Why I love ClickUp

I like to talk #plannerpeace – and especially digital productivity. A huge part of that topic in my world is related to one app … and in this post I would like to share with you why I love ClickUp so much.

Let me begin by saying that I have tried and used almost every productivity app out there… Omnifocus, Trello, Asana, Todoist, Wonderlist, Monday, Evernote and Notion to name a few.

I used to really love Asana…

In late 2018 I was heavily relying on Asana. I had my whole life and business set up in there. I was paying (in my opinion) a lot of money for premium features but it bugged me that I had to pay for five seats even though I didn’t need all of them. Then they introduced the timeline feature – which sounded great – but to get access I would have to upgrade to an even more expensive plan. I wasn’t happy about that… So when I read a post in the Asana Community Forum about this new system that sounded promising – ClickUp – I signed up immediately.

Since then I honestly haven’t looked back. Sure, it has sometimes been a bumpy ride during development, but the customer support is truly excellent and the team is seriously devoted to building a world class system.

A great number of views

I remember that one of the first things I was impressed about was how I easily could switch between list view and board view. In Trello I was limited to board view and in Asana I had to decide in advance if my project was going to be a list or board view. Actually, in ClickUp you have soooo many different views;

  • List
  • Board
  • Box
  • Calendar
  • Gantt
  • Activity
  • Mind Maps
  • Timeline
  • Workload
  • Table
  • Map

and more are added regularly… I like to filter my views with either statuses or custom fields when I look at my project in board view. And when I look at it in list view I most often filter by due date. Then I love using the timeline view to get the big picture of my project. All of this with just one project, depending on how I feel like seeing it at the moment.

I like things that are flexible and let me set up my own structure.

I also love how I can have multiple assignees to one task. I love the new automations where I no longer need to remember to manually assign a task to myself or set it to urgent or anything else that I before had to remember. I love the structure with spaces, folders, lists and tasks, I love the dashboards and goal setting functions… I like that you only pay for the number of seats you need…

Try it out!

I think you need to head over there immediately and sign up for a I free test account (affiliate link) if you haven’t done so already. And please leave a comment if you have any questions or ideas about ClickUp that you want me to talk about!


If you would like to learn more about the story behind ClickUp, listen to this podcast episode!  It’s a really great listen and a fun interview with the founder Zeb Evans.