Asana Tips and Tricks: Save Time With Batch Operations on Tasks

As a manager, you may need to handle multiple Asana tasks, with little time to do so. To-do’s like setting task due dates, marking tasks complete, or adding assignees probably take up a large chunk of your day. But rather than performing these actions on a task-by-task basis, what if you could save time by tackling multiple tasks all at once?

One of our favourite Asana tips and tricks is “batching”, or grouping tasks together. You can then perform different actions on this entire batch. What a way to save yourself a hassle!

What type of batch operations can you do and how do they work? Let’s take a closer look.

 

How to Select Batches:

 

To multi-select tasks and subtasks, simply press shift, control, or command on your keyboard, and select all the tasks you want.

 

Types of Batch Operations You Can Do

 

Once you’ve selected multiple tasks or subtasks, you can:

 

  1. Assign them to someone .

  1. Set a due date for all selected tasks/subtasks.

  1. Add a tag to selected tasks/subtasks.

 

  1. Add selected tasks/subtasks to another project

 

This is especially useful when a project’s tasks are also relevant to other projects. Instead of duplicating the tasks to other projects, you can simply have these tasks exist simultaneously in multiple projects.

To do this, simply hover over the project name in your task pane and select the + or pencil icon.

 

  1. Mark selected tasks as complete or incomplete

 

  1. Delete selected tasks

 

  1. Add a follower to all selected tasks

 

  1. Follow/unfollow all selected tasks

 

Do you have any other Asana tips and tricks you love? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at @unitoio!