Practical use of brackets in task headlines



When selecting multiple tasks o lines, Asana is no longer summing numbers put between brackets, [ ].

In our team we use this feature to measure priorities and time estimates based on f-scale [1,2,3,5,8] for every task/story.

Since last week we found that we have to sum and make our burndowns counting manualy item by item.

This is a major downgrade.
Is it possible to re-activate the sum feature for task headline numbers in brackets?.

Thank you.


It indeed disappeared from the Hacks list…


Custom fields will help you achieve the end goal you’re looking for. :slight_smile: You can find details about how to use custom fields for this purpose here:


Our team uses the number add hack to total time estimates for tasks on a given day across projects. We don’t appear to be able to total custom fields across projects?