Basecamp

Basecamp

Flexible project management & team communication tool

4.3/5 (11367 reviews)

Basecamp Overview

What is Basecamp?

Basecamp is a collaborative project management and daily task tracking application suitable for use by teams of all sizes, from SMBs to large enterprises. As well as providing features for task management and team communication, Basecamp enables the management and safe, secure storage of project related material and communications.

Basecamp can be used by freelancers and small teams, as well as dispersed, multinational teams to communicate on project ideas, tasks and deadlines. Basecamp's project management tool can be used to send messages, share and collaborate on files and documents, time tasks, define deadlines, and give feedback.

Basecamp uses a simple, visual interface to help individuals and team's manage their shared and personal projects and tasks. Basecamp's dashboard provides an overview of all your discussions, to-dos, files, text documents and events in a single glance.

The optional permissions and views in Basecamp mean you can choose which team mates and clients to collaborate with. The PM tool can be used to send messages, host discussions, organize events and meetings, share files and emails, and assign tasks.

Basecamp provides a project management solution for organizing both internal team projects, as well as client projects. You can choose to restrict permissions and views for project items, as well as entire projects. This allows users to share certain items with clients, while keeping other items private for sharing among the team.

Basecamp Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$99.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

For businesses, Basecamp costs a flat, fixed fee of $99/month or $999/year. This includes unlimited users and unlimited projects.

For non-profits and charities, a 10% discount is offered.

For teachers and students, Basecamp is free.


Basecamp Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French and 7 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Screenshots

Basecamp screenshot: The Basecamp home screen provides an overview of all teams and projects
Basecamp screenshot: The Basecamp home screen provides an overview of all teams and projects Basecamp screenshot: Basecamp's discussion threads replace hard-to-follow email chains Basecamp screenshot: Team visible to-do lists and due dates help to foster a culture of accountability Basecamp screenshot: Team members are automatically asked what they've worked on each day, week, or month, depending on the setup by admin Basecamp screenshot: Project progress, individual team member activity, key activities, overdue to-dos, approaching deadlines, and more are summarized in Basecamp's reports Basecamp screenshot: Group chat and instant messaging are built in to Basecamp, eliminating the need for a separate chat tool Basecamp screenshot: Automatic check-in questions can be customized Basecamp screenshot: PDFs, images and Google Docs can be stored centrally in Basecamp, and organized into folders or color-coded, for access by the all of the team Basecamp screenshot: Emails can be forwarded into Basecamp to be viewed and commented upon by the team, before also being replied to directly from Basecamp Basecamp screenshot: All projects can be viewed on Basecamp's mobile home screen, and any important ones pinned

Basecamp Reviews for UK Users

Basecamp Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.3
/
5 11367 reviews
Excellent
5481

Very good
4387

Average
1221

Poor
215

Terrible
63

Value for Money
4.2
Features
4.2
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Support
4.3
87% recommended this app
Stanislav G.

Can be Really Good if Team is Synchronised

Basecamp provides a platform for collaboration and project management that can be the backbone of digital marketing agencies, software development companies, or any other company which has a team of 5+ and at least 5+ projects (my estimates, not limitations of the product). It just helps the team to keep it all in one place and more importantly - it helps bring together remote teams, which is an ever-increasing scenario for many IT companies hiring VAs, content writers, PPC specialists, developers.


Ross M.

The Best "Pick Up and Get Going" Task Manager

Basecamp is where we keep all of our assignments and initiatives, and we've become diligent about not letting any lists or to-dos creep outside the system. This relies heavily on managing the project list carefully and making sure everything has its place. There are not guide-rails to keep you from placing a task in the "wrong" place - fortunately you can move tasks all around if someone puts something in an incorrect place. It's important that you define what Projects exist and create a framework for where assignments should go. A frequent complaint we hear around the office is "I don't know where to put this" so it's important that you outline your project structure and communicate it clearly. If you can nominate a gate-keeper to watch over the system organization, Basecamp can be a very effective way to manage all assignments across an organization and allow people to simply see what's due, when, with ease.


Sean G.

The best production management software for our company.

We use Basecamp for every project that goes through our company, and we have some team members that use it constantly and some that barely want to touch it ... when you rely on Basecamp for your company to run smoothly, you need to make sure you have 100% buy in from the team and everybody is using the software with some form of ground rules in place to help keep everything organized. Once that is dialed in, basecamp really can cover every needs we run across and it has grown with us from a 3 person company up to a 28 person company and should be able to sustain for the foreseeable future.


