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 Trial
  • Free
  • Subscription

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

    S M L

    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

    Pricing starting from:

    US$99.00/month

    • Free Trial
    • Free
    • Subscription

    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
    • Prioritising
    • 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

    Overall rating

    4.3 /5
    (12,658)
    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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    Tacho T.
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    • Industry: E-Learning
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Very good solution for task management and project management

    Reviewed on 3/10/2020

    Basecamp allows me to have all my tasks and team communication in one place. Without the need to...

    Basecamp allows me to have all my tasks and team communication in one place. Without the need to spend extra money for different tools .

    Pros

    As a driving instructor I have a need to record all my student and classes. Basecamp give me the opportunity to follow up all active tasks and deadlines.

    Cons

    It is a little bit tricky for students to work easy with the tool when day meet it for the first time.

    Ryan W.
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    • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
    • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Basecamp allows me to track my team's progress easily and efficiently

    Reviewed on 11/4/2020

    I've used Basecamp for my team for several years now. The communications solutions, file management...

    I've used Basecamp for my team for several years now. The communications solutions, file management services and archival features are all excellent. As an administrator and user, I highly recommend Basecamp for any organization with several ongoing and simultaneous projects.

    Pros

    Basecamp is a project management solution that allows me to stay on top of my team's projects with ease. Projects can be categorized and organized so that only members working on a particular project are exposed to the communications and back and forth. We use Basecamp as our primary solution because it is easy to implement and onboard, simple to use and has a robust set of features that are among the best in the industry for what we need.

    Cons

    My only complaint is that the different versions of Basecamp have different features. For example, the version we use does not allow for time tracking. While this is not necessary, as we don't bill out by the quarter hour, it would be a nice feature that would allow me to better understand how long certain tasks take my team members. If Basecamp had universal features across all versions, this would be a miracle solution.

    Jean gonzalez O.
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    • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Why I use Basecamp

    Reviewed on 20/1/2021

    My team use to use an old fashion written calendar to write down their weekly tasks and then Covid...

    My team use to use an old fashion written calendar to write down their weekly tasks and then Covid happened. We were suddenly 100% online. Basecamp helped us get organized. Interestingly, I realized that the way we had been doing our work before was actually slow and confusing. Basecamp has helped my team stay on track and complete projects faster than when we would work together in the office. Basecamp has drastically improved our experience.

    Pros

    What I like most about this software is that my entire staff is able to see their individual weekly tasks in one place. My team does a lot of creative video and media work. Base camps help my team members know what each other's daily tasks and objects are and where we are at with those tasks. Basecamp has allowed us to have all of our work in one place and that's improved our team's ability to communicate. We now complete tasks more easily than ever.

    Cons

    The only con is the cost of Basecamp. I wouldn't say that Basecamp is expensive. However, it does look like there are cheaper project management tools on the market right now. Those other project management tools lack some of the features that base camp offers but they can be cheaper. I would like to see Basecamp adjust their prices so that they could be more competitive with these other companies.

    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 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.

    Sridhar R.
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    • Industry: Information Technology & Services
    • Company size: 11-50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

    Decent project management tool for small teams!

    Reviewed on 24/11/2020

    We started Basecamp in v2 and still using it for smaller internal projects. Basecamp does a lot...

    We started Basecamp in v2 and still using it for smaller internal projects. Basecamp does a lot good when you are working with smaller simple focused projects which are run individually.

    Most of our clients are now demanding to be in Slack or MS Teams as part of collaboration so we have to move to newer tools and apps as required by clients.

    As part of 2020/2021 vision, we are now targeting to move all our artifacts and teams to Slack or MS Teams and service most of our collaboration/discussion/file sharing

    Pros

    The most important and stand out feature of the product is the fixed pricing. Its use all you can and no per user seating billing makes it absolutely a product for internal smaller teams.

    We have used this product for little over 2 years now and is used by various teams inside the company.

    With basic features like tasks, calendar, file sharing, we found it relatively smaller projects which does not involve too many requirement changes or too much of pre-start documentation required.

    Cons

    Handling large multiple projects, tracking each project activities, and above all tracking individual contractors work/ timesheet tracking has been a pain point with this product for us.

    Check-ins work great for a product company but since ours is a technology services projects where work really has to be tracked and detailed at most levels has been a challenge for us.

    Most of our clients are already on or they prefer/recommend apps from slack and MS Teams and demand to use basecamp in their ecosystem is not very in demand for us.

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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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