Find work and save searches

Whether you're simply trying to find a task you assigned to a colleague last week or preparing for reviews by gathering a record of your work, Asana keeps all of your work together and helps you make sense of it quickly with search

Quick video walkthrough of search

To search in Asana use the search bar in the top bar. You’ll get a list of corresponding objects such as tasks, projects, portfolios, messages and goals that match your search term. Search is great when you're trying to quickly find something in Asana.

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Advanced search

You can use advanced search to refine your search criteria. You can search anything from completion date and assignee to custom fields, task creator, and more. By searching across more criteria, you find exactly what you need.

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Save searches

If there's something you search for often, you can save the search by clicking the star icon next to the name of the search. The saved search will automatically update every time you open it.

Examples of searches to save

  • Work you need to follow up on—Search for tasks you’ve created for others that are incomplete and due within 3 days.
  • Tasks at risk—Search for tasks with a “high priority” custom field due today or tomorrow. Great for project managers to keep up momentum across projects.
  • Blocked approvals—Search for tasks with a "ready for review" custom field and provide feedback for assignees to unblock work waiting on their approval.
  • Work I’ve completed this quarter—Search for tasks assigned to you that were completed in a specific date range. Great for anyone to see their contributions for a review or to keep their resume updated.

How to make your work easily searchable

How you track your work in Asana is up to you, but there are ways to make it more easily searchable so anyone can get complete, organized results.

  • Give all tasks clear, actionable names. Naming a task “draft customer spotlight blog” versus “blog” can help refine your search results—especially if the task is copied from a template.
  • Give all tasks due dates, assignees, and put them in projects. This makes it much easier to narrow down your search with specific criteria.
  • Use custom fields to categorize tasks within projects by certain criteria. You can also use custom fields as search criteria.

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