About Basecamp

Basecamp is the go-to collaboration tool for thousands of teams across the globe. It offers project management, file sharing, chat, messages, and more.

Basecamp is opinionated. It's built for teams that want to be efficient and get things done without wasting time or putting in overtime.

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Basecamp Software - Your homepage is where you see everything that's going on around you.
Basecamp Software - Projects are at the heart of Basecamp. They include all the tools you may need to manage your team, like messages, to-dos, files, chat, and Card Table, our take on Kanban.
Basecamp Software - The Lineup shows you all projects at a glance. See schedules and who's working on what from one single screen.
Basecamp Software - Card Table is perfect for reactive work. Cards move through different columns as tasks change stages. Assign teammates, write comments, and even place cards on hold if you need to work on something else.
Basecamp Software - Every project includes a space to share documents, files, and images. Since everyone on the project has access, people will know exactly where to find everything.
Basecamp Software - Ever wondered what you missed while out? Or how's progress on a project? With Basecamp, you can always check the Timeline and see everything happening. Whether you're checking on a project, a teammate, or the entire company, Basecamp makes it easy.
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Basecamp Software - Your homepage is where you see everything that's going on around you.
Basecamp Software - Projects are at the heart of Basecamp. They include all the tools you may need to manage your team, like messages, to-dos, files, chat, and Card Table, our take on Kanban.
Basecamp Software - The Lineup shows you all projects at a glance. See schedules and who's working on what from one single screen.
Basecamp Software - Card Table is perfect for reactive work. Cards move through different columns as tasks change stages. Assign teammates, write comments, and even place cards on hold if you need to work on something else.
Basecamp Software - Every project includes a space to share documents, files, and images. Since everyone on the project has access, people will know exactly where to find everything.
Basecamp Software - Ever wondered what you missed while out? Or how's progress on a project? With Basecamp, you can always check the Timeline and see everything happening. Whether you're checking on a project, a teammate, or the entire company, Basecamp makes it easy.

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(14,428)
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Paul
Paul
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  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

I always come back to Basecamp

Reviewed on 30/07/2021

We have three sites. What Basecamp has provided is the unification of messages and tasks across all...

We have three sites. What Basecamp has provided is the unification of messages and tasks across all sites. It has added transparency that is invaluable to all of our team. We can keep important documents. Onboarding videos and other useful information. No more scraps of paper or post-it notes on peoples desks. It provides real accountability for everyone on the team. So simple to use which means 100% user adoption. Everyone loves Basecamp and we have tried every PM software out there. Basecamp is the best in the business!

Pros

When you first start using basecamp, two things strike you the most. It’s clean super tight interface and the lack of some common functions. I see both of these things as a positive. This might seem odd but you soon realise that the makers at Basecamp are uncompromising in their relentless pursuit of keeping you efficient. No bloat. No complication. These all adds up to adoption by the whole team. Which for me is the most important thing. You can have a perfect project management system, but if no one uses it. It’s useless. Basecamp’s gets everything on the same page.

Cons

I would love the app to give you persistent reminders for tasks! Snooze for 5 mins etc.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

It had everything we needed and nothing we didn't.
Jason
Jason
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Making project management easier

Reviewed on 10/03/2021

Overall, Basecamp is a solid product that I use almost daily to manage projects. I haven't had any...

Overall, Basecamp is a solid product that I use almost daily to manage projects. I haven't had any major issues with the software but would like to be able to easily reference tips and tricks to improve my workflow.

Pros

The ability to collaborate with other people on my team on task management is critical to making sure the work is done on time. Basecamp also allows me to communicate with clients and vendors on project specifics tasks and goals which means less time writing emails and more time getting things accomplished.

Cons

The user interface is a little too bare-bones, and things aren't always intuitive. I would like to see more tips on how to set projects up and manage them properly.

Alternatives Considered

Trello and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

I had more clients that were using Basecamp, so it made sense to be on the same platform as them.

