience.

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We’ve downloaded the app and are finding it pretty stable, +1 for having multiple tabs in a future release. We are having an issue uploading files from OneDrive though, it just shows a white box and the following - Cannot display OneDrive file picker, anyone else having any issues with this?
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How can i open all links in my favorite Browser (Chrome). All Links are opened in the chrome except for google links. Kind of annoying. :frowning:

May I suggest a feature to add into the pipeline?

It would be useful to have a menu bar icon (on Mac) similar to that of Google Drive that would allow you to see recent changes to tasks that you follow with a simple click at the icon instead of opening up the entire app.

Just a QoL suggestion. thanks for releasing the desktop app

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Cool!

I’ve be waiting for that! Thank you guys, you are the best!