User-level "save layout as default"

I almost almost always filter the layout to just my tasks. This reduces the clutter that I see when viewing my whole team’s tasks in a project and allows me to better focus on what’s up next. When I found that I could save that layout as default, I was pumped. Saved me several clicks all the time. But then I discovered that this was a project-level setting, not user-level, so I was making my whole team look at my tasks. What a bummer! It would be a great quality-of-life improvement to save this setting at the user-level.

Welcome to the Forum @Ryan_Chitwood and thank you for sharing your suggestion with us!

I agree it would be great to save the setting at user-level. I upvote it :raised_hands:
I’ll keep you posted as soon as I have any update regarding it!

Have a great Wednesday! :wave:


At the moment there is only “default” layout or temporary one (with Quick shortcuts) (see help/faq/toolbar-updates Asana Guide). One can persist temporary sets/filters/sorting/fields into “default” List View Layout. There are cases when there are several layouts useful in specific project for selected users or for many/all users.

I would suggest possibility to save custom layouts to More… menu for user herself (like Saved Reports with ability to name it), or share the saved layout with other users to reuse (if Adaptive Project Views suggestion is implemented that can automatically move out of More… menu.)

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I’ll add that using the My Tasks serves as a somewhat adequate alternative.


Thank you for connecting related requests.

While I do support that everyones default view of per project can be different, there is still room for multiple switchable views, that would be shared between projects members.

An option to choose the scope (myself-only or everyone) when setting the view as default would be welcome. The “Everyone” scope would apply only to those users that have no personal ovveride set for the project.


User-level “save layout” would be a significant UX improvement. Not only do different user types prefer different filter settings, they also would show/hide different attribute columns. Surprising Asana doesn’t have this. What would be ideal is to cop the “Saved Views” model from Aha!, where a user can save as many different views as they want to create distinct views for “summary” or “detailed”, or for work in particular phases, etc. Those saved views can be “user only” or made available to all users. Asana’s “one size fits all” model is very limiting, and also enforces a “top-down” approach for how users should interact with and prioritize the content - that’s not very Agile :slight_smile:

Yes. Agree. I have the exact same feelings. I’m thinking the URL should have the filter setting as a parameter. :sunglasses: :+1:

Your suggestion is too bulky. We should be able to just copy the url from the address bar and create a browser favorite to the filtered view. That’s my expectation as a user. Not this other multistep complex bulky other method. No thanks.

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Please! I’m tired of filtering and sorting every time I enter a board. I used save layout as default with the idea it was just for me and everyone else started seeing only my tasks filtered.
We need this! It’s such a basic use-case!

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I don’t fully understand what you’re saying but I don’t think it would be too bulky to just replace the current option (save layout as default) with the options “save this layout for me” and “save this layout for everyone.”

Your solution seems to be accessing Asana via browser bookmarks instead of actually navigating in the platform itself? This makes in-app navigation options (like project at-mentions, for example) kinda useless.

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+1 To the idea of user-level layouts. We have a lot of different functions looking at the same boards and so having the ability to save a layout as my personal layout would definitely speed things up. Otherwise I find myself opening a board and running the same basic tasks every time - collapse a view, filter incomplete tasks, filter for just me, etc. Would be great to just do it once, but not for everyone!