Michael S.

Great Solution For Team Collaboration & Basic Project Management

I've used Basecamp to manage development projects, marketing programs, product management, company calendars, and basic HR/company policy documentation for several years. I've always found it to be reliable and easy to use. I will continue to use it going forward.


Verified Reviewer

I'm not sure if it's the same people on this one, since there are different versions of this...

For the fact that it's an app on a major app store, I would have obviously come across it, for the fact that it was something of some form of various thing that I would come across in categorical and ad hoc searching, as it turns out.

Aside from not understanding what the purpose of the software was, based on the description that was included in all of the versions in the App Store, I found it particularly disparaging to the community that they framed the purpose of the app as an occupation and dump in of trucks and trailers, and tons of people from out of town, on any given day, whereas the trailers were there in supposition that they were showers that were provided to the homeless, on one day.

On one hand, they're not there every day, but on the other hand, it was a bit strange that this ended up being what the app is about.


Stanislav G.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Can be Really Good if Team is Synchronised

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 13/02/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Basecamp provides a platform for collaboration and project management that can be the backbone of digital marketing agencies, software development companies, or any other company which has a team of 5+ and at least 5+ projects (my estimates, not limitations of the product). It just helps the team to keep it all in one place and more importantly - it helps bring together remote teams, which is an ever-increasing scenario for many IT companies hiring VAs, content writers, PPC specialists, developers.

Pros

It gives you the opportunity to manage a complex business with multiple projects and team members, providing a platform for communication and collaboration. I've personally used Basecamp for two years and have liked it in general for organizing Digital Marketing projects within an agency. You also get the ability to add the client to the project and choose what to show or hide from them, making it just a bit easier to keep them in the loop and get required feedback from them.
The ability to export tasks to Google Calendar is a good touch, but it would really depend if workflow creates Google Calendar worthy items. If not, you have a calendar within Basecamp.

Cons

Like any software with vast functionality, you have to learn all of its features to use it as it is intended to be used. Collaboration with teammates adds one more layer of complexity and problems can arise if the team is not coached to use it in a common way.
The ability to assign tasks to others can get overwhelming for the assignee. I personally had two account managers above me, as well as content writers I worked with and they all kept assigning even the smallest of tasks, or even worse - largely undefined tasks, that eventually led to me accumulating a whole lot of tasks and not seeking to clear my list.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Ross M.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 13-50 Employees

The Best "Pick Up and Get Going" Task Manager

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 09/12/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Basecamp is where we keep all of our assignments and initiatives, and we've become diligent about not letting any lists or to-dos creep outside the system. This relies heavily on managing the project list carefully and making sure everything has its place. There are not guide-rails to keep you from placing a task in the "wrong" place - fortunately you can move tasks all around if someone puts something in an incorrect place. It's important that you define what Projects exist and create a framework for where assignments should go. A frequent complaint we hear around the office is "I don't know where to put this" so it's important that you outline your project structure and communicate it clearly. If you can nominate a gate-keeper to watch over the system organization, Basecamp can be a very effective way to manage all assignments across an organization and allow people to simply see what's due, when, with ease.

Pros

Basecamp requires very little setup and there are very few barriers to overcome to get in and start making projects and tasks. It can very very scalable in terms of users and project count, and it's approach to To-do Lists and Tasks makes project organization fairly straight-forward. At it's core, making tasks is as easy as choosing a place to put them, naming them, and assigning them. With simple reports, users can view their tasks across all projects and start tackling them. If you want to take things a little bit deeper, you can assign mutiple people to tasks, set due dates, and loop other people into the tasks for conversations.

Cons

Basecamp still has some key missing features that create workflow issues every now and then. You can create recurring events, but not recurring to-dos. So, for example, if you want to create a "Close Accounting Books" to-do and assign it to a user to be finished each month by the 15th, there is not currently support for that. There's also no built-in gannt views, although they continue to innovate project management with new simpler ideas such as the "Hill Chart" which i'm a fan of. A lot of the lack of complex features comes from their desire to carefully curate features to keep the application from ballooning into a beast that's unwieldy and hard to learn.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Sean G.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 13-50 Employees

The best production management software for our company.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 17/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We use Basecamp for every project that goes through our company, and we have some team members that use it constantly and some that barely want to touch it ... when you rely on Basecamp for your company to run smoothly, you need to make sure you have 100% buy in from the team and everybody is using the software with some form of ground rules in place to help keep everything organized. Once that is dialed in, basecamp really can cover every needs we run across and it has grown with us from a 3 person company up to a 28 person company and should be able to sustain for the foreseeable future.

