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A new day for Asana on iPhone & iPad

July 29th, 2014
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Today is a big day for Asana – the biggest since we launched a little over 2 years ago. We are excited to share with you a completely redesigned and rebuilt, fully-native Asana app for iPhone and iPad that is faster, more powerful, and much easier to use. It’s a major step forward in helping your team work together effortlessly, without the hassle of email, from wherever you are.

A totally new experience

Our previous iOS app was intended as a companion to our web-based product, something that you and your team used in between accessing Asana on your computer. But as teams increasingly rely on mobile devices in addition to (or instead of) their computers, our old approach was not enough. So, we started from scratch, focusing on how teams work from mobile devices. The result is a brand-new experience for iPhone and iPad that helps you run your day, your team, and your company right from your mobile device.

Blue / green: 5 iphones

Start your day with the new Asana homescreen. Each time you open Asana, the first thing you’ll see is a list of the work you’ve decided is most important, and your tasks that are due today. From here, you can tap to see your full “My Tasks” list or swipe to see your Inbox, where you can catch up on the latest updates from your team, on only the work you’re following.

Stay connected to your team’s work, with more powerful task and project controls. Access your favorite projects quickly from the bottom bar navigation. Reorder and prioritize tasks with drag and drop, add subtasks, change due dates, view attachments, and update followers and assignees on any task.

Find the information you need with fast search. Search tasks, projects, teammates, and tags to get the right information exactly when you need it.

Never lose a thought with the new Quick Add button. A green “+” is always present in the bottom right corner of the app, making it easy to capture a new task for yourself, a to-do for a teammate, or an idea for a project, from anywhere in the app.

Designed for mobile teamwork

In addition to being faster and more powerful, we’ve made the app more beautiful and enjoyable to use. It’s the first product launch with our new, cleaner, brighter visual design – expect more of this style in the coming months. We’ve also added gestures for many of the most common actions in Asana, from swiping tasks complete to tapping to heart a comment or a task.

More on the way

Our mobile team is now the largest dedicated product and engineering team at Asana, and we have an exciting mobile roadmap planned for you. Next up is a major update to our Android app. In fact, check back here tomorrow for an early peek at our Android designs, as well as more background on the redesign process for the iOS app.

But for now, visit the App Store to download the new app. For help getting up to speed on the new app, we created an iOS Quick Start Guide, which is also helpful to share with teammates who are just getting started with Asana. Let us know what you think!

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