About Basecamp

Basecamp is a collaborative project management software 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 and streamline remote work. Basecamp's project management tool, with native mobile app, 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 user interface to help individuals and teams manage their shared and personal projects and tasks, and track project progress. Within each team member's Basecamp account, the dashboard provides an overview of all assignments, notifications, discussions, to-dos, files, text documents and events in a single glance.
The optional permissions and views in Basecamp mean users can choose which team mates and clients to collaborate with. The message board 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 and team collaboration solution for organizing both internal team projects, as well as client projects. Admins 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 Business costs a flat fee of $99/month, for unlimited users, projects and clients. Basecamp Personal - a free version - is available for personal project management, students, freelancers, and families.

Pricing starting from:

USD 99.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Basecamp

  • 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.

  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    Australia, Canada, China, United Kingdom, India, United States

    Supported Languages

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

    Pricing starting from:

    USD 99.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

    Top 5 alternatives to Basecamp

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    Basecamp Software - The Basecamp home screen provides an overview of all teams and projects
    Basecamp Software - Basecamp's discussion threads replace hard-to-follow email chains
    Basecamp Software - Team visible to-do lists and due dates help to foster a culture of accountability
    Basecamp Software - Team members are automatically asked what they've worked on each day, week, or month, depending on the setup by admin
    Basecamp Software - Project progress, individual team member activity, key activities, overdue to-dos, approaching deadlines, and more are summarized in Basecamp's reports
    Basecamp Software - Group chat and instant messaging are built in to Basecamp, eliminating the need for a separate chat tool
    Basecamp Software - Automatic check-in questions can be customized
    Basecamp Software - 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 Software - Emails can be forwarded into Basecamp to be viewed and commented upon by the team, before also being replied to directly from Basecamp
    Basecamp Software - All projects can be viewed on Basecamp's mobile home screen, and any important ones pinned
    Basecamp Software - Messages, comments, to-dos and more, can be viewed in the Basecamp mobile app, available for iOS and Android
    Basecamp Software - The Basecamp mobile app helps users stay up to date with the latest project activity, even when they're on-the-go
    Basecamp Software - A dashboard provides each user with an overview of their to-dos, bookmarks, drafts, and more
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    Basecamp Software - With Ping, users can send private messages to each other in Basecamp
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    Features

    Total features of Basecamp: 59

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Assignment Management
    • Brainstorming
    • Calendar Management
    • Calendar Sync
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Client Portal
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Create Subtasks
    • Customizable Templates
    • Deadline Management
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Idea Management
    • Live Chat
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Multiple Projects
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Prioritization
    • Project Management
    • Project Planning
    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Projections
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Reminders
    • Remote Access/Control
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Project Tracking
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Search/Filter
    • Status Tracking
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Task Editing/Updating
    • Task Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Task Tagging
    • Third Party Integrations
    • To-Do List

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5
    (13,353)
    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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    Faisal faruque R.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Basecamp made managing my team members easier than ever!

    Reviewed on 22/12/2021

    You can call it the Jack of All Trades. Before using Basecamp I had to use a lot of apps for...

    You can call it the Jack of All Trades. Before using Basecamp I had to use a lot of apps for different purposes. For example, one to-do app, another file-sharing app, another messaging app, and so on. It hampered my productivity. But luckily I found Basecamp and this thing got me covered. Now I can have fewer meetings with my team members and save time to do something productive. The integration with other app made it the real hero. I can automate my tasks on Basecamp by using popular integration services and those work seamlessly with Basecamp.

    Pros

    I have been using Basecamp for a while now. I am genuinely in love with the overall user interface of this platform. It is very easy to use and intuitive. The free plan of the Basecamp is quite generous and it is enough for most of the users. This is why I love this tool so much. But there are some other features that are really helping me to manage my remote team. I can easily assign tasks with deadlines. The email notification system and the mobile app added to the overall value of this tool. I observed that it loads faster on any device with a slower internet connection. This is why my team members even from countries with slow internet can easily access this tool. Overall, the experience is top-notch and I recommend everyone to use this tool.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I hate about this product. But I think the amazing developer team behind this tool can bring some improvements to the existing features. The price for the Business Plan is quite affordable for large teams. But if they can bring some affordable paid plan for the individual users it would be so much helpful.

