Changing project from list view to board view



Thanks for sharing Alexis.


Hi Alexis, i cannot understand why such a vital feature that a lot of your customers are asking for will not be implemented. Why ist Asana not able to say anything specifically about this? There are a lot of tools right now (with much less power than asana) that have made switching from board to list view very comfortable for example:

We really need that feature every day. Please Alexis, can you rout that request to anybody at Asana who is responible and is able to get us a detailed answer to that request.


+1 for this basic functionality!


Is there a way to toggle between viewing a project as a list? and viewing a project as a board? I started projects as a list and like that, but a coworker has started some as a board and likes that. It would be nice to be able to toggle back and forth. Thanks!


Hi Courtney,
At this time toggling between list and board is not available, but the product team is aware of the request. In the meantime, this post contains a workaround you may find helpful:



@John_Hung Thanks for telling me what I need to know. FINALLY! I think I would love boards as an option, but have been concerned that just starting my team in this system, that they haven’t been as perfected as the list version. I actually came to ASANA from a very brief introduction to task management through Trello. So my first inclination was to use the boards. Then I realized the things I think are better than trello are in the basic functionality. And because there are so many variables (especially for someone like me who is new to it all) -The boards seem to be the weakest link in both systems. I am approaching this from a general event and meeting task management, not writing code or being creative. Being a designer in my day job, I was drawn to the choices of boards. But being a task manager in this position, I think the list version will serve our group better. Anyone have another opinion, I’m all ears.


Hi Alexis,
Thanks for keeping us informed that Asana development team has this highly demanded feature down on their roadmap for ~1.5 years now!
Could you also share a hint if that will result in a usable feature in a month, in 3 months, in 6 months, ever?
I’m wondering how can I contribute to make the demand more visible. Is there a place I can vote?
Otherwise, I like Asana and I would recommend to other teams I’m working together as a freelancer. It has the foundation to become(!) a good advanced(!) task/project/program management tool. BUT those whom I recommended and then they evaluated decided to use other tools because of lack of this ‘minor’ switching functionality and e.g. simplicity of time tracking. For entry level it might suit well already.
Thanks again,


A feature like this would be required before my large organization could adopt ASANA. Please provide an update on when you think this will be available - is it on your development roadmap?


Hi folks! We hear you loud and clear. As indicated in the post linked above, while we are unable to share a specific timeline, this is something we’ve prioritized on our roadmap. Thank you for your enthusiasm!


Justing adding myself as a +1


Is there any update for this feature?


Not at the moment, but we will make sure to keep you posted as soon as we do!


Would love to see this happen soon


Tried to vote for this feature, but unfortunately it’s closed. :frowning:


Here is a workaround: Create two projects—one in list view, one in board view—then associate the tasks with both projects.
It’s easiest to start with the list view, which provides quicker access to task details where you can add the second project. If the project does not have too many tasks, this does not take much work. This also works well if you only want to show some of the tasks from your list on the board.
Note that columns headings from the board do not translate to anything on the list. For example, column headings on the board don’t match up with section headings on the list. However, the column associated with each task is visible when viewing tasks in the list project. When looking at tasks in the list, column headings from the board appear as a drop-down menu, which you can easily change. Updates made this way will be reflected on the board as well (i.e., the task will move to the appropriate column).


I left Asana for Trello because the UI is so clean and easy. Right when the rest of my company was going to switch I polled them on leaving. We are going to give ASANA another month or so to determine.

A toggle to switch views or allow others to select the way they work or see flow easier would make ASANA a no brainer.


Definitely seems like an overlooked feature, the content is exactly the same isn’t it? It’s just the view?


From a visual perspective it would seem that way. But in terms of the underlying data perspective, there are some differences between list and board views which make it harder than it appears to be able to switch from one to the other. One issue is that sections are represented differently in the data model in board views than they are in list views. We’re told Asana wants to resolve this difference and it may be, when that happens, that will allow them to provide a way to switch back and forth between list and board. But there may be other factors as well; that’s just one that we’re aware of as 3rd party developers.


We’re checking Asana if it fits our requirements, and I couldn’t find this option anywhere, what am I missing?


@Shir_Ekerling I think this is not possible yet, but it’s something Asana has promised to make available. As usual, they don’t said when exactly, but maybe @Alexis can help with some news on this.