Basecamp

Basecamp

Flexible project management & team communication tool

4.3/5 (10406 reviews)

Basecamp Overview

Basecamp is a collaborative project management 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. Basecamp's project management tool 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 interface to help individuals and team's manage their shared and personal projects and tasks. Basecamp's dashboard provides an overview of all your discussions, to-dos, files, text documents and events in a single glance.

The optional permissions and views in Basecamp mean you can choose which team mates and clients to collaborate with. The PM 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 solution for organizing both internal team projects, as well as client projects. You 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.

Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

S
M
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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

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

Basecamp Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
87% positive reviews
4968
Excellent
4048
Very good
1127
Average
204
Poor
59
Terrible
Chuck E.

Great for Project Managers (at least)

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/13
Review Source: Capterra

It keeps all of our tasks in a central location and ensures they don’t disappear in the mix of the daily grind.

Pros

Base camp has very competitive pricing for project management software. Is very user friendly for Project managers. You can organize individual projects with todos and then assign those todos to specific people. You can easily keep up with the status of what the team is working on and keep up with files and documents associated with each Project.

Cons

If you are on the administration side, it’s great. I mean real great. If your on the receiving end it can be a little confusing at times. The common complaint from myself and others I know, is that there are too many ways to revive a message and thus keep up with messages. Sometimes the message is on a “Ping ”, some times it’s on a “todo” or a “camp fire”. There is no central inbox to keep up with messages. There is a thing called a “Hey Stack” that functions kind of like an “in box “ that will let you know when someone has sent you something or commented on something , but the message disappears when you read it. No option to keep it and delegate it later, mark as in read or send it to a personal todo. Unless you go back previously read messages and dig it up. Then you can book mark it. It Should just function like a standard email inbox. Unless you get sent a “ping” wich is kinda like an instant message app with in base camp wich is on a different icon. Granted there may be a better way of using it that we are not aware of. Having used other project management software, I can say this is not a problem unique to base camp. I still feel it is the better software but needs some improvements. Specifically keeping in mind the people that are trying to do a good job for their project managers and sort through all of the information.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10

More orderly workflow

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/03/23
Review Source: Capterra

The fundamental advantage of Basecamp is the capacity to allot out explicit undertakings to explicit people and with a due date. Basecamp helps organizations to know which individuals from every office on chipping away at a customer. With the due date highlight, clients can demonstrate time-touchy or important matters. This component is discretionary, which enables our organization to recognize transient undertakings and long haul objectives. Basecamp's plan is agenda arranged. Agendas advance incredibly to our increasingly fastidious representatives, yet in addition, empowers the more Type B workers to center their thoughts into convenient and quantifiable assignments. The freshest move up to Basecamp 3 presented the Campfire include which is perfect for inward ventures, an advantage that was missing from the past rendition. This part of the product is ideal for intra-office non-customer work. For instance, the record supervisory crew utilizes this element to work together on building another layout for our customer introductions. In general, Basecamp enables my organization to accomplish extensive scale objectives by separating them into particular objectives.

Pros

I have been dealing with the customer confronting side of a medium-sized computerized advertising organization. I cherish that Basecamp adjusts superbly with our multi-customer firm. The latest upgrade to Basecamp 3 contributed to the item's utility. Basecamp's plan enables my collaborators and me to dole out and oversee undertakings crosswise over divisions. The new Campfire highlight extends Basecamp's utility to incorporate inner tasks, besides the principle advantage of sorting out customer work. This element takes into account an increasingly easygoing stream of thoughts for ventures that my group is chipping away at as a team.

Cons

After you have transferred documents, you can not download them combined at once. You need to exclusively download each document that you need. This can prompt having different form of a record. On the off chance that you don't erase a past adaptation of an archive, at that point there will be two. the best way to not keep running into this is to us the record fuction in Basecamp. This element is exceptionally essential. in the event that you don't remain over record the executives and discourse you could be soon over run and end up with a ton of tidy up work.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Stanislav G.

Can be Really Good if Team is Synchronised

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/13
Review Source: Capterra

Basecamp provides a platform for collaboration and project management that can be the backbone of digital marketing agencies, software development companies, or any other company which has a team of 5+ and at least 5+ projects (my estimates, not limitations of the product). It just helps the team to keep it all in one place and more importantly - it helps bring together remote teams, which is an ever-increasing scenario for many IT companies hiring VAs, content writers, PPC specialists, developers.

Pros

It gives you the opportunity to manage a complex business with multiple projects and team members, providing a platform for communication and collaboration. I've personally used Basecamp for two years and have liked it in general for organizing Digital Marketing projects within an agency. You also get the ability to add the client to the project and choose what to show or hide from them, making it just a bit easier to keep them in the loop and get required feedback from them.
The ability to export tasks to Google Calendar is a good touch, but it would really depend if workflow creates Google Calendar worthy items. If not, you have a calendar within Basecamp.

Cons

Like any software with vast functionality, you have to learn all of its features to use it as it is intended to be used. Collaboration with teammates adds one more layer of complexity and problems can arise if the team is not coached to use it in a common way.
The ability to assign tasks to others can get overwhelming for the assignee. I personally had two account managers above me, as well as content writers I worked with and they all kept assigning even the smallest of tasks, or even worse - largely undefined tasks, that eventually led to me accumulating a whole lot of tasks and not seeking to clear my list.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Maryellen M.

