About Basecamp

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What makes Basecamp special?
It’s dialed in. For nearly two decades, we’ve continually refined a unique set of tools and methods to fundamentally reduce complexity, and make project management more of a joy and less of a chore. Perfected and pressure-tested by hundreds of thousands of teams on millions of projects, Basecamp’s the gold standard for a simpler, superior version of project management.

As Toby Lütke, Shopify’s CEO says, “I’ve used Basecamp for a million projects over the last decade and a half. It’s beautiful software that has resisted every wrong trend and stayed true to the things that mattered most. Highly recommended.”

Basecamp works because it’s the easiest place for everyone in every role to put the stuff, work on the stuff, discuss the stuff, decide on the stuff, and deliver the stuff that makes up every project. Not on separate platforms scattered in various places, but all intuitively organized in one centralized place where everyone can work together.

Basecamp’s intentionally simple by design. It’s why teams that sometimes leave in search of “more power” end up slamming into the consequences of over-powered software: Complexity. Complexity doesn’t work. Basecamp does. It’s why those that leave end up coming back and sticking with us the second time around. You never know what you had until it’s gone.

Who uses Basecamp? Top notch marketing firms, ad agencies, design shops, software developers, client services firms, IT firms, consultants, freelancers, builders, contractors, publishers, schools, governments, religious organizations, charities, non-profits, first responders… Over 75,000 organizations, big and small, across every industry imaginable, from 166 countries on five continents.

So simplify. Get it together. Ditch the frustrating and ineffective “stuff scattered everywhere” multi-app approach, and switch to Basecamp’s all-in-one, unified, and organized project management method instead. Level up.

Pricing starting from:

US$11.00/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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    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:

    US$11.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Images

    Basecamp Software - Your Home screen is where you land when you log into Basecamp each day.  You’ll see your company logo, a list of projects you’re involved with, your upcoming schedule, and any items assigned to you. Simple and organized.
    Basecamp Software - Projects are the heart of Basecamp. Projects are basically collections of “stuff” — ideas, feedback, discussions, deliverables, tasks, files, docs, emails, chats, deadlines, decisions, etc.  Inside each Project, built-in tools help teams track work.
    Basecamp Software - Instead of blasting emails, or scattering discussions across chats, Basecamp keeps conversations attached to the thing you’re discussing.  This way the whole story — and complete history — stays together, in full context, on one official page.
    Basecamp Software - Assign, delegate, be notified when it’s done. Moving mountains requires help. Divvying up the work properly, and staying on top of it all, can be quite a challenge as deadlines loom. Basecamp makes it easy to see responsibilities across projects.
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    Basecamp Software - Your Home screen is where you land when you log into Basecamp each day.  You’ll see your company logo, a list of projects you’re involved with, your upcoming schedule, and any items assigned to you. Simple and organized.
    Basecamp Software - Projects are the heart of Basecamp. Projects are basically collections of “stuff” — ideas, feedback, discussions, deliverables, tasks, files, docs, emails, chats, deadlines, decisions, etc.  Inside each Project, built-in tools help teams track work.
    Basecamp Software - Instead of blasting emails, or scattering discussions across chats, Basecamp keeps conversations attached to the thing you’re discussing.  This way the whole story — and complete history — stays together, in full context, on one official page.
    Basecamp Software - Assign, delegate, be notified when it’s done. Moving mountains requires help. Divvying up the work properly, and staying on top of it all, can be quite a challenge as deadlines loom. Basecamp makes it easy to see responsibilities across projects.
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    Features

    Total features of Basecamp: 62

    • @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 Branding
    • Customizable Templates
    • Deadline Management
    • Discussions / Forums
    • Document Management
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • File Management
    • File Sharing
    • For Nonprofits
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Idea Management
    • Live Chat
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Multiple Projects
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Prioritization
    • Progress Tracking
    • 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
    (13,943)
    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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    Michael
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Basecamp is great for remote teams to track and accomplish recurring projects

    Reviewed on 29/10/2022

    Been using this for several years, I do like how simple it is to organize and accomplish tasks...

    Been using this for several years, I do like how simple it is to organize and accomplish tasks across the board. I would say, if you're looking for a project management solution for recurring tasks and projects, this is a great fit.

    Pros

    I really love how it organizes conversations around tasks. Each task has a permanent record of the discussion going on for it, which keeps the discussion focused and organized.

    Cons

    There are three versions of basecamp, and they don't talk to each other. I have suppliers using all three versions, and I have to log in separately for each.When you have multiple projects, the project updates can be hard to follow--it's not immediately clear which project has which update, I have to read the whole sentence to find what I need. Would like something easier, maybe color coding?

    Alternatives Considered

    Trello

    Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

    Trello is great, but it's too open. Needed something more structured.

    Switched From

    Trello

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    Structure, organization, popular among others in the industry.
    Ryan
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great tool, but unfortunately the price is one of the highest values

    Reviewed on 14/11/2022

    Pros

    Basecamp is an incredibly strong task management tool. Great for small teams. As far as resource management and any medium sized projects basecamp lacks behind its competitors. With all this said, I love basecamp as it is nostalgic for decades now of work that I've been able to implement easy with teams and organizations.

    Cons

    resource management, alignment, lack of scheduling, confusing interface that forces users to just use search, upgrades and updates... although good, only make it harder to leave and not actually fix needed overhauls.

    Alternatives Considered

    monday.com and Asana

    Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

    So Asana, was better designed back in 2018 or so, but was also very buggy at the time, and still lacked in scheduling and other areas, we made the switch and have been happy, but now basecamp is needing another overhaul to keep up with alternatives.Sad to say but their pricing model (back then) was unmatched and now they are switching that up to be per user/month like everyone else. I'd suggest they stick in their lane, but alas.

    Switched From

    Asana

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    sad to say but it was pricing. Now as we've grown we need more value that basecamp cannot keep up with.
    Chandler
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Writing & Editing
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Easy to use, but missing important features

    Reviewed on 30/10/2022

    I enjoyed basecamp a lot except for the disorganization with the task lists. I would use it again...

    I enjoyed basecamp a lot except for the disorganization with the task lists. I would use it again if I could customize my lists more.

    Pros

    I like that is it easy to use, and add projects and tasks, and to communicate with team members. I like the way tasks can be set up, and easy to read and see information regarding the tasks.

    Cons

    When you complete a task, it doesn't go away or move to the bottom of the list, so it gets very disorganized and filled with complete and incomplete tasks mixed together. I tried to find ways to customize this, but I couldn't find one. It seems obvious that completed tasks should be moved at least to the bottom of a list.

    Vikram
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • 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.
    Verified Reviewer
    Overall rating
    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
    • Review Source

    Overall rating

    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Basecamp - suitable project management software

    Reviewed on 20/10/2022

    Good friendly interface. You can learn how to use it very quickly, so you can organize your...

    Good friendly interface. You can learn how to use it very quickly, so you can organize your business and improve the productivity with good tracking tools.

    Pros

    Basecamp is easy to implement, easy to use in a team.

    Cons

    It is quite expensive for small business, 11$ per user with no other options.

    Alternatives Considered

    Trello

    Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

    It was only the question of taste for the interface and usability.

    Switched From

    Trello

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    It was not much more expensive as I used it for a small business
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    Basecamp FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Basecamp.

    Basecamp offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$11.00/month
    • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Basecamp is available at $11 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:

    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 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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