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What Is Basecamp?

The Basecamp Way of working is used by thousands of teams that like to get work done without distractions and inefficiencies. Basecamp is opinionated about how work should flow, making it easy for teams to adopt and perfect for managers who want to get everyone in sync.

Basecamp includes all tools that teams may need to collaborate, including file sharing, messages, chat, to-dos, and Card Table.

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Who Uses Basecamp?

Entrepreneurs, freelancers, small businesses (1-99 employees), and groups inside large organizations.

Basecamp Software - Your homepage is where you see everything that's going on around you.
Basecamp Software - Ever wondered what you missed while out? Or how's progress on a project? With Basecamp, you can always check the Timeline and see everything happening. Whether you're checking on a project, a teammate, or the entire company, Basecamp makes it easy.
Basecamp Software - Card Table is perfect for reactive work. Cards move through different columns as tasks change stages. Assign teammates, write comments, and even place cards on hold if you need to work on something else.
Basecamp Software - Every project includes a space to share documents, files, and images. Since everyone on the project has access, people will know exactly where to find everything.
Basecamp Software - Basecamp add content through email

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Reviews of Basecamp

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.3
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.2

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Jerra L
Jerra L
Stylist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Consumer Services, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Task management made super easy

5.0 2 months ago New

Comments: With Basecamp we have been able to achieve an appointment scheduling system for the betterment our service delivery to our clients

Pros:

Basecamp is a hit but not a miss. It is simplified, tailored and integrated into an organized easy to use platform. It's comprehensivity stands out for me that it has a range of functionalities that perfectly suit my task management needs. It's straightforward and unified dashboard allow me to keep track of all my clients appointments. Since it is a default communication platform in the salon we use it as a centralized place where we can share new hairstyles and brainstorm on how to achieve each one of it soo it allows for sharing of any file of any format especially pictures which is the most common in our setup. Getting every appointment on calendar helps with scheduling the appointment to make sure there are no double salon appointments on the same time or day

Cons:

Honestly I love every bit of Basecamp and have nothing against it

Andrew
Senior Brand Manager in Canada
Marketing & Advertising, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Basecamp was our agency tool

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Overall I would recommend Basecamp as it's better than trying to manage everything through Outlook. One piece of advice is to make sure that each project is closed out with all critical files included. That way, if someone needs to look back at the previous year, they can find everything in one spot.

Pros:

The agency that we employed provided us with our own basecamp. We were able to customize it to our team, managing access. The ultimate benefits of Basecamp are not only project management, but the ability it provided to hold the agency accountable. The documentation tools proved to be vital.

Cons:

The email notifications. I wished that the tool was able to be more granular in which projects we could email people about, the length of time they would be emailed, and the frequency of the email.

Sierra
Designer and Operations Manager in US
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Limited features and functionality

3.0 2 months ago

Pros:

The calendar view allowed our team to visually see which projects we had going on currently and which ones we coming up.

Cons:

We had to really find our own hacks, such as color coding calendar events, in order to make data useful for ourselves. There was a lot of manual work required to make it functional for our team.

Shri Ram
Web Developer in India
Computer Software, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Basecamp Review

5.0 3 months ago

Comments: Using Basecamp has been a really fruitful experience. It made working on remote projects easier and more productive for us, as there were no communication problems. Basecamp provides a shared dashboard that displays all project details, including plans and progress, which further aids in keeping us all in the loop regarding the project activity.

Pros:

Basecamp provides a really helpful group chat feature that lets us communicate in real time, no matter where we are in the world. This enables us to have extremely fruitful conversations, particularly while working remotely, which produces outcomes that are just as good as those obtained when working on-site. It gives us access to a shared dashboard where we can monitor the work that has already been completed, the work that is scheduled, and how our job is to be completed. It's simple and extremely safe to share files and other materials.

Cons:

Nothing about Basecamp bothers me the least, primarily since everything about it has been working really well.

Jill
Office Manager in US
Music, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Comprehensive Organizational Corkboard

5.0 2 months ago

Pros:

I love the the user interface is easy to learn and use. It's laid out in a way that makes intuitive sense for juggling multiple projects at once and has many features that keep to-do lists easy to track and the activity of everyone on the team visible.

Cons:

It can be tricky to figure out how some of the tracking works and which feature best helps your organize your work. Sometimes there are more items than you need and it would be nice to be able to remove more features from the dash and menu if you don't use them.