Asana Alternative – Hassl vs Asana 

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August 14, 2019

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Finally, an Asana alternative with built-in time tracking, Instant chat and tonnes of storage.

Asana was founded by two ex-facebook engineers in 2008. Asana has both a free and paid version with a long list of apps/integrations. But it lacks in a few key areas. The problem with lots of apps/integrations is that the app you are integrating with often has their own payment plans – leaving you with a bill for a bunch of other apps. Asana can be a create choice for people who want to have the option to integrate with lots of different apps and continue to use emails as their main form of internal and external communication. Asana is a great tool but it certainly doesn’t match the usability and essential features that Hassl has. 

An asana is also a body posture, originally a sitting pose for meditation, and later in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise, adding reclining, standing, inverted, twisting, and balancing poses to the meditation seats.

But we’ll assume you arrived here to compare project management tools, not yoga. 

Here are the 4 reasons why Hassl is better than Asana. 

1. Instant Chat messaging and Group chats 

Asana is set up in tasks, boards and projects. If you want to communicate with your team, you need to add them to a project and then post a comment. This is great when the comment is directly related to a task or project but can get very confusing when it’s not. And you will often have conversations mixed in with files and other comments. Which as a result, forces you to use your email to communicate with your team. 

Hassl has in in-built instant chat function. Which allows you to chat instantly with your team and guests.

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2. Time tracking

Asana doesn’t have an inbuilt time tracking feature. They do offer third party integrations with time tracking software such as Harvest ($12 month), which leaves you with another bill and another app to look at. Hassl allows you to track any task, from anywhere. Keep on top of your tasks, and see what’s taking up your time. Intuitive, one-click time tracking your team will find a pleasure to use.

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3. File uploads

Although Asana allows file uploads to tasks, it doesn’t allow direct upload to a project. Some files don’t have to be assigned to a task, which means that you would have to create a task just for file uploads. Another downside to Asana’s file upload is that it doesn’t recognise duplicate files and version control. Leading can lead to multiple uploads of the same file or outdated versions of specific files. 

4. Price

Asana has a free plan and paid plans, just like we do. Except, their free plan only supports 15 users and only 5gb of storage. Our free plan offers you unlimited users, 5bg storage and unlimited messaging. Our Business plan will get you 30gb of storage, Unlimited projects, Gantt charts, time tracking…. the list goes on. You can see all the features here.

Start your 14 day free trial on Hassl Business or Join Hassl For Free on Our Standard plan, it’s is free forever.



Lauren Crystal

Scottish digital entrepreneur in Melbourne. Proud MD of Your Creative Agency, co-founder of Hassl. Contributor to The Startup.

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