    Kieran K.
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    • Industry: Events Services
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Like the new layout

    Reviewed on 27/11/2021

    Previously used and moved away. The new Basecamp 3 has a sleak look and brings the platform to a...

    Previously used and moved away. The new Basecamp 3 has a sleak look and brings the platform to a modern era

    Pros

    Super quick to get TODOs added and assigned
    Easy to duplicate and reprioritize

    Cons

    When you have many projects and teams it can be a bit difficult
    Lack of user permission customisation

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    ClickUp

    Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

    Still using JIRA but only for product management, not task and project management which is on Basecamp

    Switched From

    Jira

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    Too complex for the need
    Jorge J.
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    • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
    • Review Source

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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Too simple for what it's trying to achieve

    Reviewed on 06/12/2021

    We tried to replicate our workflow in Basecamp and it fell short in various aspects that are vital...

    We tried to replicate our workflow in Basecamp and it fell short in various aspects that are vital for our everyday use, so we decided not to keep investing time in trying to make it work for us.

    Pros

    The platform is lightning fast, very intuitive, the customer service is great and it's super easy to use with a clean UI and no complications.

    The pricing scheme is very convenient too, because you pay a flat price and not a per user price, which is hard to find nowadays.

    Cons

    The BIG con is the feature list, which is really small when compared to similar services.

    Sure you can integrate it with Zapier and expand it's features, it lacks native features that are pretty much a standard today.

    It lacks a reporting component, which is vital for our needs.

    I think this software is for entry-level businesses and not that suitable for medium size and on.

    Alternatives Considered

    Podio

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    We didn't choose Basecamp, it was a discarded platform.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Financial Services
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Excellent Product for Project Management

    Reviewed on 09/11/2021

    Our team was able to streamline the management of both internal and external projects. Using the...

    Our team was able to streamline the management of both internal and external projects. Using the document sharing feature in each task was a great tool for us since we have a LOT of files attached to every project.

    Pros

    Basecamp was easy to use and understand for our team. Setting it up needed a bit of learning especially for those technologically challenged, but once they got the hang of it they found it useful and increased their productivity.

    Cons

    There aren't any reporting features in Basecamp. We would have liked to have a way of keeping track of how many tasks were being done or not done, the number of tasks assigned to each team member, the time taken to complete the tasks, etc.

    Alternatives Considered

    Asana

    Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

    We needed something a bit more robust with more features.

    Switched From

    Trello

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    Asana felt more complicated.
    Becky T.
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    • Industry: Utilities
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Awesome project management application

    Reviewed on 16/12/2021

    Loved using Basecamp for previous company. Used for several years. Greatly improved document...

    Loved using Basecamp for previous company. Used for several years. Greatly improved document sharing with field employees and communications among the entire company. Tried to bring on for current company but upper management wanted geo fences with our timeclock application.

    Pros

    You can't beat the features for the price is you are a small to medium business. Great for document sharing, simple schedule/calendars, tracking project progress, etc.

    Cons

    Integrations for some apps can be a bit clunky and can get pricey (that's not on Basecamp), depends on the capabilities you need.

    Alternatives Considered

    monday.com, Wrike and Zoho Projects

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    The features offered for the price. We needed unlimited users to pull in clients & subs for collabs and that gets pricey with most of the other options
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    Basecamp FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Basecamp.

    Basecamp offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: USD 99.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Basecamp Business costs a flat, fixed fee of $99/month or $999/year. This includes unlimited users, unlimited projects, and 500GB storage space. For non-profits and charities, a 10% discount is offered. Basecamp Personal - for personal projects, students, freelancers, families, and light use - is free.

    Basecamp has the following typical customers:

    Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

    Basecamp supports the following languages:

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

    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, 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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