Basecamp Features List

Basecamp

Flexible project management & team communication tool

4.28/5 (5,337 reviews)

Basecamp Feature Summary

  • Group discussions
  • File upload
  • File & document sharing
  • Client projects
  • Event organization
  • Agenda view
  • Project templates
  • Task planning
  • Task scheduling
  • Task tracking
  • Time / task reporting
  • Scheduled Emails
  • Automatic notifications
  • Employee profile
  • Role-based permissions
  • Group summary report
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Search Functionality
  • Deadline Tracking
  • Productivity reporting
  • Project management
  • Group discussions
  • File management
  • Task management
  • Permission management
  • Commenting
  • Assignment management
  • Project archiving
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Chat
  • Chat functionality
  • Message board
  • Due date tracking
  • Prioritizing
  • Project notes
  • Real time data
  • @mentions
  • Emoji
  • Attach files, quotes & code samples
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Document tracking
  • Reporting
  • Activity dashboard
  • Activity management
  • Activity tracking
  • Project time tracking
  • Time tracking by project
  • Applause
  • Project templates
  • File storage

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Basecamp Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Basecamp's features:

Jeff DeGarmo

Good collaborative project management tool

2017-05-16

Organization of projects, files and to-dos.

Pros

The collaborative options within our company and with clients is a perk.

Cons

The software lacks gantt charts and resource allocation for a true project management tool.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter Bosznai

A good task management software

2017-04-21

Also the email notifications are very useful.

Pros

Easy to use and simple UI. Fast notifications.

Cons

The lack of options for tracking the time spent on a task/project.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

I would recommend it for all small-mid businesses.

Source: Capterra
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Sarah Schuster

Solid product, easy to administer and even easier to onboard clients and staff.

2017-11-07

Pros

Simple to use, in-product tutorials and help guides, open and colorful interface and intuitive interface.

Cons

Time tracking cannot be billed to customers (we used Clarizen for this).

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Very simple and clear tool for collaboration work in team

2018-05-16

Pros

Easy to integrate with 3rd party apps

Cons

Not able to track time or reporting, hard to find needed documents or other attachments, lack of several features that other project management tools have

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Gwen Shields

Basecamp is a great tool for collaboration, but not project management or workflow mgmt.

2018-06-04

Great for collaboration and sharing files.

Pros

The way you add a task or add a client / project is very simple.

Cons

We really need a project management tool, not just a collaboration tool.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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YULIMAR TORRADO

It is a simple software, which allows you to order, plan and track projects

2018-05-25

I was able to carry out the planning of the first semester of the year in simple generic tasks among managements, like for example the purchase plan of the foundation and I was able to follow up on the information provided by the other non-administrative areas in order to cover the goal.

Pros

It also has an automatic check-in option that helps control and order the specific activities to be carried out, allowing to verify in a regular way the status or progress of the assignments.

Cons

Does not have a gantt chart, which limits seeing in a single table the tracking of tasks assigned to the same project.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Stan G

Great functionality but needs easy to use interface

2017-10-20

Managing projects is good with Basecamp since it provides good reports to see status.

Pros

It helps keeping track of task progress.

Cons

I would like a kind of drag and drop feature so I can move tasks from one stage to different based on the progress.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
Senior Marketing Analyst (Consumer Electronics company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Basecamp2 review

2017-08-21

It's a decent project/task management tool for the team and provide assignment, calender and other useful features.

Pros

Nice and clean UI, easy to use and update tasks.

Cons

lack of time and progress tracking.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

good for small team, simple tasks.

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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Worked great as a basic FTP site.

2018-05-09

Pros

Still used by the Editorial Team for all their projects.

Cons

No reporting, time tracking, queues to sort projects.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Great value for great price

2018-02-01

Pros

This software helps to managing task of our projects.

Cons

Missing feature to track time spent task or budget, Lack of exporting report with all open project and completion progress.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Oksana Nuzhna

I use Basecamp to know exactly what needs to be done and when I need to do a certain task.

