Clearly indicate if a task contain subtask



A feature that I think would be useful is a feature that informs you whether Sub-sub tasks have been inputted. Going through my own tasks I have noticed that the only way to figure out if sub tasks have sub tasks is through opening up each sub task. It would be helpful if there was a feature like the comments feature, that tells you if comments have been made within the sub-tasks. This is a useful feature as when there are a lot of tasks you forget which ones have sub-sub tasks and which ones do not and this uncertainty is a annoyance as each subtask needs to be opened up to confirm.


Totally agree with this. I have seen some software that puts an icon next to where Asana has the complete check mark to indicate that a sub-task exists and maybe even serve to open the task to see them.


I just figured out today that followers of tasks aren’t notified of actions on subtasks because each subtask can have its own followers. That makes sense now, but it would nice to have a “Follow All Subtasks” option.


Great points! Thanks, all.


this feature is much appreciated :+1:


Hi all,

The nested (tree style) visualization has been the best so far in my experience. In the image below you see a part of a project of mine in ToDoist:

The main view and interaction with the tasks are very similar to Asana. The difference is that you can grab the task from the lever next to the status circle and move it both up/down and right/left. By moving a task one notch to the right, it becomes a sub-task of the task sitting above it (nesting it).

It is truly a great way to visualize multiple levels of sub-tasks (you see 3 in my example but you can have more levels) without ever having to open the task itself.

That would be a great feature for Asana because it will allow as to see all tasks in a single page.
By the way, it would also be useful if the allowed us to print that page (another important feature).



A “won’t fix” option. Sometimes when I start tasks, I learn that they’re undoable, and I want to mark that I discarded the idea without saying that the task is “done.”


Yes, I have an integration between Asana and Instagantt. Instagantt has this nested task-structure making it very easy to have a complete overview of tasks and subtasks with expand and collapse options, but it would indeed be handy to have this available in Asana as well


Love this idea! Exactly what I had in mind, I came in here to pitch my idea and you already did all of the work. :grinning:


Me too! I came here to ask if the devs could place a small icon next to tasks with sub-tasks. I did a google search for Asana Feature Request and landed on this page.



This is my biggest gripe with Asana & it’s so easy that I’m debating creating a browser extension to do it. Right now I run a JavaScript command to inject a style to change it. Asana displays the comment icon on these tasks, so someone has implemented this to some extent but it’s easy to miss.

Asana adds this CSS class .SubtaskTaskRow-detailsButton–hasMetadata to the items we want. At the least this could be colored something other than light gray. Even better, the whole row could be lightly colored.


Suggested feature would be a checklist (similar to bullets) but the ability to either cross them off (but still show) or actually check them off.


In the Board style projects to be able to freeze different cards. Kind of like being able to freeze the top row in Excel. I use e-mail rules for orders that are sent the same every time to create tasks in a kan ban type project. Since the project defaults to automatically creating the tasks in the first column, it would be nice if I could keep certain cards at the top.

This also helps changing the column the task is in, within the task drop down list. When you drag and drop, you have full control where it goes. When you choose to move it from the drop down list in the task, it could land anywhere in the column, thus causing other tasks to move from their order.

Also I think its really pertinent to be able to choose a setting that when something gets moved that way that it just go to the bottom of the list of that column, not just anywhere in it. When you have hundreds of tasks in one column and you just moved one into it, and then need to move it again. I know you can search it, but then you are just doing the same thing again by moving it from the drop down. I would have to physically find it to move it where I want.

My work around for this was creating a blank column (which I call QUICK BOUNCE) and whenever I need to physically move something quick with precision instead of randomness, I move it there and it will be the only one in that column. Its made for one at at time.


Sorry this is my first time logging on here, I thought I was posting a new feature request, not commenting on one.


Nice suggestion Nikolas.

AND - adding ANYTHING - an icon that says that a subtask has comments - that would be VERY helpful.


Matt F. Thank you for exposing the CSS class.

Note: 21080930 a number appears next to the comment icon to indicate “there exists comments.”

We need an indicator that tells us that “there exists subtasks” (to this task or sub task).
slightly coloring the row light gray would be great. And, the more tasks, the darker the gray (3 levels of gray?).


Can you guys please stop changing things in Asana every now and then? We are okay with the old Asana. Every change make it harder to work on Asana. If you have to change things please do them all at once. Changing habits are not easy for Humans.


Hi, not sure if this is the right place to post this but I hope you consider this (probably easy and extremely powerful) feature request:

In any project, please save the filter settings so that project opens up with them applied again. When I want to only see incomplete tasks, I need this view to remain applied to the project even when I navigate away from it.

This is MASSIVELY important, because I rarely want to see completed tasks in a project. Right now I have to make my own column for them “Done”. I still have to seem them, but this at least makes them out of the way. The filtering is pointless for me bc of how temporary it is applied.



If I understand correctly, what you’re asking for is possible; you just need to ask for it one time only (for each different project):