User-level "save layout as default"

I’m also from “please add an optional feature to set project layout as default only for me” tribe. Please add this feature.

Simply, I want to see only my tasks whenever I launch the project’s board view (My Tasks view don’t work for me as well as the board view).

Adding a +1 here. I’ve used several other project management tools. I’m new to Asana and quite like it, but the fact that I can’t save my own personal filters is pretty mind-boggling to me. The only project that I participate in has 10+ other users so I cannot save my own personal filters on it.

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Whereas, it is a huge time saver (and pretty standard for good reason) to view the work that needs to be done, rather than incomplete tasks interspersed with completed tasks.

And, the default is Asana is to show all work.

It should make sense to make the default view for all boards “Incomplete tasks”, rather than have every user change every board to this view when they want to focus.

Barring that capability, it would make sense to allow users to set a global, personal view for all boards they participate in to the focused view of work still to be done, unless otherwise reconfigured as needed on a per, board basis.

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Hi @Richard_Bodo, thanks for sharing your feedback with us! We already have a thread on this topic so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the main thread to consolidate feedback!

Hello, same frustration here! have to filter and customise my layout every morning. Please provide this feature. thanks

It might do that for some people, but if you have a lot of tasks across a lot of projects, it really doesn’t. Every day I need to see my current tasks on project A, focus on those, and then see my current tasks on project B and focus on those. The project defaults might be nuts and out of my control, and without user-views, this is just not fixable.

Thanks Emily, I think you have a feature request for my fall-back-choice (user-views, more complicated) but not the central idea - default to show only work still outstanding (easier, but maybe a bigger change)…unless I misunderstand the current feature set.

A way for individual users to independently set their default view of a project. Ie. a ‘Set as my view’ button on projects. If different users want to view a project a different way, they have to alter the view each time they open the project. In my case, this means closing lots of sections every time a section is opened. For others, this may be changing from list to board view and vice versa. Surely this cannot be so hard to implement.

I see now that this is already a topic, and has been for some time now!! Would be great to see this added in an upcoming update.

Hi @Peter_Bradshaw, thanks for providing this feedback. I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the existing feature request to consolidate feedback, I hope you don’t mind! :slight_smile:

I’ll keep you updated in the main thread if I have any updates. Hopefully this is something our Product team can implement in the future! :slight_smile:


This would be insanely useful for us. We have a project with hundreds of tasks in it, spread between around 5 or 6 people. The tasks are automatically added by Zapier so it can be difficult to keep tabs on exactly how many tasks there are. Would add so much ease of access if they could quickly check in the project to see if any new tasks have arrived!! Otherwise, the person with tasks at the bottom of the project either has to scroll past hundreds of tasks, or filter for themselves. Either process seems overly laborious for what is really a simple function.

It has been suggested before that each user should be able to save their own default views. And I’m still all for that, but if that’s too hard to implement, maybe implementing the use of “user buttons” to set the display will help us.

There are 2 ways to do this. The first way is to implement user buttons for each project. Again, these are user specific, so each user’s buttons would be different. The second way would be global user buttons that aren’t project specific, but again are specific to each user.

To explain this, I’ll just use the global scenario. Here each user is given 3 buttons that will change the interface based on their pre-defined settings. These changes don’t stick (save) it’s just like manually changing them yourself. The difference is, you are accomplishing it using a single button click rather than searching dropdowns and clicking multiple times.

Let’s say I setup my buttons to do:

  1. Filter to me, sort by due date
  2. Filter to me, sort by custom field
  3. Filter to custom field 1, sort by custom field 2

While I’ll have to do this every time I enter the project, at least it’s just one click, rather than a bunch. I’m hoping this is making sense, if it’s not clear the best way to think about this is using a macro (or salvo) to kick off a series of commands. Basically, we are kicking off the command that chooses the filter and sort.

Also, if the sort or filter options aren’t available (not in the project) then that user button would be greyed out, or maybe if you clicked it, it would tell you “field missing, cannot execute” something like that.

If this can be done on a per project and per user basis, than that’s even better. But at least giving each user 3 global user buttons to work with with help a lot.

Again, the best way would be to allow each user to save their own default views. Seems like doing this would save screen rendering time too.

Up on this feature, i made another topic on same needs which has been merge with another topic already existing… looks like there is a big attempt on this feature for a while now :frowning:

Any news Asana ?

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Hi All,
Are there any news on this feature?
My team just moved to Asana and this would really help.
If adding the filter to the URL creates a technical challenge, you can use the local storage to save it per user :pray: in the meantime :grin:
Thank you!


Please Please Please Asana! Custom Views. This would be such a huge unlock to allow different contributors to a centralized board in ways that work specifically for their roles.


This would be of great use! My team likes to view projects in all different ways.

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+1 for this feature; would really help our team out.


any update on this? My team would love to see this feature as well

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This feature would be a huge benefit for my team!

The fact that this option is not available is a pretty big oversight, imo. We use Asana for our sprints as well as general project tasks, and I’m constantly opening one to find it filtered to some other team members tasks only, not to mention having to set the filter to just me every time I open the project is just plain annoying.

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