2018-02-14

Pros

Basecamp is the simple way to collaborate on tasks and documents or attached files.

Cons

Unfortunately, it does not have the ability to directly track time. There's not a direct way to track the time management of a project.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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James Lupton

Simple and effective project management software for open teams

2018-05-15

Ease of work, low set-up overhead and cheap.

Pros

The ability to have many open threads and discussions for project clarification, email notifications. This is a simple to use piece of software for small and open teams.

Cons

Task assignees can tick off tasks as complete, without it going to the assignor for verification. No gantt charts or kanban.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Basecamp made collaboration simple for our team.

2018-07-12

Pros

Basecamp's UI is so simple that adoption rates were great.

Cons

It's not a fit for deeper agency management (e.g., granular time tracking, project planning and resource management).

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Adwoa Spencer

Great Collaborative Project Management Tool

2017-11-09

Pros

Allows users to keep track of assignments and tasks as well as assigning tasks to different members of their team.

Cons

Not the most intuitive tool but once you get used to it it can be very helpful for keeping track of workflows and collaborative projects.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Sumant Khera

Basecamp Good Tool for Management

2017-05-09

Basecamp is a good tool and somehow needs a bit on improvement to remain in the competition.

Pros

- File management and archiving - Charting facility - Catchup button for daily activities

Cons

Moving between different projects is also need some improvements.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Gareth Kunz

I use Basecamp to manage all my documents and projects.

2018-03-06

Pros

It is a great tool for merging documents.

Cons

It does not have the ability to track time directly.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Boris Butakov

Great communication engine

2017-11-10

Simple project management tool

Pros

Allowed me to talk to create, prioritize and manage multiple projects with my development team overseas.

Cons

Message board can get confusing, it shows lack of structure and makes it really hard to keep track of all the projects

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashlei Brittany

Simple Project Management

2017-04-18

The ability to assign and track tasks is very useful, and allows you to send messages between users with questions and updates.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Lack of higher tech options for project tracking.

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Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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cary cecil

The pros and cons of using Basecamp

2018-03-07

Basecamp software uses levels of task management which involve team chat, message boards, to-dos, scheduling, check-ins, and file sharing its all handled in a simple user interface. great software

Pros

Its Simple to collaborate on tasks and documents or attached files.

Cons

It dose not directly track time. Interface design leads to rabbit-holing and has weak reporting options.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Anonymous
(Broadcast Media company, 51-200 employees)

bare bones but does the job

2017-12-27

collaboration tool for internal and external people involved

Pros

It is great for collaborating on a project. you can share documents, create to-do lists and track progress.

Cons

Almost a little too simplistic, it didnt meet my teams exact needs for a task management platform but its good for other things

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Avishai Moscovich

great collaboration tool

2018-02-02

Pros

I like the following features: Simple Design Autosaving Archiving Today list Mobile Apps Campfire - where we can store documents related to the project.

Cons

Lack of time tracking (no Gantt chart). not too many integrations with 3rd party apps.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adam Singer

Great basic project management tool

2018-02-23

Pros

It's the most intuitive project management software I've found.

Cons

Basecamp is purely collaborative software.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Dawn Fend

I've been using Basecamp for over a decade because it's an intuitive tool our clients embrace.

2018-03-13

Ability to collaborate easily with clients.

Pros

The collaborative, project management tool streamlines team communications.

Cons

Would prefer a system that provides a linear visual with multiple levels more of a gantt chart.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Brady Anderson

Overall, a pretty great tool for project and client management.

2017-06-09

Pros

I like the ability to manage task assignment, track progress and changes, as well as notification management.

Cons

Because of its ability to manage very complex projects, the software itself can get a little complex, but that's no fault of the software.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jesse Spencer

Great Project Management without Unnecessary Bells and Whistles

2016-11-22

I needed to collaborate with coworkers and with my clients.

Pros

The simple layout of projects and tasks - Clients can be trained easily. Collaboration is so simple.

Cons

It does not have the ability to directly track time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

Give it a try - it is really worth it!

Source: Capterra
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