How to use the Asana Chrome extension for project management

Do you use Asana for project and task management? The Asana Chrome extension could further boost your productivity.

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Asana is a work management platform used to streamline projects and task execution. So when you’re browsing the internet for ideas and research, it’s helpful to know that there’s an Asana Chrome extension you can take advantage of.

It can save you a lot of time when managing your projects and provides ease of use to avoid distractions. Let’s see how the Asana Chrome extension can add an extra layer of efficiency and ease to your busy work day.

Access the Asana Chrome extension

Screenshot of the Asana Chrome Extension webpage

To start, you’ll want to add the Asana Chrome extension to your browser. Just click Add to Chrome and follow the onscreen instructions to sign in to your Asana account.

Once you’ve done that, you can access it by clicking on the Jigsaw icon next to your browser’s search bar. If you prefer, you can also pin it to your browser by clicking the Pin icon next to Asana on the drop-down menu.

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When you click on the Asana Chrome extension, a small window appears at the top right of your screen. Any input here will automatically sync with your Asana account and show up in the main app.

Add tasks to Asana from the extension

Screenshot of the Asana Chrome extension task

If you’re immersed in your work, the Chrome extension lets you add tasks to Asana from any web page. This is handy if you don’t want to lose focus when accessing the standard Asana app.


To do this, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click it Asana extension in your Chromium Browser.
  2. Add one Title and The description for your task.
  3. Select the Assignee.
  4. (Optional) Click Project to add the task to a specific project.
  5. Click on Create a task.

It will then be added to your Tasks list and all Project that you have selected, which you will also be able to view on the Asana platform.

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Add any web page URL to your task

Screenshot of Asana Chrome extension opened on web page and URL in task description

Suppose you are doing research for a project and you want to cite a website in your task. The Asana Chrome extension lets you extract the URL directly to your task without manually copying and pasting the link.

When the Asana extension is open on the web page, just click the icon Chain at the bottom left of the Asana extension window, and the icon URLs will instantly copy to your Description of the task. You can do this as many times as you want on the same task.

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If the task is for someone else, be sure to select the Assignee of your choice next For on the task. This will be sent directly to the person, so they can get started.

Find and edit active Asana tasks

There may be times when you need to review or edit a task that’s already active in Asana. Instead of scrolling through tasks and trying to find them manually, you can search for them instantly on the Asana Chrome extension.

To do so, follow these steps:

  • Open the extension.
  • In the Search bar at the top, where it is written Access any taskenter a keyword from your favorite task title.
  • From Suggestions drop-down listclick it task you want.

The task you selected will open in a new window so you can view or edit it. Once you’re done, just click X in the browser tab to close it.

Asana project management made easy

The Asana Chrome extension is designed with efficiency in mind, so you can skip all those extra time-consuming manual workflows on your job. It also ensures that you stay distraction-free and keeps you productive when handling time-sensitive projects.

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