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:

$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 and 7 others, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

    Pricing starting from:

    $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 - 15
    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 Basecamp Software - 14 Basecamp Software - 15 Basecamp Software - With Ping, users can send private messages to each other in Basecamp

    Features

    Total features of Basecamp: 68

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Management
    • Activity Tracking
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Archiving & Retention
    • 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 Review
    • Document Storage
    • Drag & Drop
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Employee Profiles
    • File Management
    • File Sharing Software
    • Forum / Discussion Board
    • Idea Management Software
    • Live Chat Software
    • Microsoft Outlook Integration
    • Milestone Tracking
    • Mobile Access
    • Multi-Department/Project
    • Multiple Projects
    • Percent-Complete Tracking
    • Prioritization
    • Productivity Analysis
    • Project Management Software
    • Project Planning Software
    • 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
    • iCalendar Support

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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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    Bethany D.
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    • Industry: Publishing
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    My, well, base camp for client communications!

    Reviewed on 06/05/2021

    I create an individual Basecamp project for each of my clients to handle communication, deadlines,...

    I create an individual Basecamp project for each of my clients to handle communication, deadlines, and file-sharing. Basecamp is the only project management software I've found that really excels at being used in a client-facing manner. I can get clients set up within minutes without confusing or overwhelming them.

    Pros

    My use of Basecamp is unique in that I personally don't need project management software as much as a client communication interface, and Basecamp is perfect for that! My work requires me to implement deadlines for both my team and my clients, and Basecamp allows me to clearly communicate that entire timeline while keeping all files and communication in one place. It really is a perfect "home base"!

    Cons

    I'd love to be able to customize which projects we receive updates on! Instead of just choosing email updates or no email updates, it would be great to have a newsfeed of only starred projects or even the ability to designate and filter by role within a project.
    I also feel that the jump between Basecamp Personal and Basecamp Business is a bit too stark. I'd love to see, say, a Basecamp Entrepreneur option in between aimed at companies that don't need unlimited features and can't afford the $99 monthly price point. Basecamp 2's "10 projects for $20/month" package would be an ideal model!

    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 29/10/2018

    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.

    Will R.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Basecamp is effective, however I still prefer Slack

    Reviewed on 06/07/2021

    Great software and design, is still an awesome alternative to Slack.

    Great software and design, is still an awesome alternative to Slack.

    Pros

    I liked how Basecamp was easy to use. I was a freelance body pulled into an ongoing project and overall it was a good experience. If I was not used to using Slack I probably would have enjoyed it more.

    Cons

    Again, I am more comfortable with using Slack, and by comparison I still prefer slack due to the fact that I find Slack more user friendly.

    Jason F.
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    • Industry: Design
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Making project management easier

    Reviewed on 10/03/2021

    Overall, Basecamp is a solid product that I use almost daily to manage projects. I haven't had any...

    Overall, Basecamp is a solid product that I use almost daily to manage projects. I haven't had any major issues with the software but would like to be able to easily reference tips and tricks to improve my workflow.

    Pros

    The ability to collaborate with other people on my team on task management is critical to making sure the work is done on time. Basecamp also allows me to communicate with clients and vendors on project specifics tasks and goals which means less time writing emails and more time getting things accomplished.

    Cons

    The user interface is a little too bare-bones, and things aren't always intuitive. I would like to see more tips on how to set projects up and manage them properly.

    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 03/02/2021

    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.

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    Basecamp FAQs

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    Basecamp offers the following pricing plans:

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

    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)

    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 Business, Expiration Reminder, Float, Formstack Forms, Freshdesk, GitHub, Gmail, Google Calendar, Gravity Forms, Harvest, Hubstaff, Instabug, Jira, Jitbit Helpdesk, JotForm, Klips, 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, Wunderlist, 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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