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Derek Shanahan@dshan · GM @ SuperRewards
So... Trello?
Campbell Macdonald@cambel · Co-Founder
@dshan It would seem so.
Dustin Moskovitz
Maker
@moskov
@cambel @dshan With one key difference: Trello *only* does boards. http://www.forbes.com/sites/alex...
Derek Shanahan@dshan · GM @ SuperRewards
@moskov Fair point, and was just saying as much to a friend. cc @cambel
Campbell Macdonald@cambel · Co-Founder
@moskov glad to see you acknowledge this. I suppose I find it a bit disheartening that this is the most important update/feature for you at the moment. @dshan
Dustin Moskovitz
Maker
@moskov
@cambel @dshan actually, performance is the most important update, but this is the one that was ready to be released today. A lot of our customers want to organize visually, so this was still a very important feature for us.
Derek Shanahan@dshan · GM @ SuperRewards
@moskov Extremely pumped to hear performance is priority. Speed is my biggest blocker on using Asana across my life.
Dustin Moskovitz
Maker
@moskov
@dshan Me too! https://blog.asana.com/2016/03/a... It's a very big project, but we're making progress.
Liam Boogar@liamboogar · Brand Director @ Algolia
@moskov One great way to improve performance would be to move away from building everything internally, like your search stack, and focusing on what Asana does great - project management for the 21st Century team. That being said, I work with a hosted Search provider, so maybe I'm just biased. That being said, I'm an Asana customer who uses the API to make a abetted search experience, so maybe users always find a way.
KJ Prince@kj_prince
@moskov @cambel @dshan I left Asana for the kanban style boards Trello is based on. Will have to give it another go.
John Kirk@jakirk42 · Co-Founder @Cnverg
@moskov would love to integrate like @cnverg has with GitHub and Trello. Who should we talk to?
Nathan Sudds@nathansudds · Founder,ActiveLabs & Coach, Coach.me
@moskov @cambel @dshan thanks for this! I started using this within minutes of getting the email promoting it. The fact that Asana tasks can live in more than one project makes this exactly what I was looking for. I went in and made a Board and created the typical To-do > Doing > Done workflow and added tasks from other projects to the Board. Exactly what I wanted for that visual representation of what's happening in other projects. Trello can't do that. You can only copy or move cards to other boards. I still love Trello and use it with another team that I manage but this definitely adds a lot of value to Asana. I also like that my tags show up like labels do in trello so existing tags can be seen right away. Good work to the Asana team. This isn't just a Trello clone it's integrating Kan Ban into the app in a thoughtful way.
James Requa@james_requa · CEO & Founder at Carte Blanche
@moskov Loving this update...I always preferred the Asana UI over Trello but the boards were useful enough that I ended up using both, now I can just use Asana :)
Joe Ross@joeross
@moskov @cambel @dshan Arguably a great advantage for Trello. When you *only* do boards, you learn to do them very, very well. I'll have a look at this but hard to imagine Asana have done anything innovative here.
Dustin Moskovitz
Maker
@moskov
@liamboogar we use elasticsearch
Venkat Korvi@venkatkorvi · Entrepreneur
@dshan if you can't beat 'em join 'em.
Lauren L Perfors@laurenlperfors · President of Lawton Digital
@moskov @cambel @dshan Agreed that it's helpful to organize visually. I have been an Asana user since it's first beta release. A few months ago for the first time I went to Trello because that visual layout just worked better for how I need to organize/manage. With this release, I'm back in my favorite tool, Asana. Bye Trello! I'm excited for the update. Nice work, Asana.
Lauren L Perfors@laurenlperfors · President of Lawton Digital
@nathansudds @moskov @cambel @dshan Agreed! Great implementation. Thanks for describing your use, Nathan, I like that idea.
Joe Maristela@joemaristela · JoeMaristela.com
@moskov @cambel @dshan On the visual organization point, possible to arrange stickynotes in #Visiobrainstorming #Mindmapping fashion, with trees section-subsection groups of notes?
Eric Poindessault@p01ds · Co-Founder & CEO @biggerpan
Congrats team, I've been waiting for this for years! So far it looks like a better Trello to me, however for our existing tasks I would love to be able to switch from a list to a board display, both views would be useful on the same project.
Lauren Ulmer@lauren_e_ulmer · Product Manager @ Dormify
@mat_stevens @scottcheng can you apply this view to "My Tasks?"
Nathan Sudds@nathansudds · Founder,ActiveLabs & Coach, Coach.me
@lauren_e_ulmer @mat_stevens @scottcheng I was wondering about converting a task type project to a board. It would be pretty great if you could flip between views and not have to choose between them. But what I did was setup a board and add the tasks to the new Board based project so you can get the best of both worlds. Even better your board can contain tasks from multiple projects this way if you wanted. It would be interesting if the My Tasks view could be shown using the Board format so all your tasks could be moved through a workflow from all projects.
Siobhan O'Rorke@siororke · Marketing @ Zenkit
@nathansudds The switching between views thing is something we've actually been working on for a while... so far we can switch between a list, kanban, calendar & spreadsheet. We're working on mindmaps & Gantt now too :) What other types of views do you think would be valuable?
Dustin Moskovitz
Maker
@moskov
@nathansudds @lauren_e_ulmer @mat_stevens @scottcheng I'm also excited about this... I actually wrote a little cron job to sync them up continuously. Hopefully we'll make it real one day :)
Mitchell Porter@_mitchellporter · i build apps @designfirstapps
@moskov @nathansudds @lauren_e_ulmer @mat_stevens @scottcheng nothing to add just wanted to say I love how you're being open about the tech side eg. mention of cron + previous mention of using elasticsearch.
Ricardo Polo@ricardopolo · Co-founder of Tulpep
@siororke @nathansudds any estimated time for this?
Abhinav Gulyani@aby · @aby - http://gulyani.com
Finally, now my team can actually just have everything in one place. We tried MeisterTask, Trello in conjunction with Asana. But, this is much better now!
Rami Habal@rhabal · entrepreneur
I think this is a killer feature, and I've been waiting for it. IMHO it is distinctive from trello, notion and others (maybe even the jira's of the world) because it fits into a broader, more flexible project management system that works ... had given feedback on this feature anonymously so glad they are listening.