Push Notifications at 'Due Time'

Still a hot topic for me. The ability to have on task management system was a prime reason for using Asana over other options.


How is this still an issue. People have been asking for it since 2017.
Its so simple, set a time that you wish to be notified of a task i.e. 1 hour before, 30 min before, or on the due date time, and when that time arrives you receive a pop-up or email. I don’t understand how a task management application does not have this function… it boggles my mind.

Here is a post from Sept 2018

Hi @Max_Entin,

A tasks reaching a due date is indeed one of the triggers for e-mail notifications:(https://asana.com/guide/help/email/email-from-asana)

Best regards

Now… Please tell me why you can’t send a notification/pop-up/SOMETHING as well as an email?

Kind Regards

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Is the app development department ever going to listen to us? Why is this such a hard feature to add?

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Hi @john_fay welcome to the Forum. Apologies for any inconvenience. I completely understand how helpful this feature would be. To be honest, we don’t have any updates to share about it at the moment.

Alex, one of our Engineers, explained in the thread the reasons why we haven’t been able to develop this feature yet. You can see his response here

We do value your experience with us and we take into account all feedback received from our users to improve our Product.

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The lack of this core-feature is absolutely mind-boggling. This is a Project and Task Management software. I understand it may be a difficult task, however many MANY other solutions have implemented it successfully. It’s been TWO YEARS since this topic was started. As difficult as it may be, I refuse to believe there could be no progress made in two whole years.

each quarter we have to make really tough decisions about what’s going to get built and what isn’t
I simply cannot imagine how ‘Implement timed reminders in out Task Management App’ is ever a tough decision in any quarter. It’s just such a basic necessity.

Asana Business would be the perfect organisation-wide solution to implement for one of our partner companies, but we simply cannot recommend an otherwise complete and complex application, while it’s lacking such a core feature.


I can’t believe a TODO app doesn’t support sending notification on due time… Such a basic functionality!! After two years!!!


Like many others here I’m also missing this feature. The Asana App (iOS) sends you lots of push notifications regarding every task that has been completed. Most of them are annoying, because the notifications settings are not very granular.

But you won’t be notified if your own tasks are due.
This should be a basic feature.


Actually, Asana WAS going to build this, but they keep forgetting since the Asana app doesn’t remind them with push notifications!

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Is there an add on or API that will allow this functionality yet? I have transitioned most of my stuff to Toodledo and 2Do. They aren’t as slick with projects but allow reminders, sub tasks, projects, lists, and collaboration with an easy to use format. All Asana needs is push notifications on the due time and the option to banner past do items to remain valid. I refuse to use two systems to accomplish these functions. there are other better project management programs I can use on bigger projects that will interface better with my 2Do. This issue cannot be this difficult to resolve.

Reminder push notifications would be very helpful. Right now, I have to use a secondary reminder system.

We have an integration with Google Calendar where all of your tasks appear on the calendar the date and time the task is due. You can then utilize reminders from Google Calendar to notify you the moment a task is due. You can find out more here: https://www.projectprocs.com/. If you have any questions, please do send me a message and I can answer any questions you have.

Still no reminders. Well we can absolutely be sure, that asana team doesn’t add them on purpose. Maybe they could give us an explanation for reasons? There have to be some.

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Pay to another service and give it access to asana and google accounts just to get reminders. That is crazy. Asana team, hear me?

Being a GTD fan here is my 2 cents on this, you should never get notification only for Time Specific Appointments (i.e. Meeting with XYZ at 2 pm) so till Asana will fix the “2 way calendar sync” I urge all my clients to use Google/Outlook Calendar for these types, (since u anyway will need Google/Outlook calendar for inviting and other features)

All Day specific appointments (i.e. Call XYZ on Monday) will go in to asana and since everyone gets a daily routine and part of it is to work on a “predefined Waiting For list”, they will get to this (and every task) on Monday, so instead of getting notifications (the day controls them) they will get to all tasks during the day (they control their day)…

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I want to strongly support this long lasting users’ request!!! Reminding me on a small tasks that need to be done in specific time (or place too!) is a vital funcionality that I expect to get from this kind of app!!!

I just transferred my company from Todoist to Asana and for the life of me don’t understand how this isn’t a priority, seriously. Wish there was a solution, tried syncing with google calendar but it doesn’t sync the due time, only Due Date…


Please build this in! I’m trying to use Asana as my productivity tool to rule them all, but this and lack of calendar sync (Google Calendar TO Asana) is making it very difficult.

One of the core functionalities for me of a productivity organization app is alerting when your task is due…

I’ve noticed this in a few threads about relatively basic functionality that many many other todo/productivity apps have. It’s a bit mind blowing that Asana can claim it’s a really hard problem to solve when many other teams have solved it from the beginning of their existence.

I was about to go full on explaining why I reeaally need to have a reminder on the exact time that I selected and not all reminders at once (what good are 20-30 notifications all at once? I really don’t know) but damn, this request is 2.5 years old! It really does not seem to be a priority for Asana, so I guess we’ll have to look somewhere else for this functionality…


If you haven’t figured out getting alerts yet I highly recommend setting up Project Buddy! It works perfectly! I almost gave up on Asana and have been searching for weeks to figure this out. https://asana.com/apps/project-buddy … and no i’m not sponsored by project buddy I’m just so thankful i found this solution after scouring the internet. hope this helps everyone!