You are a new user to Asana. You have questions. You come to the Forum to ask a general question or seek some guidance. While you wait, you start to look around. You soon realize the wealth of knowledge and support at your disposal. You decide you should spend some time in this space to help gather the tools necessary to become an expert like Bastien the Great.
While the Forum can’t make you as good looking as Julien, it can be a great reference. One problem… there is almost too much traffic to keep up with (this is a great problem to have btw) What to do? Well… in this post I’ll make a simple suggestion of how you can manage things throughout the Forum that you might want to save for a later time. Let’s look at Bookmarks.
Bookmarks can be accessed from the header menu when you click on your profile icon in the top right of the window. You can also access Bookmarks specific to a category after navigating to the desired category. That’s great and all, but… how do you differentiate your bookmarks if there are different purposes for why you chose to save each?
When adding a bookmark (or if you click on the “3 dots” to the right of each bookmark when viewing from your profile activity you can edit them) you will see the following options:
My tip would be to take advantage of the “What is this bookmark for” and reminder fields. A sample scheme for how to label reminders might be:
- Future Follow-up (typically next month)
- Plan to respond (typically later this week)
- Review and comment (typically next week)
- Saved Reference (never delete the bookmark)
You can obviously call them whatever you want and set different types of reminders for each, but with a fallback system in place it might help you manage all the great information that flows throughout the forum. I do this because there are certainly things I want to bookmark forever like 🔥 Hottest feature requests and their workarounds. While there are also ones that I might not have time to respond to on the spot and I want to dedicate more time to review and comment like Flowsana: workflow automation for your Asana projects - #83 by Phil_Seeman. Once you have a system in place, you could even use the browser search to “filter” to the type you have time to address when reviewing them.
Being fans of Asana we like structure. Why not add a little structure to how to contribute and engage in the Forum? You’re probably saying to yourself, “Get with the program! We all do this, duh!” If not, hopefully this very simple tip relieves a little stress for Forum Leaders and general contributors alike!