Tasks Created Via Email Needs Due Date

FYI Flowsana’s new hashtag automation feature lets you easily set the due date when emailing a task into Asana, just by including the due date anywhere in the email body with a hashtag.

You can specify the date in a wide variety of ways: in addition to typing a date in a format like #12/28 or #June 15, you can also type a natural-language phrase for the date, like #tomorrow, #next Wed, #in 2 weeks, etc.

Flowsana generally recognizes date phrases in the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese (simplified)

You can also include a time-of-day in your date phrase to set the task’s due date to a specific time.

In addition to the due date, hashtag automation also lets you set other elements of a task, again just by using hashtags in the email body:

  • Tags
  • An assignee
  • Additional projects

You can read more about hashtag automation in this Flowsana knowledgebase article.