What Is It?
Travelers accomplish more with Asana. Scratch that—everyone gets more done with Asana. The Asana app, available on desktop and mobile, is a to-do list, a personal assistant, project manager and a sanity-saving best friend all in one.
Asana is key for collaboration and communication, as it connects with all of your favorite office tools to be one uber-useful productivity platform. Whether you’re planning a team presentation or a PTO extravaganza, Asana is handy for identifying priorities, looping in cohorts and powering through piles of tasks.
How Does It Work?
The beauty of the app is that it doesn’t require learning new tricks—it simply helps you make more productive use your current tools. The app integrates with a laundry list of services: Dropbox, Hipchat, Chrome, Google Drive, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Instagantt, Box, OneLogin, Zapier, tray.io, Jotana, Okta, Integromat, Automate.io, HourStack, Sprintboards, Instabug, Everhour, Github, Trello, Zenefits, MailChimp, Unito, Evernote, Velocity and more (seriously, there’s more).
Some highlights for the travel-minded: the Chrome extension is a wonderful research and booking tool, as it lets users save helpful articles for later reading, and assign links to tasks. For example, the “Book Hotel” task may have several hotel option links attached. After booking, save e-receipts and PDFs all in one place via the Dropbox and Google Drive integrations.
Asana is particularly wonderful for three types of travelers: business, groups and travel agents/guides. The common theme here is organized communication. Asana’s tools make it simple to create and stick to a plan.
We especially love that it caters to both computer and phone productivity. It’s seamless across all platforms, so the heavy-hitting research and budget allocation tasks can be done on the desktop app, and then accessed later on mobile. On the flip side, users can quickly flag a favorite hotel on their phone and then book it later on their laptop.
Our Favorite Part
Our favorite part is the happily ever after portion: the aspects of Asana that make it simple for everyone on your trip to access detailed memories. Let’s say your trip has a dedicated photographer or writer—or maybe it’s a collaborative effort—and everyone wants everyone else’s creative assets. Share them all on Asana via Dropbox and Google Drive (our preferred file sharing methods, because there aren’t size or quantity limitations). Effectively and simultaneously create a shared content library and create backup files, just in case the original hard drives or SIM cards hit the hay one day.
With the Asana integration, photos and videos can be shared alongside documents, PDFs and web links. Make life a daring adventure through one completed task at a time—Asana helps make anything possible!
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Annie’s based in Los Angeles but hails from Portland, Oregon. Sort of. She moved to six states by the time she reached middle school, and continues to move around the US and abroad – call her a nomad, but she prefers “Location ADHD.” After studying abroad in New Zealand, Annie circled the globe, graduated from USC, and circled the world once again. For one year she lived out of a backpack everywhere from The Philippines to Nepal to Slovenia to Norway. She’s a curry connoisseur and passionate explorer, taking the road less traveled, the “trail” covered in vines and swarmed in exotic bugs. Foreign lands feel like home, and Annie loves encouraging more and more people to utilize their passports and experience a new culture.