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.

Founded by two ex-facebook engineers in 2008, Asana has a free and paid version armed with a long list of apps/integrations. Of course, it comes at a high price and yet, lacks in some key areas. The biggest issue on hand is that with multiple apps/integrations, come just as many bills – each one often has their own payment plan that can add up to quite a large monthly sum. If you’re looking to integrate with several different apps and continue using emails as your main form of internal and external communication, by all means, Asana could be your ideal choice. Asana is a great tool but if you’re looking for an Asana alternative that does so much more at an unbeatable price point, Hassl is your go-to app.
Fun fact, 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. We’re assuming that’s about all the time you have for fun facts though, so let’s skip over to Hassl’s unmatched usability and essential features.

Here are 4 reasons that make Hassl the best Asana alternative.

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. Often, you’ll find conversations mixed in with files and other comments or worse, completely ignored. As a result, you resort to using your email to communicate with your team or yet another app/integration. 
Hassl has an in-built instant chat function which allows you to communicate directly with your team and guests.
project management tool with online instant chat

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, with no added integrations. Keep on top of your tasks, and see what’s taking up your team’s time.
Intuitive, one-click time tracking that your team will enjoy using.
how to enable time tracking

3. File uploads

Although Asana allows file uploads to tasks, it doesn’t allow a 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 to multiple uploads of the same file or outdated versions of specific files. 
Hassl has version-control built into it, as well as project storage that allows for file uploads, without the need for a task. 

4. Price

Asana has a free plan and paid plans, just like we do. Except, Asana’s free plan only supports 15 users with functions that require (paid!) integrations. Our free trial offers you unlimited users, 100GB storage and unlimited messaging. Our paid Business plan includes 100GB storage, unlimited projects, gantt charts, time tracking…the list goes on.

Start your free trial on Hassl or join our Standard plan today. 



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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