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Jeremy Roberts

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Using the Inbox in Asana is the best way to keep track of what is happening with the projects and tasks you're involved with. While you an optionally get an email, the Inbox in Asana helps to provide the additional context, and the content doesn't get lost in a sea of emails.

http://dobetterwithasana.com/inbox-notifications-in-asana/
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Troy Christmas

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TaskClone teaches a few more Asana tricks
Get your Evernote tasks into Asana projects or tags and assign them to your team!
Our newest features easily send Evernote tasks directly to specific Asana projects, including assigning tasks to your team.
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David Clemons

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Hi Everyone - I did a quick search of the help site but couldn't find this.  Is there a way to make/move an existing Task the subtask of other? 
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You can open task A, and drag and drop task B in the subtasks sections. Or use my other trick.
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CP Web

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Another Asana Theme Customisation

You can easily change styles for Asana using a very handy extension for Google Chrome (maybe available for other browsers) called 'Stylish'.  It allows you to write your own styles and apply them to the website of your choice, given you a look you might prefer. All you need to do is understand some simple CSS and you're away.  Here is a quick guide:

1. In Google's available extensions, search for 'Stylish' and click install.
2. Once installed click the 'S' looking icon normally top right of the browser.
3.  In the Stylish options you should click 'Write new style'.
4.  Add a name for the style so you know what it's for later.
5.  In the 'code' section add your CSS code i.e. this piece of code changes the background image:

body {
background-image: url(enter a url to an image here) !important;
}

6. In the 'Applies to' select 'URLs on this domain' and in the field enter 'asana.com' (without the quotes).
7.  Click 'Save' on the left hand side and when you view Asana the styles you've chosen should be visible (or just press refresh on your browser).

Note: The css code above will require a full url to an image for it to load. I've not tested it on local files but may work too.
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Marc Boscher

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Just released a set of free power tools for Asana. Thought you folks might find it useful:

- Quick-add tasks similar to the official Asana Chrome extension but with more task fields (projects, tags, assignee, followers, etc).
- Copy and move tasks across workspaces.
- Sync asana projects with GitHub repos, comments and all.

It's in beta so any feedback/request is welcome and appreciated!
Asana power tools - quick add, copy, move and sync.
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Great will give it a try 
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Jüri Kaljundi

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Which are your favourite Asana apps or integrations? Here's my take on five of them. (Disclosure: including our own Weekdone, which I'm a co-founder of and looking for feedback to improve it even further). 
So you've been using Asana for task management, but would like to take more out of it? You can, by starting to use any of the add-ons and external applications that talk to your Asana. There are tens and tens of them and they range from Asana reporting and planning, file storage, web development, e-mail newsletters and …
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Good list. First I've heard of Weekdone, but I'm intrigued. Going to try it out with my team.
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Zhana Morris

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Calculating back from a single date? I'm trying to create a template that will automatically insert dates next to tasks based on a formula such as "Final Due Date minus 10 days" and can't seem to find out if it's possible.  The help section indicates that you can insert a +/- n days/weeks... but that is only with the base date being whatever today is it seems. (why you would create a task with a due date of -n days from today I have no idea.) 
Am I missing something?  I have a series of events that I have the same sub tasks for, each sub task is always the same # of days prior to the Event.  I'd like to be able to make a template and only have to change the actual Event (aka: Due Date) once.
Any ideas?
Thanks!
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I did not find anything unfortunately. I'll post if I do.
Zhana
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Terry A. Hull

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Have any of you developed a way to repeat a task on a monthly basis for a certain day fo the week -- e.g., 2nd Tue of each month; 4th Fri of each month?
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leo peppas

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Our 'Body Schema' responds moment by moment to impressions of the world around us and our body - Updating our 'Body Image' is one of the most efficient and sustainable ways to improve coordination.
To experience what this means in terms of embodiment, here's one or two tips to get you started.

www.facebook.com/yogayoga.amsterdam/posts/874603412555557?stream_ref=10
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Troy Christmas

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TaskClone gets Evernote Todos into Asana
We posted on this before, but now there's a video specifically using Asana.  The explanation is also probably a bit clearer than before.
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TaskClone Creates Asana Tasks from Evernote todos
Never again forget important tasks lost in your notes!

After a 3-minute setup, simply mark tasks with a checkbox in any Evernote app and TaskClone automatically sends them to the Asana task list, project or tag of your choice.  

Different from other integrations that work at the note level, TaskClone allows you to send each individual item represented by a checkbox. 

You'll need the email address of the Asana task list, project or tag - see  https://asana.com/guide/tags-email/email-incoming

Goto http://www.taskclone.com/

#Evernote #productivity
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+Kurt Francom You've designated a notebook for +taskclone to search.  Whenever you create or update a note in that notebook with a checkbox, the text associated with that checkbox will automatically go to Asana within 30 seconds of syncing your Evernote account.  

