Have been using Basecamp since 2012, as the primary project management platform for my startup. Tools are relatively simple, but these are really the essentials for a small company. Lots of ways too yo integrate with other tools.
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...
...you’ll use message boards to keep the conversation organized, centralized, and on the record.
Instead of CONSTANTLY REMINDING PEOPLE WHAT TO DO...
...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.
Instead of MEETINGS THAT WASTE TIME AND MONEY...
...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...
...you’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 in Version 3.12.4
Bug fixes and improvements
VPP Device Licensing
iOS 12.0 or later
iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air4, iPad Air4Cellular, iPad EighthGen, iPad EighthGenCellular, iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation)
I use Basecamp for a few different businesses and organizations. It definitely improves the process and communication for each
I use Basecamp as a technology tool for 1st and 2nd year post-secondary students when doing group work. Most of them have never heard of it and once they realize how versatile and easy it is, they love it. It also allows me to see how they are progressing with assignments and who may not be pulling their weight!
I forget what life was like before Basecamp. But I do know I don’t want to go back to that crazy time. I would wear a T-shirt with the Basecamp logo on it - that’s how excited I am about this app. If you have a business with 1 or more employees... get your credit card out right now. Don’t hesitate.
Unfriendly interface,not easy to navigate or find things. Doesn’t work the same in each device. Frustrating. Support difficult to find.
I’m writing this on an iPhone. I often have a poor connection as I commute through tunnels etc. The app can’t handle this situation at all. It hangs or crashes. It says there is no data in the Files section or Messages when I know there is because we’ve been putting data in there for months. It should at least acknowledge that it’s loading and not tell me everything has disappeared!
There are too many features and you can’t turn off the things your team doesn’t use so everything is cluttered and the most used parts of the app are buried behind a half dozen taps. I should be able to put shortcuts to the parts of the app I actually use on the front screen. Instead every time I load I have to go “tap, tap, tap” to get anything done.
I work together with several clients and multiple teams. We can all work from anywhere and we often do. Right now team members are in Vancouver, Hawaii and New Zealand. That’s what I call work life balance. We can travel and still keep projects on time and clients happy.
Greatest tool so far having lots of fun learning and integrating the team.
It's helpful when keeping track of due dates, tasks and files. I use it to lead my clubs and it helped us become more efficient and successful!
Always getting better at every update. Simple. Efficient.
Love Basecamp as a fun way to keep our team organized, up to date and talking. Not as 'stuffy' and daunting as other PM software and Apps - makes my team want to keep using it. Support is very good. Love the recent upgrades to scheduling/calendar. Would like recurring appointments made available.
Excellent planning and collaboration tool
So fast to communicate through the app as well as managing tasks.
It's been great to organize things!
Works great for church planning. App runs smoothly and is organized nicely.
I think it has hit a sweet spot in terms of complexity and notifications.
Simple and Easy to use. All the functionality you need is available.
Can't wait for a new design and more functionalities!!
Basecamp is a great management and collaboration tool for teams or individuals, and allows you to easily involve clients on the status of a project from beginning to end.
I hope no company
actually plans on using this. This app would maybe and I mean maybe work well for selling girl guide cookies but to actually try use a business with this haha good luck.
Parfait pour la gestion de projets simple et efficace
I tend to travel a lot and this let's me stay up to date with my team and projects really easily. Very well designed!
This App is truly a one stop shop. We used to have Slack and Trello and with the one switch over we have both and more.
Customer support is simply phenomenal.
The App could integrate more features and I was assured the features will be in later versions. But I have plenty to work with for now.
Well done to the Basecamp team.
Such a clean and functional app. Love Basecamp!
Amazing business management software, great app
Easiest to use--features are intuitive and discoverable.
Barely had to train anyone in the office to use Basecamp.
Simple and transparent pricing, so this was easy to present to management!
Great customer service--responsive and knowledgable.
Thank you Basecamp Team for creating such an awesome product!
Really easy and intuitive to use
Friendly user interface. Simple but detailed functionality.
Incredible functionality and yet flexible to our needs. Would recommend for any business/team. It is a continual game changer.
Super on ne peut pas demander mieux! Tellement facile et agréable à utiliser!
Project Management & team coordination done right. By understanding how people actually behave when confronted with priorities & dependencies, the gang building Basecamp have made task management accessible to the masses. Well done, guys.
Great simple app for my small business to stay on the same page.
This is a great app for organizing projects. Highly recommended.
Fantastic tool that our organization has been using for years! Simple, easy to use and a great way to manage multiple projects.
The Basecamp app is an awesome companion to Basecamp. It is one place to keep all of my client communication, and it makes it easier to communicate with my team.
I've used Basecamp from Classic, through BC2, but BC3 has it right. The integration with iPhone and iPad is so powerful. Access from any device in scaled but very similar layout, optimized to format and medium.
Looking forward to taking Clientside for a drive at some point.
I've been a fan and user of Basecamp since 2006. Version 3 has taken things to a whole new level of awesome. Definitely worth giving it a try.
I love Basecamp and my clients love it too. So simple to assign tasks, keep everyone informed, and figure out what needs to be done.
I wanted to download a usable app, not run through the gauntlet of signing up for a mysterious online experience.
The Basecamp app finally has one of my most beloved things: push notifications! Beyond that the app is beautiful and functional. Congrats guys.