I would heartily agree that would be an awesome feature, even if it was possible to drag/drop from your email client into an Asana task/subtask (anyone who’s used Things for Mac knows what I’m talking about - it is THE thing I miss most after moving to Asana!).
Workaround: Mail to PDF
First of all, I understand this is NOT what people are asking for, that’s why I called it a workaround.
I’m on a Mac. I use Apple Mail. I have Asana setup as a standalone app via Epichrome (which probably doesn’t matter for this workaround, I just like to plug Epichrome because it works so well! :-).
For emails I want to append to a task/subtask, I just select the email, hit Cmd+P to bring up Print and hit Shift+Cmd+P** to create a new email with the original email as a PDF attachment. From there I just drag the PDF to the Asana task and I have a single file with the COMPLETE email that I can easily pop open from Asana on any device.
For attachments to the original email, I drag those to the Asana task separately (since this approach makes the ENTIRE email, and attachments, one PDF). Like I said, this is a ‘Workaround’ until some better feature gets added by Asana developers.
**Shift+Cmd+P: this is a custom keyboard shortcut for ‘Mail PDF’, which converts the entire email into a single PDF (multi-page if necessary).
- System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts.
- Click ‘+’ button > All Applications > Mail.
- Menu Title: “Mail PDF”
- Set whatever keyboard shortcut you want. I chose ‘Shift+Cmd+P’.
Hope that helps someone.