Do Better With Asana

Do Better With Asana

Do Better With AsanaRegular DocumentSnap readers know that I use a program called OmniFocus as my task manager, but what you may not know is that I use a different app when I am collaborating with others. For that, I use a web app called Asana.

The only problem is I have no idea how to use it. I know enough (barely) to add tasks to give to someone, and I can check off the tasks in front of me, but that’s about it. I’ve always felt that I could be using it a lot more effectively, but have never gotten around to it.

I heard that Mike Vardy and Jeremy Roberts were working on a book about Asana and have been patiently waiting for it/procrastinating. Finally, it’s out this week.

Do Better With Asana (great title, by the way) is their guide to getting the most out of the application.

One thing I like about the book is it not only takes you through the setup and options for Asana, but it describes case studies and strategies for adopting and sticking with it. An important consideration that not a lot of product guides think about.

There are three packages for Do Better With Asana:

  • Basic: Includes the eBook, updates, and audio.
  • Essentials: Includes Basic plus video interviews and extra tips.
  • Premium: Includes Essentials plus screencasts, office hours, and a community.

I only took a look at the eBook, which comes in PDF, Kindle (MOBI), and EPUB format. The Basic package is $29 and the others go up from there. You can check out pricing on their site. I also heard a rumor that if you just want the Kindle version, it is on Amazon for even less.

If you’re someone who uses Asana a lot, I think you can get a lot out of Do Better With Asana. I certainly have.

About the Author

Brooks Duncan helps individuals and small businesses go paperless. He's been an accountant, a software developer, a manager in a very large corporation, and has run DocumentSnap since 2008. You can find Brooks on Twitter at @documentsnap or @brooksduncan. Thanks for stopping by.

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Kim Oser - February 22, 2015 Reply

Thanks Brooks. I will have to check it out. My experience with Asana is the free version is limiting. One should expect that. The paid version is a very robust task management system for groups/organizations. Thanks for sharing.

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