Unofficial efficiency Google Chrome extension to enhance navigation for Asana tasks




I love Asana and use it every day to manage everything from personal to work stuff. It’s already great but I’m an efficiency-oriented person so I wanted to make it a little quicker.

As an amateur programmer, I implemented some features that I wanted as a Google Chrome extension. I hope this extension helps you too with small details in your Asana work.


This way you can click another subtask more quickly than pressing Tab+↑ or Tab+← (the later is not documented but I found it). Unfortunately, in the current version the page itself is reloaded when you click the other subtask but I’ll change the behavior in the future updates so that only the right pane is refreshed.

  • Display projects (+ section selector if any) on top
  • Display arrows to go to next/previous sibling subtasks (Tab+G/J)
  • Display drop-down list to display all sibling subtasks (Tab+N) - in the above screenshot
  • Set new parent task from the toolbar (Tab+R)
  • Remove duplicate links and replace HTML entities in the task description (Tab+E)

All done seamlessly in Asana UI, in your localized language, using the same classes/CSS used by Asana (at least I try as much as possible).

Each feature can be switched on/off in the extension options.


Install it from the Chrome Web Store.

Please reload the Asana task page if this extension doesn’t work well, especially when Asana Navigator has just been updated to a newer version.


I have still many more features that I want to implement, but I’m sharing this with you now as I’ve created the most important features that I wanted. I’d love to hear from users and developers.

Please feel free to post comments, feature requests, bug reports, and questions, here on Asana Community or through the Chrome Web Store.

This is an open source project and you can see the source code and report issues at GitHub.

Thank you!

Convert task to sub task and Vice Versa

@ShunS. Wow… Great job will definitely be adding to my Browser and giving it a whirl… Thanks for sharing with the community…

@Bastien_Siebman Maybe one for you Asana tool list…



Very nice work. @lpb have a look!


Great work, @ShunS! Some interesting features, and I’d say this extension is a must for anyone who uses sub-subtasks. Keep up the good work and keep us posted.

Larry Berger
Asana2Go & Asana Certified Pro consultant at Trilogi


Thank you all for the encouragement. I’ll continue to improve it and keep you updated :smiley:


Hi everyone,

I’d like to give you an update of my extension.
From version 1.6, which is released today, you can replace text in the task description, just as you do in a text editor.
You can invoke the dialog with Tab+E keyboard shortcut.

Some thoughts:

  • It might be quicker if I do the replacement on the client side (DOM manipulation) rather than using Asana API. I’ll think about it later.
  • Recently I was approved as an Asana Torchbearer. I’d like to clarify now that this extension is my own unofficial project and I don’t have any affiliation with Asana.

As always, I’d love to receive feedback, feature requests, and questions.

Best regards,


This is so freakin’ amazing, Shun!

Great work with this. And big thanks!