Asana today announced version 2.0 of its iPhone app, which has been “redesigned and rebuilt” from the ground up.  You can grab the latest release from the official Apple App Store.

If there’s one element of Asana’s product that has left a lot to be desired it’s mobile. Quite simply, it’s not been good enough but here’s what Asana is promising in the new version:

  • A totally new design.
  • A new native interface for adding and editing tasks.
  • The ability to add or edit due dates, notes, tags, followers, recurring schedules and projects for any task.
  • Teammate photos.
  • More speed.

Asana says this update “brings the power of the desktop version to the iPhone” and also “comes with big boosts in usability and speed.”

But one core feature that’s still missing is drag and drop to recorder tasks. Ugh.

Screen Shot 2012 09 05 at 2.51.51 PM e1346882163705 Asana launches version 2.0 of its iPhone app with revamped design, new features, more speed

Asana assures its users that this is just the beginning and it’ll be adding more polish and features to the app in coming weeks.

Asana was co-founded in 2008 by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and Justin Rosenstein. The product started off as a side project of Moskovitz’s at Facebook. He eventually ended up focusing exclusively on it and building an internal team to continue the development of the product. Facebook still use the original tool Moskovitz built internally.

Asana iPhone app