And you are hiring a lot. Is “two way sync” anywhere on the road map, yet?
I’m starting to find Asana is becoming more important in my ToDo list management, but there’s one feature I’ve always been on the lookout for, which is 2-way calendar scheduling and sync.
Having Asana tasks appear in my native calendar via ICS for a given day via is quite useful - I can see that I don’t have too many in one day, and I can see them alongside my appointments. However - I still have to make the mental leap of “OK, I’ll do that report in the morning between the meeting with Alice and the meeting with Bob, and the second task I’ll do after lunch before my 3pm”.
Why not just let me drag/drop that ToDo onto my calendar into the slot between Alice and Bob, and then be able to see it right there, in my calendar? Why do I still need to make that mental note and remember to do it? I could create a calendar appointment to block that time out ,but doesn’t having a ToDo manager mean that it should do that for me?
For some reason, almost every todo app defaults to this view, showing tasks as an “all day event” but none allow you to actually schedule tasks into timeslots.
What I’d like to do, is to be able to schedule tasks into a day, and then when it comes to that morning, be able to view my calendar (my iOS native calendar, which contains my work calendar, personal calendar, joint family calendar, etc), and drag/drop the tasks from the ‘all day’ position into the specific slots on my day, and size them to fit.
Of course, if I overrun, or have to move a task out, I can drag it to another slot/day, and Asana should update its own Due Date on the task. That would then appear in Asana itself, and in any other integrations/etc that my team can also see (eg. the delayed task would push the whole project out in Instagantt).
Most ToDo apps can show the task in the ‘all day’ slot on my native calendar. A few (eg. ToDoist) can show it in a specific timeslot, but is only 1-way sync, from the ToDo app to the calendar. The only one I’ve found to date that allows 2-way sync in the native calendar - eg. allows me to drag the task in my iOS calendar, and it pushes the reschedule back to the ToDo app - is GTasks. I love that concept, but the rest of the tool is quite light.
It would be great to have this feature - to be able to sync it to my native iOS calendar, have it in a specific timeslot, and then be able to drag/drop these appointments in the calendar and have them move their start/end date/time accordingly in Asana.
I work a lot from my mobile phone, so it would be super handy if I could add things to Asana straight from my Google Calendar app. At present, Asana’s lack of a two-way calendar sync can create some discrepancies in my workflow.
Jira can be a little overly-technical for my team, but they’ve set up a pretty awesome 2-way calendar sync. I’m also looking at ClickUp, which seems a bit more user-friendly and allows you to sync as many Google Calendars to your account as you’d like.
I really do like Asana’s UI, but it’s hard to persuade my team to fully commit without this feature
Please take a look at our integration. It will handle real-time synchronization with GCal, and also allow you to move items around on the calendar and update Due Dates in Asana.
We also would use Asana much more widely if it had this feature.
I second this request. It would be a huge boost to productivity to have two way google calendar sync with Asana.
I’ve found a third party app that fills this gap for now. I’m not affiliated with it other than having used it and finding that it seems to do the job.
It’s called Project Buddy, and it basically does this sync. I used it recently for a house move, and I could schedule the tasks in Asana, see them appear in iCal from my google calendar, and then move the appointments around in iCal.
It seems fairly new, so not sure how long they’ll be around, but for now it works fine. They gave me a one month trial and now they’re charging $2.50/mo for continuing, which is reasonable for the value it provides.
I apologize that it’s taken me a few days to get back to you and do appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. We definitely recognize that there are improvements to be made to our current calendar sync functionality, and I appreciate the examples you’ve given to help me understand how you’re using Asana and what you’d like to update. I’ve shared this feedback and your examples with our engineering and integrations teams and will share with this thread as soon as I have an update here.
While I unfortunately don’t have a timeline to share of when this will be available, I do want you to know how much we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us to help us better fit your needs. it!
This does not sound very encouraging…
Critical topic for us as well. Trying to bring my team on board, but seamless and frequent google calendar integration is a real barrier.
This is still one of the features that I would most like to see added to Asana! My team uses Asana for time reporting, and it is very inefficient to manually add/update each meeting of the day as a task in Asana as changes occur.