I’ve been working on O2Asana, an Outlook to Asana plugin, for a few months now, and will (hopefully) soon be ready to release it to the Office App Store.
O2Asana is designed to make it quick and easy to send an email you’re currently reading into Asana as a task with the due date, assignee, tags, etc that you want.
To accomplish that, it uses a single dialog box, simple shorthand syntax and fuzzy matching so that there’s almost no clicking required.
As a result, this is pretty much the entire UI:
For example, entering @me #tom !myprj would create a new task with the subject line and body of the email, and assign it to me, due tomorrow, and in a project called “my project”.
Here’s the full syntax:
| @ # ! $ %
I’ve built website that explains the syntax in more detail: www.o2asana.com
I’ve been using the plugin myself in production for about a month now, and am now looking for some beta users to try it out. Please email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send me a personal message here if you’re interested in joining.
This is a so-called “web add-in” - Microsoft’s newer format of add-in, so the following are supported:
Web-based Office 365
Outlook 2013 and higher (including Windows and Mac)
I would appreciate any thoughts or comments!