I would love to see natural language implemented for task-creation. Asana makes it intuitive and easy to set these things up using their regular point-and-click interface, but being able to also type it into the task name directly would exponentially speed up the task-creation speed for power-users. For those who wouldn’t use this, those that are annoyed by the potential triggers when typing in a task name, there could simply be a toggle in the settings to turn this feature off.
Some examples include: Follow-up with designer’s feedback tomorrow@Website Build /Follow-up
“Tomorrow” assigns the due date for tomorrow, the @ places it in that project, and the slash indicates the section of that project. A fantastic example of the fluidity of this kind of natural language is Todoist. In the blink of an eye I can create a task that is set to repeat on the fifth day of each month, at medium priority, in a specific project and section, with a specific assignee. All within literally 3-4 seconds.
Until/if Asana provides this natively (and don’t forget to vote for your request!), flowsana.net from our own @Phil_Seeman already provides a number of these exact features via its rule trigger for “If the task name contains the word or phrase" and its hashtag automation features.
@lpb mentioned the HashTag Automation feature of our Flowsana integration (thanks!); for your use case, I actually think the best fit would be our Rules feature, as Flowsana has a rule trigger for “If the task name contains the word or phrase _________”.