Basecamp - Project Management 4+

Project & Team Communication

Basecamp, LLC

    • 4.7 • 20.9K Ratings
    • Free



The refreshingly simple, and remarkably effective, project management platform.

Managing people and projects under pressure is tough enough. Unfortunately, lots of software makes it worse by over-complicating things. Basecamp’s different.

What makes Basecamp special?

It’s dialed in. For nearly two decades, we’ve continually refined a unique set of tools and methods to fundamentally reduce complexity, and make project management more of a joy and less of a chore. Perfected and pressure-tested by hundreds of thousands of teams on millions of projects, Basecamp’s the gold standard for a simpler, superior version of project management.

Basecamp works because it’s the easiest place for everyone in every role to put the stuff, work on the stuff, discuss the stuff, decide on the stuff, and deliver the stuff that makes up every project. Not on separate platforms scattered in various places, but all intuitively organized in one centralized place where everyone can work together.

Basecamp’s intentionally simple by design. It’s why teams that sometimes leave in search of “more power” end up slamming into the consequences of over-powered software: Complexity. Complexity doesn’t work. Basecamp does. It’s why those that leave end up coming back and sticking with us the second time around. You never know what you had until it’s gone.

What’s New

Version 4.12.0

- Incorporates a better way to find help and contact Support from the app
- Ensures that changing whether a todo is completed, and then navigating to a different screen, shows up-to-date data
- Support for new Basecamp features
- Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20.9K Ratings

20.9K 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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