Pros

The pros of basecamp are the company wide team access and usage, easy access to current project related data, storage for project photos and renders. We have an archive of our projects for the past 6 years as well, so we can always go back in and find any info we may have had in the past but are missing now.

Cons

Basecamp is just difficult enough that our team members who are a little less tech savvy can feel overwhelmed with navigating the software. We tend to have 150 -250 open, active projects at any given time, so they struggle to know which project relates to them and get discouraged by the navigation.

Since there are so many ways to use the software, to-dos, conversations, calendars, file browsing, etc. it can become disjointed and unorganized quickly. You really need to stay on top of keeping everything in a manner that cuts down confusion.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Michael S.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: Self Employed

Great Solution For Team Collaboration & Basic Project Management

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 19/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I've used Basecamp to manage development projects, marketing programs, product management, company calendars, and basic HR/company policy documentation for several years. I've always found it to be reliable and easy to use. I will continue to use it going forward.

Pros

Basecamp is incredibly intuitive and easy-to-use. New users can start using the system in a very short period of time. I love the ability to upload files to specific projects or teams and to organize them into folders and update them with new versions. I also really appreciate how Basecamp makes sharing news, messages, and schedules with members of the team. Basecamp is also very affordable, even for small teams.

Cons

I would like to see some additional project management features added. Specifically, project milestones and Gantt charts. A few of the features are not particularly useful, such as the Gaussian-looking completion chart.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Civic & Social Organization
Company size: Self Employed

I'm not sure if it's the same people on this one, since there are different versions of this gig sw

Used Other for Free Trial
Reviewed on 29/10/2018
Review Source: Capterra

For the fact that it's an app on a major app store, I would have obviously come across it, for the fact that it was something of some form of various thing that I would come across in categorical and ad hoc searching, as it turns out.

Aside from not understanding what the purpose of the software was, based on the description that was included in all of the versions in the App Store, I found it particularly disparaging to the community that they framed the purpose of the app as an occupation and dump in of trucks and trailers, and tons of people from out of town, on any given day, whereas the trailers were there in supposition that they were showers that were provided to the homeless, on one day.

On one hand, they're not there every day, but on the other hand, it was a bit strange that this ended up being what the app is about.

Pros

In essence, I suppose that this app seems a bit in opposition to the browsing app store user coming across it and then, at some point, upon trying to understand what the portent of the impact of the software is, fairly soon turns up browsing through more apps, wondering what this app is about; particularly to have 3 release versions of it, at this point in time.

Regardless, it turned in to a yellow sign "base camp" social work news article publication thing for the sake of publicizing push material of support for what ended up being a seething attrition for the locals of the area where the "base camp" installment of "obviously, it's on account of the app in the app store thing," and on top of that, there was significant opposition to me as a mental health client recipient of services (supposedly), just tangentially, and for a few times, perhaps, of this art therapy group of people, and then they talked and acted out towards me in my head, outside of any sort of professional or service provider and client circumstances.

Cons

I feel like the spirit of development in software, for the purpose of disparaging the client, of a completely different and separate supposition of relation, whatsoever, in regards to the original purpose of meeting with these developers, is simply wrong and unprofessional. These developers cause a significant problem in a different locality between people who are not housed in downtown Los Angeles, on the incident that happened witnessed, and whatever the story was in my head about what anyone might think about such an influx of people in to the area, which is all too common, in various ways;

On top of that, they're plotted right at 222 S. Hill St. 7th floor, Los Angeles, CA, 90012, and they do events of disparagement against me and my family commonly, while trying to suppose that their self esteem is supported and is superior, while homeless and mentally ill bullying and stalking victims are inferior, on account of group brute strength over an individual. They run ostensibly false and slight charity drives for supposedly unfortunate other people.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

User recommendation
8/10
Based on 11,367 user ratings
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Basecamp Pricing

Basecamp Pricing

Starting from
US$99.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

For businesses, Basecamp costs a flat, fixed fee of $99/month or $999/year. This includes unlimited users and unlimited projects.

