How to enable and use the Asana integration

Overview

Like other integrations, you need to be an admin in order to enable the Asana integration, but once enabled it can be used by any teammate.

The Asana integration allows you to link an Asana task to a conversation in Front, and browse Asana tasks right from your inbox.


How it works

There are a few key benefits of the Asana integration:

  • You can perform common actions, like creating new tasks or browsing existing ones, without leaving your inbox
  • Once an Asana task is linked to a Front conversation, you can easily access it directly from Front
  • When an Asana task is attached to a Front conversation, a link back to all related conversations in Front will be added to the description of the Asana task
  • When the Asana task is completed, related Front conversations will automatically reopen to allow you and your teammates to follow up with any updates


Instructions

Admin steps

Note: if you were already using the legacy version of the Jira integration, you do not need to re-enable the new version (it will be automatically enabled for you).

Step 1

Click the gear icon on the top right of Front and into the Company settings tab, and select Integrations from the left menu.

Step 2

Select Asana from the list of integrations. Click to the Settings tab and turn the toggle to enable the Asana integration.

Step 3

If you'd like to reopen conversations after an Asana task has been closed, the click the Sign in to Asana button.

Step 4

Click Save to finish enabling the Asana integration.

End-user steps

Step 1

From your Front inbox, find the Asana icon in the right sidebar of Front. If it hasn't been added to your sidebar app-switcher yet, click the "+" button at the bottom of the right sidebar and make sure that Asana has been pinned. Once you've pinned the integration, you can drag its icon to position it where you prefer.

When you first open the plugin, you'll see a sign in screen where you'll be asked to enter your Asana credentials.

Step 2

Once you've logged in, click the gear icon in the top right of the plugin, and then set your default workspace, project, and assignee. 

Navigate back to the main page, and you'll be ready to proceed with any of the following actions:

Creating new tasks

To create a new task, click Add task from the This conversation tab, select the desired Project, and then New task. You'll see a form that includes the fields you configured in your settings. Enter the desired attributes, then click Create

Browsing and attaching existing tasks

Click the Search tab, select the desired Workspace and Project to search within, type your query and press Enter on your keyboard. You should see a list of all matching results.

Click on any result to see the full details of the task, or use the three-dot menu to access other options like attaching the task to the current conversation. You can mark a task as complete or incomplete using the checkbox on the left.

Once a task is attached to a conversation, you'll find it in the This conversation tab.


FAQ

No. You can consider just creating a personal project, like a person to-do list, and add your task there.

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