Basecamp Software


 

Basecamp is a real-time communication tool that helps teams stay on the same page; it’s less for traditional project management tasks (e.g., resource planning and long-term scheduling). With to-do-lists, calendaring, due dates and file-sharing, Basecamp provides a way for teams to keep track of priorities and actionable items.

Since 2004, Basecamp has focused on developing a simple interface in which users can create projects, document progress and manage tasks. It is a Web-based software, allowing users to sign in anywhere, any time, either through a Web browser or through apps compatible with a large number of mobile devices.

Not specific to a single industry, Basecamp can be deployed by any organization that needs to manage a group, including nonprofits, startups and client service firms—and it can even be used by freelancers. Subscriptions are scalable, with tiers for varying amounts of storage and numbers of users.

 

Basecamp - Projects overview
 
  • Basecamp - Projects overview
    Projects overview
  • Basecamp - File sharing functionality
    File sharing functionality
  • Basecamp - To-do list for project
    To-do list for project
  • Basecamp - Apps for mobile devices
    Apps for mobile devices
  • Basecamp - Calendar view for projects and tasks
    Calendar view for projects and tasks
  • Basecamp - Assigned task
    Assigned task
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

47 Reviews of Basecamp

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from COVEO Solutions
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

This is a communication tool around project management

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This is a standard task management tool with all the classic tools, but the main power of basecamp, is the communication.

When working on a project with a customer, you can get the customer employees to interact with your employees on the project.

Automation and collaboration is in the middle of this tool!

Mobile app, helps when your manager ask for an update!

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Works better with small project.

You don't need another communication platform, chose carefully.

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This is not a personal task manager, this is a very powerful collaboration tool, that you won't keep only inside your business, but will help interact with customers!

 

from Hatchbuck
Specialty: High Tech
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Check off the next to-do on your list is always a thrill

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Basecamp is easy to use with all of the features you need - to-do lists, calendar, discussion and file sharing.

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Basecamp is one of the few tools I've used that I have no complaints with. Been using them since 2009 and they just keep getting better.

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This is perfect for small teams that want to efficiently communicate and manage projects.

 

from Nugent Builders
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Basecamp 3 Review for Commercial Construction Management

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I like the fact that there can be collaboration, automated questions that happen at a certain time each and every day, as well as the ability to generate reports of either what is on someone's plate, what they have completed in a given amount of time, and more. There also is a user-friendly mobile app that can be convenient when you're on the go.

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I wish Microsoft Office products could be used more seamlessly with this, instead of Basecamp's knock-off word document type. It makes it cumbersome if you want to be able to collaborate on an existing Word doc.

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Depending on your department, as well as company culture, if you find yourself in an office environment, or have access to a computer even while on the road and are willing to take a minute and update your goings on the application, this can be a good fit. However, it is not a construction-only system, and so it is not nearly as specialized as many of the options available on the market that are more specialized.

 

from Akaka Foundation for Tropical Forests
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Use Basecamp for project management in my non-profit organization

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The design is intuitive and easy to use. If the folks within your organization use the product consistently, it is a great way to manage products and keep track of dialogue and to-do lists.

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Nothing has come up for me. It is great for project management.

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Make sure you know what your needs are before committing to using a product.

 

from Erik Block Design Build
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Our home base when it comes to business documents and client relations

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The user interface is very intuitive. There isn't a lot of room for error.

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With larger projects it is sometimes easy to misplace files within such a large amount of other files.

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It might be helpful to compartmentalize projects. For example if you are a design build company, you could separate your files and even the project into the different phases of the project. Right now it requires starting a new project.

 

from Special-Lite, Inc
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

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That it is simple to use, simple to navigate, and is easily accessible.

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I wish that you could assign priorities to each project and have some simple reports functions

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If you are looking at having a wide variety of people using a project software you should consider BaseCamp. I have tried a couple of the others available and my team didnt want to use it because it was to complicated. Overall, you will get a pretty good response from this software.

 

from Erik Block Design Build~LLC
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Use it for our contracting business

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Ease of use
File sharing is great
Picture records for future reference
Calendar is great

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Need a few tweaks
- More versatility
- Mobile app needs more updates, should be able to add events etc, without having to first pick a job. Say I have an appointment not associated with a job, I need to classify it in a job to put it in my calendar, not my favorite

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Keep it simple
Simple as possible means all users have a better experience
Mobile app is helpful

 

from The DZAP Group
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Basecamp: Very User Friendly Software for Project Management

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Basecamp is easy to navigate and makes it very easy to keep track of what is on your "to-do" list for the day or week. You can cross things off your list, assign tasks to other users/team members and set dates for tasks to forecast the overall timeline of a project. It offers esthetically pleasing views of on going projects and includes a monthly calendar breakdown as well as an overview tab for conversations and comments that are occurring in real time. Basecamp also gives you the option of sending emails to alert you or other users when a comment is left or an update is made to a task.

