Filter "My Tasks" by priority

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#1

I figured something like this should be easy but It appears Asana doesn’t have the ability to filter “My Tasks” than more than few/couple things? Sorting by Due Date is nice, but I would like to be able to filter by Priority as well… how do I do this or can it even be done?


#2

Hi
You can sort by “Today” “Upcoming” “Later” when you select none in the sort option’s list, and as tasks are usualy planned according to priorities it should be ok.
Is that what you mean by “Priority” ?


#3

When I open up a Task I can see one of the field that has been set is Priority… is this not a standard Asana field for a task? I don’t know to much about Asana my experience is with Thrive


#4

Priority is a custom field that you or a colleague has sat up in a project, but custom fields don’t appear in the My Tasks list, they only appear in the project’s list of tasks.

You can give a glance to the following conversation which will give you more details, ASANA are working on that topic : :slight_smile:Priority Assignment - Custom Field

Hope it will help you
Julien


#5

Dear Asana, I´ve been using Asana for quite a while now (I fgure over 2 years). As a freelancer, I mostly used it alone, but had the occasional project I found someone else to collaborate with.

The most important tools for a “To-Do” list is to sort by due date and priority. I think this is the most basic requirement you will find in any time or project management book. From the answers of your team, and no offence intended here, you completely misunderstand the difference of the two things. Maybe you want to google “Eisenhower model” or read into any of the time management books. The workarounds are ineffective, as priority is not seen on one glance on the app (IOS version in my case) and counter the very reason I choose a software.

I am experimenting with Todoist now, and will probably say Good bye to you. I am a big fan of your software, I love your style (including the Unicorns) and functionality and design. However, priority is a dealbreaker for me, and I really tried hard. Please let me know if that might be changed in the near future, I would prefer to stay with you. Otherwise you are a perfect team and project management provider, but not very useful for task management.

All the best,

Amin


#6

Hi there @Banning_Stuckey & @Amin_Talab; Michael here from Asana.

Sounds like this would be a great suggestion for our product feedback page; specifically the ability to filter Tasks according to more than one variable in the same place, though you can still achieve what you’re looking for if you’re creative!

My our community manager @Alexis provided a useful workaround until our developers are able to integrate something closer to what you’re looking for (ie two sort options at the same time).

I’ve cut and pasted her advice below, though you can view the whole post here:

When you sort by custom field in project view, as you know, we can only view one custom field at a time. But, you could conduct an advanced search to see everything you’re looking for! I suggest that you use the desired custom fields on your project. Then, conduct an advanced search for tasks with that custom field. Sort the search results by due date and voila! You’ve got all tasks with that custom field sorted by due date.

Hope this helps!
:slight_smile: