When it comes to running a business, there are always projects. Whether it be projects you’re running, projects you’re creating, or projects you’re finishing up.
In order to keep track of all these projects, you need a project management tool or system. There are a ton to choose from, but my favorites are Trello and Asana.
What are Trello and Asana?
Trello and Asana are web-based project management tools that use Kanban boards to help you visualize not only the big picture overview but also small details and allows you to collaborate with others easily.
I like to think of them as a board full of sticky notes and each note is a task.
The Pros of Trello
- It’s great for solopreneurs
- Visually appealing
- So much you can do on the free plan
- Great for personal use too
- Automation is available on the free plan
- App available
- Easy to use drag and drop feature
The Cons of Trello
- You can’t create subtasks very easily
- There is only one type of view (board view)
- Team projects can get messy
The Pros of Asana
- Great for team collaboration
- Has alternative views such as list and board
- Can create subtasks
- Has features such as dependencies, approvals, rules, sorting features, and milestones (but this is also a con – see why below)
- A pegasus flies across the screen when you complete a task (not even kidding)
- The inbox feature is nice to catch up on what you missed (due dates, comments, etc..)
The cons of Asana
- Not very user-friendly
- All the cool features listed above are part of the premium plan (which is not free)
- Not visually appealing
- Drag and drop not as easy to use
Do I prefer Trello or Asana?
I often times get asked, which one do I prefer; Trello or Asana? And the answer is BOTH.
I use Trello for my personal business. I love how visually appealing it is, the ease of use, and the features I get for the free plan.
Some of the types of boards I have are:
- Learning board – to keep up with all my online courses I’ve signed up for (yes, it’s a problem)
- Affilate links – to easily find any affiliate links I have
- Social media posting – to keep up with what Facebook groups I like to post in what days
- Launch board – to plan my launches
- Course board – to plan my course creations
I use Asana with my clients. I’ve found that Trello just isn’t as hearty and easy to use when you have a team. And I really love the subtask feature in Asana. It helps me make sense of workflows, for sure.
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