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.

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

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    Markets

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

    Supported Languages

    Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French and 7 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

    Images

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

    Features

    Total features of Basecamp: 51

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Archiving & Retention
    • Assignment Management
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Calendar Sync with Google
    • Chat
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Collaborative Workspace
    • Commenting
    • Deadline Management
    • Document Management
    • Document Review
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop Interface
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Email Notifications
    • Employee Profile
    • File Management
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Instant Messaging
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Multi-Department / Project
    • Multiple Projects
    • Permission Management
    • Prioritizing
    • Productivity Reporting
    • Project Management
    • Project Notes
    • Project Planning
    • Project Templates
    • Project Time Tracking
    • Project Tracking
    • Projections
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Reminders
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Search Functionality
    • Status Tracking
    • Task Management
    • Task Planning
    • Task Scheduling
    • Task Tracking
    • Third Party Integration
    • To-Do List
    • iCalendar Support

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    Reviews

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    4.3 /5
    (12,794)
    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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    Syamir K.
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Improve project management effectiveness

    Reviewed on 2021-02-03

    What i have realize with Basecamp is, we have improve the way my team communicate. We have ditch...

    What i have realize with Basecamp is, we have improve the way my team communicate. We have ditch from using email or other messenger application, and mainly using Basecamp as our communication platform. It is effective because we can quickly pinpoint the subject of our discussion and attaching document to it.

    Pros

    Tracking for a project progress by team members and keeping a quick communication contact with my colleague is easy to do with Basecamp. Its workflow method to managing many project that are running at the same time is flawless. Separating each team members roles and their responsibilities towards the project only need a single click.

    Cons

    The feature tools name is quite funny, they use term 'campfire' to indicate messenger board where people gathering for discussion. There are some integration that are not well connected, my integration with google calendar is choppy and some of my calendar event is not properly exported to Basecamp calendar.

    Nichole P.
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    • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    The best all in one HQ for remote teams

    Reviewed on 2020-10-13

    Overall, I love the way it feels like a virtual headquarters for your company where employees can...

    Overall, I love the way it feels like a virtual headquarters for your company where employees can chat, stay up to date with projects, and post all related docs and files, and integrate schedules, but in order to get the best experience with running an office remotely there is such limitation and little customization available. This is a great start, but you still need to use other tools to get a comprehensive set of tools to run and operate your business.

    Pros

    I love the fact that basecamp feels like a virtual office. The dashboard looks like virtual rooms that one can enter depending on the department you want to access. Basecamp has many features to make it feel like you're at the office like the different departments with access to files, chat, project management , to-do's, groups, and a link to schedule your time and tasks and keep track of meetings.

    Cons

    There is very little customization that can be done besides adding a company logo, and setting up your departments, groups and selecting which features to incorporate into the department tiles. I would love to be able to custom colorize the look and feel to make it more unique and visual, but there are limitations. Each tile that can be used for departments or projects, also have very little room for customization and you're not able to create any unique features besides your standard to dos, schedule, chat, and files.

    Chuck E.
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    • Industry: Religious Institutions
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Basecamp is irreplaceable! Trust me, we actually tried too Lol!

    Reviewed on 2021-02-11

    We use base camp for each department. Every team has their own project. Within each project is...

    We use base camp for each department. Every team has their own project. Within each project is every teams important training documents documents, files, and weekly tasks. We use the ping feature for group messages. It has made file sharing very easy. Many of our documents have to be referenced by several different at various times throughout the year. Basecamp makes it simple to keep up with these documents.

    Pros

    Basecamp has been an amazing product for us for years now! It allows us to manage projects in events by keeping to do lists, files, and instructions all in one place.The team I manage uses it to assign tasks, communicate between team members and keep up with conversations so we can reference them later, and , keep track of files and receipts. Every document and system that our team members need access to can be attained in one place. There is a little bit of a learning curve at first but it makes sense very quickly the more you use it.

    Cons

    There is a little bit of a learning curve at first but it makes sense very quickly the more you use it. There are really only two things that I dislike about Basecamp but I’ve learned to live with them for now. 1.). There is a great variety of ways to send communication. You can send a ping (which is kind of like an instant message), You can make a comment on the general message board of each project, you can comment on the calendar item, you can comment on the task item itself, and you can comment on individual files you add. At first it seems real handy but once you start adding multiple projects it can sometimes be difficult to go back and figure out where a conversation happened. Thankfully the search icon works rather well in these instances but not always. The way we have gotten around this is to make sure our Team is clearly instructed on what features we will use to communicate various kinds of information. 2.) there is a feature called haystack. This functions as your personal inbox letting you know what due dates are approaching, what tasks were recently assigned, and what conversations have happened recently that you need to be part of. However, once you click on an item it disappears immediately from your inbox. So when you see something important, you need to respond or add a personal to do immediately. I wish it didn’t delete until you told it to delete like a normal email inbox. This way you could come back to the message and deal with it at a better time.

    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Other 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.

    Evan R.
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Unburden your Inbox!

    Reviewed on 2021-01-27

    I encourage you and your team at least test this system. If you find yourself sorting through...

    I encourage you and your team at least test this system. If you find yourself sorting through constant emails to find where you left off on a project- this is for you! For our team, this dissipates stress in the workplace and I have found it permit clearer communication across departments, providing for an amplified experience when teams meet in person- more productive meetings.

    Pros

    As a non-profit end-user, there are multiple projects I will have on my plate on any given day. In 2020 alone, I was managing the implementation of database training, following-up with Q&A from my colleagues while also navigating new tech integrations for our CRM. With so many moving parts coupled with a shift to heavy remote work, Basecamp provided an ease in transition, permitting us to keep pace with our current systems so that we would not lose the full measure of impact we have on providing aid to at-risk children during the pandemic. In short- less clutter in your standard email inbox and rapid collaboration within secure channels.

    Cons

    You do not have the ability to archive content, which can make sorting difficult if you are use to this dynamic in say Gmail.

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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, 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 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 summary report
    • Message board
    • Permission management
    • Prioritizing
    • Productivity reporting
    • Project archiving
    • Project management
    • Project notes
    • 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

    Basecamp has the following typical customers:

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

    Basecamp supports the following languages:

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

    Basecamp supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Basecamp integrates with the following applications:

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

    Basecamp offers the following support options:

    Online Support, FAQs, Video Tutorials, Knowledge Base

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