Productivity · Project management

Trello vs. Asana?


November 23rd, 2015

My team and I are looking for an amazing digital tool that will help us organize our creative/brainstorming sessions and I’ve known about Trello for a while now but have not actually used it. I’ve also heard great reviews on Asana as a project management tool. But before getting into it I was curious what were others experience using Trello/Asana. Pros/Cons? Which would you recommend & Why?

Hanna Zahorodnia Marketing Content Strategist

July 18th, 2018

Trello. Clear, user-friendly and free, after all.

Steven Forth Co-Founder at TeamFit

November 23rd, 2015

For sharing and developing ideas we find Trello (or any other good kanban tool) to be excellent. For product development we use Jira. For projects we use Asana and we also run customer onboarding through Asana. For ideation Trello or another Kanban board. We use the following columns: New Ideas; Ideas Needing Clarification; In Next Release; In Future Release; Discarded. For products a tool like Jira. For projects (formal start and stop, clear deliverables, task management) Asana or Wrike or Basecamp (or any of a dozen others). 

Doug March Product Design & Engineering

November 23rd, 2015

I prefer the simplicity of

Michael Nixon Managing Director at Tekna Structures LLC

November 23rd, 2015

As far as ASANA, I and my company have been users since the “beta test” days. This tool has been exceptional for our company and its organization. Our company workflow is arranged around “projects” - each production job has a separate job number and workflow. Since those workflows have been standardized (think ISO 9001) into procedures and approvals, a Blank Project template has been created that represents the baseline project. When each new production job is initiated, an instance of the Blank project is created by copying the template. When that project is completed, the job is archived. Highly recommended! As the owner of several software companies in the past, I can only pine nostalgically about how life would have been different if ASANA had been available then… Mike

Patrick Roch Founder & CEO at Roch Systems

November 23rd, 2015

None of the above - Thank you. After trying so many tools including Trello and Asana, Axosfot and PT. We settled withTaigaand our devs love this tool. I love it too... We even built an open source plugin to integrate Taiga with Sentry because we love it that much.

Hugh Macfarlane Originator of "the buyer's journey", author of "The Leaky Funnel" and Founder & CEO of MathMarketing.

November 23rd, 2015

We use Asana for team collaboration on all major projects and Trello for individual, more-immediate tasks. We might close as few as one Asana task a day some days from one of our many marketing projects each but tick off 10 or so from individual Trello boards which we don't share. We use JIRA for development though and of the three it's the one we're getting most value from. In the case of development, all tasks follow the same workflow, whereas marketing projects don't need the forced flow, we just need project management and Asana does the trick. And for the record: Toggl for time recording.

Tim Yandel Empowering brands to communicate in a 1:1 economy

November 24th, 2015

I'm actually rolling this free tool out internally. Good fit for B2B:

Kristine Smith Owner, InSpira Performing Arts & Cultural Center

November 25th, 2015

Over the last month I have been using Asana and Meister Task.  I really like both. Still haven't finalized which one I will use with my team.  If you like to mind map I really recommend Mindmeister.   

Grigory Bloch Experienced Technology Manager

November 25th, 2015

Trello is more on the free flow side, it allows to create mind maps, however, unless you are using plug ins it is very hard to make a plan to execute on.
Asana allows you define goals and pathways to get to where you want to go.
Also, I think a key aspect is integration and the type of teams that you will be using it with, that would affect my decisions as well.
I like the proposed usage that @Hugh Macfarlane offered.

DM Suja

November 25th, 2015

I've used Asana, its better. That is all.