If you’ve been looking for a task management tool and you’ve had the chance to check out both Asana and Do.com, you’ve probably noticed that there are quite a few similarities between the two applications. For instance, both apps provide four levels of organizational structure to manage tasks and projects.
The top level, called Workspaces in Asana and Groups in Do.com, is used for grouping projects together. If you have a team of people who are all working on various parts of several different projects, you may want to put all of those projects in the same Workspace or Group. Likewise, you may want to create a private Workspace/Group for individual projects and tasks or a family Workspace/Group for managing personal items.
The second level, called Projects in both applications, is for grouping all of the tasks related to a particular project or program. Within each Project, you can create an optional third level of structure (called Section in Do.com and Priority Heading in Asana) to keep related tasks together. Finally, the fourth level of structure is for the tasks themselves.
Neither application allows for the creation of sub-tasks, although you probably could get a little creative with task naming to simulate a very rudimentary sub-task system. In addition, neither one supports the formal designation of task hierarchies, but both do allow you to enter comments on individual tasks. If you’re interested in more details about the basic functionality of each program, check out our separate reviews of each one here on Bright Hub PM:
Now, let’s take a look at the differences between the two apps.