If you're looking for a tool to help you keep your projects organised, especially if you work on those projects with other people, Asana is a new web app that can help you keep on top of your to-dos, get updates from other people helping you, and capture everything you and your team are doing in one place so everyone can refer to it quickly.The developers of Asana definitely had groups and teams in mind when they built the tool. You can use it to keep track of your own responsibilities and projects, and it has a number of powerful tools like categories, dependent tasks and sub-projects to help you stay organised but still see everything you have going on in one place. However, it really shines when you have a group of people to collaborate with.
Asana gives your team a single place to see everyone's to-dos, related documents, notes and conversations. Instead of emailing files and endless debate threads in your inbox, your team can visit Asana to discuss tasks and review documents together. Everyone else can see updates in real-time, assign each other tasks, and mark their to-dos complete when they're finished.
Asana is free for individuals and teams of up to 30 users. The service just launched its public beta today, but it's been in private beta working out the kinks for several months now. If you're looking for a to-do manager that can help you herd the cats in your office or just organise an event that requires input from multiple people, it's worth a try.
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