Custom fields in iOS app


I love Asana but when I work away I only have my iPad to work with as I don’t take a laptop. What drives me nuts is the fact that the iOS app is nowhere near as good as the web version. (I end up having to use the desktop site request in safari most of the time but that isn’t ideal)

In particular I would like to be able to at least use the custom fields I have set up to be able to update things like priorities.


Thanks for your feedback, @Ruth_Newnham! I’m interested in exactly what you’re trying to do on the iPad, as you should be able to update custom fields from the Task view on mobile. Are you trying to view/edit them from the Project view? I’d love to understand more so we can file your use case to the Mobile team!


Hi @Sara I’ll give an example from a personal project - I am organising an event and set the project up using my desktop. I set up several custom fields to show the status of an invitation, number of people, attendance status. In the desktop version you can obviously see and edit fields in project view and in task view. In the iOS version the fields cannot be seen in project view and although they can be seen in task view cannot be edited (or at least I haven’t found a way to do it) I have tried in several of my projects just to make sure, and on both my iPad and iPhone, if you need more info let me know


@Ruth_Newnham, thank you for the additional information! People can’t currently edit Custom Fields from the Project view on iOS (the way you can on the desktop), but you should be able to edit the values by clicking into the Task itself, and then clicking on the field to edit. If you’re not able to complete that action, that’s not expected and you should contact support with more information about what you’re seeing.

Love hearing about all your custom fields – they sound like great pieces of additional information to organize your work. Even better if you can update them on the go!


Okay @Sara how do I do that?


@Ruth_Newnham, navigate to the Task which you’d like to edit. Select the pencil icon at the top of the Task (“Edit”) and from there, edit the Custom Field value. Then, click “Done” to save your changes.


Thank you @Sara - I have to say that it isn’t obvious that you need to go to the pencil - I did say I hadn’t found a way to do it! I am sooo much happier now :grinning:


I don’t see the custom field when I click the pencil to edit.