Basecamp

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Flexible project management & team communication tool

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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4.3 /5
(14,437)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Vikram
Vikram
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  • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The Best task allocation and monitoring tool available in the market

Reviewed on 24/08/2022

In remote workplaces, it becomes very difficult to monitor and track the progress of your peers or...

In remote workplaces, it becomes very difficult to monitor and track the progress of your peers or teammates. Basecamp has been a saviour as it helps us not only monitor and allocate tasks but also becomes a source of communication for internal teams to get the work done. We recommend Basecamp to any IT company which has multiple projects and resources to handle.

Pros

Basecamp has been a great tool for our team as all the projects and tasks are allocated by the managers and peers on this platform and then it becomes easy for everyone to keep a track of it. Basecamp provides an easy communication via threads that make it very convenient to use. We at Wise IT inc have been using basecamp as a project management and collaboration tool and love how it makes our lives easier. It also has a mobile app which makes it more easier to keep a check on your phone when you are away from work.

Cons

Basecamp does not have video conferencing option yet which has become a very important feature for companies that are working from home. Apart form this, I have never faced any problem using Basecamp.

Alternatives Considered

Asana

Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

The interface of Basecamp is easier than Asana. Also in terms of features, Basecamp currently leads the market.

Switched From

Asana

Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

Pricing and features are better for Basecamp compared to other alternatives available.
Maszni
Maszni
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Good software for building project management

Reviewed on 22/03/2021

I mainly use it to collaborating on project with my team members which working on the other...

I mainly use it to collaborating on project with my team members which working on the other branches. We can communicate and work on the same task in real-time and making the project collaboration process very effective.

Pros

The feature and menu is perfectly placed in the software dashboard. I can easily find the tools that i need really fast and that has speed up my work progress. All my project and the progress can be tracked by the visual percentage thus make it more easier to know the project level of completion.

Cons

Basecamp tools for task management is somewhat lacking because there are no tools to managing a complex project that need many resources for the project. The software dashboard and overall design is too old and very unappealing compared to other software that has more modern looking software design.

Regina
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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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

Andrew
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Basecamp was our agency tool

Reviewed on 20/02/2024

Overall I would recommend Basecamp as it's better than trying to manage everything through Outlook....

Overall I would recommend Basecamp as it's better than trying to manage everything through Outlook. One piece of advice is to make sure that each project is closed out with all critical files included. That way, if someone needs to look back at the previous year, they can find everything in one spot.

Pros

The agency that we employed provided us with our own basecamp. We were able to customize it to our team, managing access. The ultimate benefits of Basecamp are not only project management, but the ability it provided to hold the agency accountable. The documentation tools proved to be vital.

Cons

The email notifications. I wished that the tool was able to be more granular in which projects we could email people about, the length of time they would be emailed, and the frequency of the email.

Curt
Curt
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Basecamp helps us streamline project/account management and increase our efficiency

Reviewed on 19/11/2020

Overall, we're very happy here at my startup marketing agency, HypeLife Brands, with Basecamp...we'v...

Overall, we're very happy here at my startup marketing agency, HypeLife Brands, with Basecamp...we've been using it for a VERY long time and haven't looked back or considered anything else really. I think the 37Signals team has done a great job with the product from the beginning.

Pros

The ability to manage a team, often in multiple locales, especially in the days of COVID now, much easier than any other alternative out there.

Cons

Sometimes a conversation for tasks becomes non-linear though Basecamp is setup in a linear fashion, so it can be a bit tricky to manage that without the ability to thread comments, but this is more of an advanced user need I think :-)

Alternatives Considered

Asana

Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

We need a more robust, and hosted option instead of having to maintain and customize a tool to our needs on a local version. Basecamp fit the bill at the time and we haven't had to make a single customization once adopting its workflow.

Switched From

Copper

Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

I felt Basecamp was easier and cleaner for me as a project and account manager for our select clients, working on accounts with a sort of "agile within waterfall" hybrid approach to how we work...so Basecamp just fit much better, and I'm a big fan of 37signals' core philosophy too in building businesses, so there was really no competition in the end.
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Basecamp FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Basecamp.

Basecamp offers the following pricing plans:

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

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, TestLodge, 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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