Google Docs to Asana Connection - Setup and Use

Setup Google Docs to send action items to Asana with our easy setup wizard.  Then, watch TaskClone copy tasks from Google Docs to Asana in 30 seconds.

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Google Docs to Asana setup steps

1. Select Google Docs

Click the Google Docs icon to select it as your source of tasks and events.


2. Connect Google Docs

Note: Google Docs setup requires a two-step process to 1) connect your account, and 2) authorize access to specific Docs.  

Grant permission to connect TaskClone to your Google Drive/Docs account.  You will authorize access to specific Docs in a later step.  Be sure you're authorizing the specific Google Docs account you want to use. 


3. Select Asana as your destination

Click the Asana icon if visible or select Asana using search field.


4.  Authorize TaskClone to access your account

Once logged in to your account, you will be prompted to allow TaskClone to add tasks.


5. Select an Asana Workspace and Project

From the drop-down lists that appear, select an Asana Workspace and Project to receive tasks (e.g. Inbox).  


6. Finish 

Click Finish button.  You're now connected, but there is one more step.


7. Authorize Individual Google Documents

Because Google Docs requires granting access to each specific Doc you want us to process, we've built a simple Google Docs Add-on to make that easy from within Google Docs.  Install our Google Docs Add-on just once (see instructions) and then use the add-on whenever you want to grant access to one or more Google Docs (see instructions). 


Advanced Setup

In addition to connecting directly to the Asana service, Asana can also convert emails from TaskClone into tasks.  This setup requires a few additional steps, but may be preferable to some clients.  To learn the details, see the Asana instructions and Using TaskClone with Email.

Note: Because this feature requires additional setup, it is not displayed during initial setup. You can access it after initial setup as "Asana (email)" or select "Other" as your destination during initial setup and input the needed Asana email address when prompted.


Google Docs to Asana usage

In addition to the video below, we have detailed Google Docs usage instructions summarizing all that can be done using Google Docs with Asana.


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