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The only issue is that you can only see projects your are associated with, so if you are trying to monitor a team effort, you'll need to make sure each user is added to the individual projects even if they are not responsible for any actual work on them.

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I highly recommend taking a look at Basecamp for project management whether you are a one man team or a thousand man team. It is easy to use and is a great way to maintain deadlines and project conversations.

 

from Trades of hope
Specialty: Retail
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Life and success after basecamp3

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It's easy. It keeps our business which is growing at a 300% rate all on the same page and up to date on projects moving at lightning speed.

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That we don't have graphs available. But we make it work and they have everything else we need.

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If you don't have a project management system your crazy! See how others use it and adap it to fit your business. We started out using it one way and with some changes and tweaks it was a game changer for communication and efficiency.

 

from LeaseLabs
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 51 to 100 employees Employees number: 51 to 100 employees

Very simple user interface!

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Basecamp is very easy to learn since it has an easy to use interface. You can easily create new projects, task lists, notes, and upload files. All tasks can have due dates and be assigned to a team member. You can also create project templates so you do not need to continually set up the same task lists and notes over and over again for similar projects.

Team members can have different levels of access within your company's account. You can make it so only specific users have the ability to create projects, project templates and assign specific team members to each project.

Another great feature is that you can email notes and project to-do lists to your project and the software will set them up for you. This saves a ton of time if you have a huge task list that you need to add.

The software also integrates with a ton of other applications which is extremely useful if you use many applications in your company.

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You cannot create gantt charts in Basecamp. This would be a great add-on feature. We're currently using another software that integrates with Basecamp to create our company's gantt charts.

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I truly believe this is the simplest and most well organized task manager currently out there. It is not extremely expensive, which is a huge plus. I've been using it for years and have never once had an issue with it.

 

from Savvy Subcontracting
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

I work with two seperate teams to track the projects I do.

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How simple the concept is. The images also help those who are visual. You can choose different concepts of how you use the projects.

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You can't do sub lists. It would be wonderful if there were timers built onto each task.

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Compare to other PM applications. Use it for at least three months before giving feedback.

 

from Kalmia Enterprises Inc
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 6 to 10 employees Employees number: 6 to 10 employees

Basecamp is a solid product

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easy to use, easy to learn, works well for basic task lists

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I wish it would give you the ability to have actual sub tasks and possibly offer some workflow options!

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It is easy to use, works across multiple platforms and I really like the templates and calendar features! If you have questions or issues they are super fast at responding!

 

from Praeclarus Press
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Good starter program to help you get you orginized

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Basecamp - Great online content management system. This system is very easy to upload to and share information with your workgroup. It is not that expensive and will give you great capabilities if you are working on more than one project or if you need to share information with work partners.

You can start as many projects as you need, and you can limit who has access to different parts of that project. Breaks down into two groups your Team and the Client - you can set access for each of these groups. Clients can be limited to only view or change particular accepts of the project that you give rights to.

Tracking - you have the ability to track compare work that has been done to early versions of a document. You can also pull up the work history of Team members or Clients. It is easy to invite Team members and clients and there is nothing to download.

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After you have uploaded files (in my case as a publisher images for example) you can not download them as a group. You have to individually download each file that you need. This can lead to having multiple version of a file. If you do not delete a previous version of a document then there will be two. the only way to not run into this is to us the document fuction in Basecamp. This feature is very basic. if you do not stay on top of file management and discussion you could be soon over run and find yourself with a lot of clean up work.

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this is a great start platform for anyone getting started on small projects. It will keep you organized keep team members involved and is an easy way to start discussion and get input form across all departments. To me it is a very basic platform only took us a couple of years to outgrown because of the amount of information we were sharing and running up to 9 projects at once. The calendar did not integrate well (this may have changed)

I currently still use the program but on a very limited basis. I will say that without basecamp we would have had a hard time working in remote office when we started.

