Calendars & Asana

The Sync to Calendar option helps you meet deadlines by syncing your tasks to Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, Outlook, or any calendar that allows you to subscribe by URL.

You can sync any projectprojectProjects are lists of tasks.Read more, tagtagUse tags to mark tasks or group together similar tasks.Read more, or My TasksMy TasksAll tasks assigned to an individual can be found in their My Tasks list.Read more list to an external calendar.

Once synced, you will see tasks with due dates from that project as all day events. You can click each event to visit the task in Asana.

A few things to note:

  • Only tasks with due datesdue datesThe date that a task or subtask is due.Read more will sync
  • Calendar sync is one-way: updates to your calendar will not be reflected in Asana
  • completedcompletedTo mark a task with a checkmark to indicate that it is done.Read more tasks will not sync
  • subtaskssubtasksSubtasks break a task into smaller pieces. Subtasks, like tasks, have assignees, due dates, comments, and hearts.Read more also sync to external calendars
  • team calendarteam calendarA team calendar displays all tasks from all projects, that have a due date, within a team or Workspace.Read more cannot be synced
  • It's not possible to sync calendars by URL to Outlook for Mac 2011
  • The initial sync to your calendar should be instant, but subsequent syncs may take up to a day

Select Project, Tag, or My Tasks

To sync an Asana project:

  1. From the sidebarsidebarUse the sidebar to navigate to the dashboard, starred items, projects, and teams. The sidebar can be collapsed.Read more, select the project you want to sync
  2. From the headerheaderThe header is part of the user interface between the top bar and the main pane and lets users navigate projects.Read more, click the dropdown arrow to access the project actions
  3. Hover over the Export/Print option and then select Sync to Calendar

These steps can also be used to sync your My Tasks

To sync an Asana tag:

  1. From any task's details in the right paneright paneThe right pane holds the details of a task or Conversation.Read more, click the tag's name you wish to sync. After clicking the tag's name, notice that a list of tasks associated to the tag loads in the main panemain paneWhen you select a project, tag, or person, you will see the relevant list of tasks in the main pane. Read more
  2. From the headerheaderThe header is part of the user interface between the top bar and the main pane and lets users navigate projects.Read more, click the dropdown arrow to access the project actions
  3. Select Sync to Calendar

Sync to Google Calendar

From the Sync to Calendar popup window in Asana, highlight and copy the entire link found in the Google Calendar tab.

Projects will need to be synced individually.

From URL

In Google Calendar:

  1. Click the + icon next to Add a coworker's calendar
  2. Select From URL

Add Calendar

In the popup window:

  1. Paste the link you previously copied from Asana into the URL field
  2. Click Add Calendar

Once synced, you will see tasks with due dates from that project as all day events on your Calendar.

You can click each event to find a link to the task in Asana.

To remove a synced project from Google Calendar:

  1. Next to Other Calendars, click the drop down arrow
  2. Select Settings

In Settings, click Unsubscribe next to the corresponding project's name.

Sync to Apple Calendar

From the Sync to Calendar popup window in Asana, highlight and copy (but do not click) the entire link found in the iCAL, Outlook, or Other Calendar tab.

In Apple Calendar:

  1. Select File
  2. Select New Calendar Subscription

In the popup window:

  1. Paste the link you previously copied from Asana into the Calendar URL field
  2. Select Subscribe

In the next window:

  1. Edit the Calendar's options. We recommend setting auto-refresh to Every 5 minutes
  2. Once you're done, select Ok

Once synced, you will see tasks with due dates from that project as all day events on your calendar.

You can click each event to find a link to the task in Asana.

To remove a synced project from Apple Calendar:

  1. Right click (or + click on a Mac) the Asana project's name
  2. Select Unsubscribe

Sync to Outlook

The following screenshots are specific to Outlook's Calendar in a web browser, but the steps below can be reapplied to other versions of Outlook that this integration is compatible with.

From the Sync to Calendar popup window in Asana, highlight and copy (but do not click) the entire link found in the iCAL, Outlook, or Other Calendar tab.

In Outlook Calendar:

  1. Click Add calendar
  2. Select From internet

In the next popup:

  1. Paste the link you previously copied from Asana into the Link to the calendar field
  2. Enter a name for your Calendar
  3. Click Save

Once synced, you will see tasks with due dates from that project as all day events on your Calendar.

You can click each event to find a link to the task in Asana.

To remove a synced project from Outlook Calendar:

  1. Right click the Asana project's name
  2. Select Remove

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