About Basecamp

Basecamp is a real-time communication tool that helps teams stay on the same page; it’s less for traditional project management tasks (e.g., resource planning and long-term scheduling). With to-do-lists, calendaring, due dates and file-sharing, Basecamp provides a way for teams to keep track of priorities and actionable items. Since 2004, Basecamp has focused on developing a simple interface in which users can create projects, document progress and manage tasks. It is a web-based software, allowing users to sign in anywhere, any time, either through a web browser or through apps compatible with a large number of mobile devices. Not specific to a single industry, Basecamp can be deployed by any organization that needs to manage a group, including nonprofits, startups and client service firms—and it can even be used by freelancers. Subscriptions are scalable, with tiers for varying amounts of storage and numbers of users.
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Basecamp pricing

Basecamp has a free version and offers a free trial. Basecamp paid version starts at US$99.00/month.

Starting Price:
US$99.00/month
Pricing Details:
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.
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Basecamp Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4
Functionality
4
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.5
5 reviews of 13,078 View all reviews
Paul W.
  • Industry: Arts & Crafts
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 30/07/2021

I always come back to Basecamp

We have three sites. What Basecamp has provided is the unification of messages and tasks across all sites. It has added transparency that is invaluable to all of our team. We can keep important documents. Onboarding videos and other useful information. No more scraps of paper or post-it notes on peoples desks. It provides real accountability for everyone on the team. So simple to use which means 100% user adoption. Everyone loves Basecamp and we have tried every PM software out there. Basecamp is the best in the business!

Pros

When you first start using basecamp, two things strike you the most. It’s clean super tight interface and the lack of some common functions. I see both of these things as a positive. This might seem odd but you soon realise that the makers at Basecamp are uncompromising in their relentless pursuit of keeping you efficient. No bloat. No complication. These all adds up to adoption by the whole team. Which for me is the most important thing. You can have a perfect project management system, but if no one uses it. It’s useless. Basecamp’s gets everything on the same page.

Cons

I would love the app to give you persistent reminders for tasks! Snooze for 5 mins etc.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

It had everything we needed and nothing we didn't.
Jason V.
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
3
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 23/07/2021

The best simple project management tool for the money.

We love basecamp for teams when you have a simple process to follow.

Pros

It's super easy to use and set up. What you get out of the box works and doesn't require customization. You log in and are ready to go.

Cons

There were some cases where we could have used some customization and the task lists are fairly simple. We made it work, but having nested tasks would have made things a bit easier.

Alternatives Considered

ClickUp, Asana, Plutio, Teamwork and monday.com

Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

We needed something with communication built in.

Switched From

Trello

Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

It just worked out of the box with no customization. It was exactly what we needed as we needed a solution we could use immediately.
Sera S.
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

4
Reviewed on 09/09/2021

A good tool for project management

Pros

Overall, we like that Basecamp is pretty easy to use for our team and our clients.

Cons

There are improvements for task management that are very needed so it can be efficient for PMs and team members along with more robust integration options.

Alternatives Considered

Asana, Zoho Desk and Wrike

Reasons for Switching to Basecamp

Back when we first started using it, this had the easiest client experience.
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for Free Trial
  • Review Source
Value for Money
2
Features
2
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
1

3
Reviewed on 29/10/2018

I'm not sure if it's the same people on this one, since there are different versions of this...

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.

Senthil R.
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 10/08/2021

After trying a lot of other project management tools, we switched back to Basecamp

Wow! 100% user adoption is sure.

Pros

Simplicity, the way the product is engineered is simple and everyone understands it. Client portal is seamless. We use it as a case file management system for our clients and share access whenever necessary.

Cons

Overall progress tracking could be made a bit better - they have introduced charts, but could be better.

Alternatives Considered

Asana and monday.com

Reasons for Choosing Basecamp

Didn't like the KanBan and Multi Board option, didnt scale big time.

Switched From

Trello

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