 

from ADK Executive Search and Consulting
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Easy to Use Project Management Software

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We use Basecamp for project management. It's extremely user friendly and there's not a steep learning curve to figure out how it works. Our projects have countless small details, and before we started using Basecamp, we would forget some of the elements of the project. With Basecamp, once we created our project templates (the tasks that would have to be completed for every project) the rest was easy. All we do is pull up the template, change the name of the project and then assign tasks and due dates for each item. Each person is notified of assigned tasks, due dates, and then notified when a task is coming due, or has been completed. It's very simple to customize each project using the template as a base. We love how tasks and groups of tasks can be added to, deleted, and moved around with a simple drag and drop.

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Honestly, the most difficult part about using the program is having our team remember to check off tasks as they do them. This is something that has taken them awhile to remember. It would be nice if the developer made it a little more difficult to make permanent changes on templates. There have been times when we have accidentally changed a template, thinking we were creating a unique project, and then we'd have to undo the changes and redo the template. A message such as, "Are you sure you want to make these changes to your template" would work.

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Don't be afraid to play around with it. You can always edit, update, change or add new info. Find some way to get your team on board, because if everyone is not using it, it won't work for you. Also, be very careful that you are not changing your actual project template when you mean to be updating or creating an individual project.

 

from One Cause Consulting
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

Great for Cross-Team Collaboration Spread Out Over a Large Distance

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Basecamp is a great tool for working with multiple team vendors. When working with other agencies and clients, I have found it very useful in keeping people updated, sharing files, etc. There are also some great features I use for managing workflow (calendars, files, etc). It's a *very* intensive system that fosters collaboration, and having worked with teams spread out over multiple cities/time zones, it's been a godsend.

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The main drawback is that there is a *huge* learning curve - Basecamp has plenty of features that can be well-hidden to a new user. It's also not very good for smaller teams and/or internal collaboration. (For those situations, you may be better off using a tool like Trello)

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If you are seeking a way to track multiple projects across multiple people separated by geographic distance, Basecamp is a *very* effective tool. (It may be more beneficial for marketing agencies, national nonprofits, or similarly sized organizations). If you're looking for an internal tool, Basecamp would be good, but may be too big for your organization.

 

from New Breed Marketing
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

An easy way to have a conversation with clients without speaking.

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Checklists with comments. Intuitive UI and playful default avatars. Good branding.

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Finding files that have been linked to in comments.

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This software is tremendously helpful for managing projects. Clients can give me a QA list that I can punch through while we have out own QA hidden from clients.

 

from New Breed Marketing
Specialty: Marketing
Number of employees: 21 to 50 employees Employees number: 21 to 50 employees

Basecamp is a Useful Task and Project Tool for Large Collaborations

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The adding and checking of tasks function is great because it encourages task completion as there is a lot of satisfaction from cleaning up a to-do list. Separating by Projects as well as the ability to invite and collaborate with clients also adds a ton of functionality for day to day project management.

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The files section is sometimes difficult to manage in large products because there is no way to categorize or favorite (pin) certain files or discussions. Sometimes finding the correct item requires digging through completed tasks that are now archived or looking though a lot of thumbnails of files.

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This software is specifically designed for task management and collaboration. It is not an all inclusive solution that allows for time tracking or project scheduling. Basecamp has an intuitive user interface and the format of assigning and completing tasks is simple to set up and overall encourages task completion.

 

from NBM
Specialty: Web Design / Development
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

Basecamp Works

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The ability to make collaborative check lists with our clients really speeds up the feedback process.

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I haven't run into any real issues in my limited usage.

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Get in there and try it out for a little bit. The best way to figure out what you need is to actually start a trial.

 

from TrueBridge Resources
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

New User... super simple for newbies!

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This product was not had to use for the project that I just completed.
It was not intimidating as some other products that are on the market.
The latest updates were easy to find and view.

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I thought the colors were a bit drab... they could use more vibrant colors.

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I recommend users looking for software for Agile project to consider Base Camp. As a Change Manager and Project Manager I see that this product can be helpful when Agile projects are becoming the norm in Project Management.

 

from Dayspring Technologies, Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 11 to 20 employees Employees number: 11 to 20 employees

One spot for all our project-related communications

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Basecamp is easy to use and the ramp up is quick. Clients are able to reply to emails (their preferred mode of communication) and the replies go directly into Basecamp. The Dashboard view is great for a high-level, across-many-projects, summary of what action has been taken recently.

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The WYSIWYG and Textile editing is a tad cumbersome. You can't nest lists and when you switch back and forth formatting gets thrown off. When Messages or Comments are emailed, you don't get the thread and thus the context.

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Always great to hear how they are using it "in the wild". If alternate software is being recommended, please explain why and why it's better than Basecamp.

 
 
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