Good to know that Asana understands that their users use mails a lot and integration with Gmail makes it even easier to assign tasks.
I believe, that this is a great way now, since I personally work a lot with gmail and now I can transform each email in a task and continue working on it in Asana.
Understandable, this is a beginning, but at this point, the UI is very complicated and needs extra work when creating or assigning tasks. I hope, in the future, Asana team manages work on it more and it would be easier to attach letter to a specific project or person withion gmail
when creating a task:
1/ add functionality to input tags
2/ make it better to select a project and not search for it (the drop-down menu, maybe)
3/ make it easier to assign task without going to another block (maybe, in the pop-up)
4/ make it possible to add comment to the task
5/ selecting a project should be made easier - again, with drop-down
6/ add attachments to the task
7/ it would be nice to edit what to include in the task (not the whole email, only the attachment and see a preview of the task that is being created)
In the project I work on, a lot of communication happens through the email, so in the past I used to copy email manually to Asana. Now, I can just do everything in gmail and be more productive.