Tagging is great! Except


Tagging is awesome. The color coding is a MUST for the timeline but the payoff is HUGE and it allows us to communicate dependencies and related work much better.

There’s one major issue though, when we click on a tag to view all the tasks under that tag, there’s no way to organize it by person as you can with a project. This makes it really hard to identify what set of things people are working at under that tag, and how to prioritize work for the short term. Since we use tags across projects and for colors, we really don’t have a better way to do this. At least not one that we know of…


Hi @Fonti, That’s true. A workaround would be to do an Advanced Search/Saved Report by tag because that allows grouping the results by Assignee (or other fields too). However, this is a Premium feature.

Perhaps that could help,

Larry Berger
Asana2Go & Asana Certified Pro consultant at Trilogi


HI @Fonti and welcome to the Forum :tada:

Agreed with @lpb, an Advanced Search is probably your best shot to sort out all tasks with the same tag by assignee. Thanks again for sharing your feedback with us!


Hey guys, thanks for the helpful reply and that does in fact get us exactly to where we want to be. This will help us manage tasks how we like to! I have to say though, that’s a lot of clicking for what is normally just a single button click on a friendly icon in projects. It would be great to see something like that one day!


Appreciate the feedback @Fonti and I will make sure to keep you posted whenever we come up with something easier! :slight_smile:


Thanks, @Fonti. But regarding the “lots of clicking” concern, I just want to make sure that you’re not missing out on using the Save Report button.

After searching for one tag, then sorting by Assignee, click Save Report, and then rename the report (three dots menu next to report name in header). Repeat for each tag. Now each one can be re-executed with one click (assuming you have the sidebar open).

Larry Berger
Asana2Go & Asana Certified Pro consultant at Trilogi


Yup that’s a good feature and we will definitely use it, but then you’re saving a report for each context in which the Assignee functionality would be used. That could end up being a lot of reports!


@Fonti, perhaps, but to be clear, you’re not saving reports by assignee, only by tag. So you have one report for each (popular) tag you use; each report will contain all assignees, grouped by assignee. Just in case that wasn’t clear… But yes, if you have a ton of popular tags you need to see often, then there could be many reports.