ClickUp vs. Asana: Best Remote Team Project Management Tool
Does anyone else feel a complete onset of FOMO scrolling through a social media feed and being bombarded with ads for the newest, best, most-streamlined project management tool? 📅
The new apps, platforms, and systems being developed seemingly overnight tend to make me feel that I’m missing out on a cure-all system that can help me automate my business. So, in order to find the best one, and calm my nerves about missing something fabulous, I took a more level-headed approach to find the best project management tool.
I launched my business with Asana, and have always loved the organization and ability to assign tasks to a team member, but I started seeing some fantastic online reviews for ClickUp. After trying both platforms, here’s my feedback on which project management tool is best.
ClickUp vs. Asana: Organizing by List
Winner: It’s a tie
It’s a tie for ClickUp vs. Asana when it comes to lists. Building a list is the core component of both Asana and ClickUp. Whether you’re building a list of ongoing projects, leads to contact, or thing to accomplish in the day, both tools have an easy-to-use list platform.
Once you’ve built your list, you can assign tasks to team members, set due dates, and add resources or other client notes within each task.
ClickUp vs. Asana: Organizing by Board
While both Asana and ClickUp offer a board project creation and layout, I find ClickUp a bit more intuitive for my business goals. You can easily change the basics of the inserted task or project, like:
- Status: Go from “To do”, to “In progress” and finally, to “Complete”.
- Assignees: Choose a teammate and assign the task to that person.
- Priority: View priorities at a glance by assigning a level of “Urgent”, “High”, “Normal”, or “Low”.
- Tags: Group tasks according to which tags they have in common.
- Due date: Easily track if you’re meeting your deadlines with color-coded due dates.
In the board battle of ClickUp vs. Asana, ClickUp just happens to work best for me, but Asana also offers a comprehensive board layout tool that may fit your needs. Check it out here.
ClickUp and Asana each offer an extensive list of apps that can be integrated into the respective platform. So, for the ability to integrate other awesome tools – like Slack, Zapier, and Microsoft Teams – it’s a tie between the two project management platforms.
My love of ClickUp integrations comes from the ability to view and utilize various apps from the ClickUp platform. Embed views from a variety of other platforms you use each day, like Google Docs, Airtable, and Typeform.
Winner: It’s a tie
Full disclosure, I prefer Slack for internal team communication, which integrates with both Asana and ClickUp. When looking at just the project management tools for team connection, there’s no real second place. Both allow conversations that can be categorized into threads that correspond with specific tasks.
- Asana allows a conversations view, so you can manage all your team chats in one space. It’s a simple setup that offers an overview of your communication.
- In ClickUp, conversations are established in each list item. While you can begin as many conversations as you’d like, I recommend creating just one to keep the communication streamlined.
When it comes to ClickUp vs. Asana, they are quite similar in their functionalities and features. However, I find ClickUp to be more comprehensive with my goals to continue to scale my business. Before you enter the battle of ClickUp vs. Asana, give both free versions a try to see which you prefer. Then, check out our guide to the 5 steps of project management to help you categorize your tasks into the correct phase and meet each of your deadlines.
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