Asana and Wrike are two popular project management apps available today. These apps are used to manage workflow especially around team members without the need of email or other more traditional method. By using these apps, all members can see their progress and everything will be more transparent.
In this article we are going to give you information about:
– What is Asana and Wrike
– Asana and Wrike User Interface
– Asana vs Wrike
Asana is a software that was developed by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and ex-engineer Justin Rosenstein in 2008. This software is used to help team tracks their works. The app is helping team members to communicate and work together without having to go through mail, such as managing projects and tasks online. You can use Asana to integrate with many productivity tools like Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote, Zapier, Zendesk, Instagantt, Jira, Harvest, and DigiSpoke. In 2013 they launched Asana Organizations that can be used at enterprise scale. Recently in March Asana announced an interactive feature called Timeline that can be used by enterprise to visualize and map out their projects.
Asana is free to use, but is you are a professional you can get the premium features with the paid version for $9.99 per member and billed annually. The app is web based, so there is no desktop app but you can have mobile app to maintain your work away from your desk. The web dashboard is divided into three mains areas including a left rail with projects, teams and workspace; a main window that will change depend on what you select from the left; and the right, which is information box that will provide you with information regarding whatever you are viewing in your main window. (Read also : Trello vs Asana)
Wrike is a web based application that will help you managing your project. The application is developed by the same name company, which was founded by an entrepreneur called Andrew Filev and currently have offices in several countries mainly in America and Europe. The software is fall into SaaS category that will allow you as the user to manage and track your projects, deadlines, schedules, and similar workflow process. Aside from managing your own project, you can use it on a team or collaborate with others. If English is not your main language, you may change the language into French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese or Russian.
You can use Wrike for free, which will let you use the app to do basic tracking and available up to five users. But if you are a professional, you can pick the paid version start from $9.80 per user per month. The dashboard is clean and straightforward; the main navigation is located at the left and you also can find the three-pane window similar to what you can find in Asana. There is an @icon at the top area to see notifications when someone tag you in comments while for task assignments notification, you can see them in inbox notifications.
Now, let’s compare Asana to Wrike. Unlike Asana, Wrike offer their customers the option to track how long a project is taking to be completed. With Wrike you also able to track budget for your projects and another great thing with Wrike that is not available in Asana is the Workload view, so you will know when a team member is under workload by showing a highlight.
Asana vs Wrike
|- Able to integrate with Zapier||- Can't integrate with Zapier|
|- Free version up to 15 members||- Free version up to 5 members|
|- Premium version start from $9.99 per member per month annually||- Premium version start from $9.80 per user per month|
|- Have lesser features for enterprises||- Offer more features for enterprises|
All in all, the decision is all yours to make. In our opinion Asana in great for personal use that won’t need extra features, but if you plan on using it in your company, you may want to opt for Wrike, since they have more features that support corporate use better than Asana.