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:

US$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.

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    Business size

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    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$99.00/month

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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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 Software
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • File Management
    • File Sharing Software
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Idea Management Software
    • Live Chat Software
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Multiple Projects
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Prioritization
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    • Project Planning/Scheduling
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking Software
    • 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 Software
    • Task Planning
    • Task Progress Tracking
    • Task Scheduling
    • Task Tagging
    • Third Party Integrations
    • To-Do List

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    4.3 /5
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    Value for Money
    4.2/5
    Features
    4.2/5
    Ease of Use
    4.3/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.3/5

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    Paul W. Paul W.
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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 2021-07-30

    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.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Financial Services Software
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Excellent Product for Project Management

    Reviewed on 2021-11-09

    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.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

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

    Reviewed on 2018-10-29

    For the fact that it's an app on a major app store, I would have obviously come across it, for the...

    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.

    Justin P. Justin P.
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    • Industry: Consumer Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Inexpensive and Great for Work Place Chat

    Reviewed on 2021-11-04

    Great workplace chat app that allows you to not waste away your phone inbox or text messages.

    Great workplace chat app that allows you to not waste away your phone inbox or text messages.

    Pros

    I like 1, that it is inexpensive. It is hard to find a software that doesn't break the budget and actually does the job of being able to work for the entire team. No company wants to depend on blowing up the team members text messages because that is unprofessional to a sense. It has worked wonders for us, even the older coworkers, that are not very tech savvy.

    Cons

    Really poor management of starting chats or forums for non-admin roles. Someone always comes up to me asking how they were not able to start a new chat group or something along the same lines in the Basecamp mobile app. This is an ongoing issue that at the very least needs to be made easier to find or do.

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    Slack

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    One of my managers wanted to switch for personal reasons rather than anything business related.
    Senthil R. Senthil R.
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    After trying a lot of other project management tools, we switched back to Basecamp

    Reviewed on 2021-08-10

    Wow! 100% user adoption is sure.

    Wow! 100% user adoption is sure.

    Pros

    Simplicity, the way the product is engineered is simple and everyone understands it. Client portal is seamless. We use it as a case file management system for our clients and share access whenever necessary.

    Cons

    Overall progress tracking could be made a bit better - they have introduced charts, but could be better.

    Alternatives Considered

    Asana and monday.com

    Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

    Didn't like the KanBan and Multi Board option, didnt scale big time.

    Switched From

    Trello
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    Basecamp FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Basecamp.

    Basecamp offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$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 Software, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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