Asana — track time to Harvest

The Harvest + Asana integration allows you to track time to Harvest directly from your tasks in Asana.

You can also import projects and people from Asana to Harvest, as described in Asana: Import projects and people.

November 2023 integration update

On November 7, 2023, Asana will end support for the current Harvest-Asana integration. On this date, the original Harvest Time Clock icon will no longer appear within Asana.

However, the latest versions of our browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge provide the same functionality. Please install or update the extension for your browser before November 7, 2023, following the steps below, to continue tracking time from within Asana as usual.

See Asana time tracking update, November 2023: FAQs for more information about the change. 

Download the browser extension to track time in Asana

To enable time tracking in Asana you will first have to download the Harvest extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. Follow the directions to download and install the extension for whichever browser you use. 

Unfortunately, the Asana integration is not available in Safari. You'll need to use Chrome, Firefox, or Edge to be able to access the Harvest + Asana integration. 

Each member of your team will need to download the extension and enable it for themselves. It’s not possible to enable the extension at the account level for all teammates.

Track time in Asana

Once the extension for your browser has been downloaded and installed, you can track time from any Asana task that you have access to in Asana. 

  1. Select a task in Asana and click the timer icon. 
  2. A timer window will open. Select a project and task.
    • The first time you track time to an Asana task, you’ll need to manually specify a Harvest project and task. After the first time, Harvest will remember your project + task selection for that Asana task.
  3. Click Start timer or add a duration or start/end times and click Save.
    • When a timer is running the hands on the timer icon’s clock will be spinning.
  4. To stop a timer, click the timer icon again (it will have turned blue). The timer window will open, and you can click Stop timer.

What time tracked using the integration looks like in Asana

Note that for the below options to appear you need to use the timer button directly on your Asana tasks. If you use the toolbar icon of the browser extension to track time, you won't see any Asana reference for the time entry created.

If your team is tracking time to the same Harvest account using the integration, you'll see the total time tracked to that task at the bottom of the pop-up. In this case, the task "Buy a ladder" in Asana has had 14 hours tracked to it via the integration.

What time tracked using the integration looks like in Harvest

When you track time from Asana, we'll add the name of the Asana task to the time entry note in Harvest, with a link back to the Asana task. This link is included on the Day view of timesheets as well as on the entry details in a detailed time report

Disable Harvest time tracking in Asana

You can disable Harvest time tracking in Asana at any time by removing the extension from your browser. It is not possible to disable the extension for another teammate. 

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