Basecamp 3 4+

Project & Team Communication

Basecamp, LLC

    • 4.7 • 20.8K Ratings
    • Free



Running your business on email, texts, and meetings? It’s time to switch to Basecamp 3 instead. Trusted by hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide, Basecamp is the saner, organized way to manage projects and communicate within your company.

Inside every Basecamp project you’ll find six core tools that will transform your business for the better:
1. To-dos for tracking work.
2. A Message Board for posting announcements and updates.
3. A Campfire chat room for quick casual chats with the team.
4. A Schedule for posting deadlines and milestones,
5. Docs & Files for organizing all the assets and notes everyone needs to do their work.
6. Automatic Check-ins to get insights from the team on a regular basis.

Instead of using MESSY EMAIL CHAINS...’ll use message boards to keep the conversation organized, centralized, and on the record.

...Basecamp’s to-do’s keep everything on track. If anything’s late or requires follow up, Basecamp lets you know and holds everyone accountable.

...Basecamp’s Automatic checkins prompt people to write up what they’ve worked on every day, every week, once a month — it’s up to you.

Instead of WONDERING WHAT'S GOING ON...’ll use Basecamp’s reports to get the big picture on what’s going on. Across projects, you can see what’s overdue, who’s working on what, what worked was completed on a given day, and much more.

“Simply put, we get more work done, quicker, and better. Productivity is up. Errors are down. Clients are happier.”
-Patrick Sheffield, Moore Communications Group

“I no longer have to wonder whether I've asked for something to be done or whether it has in fact been done. Every member of my team is more accountable than we were before Basecamp.”
-John Drover, Roebothan McKay Marshall

“For the first time in a long time our team is truly collaborating, and everyone is moving in the same direction, with the same goals. It's truly remarkable how quickly things have changed in just a week.”
-Ryan Sullivan, WP Site Care

Note: This app works with Basecamp 3 (the newest major version released October 2015). Basecamp 2 (released March 2012) and Basecamp Classic (released February 2004) accounts require the Basecamp 2 app. Tap “View More by This Developer” to get it.

What’s New

Version 3.18.5

Bugfixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20.8K Ratings

20.8K Ratings

ABrooklynite ,

Feels like it was built for both my company and my brain.

I've been encouraged to implement all sorts of project management or communication tools in years past. With almost all of them, it felt like another burdensome step when we already had so much to do. Also, there tends to be this fake ability to show progress… "I've moved from 40% to 60% complete on that task!" And all you've done is change a number in a program.

This is different. It's so simple and quick to use and powerful, so that everyone joins in and starts adopting it right away. Successes come easily and that encourages people to use it more. Everyone is communicating and all those communications are now stored and available so no information gets lost. It delivers results right away it is changing my project management life! Totally worth it.

Developer Response ,

Happy to hear Basecamp has had such a positive impact on your project management life, that's our goal!

Dogtrainerjamie ,

A god sent for our org

Basecamp has been a god sent for our small dog rescue non-profit. Staying in communication about dogs health, medications, behavior changes, adoptions, announcements, tasks etc in the moment and to plan for the future is crucial. Basecamp allows a separate work space in our phones that not only keeps everyone up to speed but allows lots of feedback opportunities amongst staff that we previously didn’t have. We are obsessed with this program. It is worth every penny! I don’t know what we would do without it.

The only change I would ask for is notifications options for Campfire chat messages.

Ctp1223 ,

Easy to use but no product updates in 3 years

I’ve been using Basecamp with my company for 3 years or so. It’s really easy to use. Easy to make projects, group chats, etc. creating tasks and assigning them are easy as well, however it is a bit simple.

There really isn’t any customization at all. My biggest problem is that you can’t silence group pings (chats). People are constantly double texting, and it sends a notification for each message.

There isn’t really anyway to set up workflows. You just make lists of to-dos and assign them but there isn’t any conditional functions or order to it.

You can’t lock certain things on the app or have any admin control. For example, any user in a project or team can delete the project/team and put it in the trash! It’s not hard to recover, but still, poor functionality.

There is no dark mode.

I’ve left messages with the support team about some of these issues but they just say “that’s a really good idea” and then nothing happens. It just seems like this app won’t really ever get a real update.

Unfortunately I have to keep using the app because I’m not the boss, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with teams bigger than 10 people.

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