Asana may take a few minutes to process the email sent to it, but you can check your Gmail sent folder to see exactly what was sent to Asana.

We also recommend that you set up TaskClone to search notes with a specific tag (like you did for notebook).  Using a specific tag (as indicated in the video) prevents note conflicts caused by Evernote's auto-save feature.  You can learn more about that on our blog - http://taskclone.com/blog/using-taskclone-effectively-just-got-easier/
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OK. I took a break from Asana for a few months, and while I was gone some of the furniture was rearranged. No more predefined searches at the bottom of the search field? I'm not seeing any -- just want to confirm that it's not just a glitch on my end. 

How do we now do a search for tasks that have not been assigned to a project? I tried putting "none" "not" or "unassigned" in the "In Project" field, but not finding a way to generate a list of tasks not associated with a project.

Thanks.
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Terry when I get 5 will screen shot and post to make sure we are referring to the same thing.
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David Clemons

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Is there a way to print just a "Section" of a project?  
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+Jeremy Roberts I did that on day 1 :-)  I used to have a different "Personal Project" for each of my divisions to keep track of things I want to remember/discuss.  It was to disconnected  so I made one project with each Section for a division.   When going into meetings it would be useful just to print their section.  Thanks for the confirmation +Mike Vardy 
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Adam Widera

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Small tool to create task board cards out of the asana csv export file:
https://github.com/bomultimedia/asanacsv2taskcards/tree/master

The tool requires the name of the task to be in the following form:
BUG|PBI|QA|DOC|DEV<priority>(severity)[effort]:Name of the task

If the name is in this form it would print a red/orange/yellow/green/blue card otherwise the card would be printed in gray.

The priority would be set in the top left corner, the severity in the top right and the effort in the bottom right corner of the card.
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Done (in a separate post).
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Mike Vardy

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As we prepare to unleash Do Better With Asana to the world, +Jeremy Roberts and I talk about some of the tips and tricks we use in this downloadable audio interview. Hope you enjoy it!
6 Days And Counting.... We're less than one week away from releasing Do Better With Asana, and we'd like to thank those of you who have already placed your pre-orders. For those of you waiting to pull the trigger, the pre-order bonuses we're offering disappear when Do Better With Asana is ...
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Mike Vardy

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This update has been nearly one year in the making...

On February 10th, +Jeremy Roberts and I are launching "Do Better With Asana," a comprehensive guide and product that offers tactics, tips, and tricks that will help you "do better with Asana." If you're interested in pre-ordering, there are some bonuses available, so go and check out the website that just went live....

http://dobetterwithasana.com/
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+Mike Vardy Well I'm not Nicole so I'm not sure if the book's really for me, but I am curious ;)
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evren inanç

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Asana Theme Customization

If anyone is interested in customizing asana background images, here is how;
1. Download and buy (Userstyles only available in paid version) fluid.app (http://fluidapp.com
2. Make a new application with your asana account,
3. Find an image suitable to your productivity mood
4. From themes in your account chose a single image theme, not a patterned one
5. From window-->userstyles add a new style with the attached image parameters.
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The Ultimate Guide on How to Use Asana
Become a Productivity and Task Management Genius

If you use Asana, and I know you do since you are in this community,  this post is a must read. It takes the use of Asana to a whole new level. 

Blown away by the power of it all. I think I have read this article 7 times and am sure to refer back to it again, there is so much to absorb.

If you are using Asana, please share your tips or dynamite articles in the comments.

I am trying to expand my understand of how I can use / bend Asana. I am not interested in the basics or what is a task or a workspace article... I am looking for Samurai Warrior Asana posts like this one. 

Thanks!

#asana  
“If it’s not in Asana, it’s not going to happen.” So said the founder of the online task management system that has literally transformed my life and business. Asana is one of the best free tools I’ve ever used to simplify my projects, help me plan my days and weeks, manage my team and organize …
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Troy Christmas

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TaskClone makes Asana-specific video and support for Evernote users
Asana is one of the most frequently used apps for +taskclone users.  We decided to provide a Asana-specific video and setup docs showing how TaskClone works with +Evernote at http://support.taskclone.com/customer/portal/articles/1592828-asana-setup-and-use
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Here's a nice trick I just discovered with +Asana...
You can search for tasks NOT assigned to you! I wanted to be able to see all the tasks that I follow but are not assigned to me. I thought this was going to be tough because there's no "Not assigned to" field to search by. BUT, in the "Assigned to" field I just tried to type "not me" (mainly because I was bored) and what do you know.. it's an option! It appeared as a popup selection for me to click on. Now I have a saved search to quickly see every incomplete task that I follow... Time to crack the whip!
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Yep, that's right, Skitch :)
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