Looking to track time in Asana? Unfortunately, it doesn’t have a built-in time tracker.
But it is possible! The trick is to find an intuitive time tracking tool that seamlessly integrates with it.
In this guide, you’ll learn about different Asana time tracking integrations and how best to set up time tracking in Asana in less than 60 seconds. 🏃♀️
The best way to track time in Asana
The only way to track time in Asana is to find a stand-alone time tracking tool that integrates with it.
Head to Google and search ‘Asana time tracking integration’, and you’ll find plenty of suitors.
Rather than overwhelm you with a list of 600+ employee time tracking apps, here are two ways you can track time in Asana with Toggl Track.
Tracking time in Asana with the Toggl Track web app
This is the first of two ways to track time in Asana with Toggl Track. It shouldn’t take more than 60 seconds to get up and running!
1. Create a free Toggl Track account
Head over to Toggl Track and sign up for your free account.
2. Go to the integrations page
Log in to your account and go to the Integrations page in the side menu.
3. Enable the Asana integration
Scroll down to the list of native integrations and click ‘Get started’ next to Asana.
Click the ‘Enable’ button.
4. Log in to your Asana account
Once you’ve clicked enable, you will be asked to log in to your Asana account.
Click ‘Allow’ once you’ve signed in.
Head back to Toggl Track and click on the “Sync Now” button to manually sync users, projects, and tasks to keep your data in Toggl Track up to date.
This will push all of your Asana projects and tasks into Toggl Track.
5. Start tracking witth Asana
You can then quickly start tracking time on any task within a project right inside Toggl Track.
Tracking time in Asana with the Toggl Track Chrome extension
This is the other way to track time in Asana with Toggl Track.
Toggl Track’s free browser extensions embed a Toggl Track timer into the interface of more than 100 apps, allowing you to track time within the app itself.
With additional features like a pomodoro timer and idle detection, it’s the ultimate tool to maximize productivity and streamline time tracking into your workflow without needing to jump between tools.
Let’s look at how you can start tracking time in Asana with it.
Note: this is the exact step-by-step guide for our Firefox Add-on.
1. Install the Toggl Track chrome extension
Head to the Chrome web store and add the Toggl Track Chrome extension to your browser.
Note: you may be asked to log in to your Toggl Track account.
2. Enable the Asana time tracking integration
Click on the Chrome extension in your browser and then click on the settings icon.
Navigate to the ‘Integrations’ page, check the box next to ‘Asana – app.asana.com’ and allow access.
3. Start tracking time in Asana
Head over to your Asana dashboard and hit refresh. You should now notice a small Toggl Track icon next to your tasks in Asana.
Click the icon, and a Toggl Track pop-up will appear.
Your task name will become the time entry description in Toggl Track, and the project will automatically be filled. The example below shows that ‘SEO Campaign’ is the project.
This will start the timer in Toggl Track straight away.
Want to stop the timer for any given task?
You have two options.
The first is to click the Toggl Track icon in your dashboard. This will stop the timer instantly for that task.
Or hit the stop button within the Toggl Track Chrome extension.
The Asana time tracker – Toggl Track
Time tracking is essential for a lot of companies. Toggl Track’s Asana time tracking integration helps you to track project progress, track employee hours, monitor project budgets, and more.
Want to learn more about Toggl Track? Check out our demo video below.
Sean is a Content Marketer at Toggl. He's been involved in SEO and Content Marketing since 2017. Before working for Toggl, Sean ran SEO at a digital marketing agency—so he's all too familiar with time tracking and project management.