Sort project list in the sidebar


I was wondering how you all get an list of all the projects your are the owner off. I might be missing something, but i can’t seem to find an automatic way of getting a list of projects that i am the owner of?

One way would be to add my projects to my dashboard, but 1) i manage a “company” dashboard from my dashboard, so that is not an option and 2) that is a bit manual, since you have to add projects by your self.

Does anybody have a smart way off doing getting this list? What am i missing?

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Hi @Peter_Skjoldager, my name is Todd and I’m a full-time consultant helping companies deploy and optimize Asana. What you brought up here is one of the top questions/complaints I get regarding project organization. (The other is being able to alphabetize the projects in the sidebar).

There isn’t a way to do this as it’s not a searchable field, and even if it were the search still doesn’t list out a bunch of matching projects…it allows you to select one project or view a bunch of tasks.

It seems the logical conclusion to remedy this if it were important enough is to add both a filter and sorting mechanism to the project sidebar. Basically things like:

  • Sort alphabetically
  • Sort by project due date
  • Sort by project color code status
  • Filter by project owner
  • Filter by projects including tasks I’m assigned
  • And so on

Could potentially be a neat new feature someday.



Another way to work around this would be to run an advanced search and under “Add Filter”, select “People” > “In projects owned by…” and then input “Me”. When you run this search, you could then sort by Project to see the groups of tasks under the projects you own. The only caveat is that it will show other projects if some of the tasks also live in projects not owned by you.

We’ll also capture this feedback in the “Product Feedback” category to pass along to the team for future improvements. Thanks!


+1 on this request. Would be really useful.


Additionally to the sidebar sorting it would be great to have a sorting filter on team pages for projects either in the tile or list views. Maybe the sort function affects both the side bar and the full screen. I have voted and am in favor of sorting.

I organize events and each project in Asana is a different event per week. It would be nice to not have to drag the newly created project into it’s proper due date within a large list of projects spanning months ahead of time :grin:


Firstly there should be a simple way to show all projects that I’m part of, without having to click through all the Teams that I’m in one by one and view the Projects in each one when I’m doing a weekly review and update.

  • I don’t want to just see Recent Projects because I may miss one that’s not so recent.
  • I don’t want to rely on favourites either because that probably won’t include all of them.
  • I don’t want to have to put all the Projects into a Portfolio because that’s a static list and doesn’t update when new ones are added or removed.

I just want an All My Projects selection from the sidebar.

Also, if I set a Team as a favourite so that I can select from the sidebar, I get a list of all that team’s projects. However this view is different from the Portfolios view.
They should contain the same information (ie show the additional fields and be able to have its layout set as default. Especially needed is the missing Project Status information which is very important when doing a weekly review.
Please improve the Teams view of Projects to make it consistent with Portfolios.

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us @Alex_Bailey1

I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with an existing thread we have regarding this topic. Please have a look at some of the workaround provided, specially the one provided by Kaitie: Sort project list in the sidebar

I hope this helps Alex! Have a nice day!

Thanks Natalie,

Kaitie’s suggestion kind of works but it produces a massive list of all tasks and then you have to collapse the projects down to see them listed. The list can take a while to load in chunks if there are several hundred results like I have.

The Advanced Search criteria box could have a separate Projects tab next to the Tasks tab and then return just Projects records, That would be much more useful.


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Can we please get the ability to sort the PROJECT list ALPHABETICALLY? This is a key part of Asana and normal workflow.

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I second this! Our project list is getting very long and it’s very hard to find projects easily…how have others done this?

Natalia, why is that after more than two years, this option has not been added to Asana?
It’s an obvious need and from a programmer’s perspective, it’s an easy back end fix.
As a new customer, who loves the IDEA of Asana, I will be looking into other companies to see if they are less like a beta project currently.