OmniFocus vs Asana - GTD software comparison

GTD Software comparison: OmniFocus vs Asana

 

OmniFocus

vs Asana

Company The Omni Group Asana
Company name The Omni Group Asana
Rating ★★★☆☆ ★★★☆☆
TRO Ready 𐄂
Key features
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, hierachy)
  • 2 dates
  • auto sync
  • email (autoprocess)
  • unlimited contexts
  • reminders
  • projects (inline, field, multiple)
  • 1 date
  • linked appts
  • auto sync
  • email (link, autoprocess)
  • api
Description Full-featured task manager for Mac and iPhone. Social task and project management with collaboration for individuals, teams, and small businesses. Limited support for shared workspaces.
Home page OmniFocus Asana
Tro training No TRO training available. No TRO training available.
Platform
Requires Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later, or iPhone 3G
Version 3.3.6
released: 2019-09-19
released: 2017-03-03
Release date 2019-09-19 2017-03-03
Type Commercial Freeware
Has free version
Free version notes Free 14 day trial Free feature-limited version
A paid version is available
Full price low $19.99 $1200
Full price high $79.95 $9600
Made specifically for GTD 0 0
Syncs with iCal (auto sync); multiple OmniFocus Mac or iPhone DBs (manual, MobileMe, Bonjour, iDisk, WebDAV); TaskPaper, TXT, HTML CSV (manual export)
Sync methods Automatic Sync Manual Sync
Automatic Sync
Mobile access Web Access
Mobile App
Mobile Optimized Web Access
Mobile App
Email-to-task support Emails are automatically tasks Link to Task
Emails are automatically tasks
Categories Unlimited contexts Unlimited contexts
Time boxing No time boxing support No time boxing support
Number of date fields
Has reminders
Can automatically prioritize tasks 𐄂 𐄂
Project support Projects can be nested within other projects Tasks can be assigned to multiple projects, but projects cannot be assigned to other projects
Calendar integration No support for integration between the tasklist and calendar Tasks can be linked to the calendar
Features URL www.omnigroup.com/products/omnifocus/features asana.com/product
Screenshots URL
GTD setup notes
Data can be manipulated via an API 𐄂
Short details A professional task list featuring contexts and projects with different filtering and sorting options. Asana connects your tasks and projects to anyone you want to work with. Use of workspaces to organize all the teams and collaborate with other people while keeping everything separate. All history and discussions for each task are kept together and updates you of the changes to the tasks and projects.
Category dimensions 2 2
Persistent reminders 𐄂 𐄂
Number of priority levels 0 0
Number of prioritization dimensions (besides dates, categories, etc.) 0 0
Collaboration and team support
  • OmniFocus does not support teams or collaboration.
  • Groups people into teams for projects or tasks
  • Tasks can be assigned to others
  • Tasks can be added to other people's lists
  • Other people's tasks can be viewed
Date last reviewed 2019-09-29 2017-04-28

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