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.
  • Devices

    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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    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 - 15
    Basecamp Software - With Ping, users can send private messages to each other in Basecamp

    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
    • Customisable 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
    • Prioritisation
    • 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
    (13,581)
    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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    Benn H.
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    • Industry: Retail
    • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Collaborate and order your teamwork

    Reviewed on 11/06/2022

    Basecamp is an interactive and practical platform for remote work, I like it because you can...

    Basecamp is an interactive and practical platform for remote work, I like it because you can organize everything in one place, I can create chat groups and thus have a more orderly communication with my team, the interface is simple and its dashboard is intuitive, you can order the To-Dos, message board in one place.

    Pros

    What I like about using Basecamp is the ability to see who is responsible for what tasks, as well as their due date and current status. It is a wonderful resource for project cooperation and responsibility management and is an ideal tool for project management for organizations of any size. Access to every aspect of a project is vital for our company, since we are continually seeking to improve how we manage projects and interact. The variety of templates and the option to collaborate with others are two of my favorite features. When one user edits a sheet, the other user who is logged in can access the updated version, It is easy to add collaborators and view who else is on the sheet simultaneously.

    Cons

    It lacks better integration with Excel to generate better results.

    Gavin M.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 51-200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
    • Customer Support
    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Basecamp gives you a lot of bang for the buck

    Reviewed on 18/05/2022

    Pros

    Basecamp does almost everything we need to do, with the ability to use the APIs we've managed to extend Basecamp to work with our internal and some external systems. Every single project is tracked and managed via the app, our project hours are recorded against each project using the API and we can report on these for costings at any point.
    There are more competent project management software packages out there, but all of these charge per user and would be a lot more expensive.

    Cons

    There's a few small features missing, one of these is project management across multiple projects, we're not able to produce GANNT charts or assign people to projects with working hours to ensure the member of staff isn't overloaded. This is minor overall but would definitely be something great to have.

    Alternatives Considered

    Jira, Trello and Autotask PSA

    Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

    Basecamp gave us more flexibility and at a lower cost than Trello.

    Switched From

    Trello

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    Mainly due to cost.
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Value for Money
    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

    It's Ok

    Reviewed on 26/05/2022

    I mostly felt frustrated with it. Comments and conversations would get lost in the shuffle and...

    I mostly felt frustrated with it. Comments and conversations would get lost in the shuffle and there wasn't a good way to group projects into departments. It works great for one project at a time but I often had over 12 projects running at a time and it just didn't work for me. There are better solutions now.

    Pros

    It's ok. It works. You can handle some project management with it.

    Cons

    I didn't like the way it organized comments and it just didn't work well for my team.

    Michael H.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Basecamp is the best tool for simple to do list.

    Reviewed on 24/02/2022

    I have left basecamp and went to Teamwork.com, after a while, returned to basecamp. I have left...

    I have left basecamp and went to Teamwork.com, after a while, returned to basecamp. I have left basecamp and went to Monday.com, after a while returned to basecamp. That shouls tell you something.

    Pros

    I think the simplicity of basecamp is wonderful. Almost everyone can ue basecamp, take a new user and throw them into Monday.com or TeamWork.com and they will get lost and faiil. But with Basecamp, it is so easy and intuitive, everyone succeeds!

    Cons

    Reporting especially email reporting is very weak. also, printing can be improved greratly.

    Alternatives Considered

    Teamwork and monday.com

    Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

    i usually swith back and forth due to nature of the project.

    Switched From

    BUGtrack, Teamwork and monday.com

    Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

    i have went back and forth. today, i choose the task manager based upon the project that i am managing.
    Dinos P.
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    • Industry: Internet
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Just great...but...

    Reviewed on 21/05/2022

    Their support. You simply cannot beat their support. They are just awesome.

    Their support. You simply cannot beat their support. They are just awesome.

    Pros

    It always works...never encountered one bug and the UI is very well thought out and pleasing to the eye. It has just enough features to do almost everything I need and is my main method of communication amony my team and my clients.

    Cons

    I wish there were faster at deploying new features and listening more to their customers

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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, 1,001-5,000

    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, 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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