Switched From

Asana

Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

More clients were using basecamp already.
Regina
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Adequate, better than nothing

Reviewed on 03/04/2020

Adequate, at best. Better than nothing. More work than it should be, after 5 years of use. I'm not...

Adequate, at best. Better than nothing. More work than it should be, after 5 years of use. I'm not sure this is the best product for as many users and as many projects as we have... maybe ok for a handful of users/customers and 5-10 projects at a time.

Pros

It's better than an excel spreadsheet. I consider it to be a 'starter' PMS. Sort of like a starter home, or first car (if you're parents aren't rich).

Cons

None of our users can use it properly no matter how many times I instruct them, send them cheat sheets, walk them through the process, justify my requirements for how to use it properly. There's too many places for users to put things, too many ways to make it confusing. Nobody seems to be able to find a thread to continue a conversation, and they just keep starting new messages for everything. If you have a lot of files to add to a project, it gets really confusing on which one is the right one - even if you explain that the newest one is top right. If there's too many messages or files - the oldest ones get buried and nobody can figure out how to find them. The archiving system is a nightmare - impossible to find and pull up projects, you can't search by project, you can only search by a file name, and you can't sort your search - it's just a long list, and you'd better hope you were super consistent in naming your files if you ever want to find something again. There's no analytics

Jill
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Comprehensive Organizational Corkboard

Reviewed on 12/02/2024

Pros

I love the the user interface is easy to learn and use. It's laid out in a way that makes intuitive sense for juggling multiple projects at once and has many features that keep to-do lists easy to track and the activity of everyone on the team visible.

Cons

It can be tricky to figure out how some of the tracking works and which feature best helps your organize your work. Sometimes there are more items than you need and it would be nice to be able to remove more features from the dash and menu if you don't use them.

Casey
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

The ultimate collab

Reviewed on 15/09/2023

Basecamp keeps our team moving on time, step by step. We're more efficient and thorough, and we...

Basecamp keeps our team moving on time, step by step. We're more efficient and thorough, and we don't miss any details.

Pros

One thing that's really nice about Basecamp is that the monthly price is the same no matter how many usersthe account will need. This means it's much more affordable especially for larger teams or companies. There's also a version of Basecamp that can be used for free, incase you'd like to try it out first.Setting up Basecamp was almost effortless. The Ul is so intuitive and helpful. Integrating Basecamp with other services is supported and may be done quickly without a complicated setup. Guest accounts are available and they add flexibility. Basecamp keeps all team members updated on events, deadlines, announcements, approvals, etc. Teams can manage projects, tasks, and ideas in one platform.It's looking to be the best collaboration app I've had.

Cons

I'm disappointed to see that time tracking and Gantt charts were not included, however I still think we're thriving with Basecamp. I'd also like to be able to leave our team communication app behind and only use Basecamp.

Alternatives Considered

Airtable

Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

Zoho projects lacked proper tools and customer support.

Switched From

Zoho Projects
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Basecamp FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Basecamp.

Basecamp offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Basecamp is available at $15 per month/per user

Basecamp has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Basecamp supports the following languages:

English

Basecamp supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Basecamp integrates with the following applications:

Akita, Asana, AssessTEAM, Automate.io, Calamari, ClicData, ClickUp, Clockify, CoSchedule Marketing Suite, Cyfe, Dropbox Business, Easy Insight, EvantoDesk, Eventbrite, Everhour, Evernote Teams, Expiration Reminder, Float, Formstack Forms, Freshdesk, GitHub, Gmail, Google Calendar, Gravity Forms, Harvest, Hubstaff, Instabug, Jira, Jitbit Helpdesk, Jotform, Klipfolio, Microsoft To Do, Minterapp, OmniFocus, Pipedrive, Pivotal Tracker, Proposify, Resource Guru, ScrumDo, Slack, Slickplan, SupportBee, TeamTime, Test Lodge, Tick, Time Doctor, TimeCamp, Todoist, Toggl Track, Tracked, Trello, Unito, Userback, Usersnap, Workbooks, Workstack, Wufoo, Zapier, Zoho Flow

Basecamp offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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