Can all tasks get assigned to me automatically?

Hi, I’m new to Asana. I am a sole trader and don’t have anyone on my team. Just me. It’s quite tedious to have to assign every task to myself. Is there a way to do this automatically?

Cheers :slight_smile:

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@Daffy_UK, One way would be to create all new tasks from within your My Tasks view; just hit return when on an existing task there and it will create a new task already assigned to you. Another way would be to set up a rule in zapier.com to watch newly-created tasks and assign them to you.

Hope that helps,

Larry

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Thanks. I had a look at Zapier and it looks great, but I can’t see “assign task to user” or similar as a supported action. If you have any further info on it, would be great if you could share, if not I will do as per your first suggestion and try and remember to create new tasks in the ‘my tasks’ section.
Cheers!

@Daffy_UK, I think the Trigger would be New Task in Project (you’d need to specify the project) and the Action would be Update Task in which you’d set the Assignee.

Hi @Daffy_UK,

I believe Zapier should work for this purpose, as @lpb said.

FYI, another option is this Flowsana If-Then rule:

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@Daffy_UK, Whoops…I meant to mention that too–another good option!

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@Daffy_UK, this is what I do because a lot of my new tasks come to me by email:
I email to x@mail.asana.com and include my own address on the ‘To’ line as well.
This automatically assigns the task to me when Asana receives and creates it soon after.

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Great ideas to try. Thank you. Much appreciated. :slight_smile:

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This is so frustrating. I’ve been requesting this feature for years. I tried setting up Zapier and couldn’t figure it out after 45 minutes of messing around. Asana needs to add “assign all tasks to me” as a feature.

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Definitely, it’s not really that complicated of a request - not sure why it hasn’t been implemented. Very time consuming issue for sole proprietors, and I never create tasks from the my tasks area because I need to reference the other things I’m looking at. Just switched to asana and I like it but I think it needs some feature additions.

@Samantha_Nicole, @Daffy_UK, @helloandyhihi,

Until/if Asana provides this, another workaround (that doesn’t require a third-party tool) is to type Tab +M to “assign to me” anytime after you start creating the task. It’s awfully fast, though you have to remember to do it.

And another workaround: Tab+Q does a quick add of a task and it actually does assign to you by default. But for a few reasons, I prefer the previous approach.

Hope that helps,

Larry

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Larry, I didn’t know about Tab + M. Great advice, thank you.

(But I hope Asana will allow assigning all tasks to myself in the future. It’s super annoying when companies don’t allow users to use their product in any way except exactly how they want you to use it. It’s bad UX / UI.