I have always been an Asana lover – it’s an amazing project management tool. The user interface is very clean, and easy to navigate. Asana also offers a great free plan which is great for entrepreneurs who are just starting out with an online project management tool.
If you haven’t heard of Asana or ClickUp, let me break it down for you.
Asana and ClickUp are online business tools. In their most basic use, they are task management systems and when they are being used to their fullest capacity, they are incredible project management systems.
A project management system helps me to organize all of my task lists, set due dates, and assign specific team members to specific tasks within a project. It does all of this without you feeling overwhelmed trying to track down who is working on what and what stage that project is on. These systems also allow me to not live in my inbox.
A few years ago if you asked me how I managed my “task lists” I would have told you about my email inbox and how that email inbox used to hold all of the team conversations, all of the task lists, all of the client requests, and all of the questions. It was hectic, and it was not working.
I can now proudly say that with these project management tools, I no longer live in my inbox and I no longer feel constantly overwhelmed and behind in my work anymore. My team and I are able to stay incredibly organized while working focused and effectively, thanks to these online business tools.
So, Asana or ClickUp – which one works better?
Honestly, they both work well but here is why I have finally made my decision to move forward with ClickUp. (after switching back and forth 3x in the last month!)
After many years of using Asana, I started searching for other platforms that were similar to Asana because I was continuing to experience the limiting capabilities that Asana has for more detailed project management.
I explored working with Trello, ActiveCollab, Teamwork, and still could not find what I was looking for. That was, until I discovered ClickUp and now, I’m hooked!
I am continually blown away with what ClickUp offers and I’m excited to dive into some of my favourite features.
Not only was the decision easy to make, the process itself of switching my projects over to ClickUp was quick and effortless. ClickUp’s import tool makes it extremely easy to switch to their platform – you can import from the most popular project management systems, including Asana.
Some of the best Asana features are only available on the paid plan, such as the custom fields feature and “Rules” feature – for example: when a task is added to a certain list, automatically assign the correct team member.
But unfortunately these features are on Asana’s highest paid plan which costs $50/month (minimum 2 seat purchase is required). This ends up adding up to over $600/per year!
As a solopreneur who is also growing a team, that is very expensive!
ClickUp’s free plan is way more robust than Asana and has way more useful features.
ClickUp’s Unlimited Plan (which is the middle tier) has more features than Asana’s business plan and only costs $5/month per member which is only $60/per year! A HUGE difference!
I will always have a soft spot for Asana, because ultimately, that’s where my journey began. Now that I’ve found ClickUp, there is simply no way I could ever go back. ClickUp wins in all areas for me and I can’t wait to show you how it can help you too
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