Global keyboard shortcuts for New Task?

Tab-Q is nice, but it doesn’t work when you’re outside of your Asana window.

Until Asana supports its own global shortcut for adding tasks (like many other apps have), would people please list ways you’ve figured out how to do this?

Have you done it with LaunchBar, Zapier, IFTTT, Alfred, Zapier plus Slack, etc.?

I need to use Asana for GTD and want to have a very quick way to capture things that pop into my mind even when I’m not in a browser window.

Thanks in advance,

Hi @David_May, thanks for reaching out! We currently offer a Chrome extension to quickly add tasks to Asana from any web page in Chrome. You can learn more about creating Asana tasks using the Chrome extension here!

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Yes, thanks Emily. I do use the Chrome extension (and there are a few third-party ones as well). When I’m in Chrome and have my hand on the mouse/trackpad, that’s what I use!

I should have mentioned: I’m on a Mac.


Did you know that in any browser address bar you can type:

to create a new Asana task?

Not sure if that’s exactly what you’re looking for, but perhaps it helps.

See also:


Thanks, Larry! It’s not exactly what I’m looking for, but it’s cool and I may use it.

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