Desktop Asana app

Any news on the native app?


Also wondering if there’s any news on the native app for MacOS?

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Don’t worry Asana will come announce it here when there are news :wink:

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I’ve been waiting for the native Mac desktop version for years. It’s disappointing for such a great team like Asana to believe that a browser based app is just as good as the desktop native app. You don’t just grab what’s made for the browser and drop it in a shell like Fluid, and say voila, there’s the desktop app. That’s a joke. You design for the desktop experience.

I’ve been using Slack Mac app everyday and am really like it. Will be installing Trello desktop app and set it up for my work flow as well. Just for shear competition, a desktop native app can give Asana a more compelling reason to use.

Thank you for listening.


+1 Native app with offline caching please

+1 Native app with offline caching please

Does Asana have an application for my mac instead of having to use a browser ?

No not yet, there is a thread about this in the forum, @Marie can you indicate the thread and maybe close this one? Thanks!

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Thanks for the mention @Bastien_Siebman! There is the thread you were looking for: Desktop Asana app - #92 by Chih-Hsu_Lin. I’ve just merged this post in!

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Does Asana have any info about why they havent released this? Does anyone have an update? Thanks!

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I too tend to use Asana in multiple tabs , it kind of works, but would love to see a native mac OS…

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Have been asking for Asana for a native mAc OS app, but no luck so far…

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Please make this.


By the lack of communication from the Asana team only one could assume that this is very, VERY low on the to do list. If however they are actively developing something for the users it really should be explained where the product is at in the development cycle.

Can someone from Asana please give us a better answer then “X answered you responded to this question/feedback in Sep 2017”. You have paying customers here that are showing you that they would really appreciate not just an native app developed but also appreciate some type of ongoing, open dialogue.

IMHO, when companies don’t address their user base concerns it feels as if you only care about making money and not the users interest.


A heavy traveling team really needs a Mac App. Really like Asana but we’re all on the road so often that it is hard to use internationally or when there is low connectivity. Offline mode at the very least. Thanks!


Was typing a response about using Alfred to quick add through workflow. But then i I remembered I found it through another post from you in here. Works great!

So passing the tip along: Alfred Integration - Link Dead? - #3 by Geoff_Manning

A native Windows app would be great! I’d like it because Chrome eats up so much RAM and I use RAM heavy editing programs, so when checking Asana I hate opening up a browser window each time. Offline would be great too, as someone who travels around countries that don’t always have internet, or the net cuts in and out often (mostly Asia). A browser should really be used for just that - browsing, so relying on it to provide my planning and tasklisting is counter-intuitive.

I think this is something that y’all should really consider, over any other features you may be working on. Your service is already great! There may be little things here and there, but this is a glaring issue and will only detract more customers than the small things.

Thank you

I agree and would like to see info from the Asana team

As I mentioned before, while it looks that Asana is not planning to release a true native macOS client anytime soon, we at Apparent Software (over 10 years experience developing for the Mac), are developing one right now, named Prana, and you can sign up for the beta, get early access and have your say.

We’ll have an update on its development announced to our subscribers in the coming days.

We’re currently focused on two things:

Help identify what tasks one needs to do (basically “My Tasks” view) of the workspace and basic management (mark tasks as done, see details, comment).

A native macOS share extension to quickly create tasks in Asana from various contexts in the system (from Safari, for example), like other native Mac To-do apps.

If you’re interested in following our progress, share your needs for it, and get on the beta when it’s ready (some things already work and it progresses quickly), sign up for updates here.

If you have any questions or suggestions, I’ll be happy to hear them here, too.


Jacob, is this a true native app or a webview wrapper?