Trigger is your best alternative to Asana

If you like Asana, you’ll love Trigger. We don’t just offer a project management tool, we also offer built-in time tracking and invoicing, Xero integration, Basecamp integration, Bugsnag integration and more. Compare for yourself!

Feature Trigger Asana
Affordable pricing
Project management
Built-in time tracking
Built-in invoicing
Easily switch between Kanban and Task List views for every project
Ability to specify user roles per task
Ability to set email notifications to real time, every 5 minutes, daily or off
Optional ability to show clients their billable info, target hours and logged hours
Xero integration
Basecamp integration
Bugsnag integration
Trigger vs Asana in more detail
1. Built-in time tracking

For a business owner or project manager, time tracking can mean the difference between losing money, breaking even or making a profit. If you run a creative agency or consultancy and you want to accurately track how long it takes to complete tasks, Trigger’s built-in time tracking is exactly what you need.

2. Built-in invoicing

Trigger has built-in invoicing functionality. Asana does not. To counter this, you’ll likely need to pay for an add-on service to Asana (that either integrates with Asana or connects via Zapier).

3. Ability to easily switch between Kanban and Task List views

In Trigger, you can easily switch between Kanban and Task List views for a project at any time. Whereas with Asana, you must choose one view only and you must choose at the time you create the project.

4. Better ability to manage your email notifications

In Asana, you can set your email notifications to:

In Trigger, you can set your email notifications to:

5. Ability to specify user roles per task

Unlike Asana, Trigger gives you the ability to specify user roles (assignee, watcher or neither) per task, which also gives you greater control over who receives email notifications and updates to tasks.

6. Optional ability to show clients their billable info, target hours and logged hours

Thanks to a great suggestion by some of our customers, we recently added the optional ability to show clients their billable information, target hours and logged hours.

Note: Billable information is only the amounts that our customers bill to their clients. It is not internal employee salary information.

7. Xero integration

Unlike Asana, Trigger talks nicely to Xero, so your time tracking meets your invoicing in one click - and you never have to double-handle an invoice again!

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8. Basecamp integration

Unlike Asana, Trigger also integrates with Basecamp so you can quickly import your Basecamp to-do lists, to-dos and comments.

9. Bugsnag integration

Unlike Asana, Trigger also integrates with Bugsnag, which is ideal for software developers who want Bugsnag issues automatically added as tasks in Trigger.

See more integrations here.

But wait, there’s more...

Trigger is a small team dedicated to your success. We’re super-responsive and we add customer-requested features and improvements all the time. So if you have a great idea about how we can be even better than Asana and the big guys, we’d love to hear from you here.

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