Asana vs. Smartsheet

Asana is the best place to track your work, collaborate with teammates, and move projects forward.

Your work is more than a line item

Unlike Smartsheet, Asana can be used for more than listing out tasks. Share ideas, give feedback, plan projects, and manage timelines—all within one flexible tool.

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A smarter inbox

A smarter inbox

In Asana, see all the updates you need for all your projects in one place. No need to set up alerts or manage tasks from your email inbox.

Align your team

Align your team

Assign due dates and task dependencies to ensure work gets completed on time. Add task followers so that stakeholders get relevant updates.

Turn ideas into action

Turn ideas into action

Asana lets you have conversations on projects or tasks, in context with your work. Turn conversations into actionable tasks to track next steps.

  • ClassPass

    “With Asana, we’re able to keep track of each piece of work, in one place.”

    — Sarah Wormser

  • Birchbox

    “Asana gave us a way to increase ownership and, by extension, drive better results.”

    — Bene Cipolla, Director of Editorial Operations, Birchbox

  • MailChimp

    “Asana has helped us move important work forward from writing, to review, to publication.”

    — Matthew Conley

  • Uber

    “Asana allows me to simultaneously manage teams across multiple markets so I’m able to ensure all of my projects are on track.”

    — Christopher Ballard, General Manager - San Diego at Uber

Flexible enough to handle any workflow

Asana is more powerful than Smartsheet, because it gives you more flexibility to structure your projects however you want. Asana fits your workflow—not the other way around.

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Asana’s features

Asana’s features are flexible, so they can be customized to your workflows and goals.

Task and Project Management


Easily create tasks for yourself or assign one to a teammate.


Organize your tasks into shared projects for your initiatives, meetings, and programs.


Sections let you customize Asana to match your workflows and add structure to any project.

due dates and times

Due dates ensure every task gets completed on time.


Add files from your computer, Dropbox, Box, or Google Drive to any task or Conversation.


Say thanks, give a thumbs up, or vote for a task with a heart. Why “like” when you can ?


task conversations

Comment directly on a task, to clarify exactly what needs to be done.

project conversations

Discuss a project’s progress to keep the momentum going.

team pages

Have Conversations and see all of a team’s projects in one place.


my tasks

Plan your day with a prioritized to-do list.


Get automatic updates about just the tasks that matter to you.


Powerful search helps you find the work you need quickly.


Check progress on all the projects you care about in one customizable view.


See any list of tasks on a Calendar to get a clear view of when work is due.

files view

Find the files you need quickly or see a gallery view of any project’s attachments.

Team Management

task assignees

Give tasks a clear owner, so everyone knows who’s responsible.


Only get updates for the work you care about by following (or unfollowing) tasks and projects.


Collaborate with vendors, contractors, and partners in Asana.



Attach Dropbox files directly to tasks with a built in file chooser.


Post updates to a Slack channel when there are changes in your Asana workspace.


Create a Gantt chart, schedule tasks in a timeline, and set start dates and dependency lines.


Eliminate passwords and access Asana using your existing corporate credentials.


Track time for any task, without leaving Asana, with the Harvest timer built into your Asana tasks.

Google Drive

The Google Drive file chooser is built into Asana so you can easily attach files.


Private projects

Limit access to any project, create hidden teams for sensitive work, or make teams public.

Admin controls

Create and manage teams and team settings to ensure that everyone has access to the right information.

Task Dependencies

Mark tasks as waiting on others, and get notified when you can get started.

Custom fields

Add fields to any project, so you can track exactly what matters most to your organization.

Find the info you need

Customize your search with additional fields using Advanced Search. Plus, create and save custom views across projects, assignees, due dates and more.

Priority support

We’ll send your ticket to the front of the queue when you need help.

Unlimited Dashboards

Add unlimited projects to your dashboard and create dashboard reports in Google Sheets.

More Members

Add more than 15 members to each team and invite unlimited guests.

Customer Success

Our Customer Success Managers will help you deploy Asana successfully.

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Asana is simple enough for your entire team. And, when work gets complicated, Asana has the features you need to move the project forward.

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