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Asana Keyboard Shortcuts for Efficient Task Management

Akshata Shanbhag 26-03-2020

Asana is one of the best apps for project management. It’s a great functional way to organize your work and stay on top of projects, goals, and tasks.

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If you use this free web-based app for collaborative task management at work, the cheat sheet below is a must-have. It lists various keyboard shortcuts that will help you use Asana more efficiently.

The cheat sheet covers shortcuts for navigating the Asana interface, creating tasks, formatting text, and managing your inbox. It also includes shortcuts to help you assign tasks, move them around, set due dates, and add subtasks, tags, and comments.

(New to this whole setup and need a quick lesson on the basics of Asana? Read our beginner’s guide to Asana for project management.)

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The Asana Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet

On Windows, replace Cmd with Ctrl and Delete with Backspace in the shortcuts.

ShortcutAction
Navigation
Tab + HSwitch to Home
Tab + ZSwitch to My Tasks
Tab + ISwitch to Inbox
Tab + /Jump to search box
Tab + OToggle sidebar
Task Creation and Quick Add
Tab + QQuick add task
EnterCreate new task
Shift + EnterCreate new task above current task
Shift + Tab + FCreate follow-up task
Tab + NCreate new section
Tab + WQuick add conversation
Task Selection
Up Arrow / Down ArrowSelect task above/below
Cmd + Up Arrow / Down ArrowMove selected task(s) up/down
Cmd + Shift + Up Arrow / Down ArrowMove selected task(s) to section above/below
Cmd + ClickSelect multiple tasks
Shift + Up Arrow / Down ArrowSelect tasks above/below in order
Task Management
Tab + EnterShow task details
EscHide task details
Tab + REdit task description
Tab + KLike selected task
Tab + CAdd comment to selected task
Tab + TAdd tag to task
Tab + SAdd subtask to current task
Tab + AAssign selected task(s)
Tab + MAssign selected task(s) to self
Tab + DSet due date for selected task(s)
Tab + FAdd collaborator(s) to task(s)
Tab + PAdd selected task(s) to project(s)
Tab + XView task in full screen mode
Tab + DeleteDelete selected task(s)
Tab + YMark task as Today in My Tasks
Tab + UMark task as Upcoming in My Tasks
Tab + LMark task as Later in My Tasks
Text Formatting
Cmd + BBold/emphasize text
Cmd + IItalicize text
Cmd + UUnderline text
Cmd + Shift + XStrike through text
Cmd + Shift + MSwitch to monospaced type
Cmd + Shift + 7Create numbered list
Cmd + Shift + 8Create bulleted list
Tab OR Cmd + ]Increase list indent
Shift + Tab OR Cmd + [Decrease list indent
In Inbox…
SArchive
HActivity
FJoin/leave task
IArchive notification
UMove notification to Inbox
KMove up
JMove down

From Task Management to Task Execution

Asana equips you with all the right tools to make shared projects and task lists easy to handle. And pairing it with keyboard shortcuts can make your task management workflow a lot smoother.

Of course, at some point you have to move past organizing tasks and actually work on them. If you’re struggling with that bit, try these productivity tips backed by science How to Increase Productivity According to Science Have you tried most of the productivity advice out there, and nothing is working? Let science (and us) help you find what will work for you! Read More .

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