For managing details and timelines for complex projects

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/02/13
Review Source: Capterra

I am a fundraiser, and often - OFTEN - have several big fundraising projects in preparation at the same time. Before Basecamp, it was a nightmare to keep all of the details for each event separate and clear, without dropping the ball on some important responsibilities. Unfortunately, failing to take care of an important detail on any of these events can be devastating, so I could barely sleep because of the stress of worrying about where I was on each project. Also, since I often use some of the same vendors (caterers, tent rental, hotel space) it was hard to remember if I had talked to them about each individual event, and had all of my facts straight for each individual event. Basecamp makes it possible to track each and every event carefully, set up connecting emails to keep everyone informed, and makes it very easy to set deadlines, timers, and reminders for every important goal and part of the event. It took an entire weekend to set up all of the lists, timelines, and connections needed within Basecamp for the eight complex fundraising events I had on my calendar when I first set up in Basecamp. But after that weekend, I slept better than I had in months because everything was organized, I could see in a few seconds exactly what was on my "To-do" list for each day, each week, and up until the day or the event, as well as what I was waiting for from anyone else. This program is certainly an expense. But it gave me incredible peace of mind.

Pros

It is so well integrated. For example, taking one action will also notify several team members who need to know about that action without me having to send numerous emails. The software makes it possible to track several or many projects with dozens of people without losing a step or forgetting anything.

Cons

A bit of a learning curve to get started, but technical support is good, and the program quickly becomes intuitive.

The other members of your team - not only your staff, but your client - must also be willing to learn Basecamp. On the other hand, once they do, they will love it - and you!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Abeer A.

A very handy tool for client management tasks

Used Daily for Free Trial
Reviewed on 2019/02/19
Review Source: Capterra

The fundamental advantage of Basecamp is the capacity to allot out explicit undertakings to explicit people and with a due date. Basecamp helps organizations to know which individuals from every office on chipping away at a customer. With the due date highlight, clients can demonstrate time-touchy or important matters. This component is discretionary, which enables our organization to recognize transient undertakings and long haul objectives. Basecamp's plan is agenda arranged. Agendas advance incredibly to our increasingly fastidious representatives, yet in addition, empowers the more Type B workers to center their thoughts into convenient and quantifiable assignments. The freshest move up to Basecamp 3 presented the Campfire include which is perfect for inward ventures, an advantage that was missing from the past rendition. This part of the product is ideal for intra-office non-customer work. For instance, the record supervisory crew utilizes this element to work together on building another layout for our customer introductions. In general, Basecamp enables my organization to accomplish extensive scale objectives by separating them into particular objectives.

Pros

I have been dealing with the customer confronting side of a medium-sized computerized advertising organization. I cherish that Basecamp adjusts superbly with our multi-customer firm. The latest upgrade to Basecamp 3 contributed to the item's utility. Basecamp's plan enables my collaborators and me to dole out and oversee undertakings crosswise over divisions. The new Campfire highlight extends Basecamp's utility to incorporate inner tasks, besides the principle advantage of sorting out customer work. This element takes into account an increasingly easygoing stream of thoughts for ventures that my group is chipping away at as a team.

Cons

After you have transferred documents, you can not download them combined at once. You need to exclusively download each document that you need. This can prompt having different form of a record. On the off chance that you don't erase a past adaptation of an archive, at that point there will be two. the best way to not keep running into this is to us the record fuction in Basecamp. This element is exceptionally essential. in the event that you don't remain over record the executives and discourse you could be soon over run and end up with a ton of tidy up work.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10

Basecamp Pricing

Starting from
US$99,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

For businesses, Basecamp costs a flat, fixed fee of $99/month or $999/year. This includes unlimited users and unlimited projects.

For non-profits and charities, a 10% discount is offered.

For teachers and students, Basecamp is free.

Basecamp Features

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Prioritizing
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Tracking
  • Third Party Integration

  • Gantt Charts
  • Progress Tracking
  • Timesheets

Additional information for Basecamp

Key features of Basecamp

  • @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 discussions
  • Group summary report
  • Message board
  • Permission management
  • Prioritizing
  • Productivity reporting
  • Project archiving
  • Project management
  • Project notes
  • Project templates
  • 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

Benefits

  • 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.

  • Basecamp FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Basecamp.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Basecamp offer?

    Basecamp offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$99,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    For businesses, Basecamp costs a flat, fixed fee of $99/month or $999/year. This includes unlimited users and unlimited projects.

    For non-profits and charities, a 10% discount is offered.

    For teachers and students, Basecamp is free.

    Q. What are the main features of Basecamp?

    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 discussions
    • Group summary report
    • Message board
    • Permission management
    • Prioritizing
    • Productivity reporting
    • Project archiving
    • Project management
    • Project notes
    • Project templates
    • 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

    Q. Who are the typical users of Basecamp?

    Basecamp has the following typical customers:

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

    Q. What languages does Basecamp support?

    Basecamp supports the following languages:

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

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Basecamp offer?

    Basecamp has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Basecamp support mobile devices?

    Basecamp supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone

    Q. What other apps does Basecamp integrate with?

    Basecamp integrates with the following applications:

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

    Q. What level of support does Basecamp offer?

    Basecamp offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Video Tutorials