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Trello Vs Ms Planner Vs Asana “A Comparison”



1. Swift and
easy approach to setup youraccount. Setting up your boards andinviting members
is done in minutes.

2. Trello’s
free version is relatively wide-ranging and supports integration withother apps
at a basic level.

3. Trello is
stable, consistent andinformation updates right away.

4. Assignment
of cards to users is a simpleprocess and very easy to be done with.

5. Inviting external members is easily done by sending an invite to their email address.

6. Card formatting is very flexible and super user-friendly, Trello works on all screen sizes and presence on IOS and android.

7. You can easily @tag users to send an email or inform them regarding the progress/assignment of a task.


1. Time tracker
is available as a paid add-on only.

2. Calendar is available in business version only.

3. Ability to create tags for tasks is not available, and there are 12 labels only per board.

4. Not easy to automatically shift items from one card to another, instead you can only shift manually by copying and pasting.

5. Paid subscription needed to upload larger-sized files.

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 Ms Planner


1. Swift and
easy approach to setup andUser Interface is easier to understand.

2. If there
is a change or update in anyplans, an email notification is sent to allthe
members associated with that planin order to keep them informed.

3. Assigning
tasks to internal and externalusers is fairly simple and easy.

4. You have
the option to set due dates ontasks using the built-in calendar feature.

5. Planner
has a Planner Hub, wheredetailed reports on tasks are available.

6. Team
members can view tasks of eachother, which enables them to take workload off of
other members if anyone isoverloaded.

7. Team
members can communicate witheach other through outlook becauseboth are linked
with office 365.


1. At
present, guest members need toregister with office 365 and become ateam member
in order to participate ina task.

2. There is
no @tag feature.

3. There is
only one checklist per each taskallowed.

4. There is a
character limits on commentsin Planner’s tasks. If you need to addmore
comments, then you need toattach a separate file.

5. No
automatic way to move contentbetween tasks and buckets. Onlymanual copy and
paste allowed.



1. There are
numerous third party apps and softwares that Asana can be integrated with, for
example, Salesforce,  Slack, Dropbox, Google Calendar, and the list goes

2. Asana’s
most important feature is helping organizations in being more productive. Asana
offers every task to have a label and a deadline for easy tracking.

3. Asana
offers top notch cloud security for any document that is labeled as classified.
This feature is supported through Asana’s security storage measures.

4. The
freedom of customizing your dashboard is a feature that Asana allows. The
dashboard can also be customized for job seekers and helping customers with
their queries etc.

5. Asana
allows collaboration with both internal (employees) and external users (people
from outside the organization) by inviting them to a workspace of a particular
project. Managers can assign tasks in workspace and users can see all the tasks
and projects.


1. New users
might not find it user friendly. Even though more experienced users or project managers
do find Asana very helpful and beneficial, however, majority of new users would
feel the opposite.

2. If user
friendliness was a concern than another worrying fact is the learning curve for
Asana as it is a steep curve and maybe too challenging for the new users.

3. Asana is
very rich in features and is not suitable for small businesses / single
projects comprising of small teams. A lot of users have complained that they
face a lot of trouble while making decisions as they can’t decide which feature
to choose out of so many.

4. Asana’s
inability to track time spent by a member on a task means there is no way to
find out how much time was spent on one particular task. If there is a project
that needs to be billed by tracking time spent on it, then Asana would need
third party time tracking softwares.

5. Sometimes
a file needs to be brought in from outside, Asana restricts this feature to
only JSON and CSV formats.


In this age
of technology, It is important to know which technology serves the purpose for
your business. Choosing what is best for organizations interests sometimes is a
grueling task, however, successful business put in time and effort and know
exactly what they want in order to achieve their goal / tasks.

comparison above is not intended to promote any single platform but rather
intended for informational purposes so that people can decide which platform is
best suited and more productive for their business.


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