For non-profits and charities, a 10% discount is offered.

For teachers and students, Basecamp is free.

For businesses, Basecamp costs a flat, fixed fee of $99/month or $999/year. This includes unlimited users and unlimited projects.

For non-profits and charities, a 10% discount is offered.

For teachers and students, Basecamp is free.

Value for Money
4.2/5
Based on 11,367 user ratings
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Basecamp Features

Basecamp Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Drag & Drop Interface
Gantt Charts
Prioritising
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
Timesheets
Features
4.2/5
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Video Tutorials

Video Tutorials

Additional information for Basecamp

Additional information for Basecamp

Key features of Basecamp

  • @mentions
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Agenda view
  • Applause
  • Assignment management
  • Attach files, quotes & code samples
  • Automatic notifications
  • Chat
  • Chat functionality
  • Client projects
  • Commenting
  • Deadline Tracking
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Document tracking
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Due date tracking
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Emoji
  • Employee profile
  • Event organization
  • File & document sharing
  • File management
  • File storage
  • File upload
  • Group discussions
  • Group discussions
  • Group summary report
  • Message board
  • Permission management
  • Prioritizing
  • Productivity reporting
  • Project archiving
  • Project management
  • Project notes
  • Project templates
  • Project templates
  • Project time tracking
  • Real time data
  • Reporting
  • Role-based permissions
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Search Functionality
  • Task management
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Time / task reporting
  • Time tracking by project

Benefits

  • Basecamp has been translated into Spanish, French, Italian, German, Finnish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Greek, Russian, Hungarian, and Japanese

  • Basecamp allows users to archive old projects, as well as to export projects, or elements of projects.

  • Native mobile apps for iOS and Android mean that Basecamp is accessible to users on the go.

  • Basecamp integrates with dozens of third party apps, including Chrometa. Cyfe, Ducksboard, Geckoboard, Usersnap, SnapEngage, Bidsketch, Quoteroller, PandaDoc, PageProofer, Zapier, CloudWork, Citrix ShareFile and many more.

  • Basecamp allows you to communicate and coordinate activities with you colleagues and clients. Set up events using the joint project calendar, start a discussion with one or more people, share files and other media, and share emails.

  • Basecamp can be used to manage client projects as well as team projects. Share projects with clients and keep internal projects among you and your colleagues.

  • Basecamp FAQs

    Basecamp FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Basecamp.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Basecamp offer?

    Basecamp offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$99.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    For businesses, Basecamp costs a flat, fixed fee of $99/month or $999/year. This includes unlimited users and unlimited projects. For non-profits and charities, a 10% discount is offered. For teachers and students, Basecamp is free.

    Q. What are the main features of Basecamp?

    Basecamp offers the following features:

    • @mentions
    • Activity dashboard
    • Activity management
    • Activity tracking
    • Agenda view
    • Applause
    • Assignment management
    • Attach files, quotes & code samples
    • Automatic notifications
    • Chat
    • Chat functionality
    • Client projects
    • Commenting
    • Deadline Tracking
    • Document management
    • Document review
    • Document tracking
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Due date tracking
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Emoji
    • Employee profile
    • Event organization
    • File & document sharing
    • File management
    • File storage
    • File upload
    • Group discussions
    • Group discussions
    • Group summary report
    • Message board
    • Permission management
    • Prioritizing
    • Productivity reporting
    • Project archiving
    • Project management
    • Project notes
    • Project templates
    • Project templates
    • Project time tracking
    • Real time data
    • Reporting
    • Role-based permissions
    • Scheduled Emails
    • Search Functionality
    • Task management
    • Task planning
    • Task scheduling
    • Task tracking
    • Time / task reporting
    • Time tracking by project

    Q. Who are the typical users of Basecamp?

    Basecamp has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Basecamp support?

    Basecamp supports the following languages:

    Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Basecamp offer?

    Basecamp has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Basecamp support mobile devices?

    Basecamp supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Basecamp integrate with?

    Basecamp integrates with the following applications:

    Billomat, Blinksale, Easy Insight, FreeAgent, Image Relay, Kayako, SeamlessGov, SnapEngage, Testuff, Usersnap

    Q. What level of support does Basecamp offer?

    Basecamp offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials