Asana UI navigation changes
To keep Asana easy enough for anyone to use and powerful enough to run your business, our team has made some layout and user interface (UI) changes. While these updates are relatively minor, they make Asana look different than you might be used to, so we’ve outlined them below to help you find your way around and see what’s new.
My Tasks, Inbox, and Dashboard
We moved My Tasks, Inbox, and Dashboard from the top bar to the sidebar. This change should make it easier to know where you are, and when you are working out of a project—while still giving you quick access to your My Tasks and Inbox. You can exit out of your sidebar by clicking the X in its top right corner, but will have to click back into your sidebar to go back to your My Tasks, Inbox, and Dashboard.
We’ve also made some small visual changes to the sidebar, like making favorited projects easier to see. This shouldn’t change the way you work, but you may notice that it looks a little different.
Project and header updates
Project headers and settings
With a simpler top bar, we were able to change the layout of our header. Project names are smaller and appear in the top left corner of the top bar. This should make it clearer what project you’re working out of, which teammates are project members, and find project details easily.
To access your project settings, you’ll now see a … button. Click here to take actions like changing project names/descriptions, managing custom fields, saving projects as a template, deleting or archiving the project, and more
In order to add and remove project members as well as control their access and notification settings, click the avatars or Share button next to the project settings … button. This is slight move over from where they were in the top right corner of projects previously.
Search bar and “quick add” + button
The search bar and orange “quick add” + button have moved to the right hand side of the top bar, next to the help menu. Note that your domain name will no longer show, but you can still switch between domains by clicking your avatar and selecting another domain. We hope this keeps project information closer together to make project management simpler.
Team navigation updates
We’ve also made it simpler to take actions in a team. To view your team conversations and team calendar, you just need to click on the team name. This will take you to your team’s page, where you’ll be able to navigate between conversations and calendar using the tabs at the top of the page.
To expand a team to see its members and projects in your sidebar, click on the caret next to the team name. To invite more teammates or create new projects, just click the + button.
You can also click on the Teams header in your sidebar to collapse team information if you don’t need to see it.