Basecamp Features

Basecamp

Flexible project management & team communication tool

4.32/5 (12,207 reviews)

Basecamp Feature Summary

  • Group discussions
  • File upload
  • File & document sharing
  • Client projects
  • Event organization
  • Agenda view
  • Project templates
  • Chat functionality
  • Due date tracking
  • Emoji
  • Attach files, quotes & code samples
  • Time tracking by project
  • Applause

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Activity Management
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Assignment Management
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
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Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Data Synchronization
Deadline Management
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Profile
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Instant Messaging
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Productivity Reporting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
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Status Tracking
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Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
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To-Do List
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API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Sync with Google
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Data Synchronization
Deadline Management
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Profile
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Instant Messaging
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Productivity Reporting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Status Tracking
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
To-Do List
iCalendar Support
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@mentions
API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Activity Tracking
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Automatic Backup
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Sync with Google
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Review
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Data Synchronization
Deadline Management
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
Email Integration
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Notifications
Employee Profile
File Management
Forum / Discussion Board
Instant Messaging
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Multi-Department / Project
Multiple Projects
Permission Management
Planning Tools
Prioritizing
Productivity Reporting
Project Management
Project Notes
Project Planning
Project Templates
Project Time Tracking
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Real Time Data
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Updates
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Status Tracking
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Scheduling
Task Tracking
Third Party Integration
To-Do List
iCalendar Support
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Mobile apps

iOS App


33 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


3,833 reviews

Basecamp Feature Reviews

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

Ryan Nielsen

Simplicity is the Bane and Blessing of Basecamp

2018-12-31

But as we grew we had to use more sophisticated tools.

Pros

The simplicity of the interface. It was easy to get clients in and participating in projects.

Cons

It's really more of a task management app than project management.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Professional Training & Coaching company, 11-50 employees)

My project organizer

2019-08-22

The program interface is easy to manage, it allowed me to plan with automatic notifications the tasks and progress of the same, in addition to measuring the short-term performance of my work team

Pros

It is an excellent tool to track my projects, allows me to sort my tasks by priorities and track the execution of each activity, in addition to measuring the performance of my work team in relation to the assigned tasks and the time of execution.

Cons

The trial period is very short, however it allowed me to plan and execute a small project

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

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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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

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

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).

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Communicate efficiently with your business team in one central place

2018-12-23

You can manage your team in one single place easily with using mobile app or desktop version.

Pros

You can add unlimited users & unlimited projects. Basecamp offers real-time communication & free to share files.

Cons

Also email notification management is difficult to find.

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeff DeGarmo

Good collaborative project management tool

2017-05-16

Organization of projects, files and to-dos.

Pros

Basecamp has a good interface and the cost is reasonable for the features included.

Cons

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

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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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Abhishek Agarwal

Project management tool with impressive features

2020-02-28

It makes project management easy if you are working in a team but not that suitable for larger teams.

Pros

We can easily assign tasks to team members and track the task progress. Integration with open source applications is also easy.

Cons

Difficult to manage tasks if someone is working on multiple projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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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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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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Great if you want to keep it simple.

2020-07-16

However, there are better tools if you're doing deep project management.

Pros

The UI and easy of use is the biggest advantage of this product.

Cons

It's a great task and communication tracker.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 501-1000 employees)

Basecamp - Easy and simple activities and task tracking in a Project.

2019-04-28

Pros

Email notification every time the task status is updated is as well very useful.

Cons

Nevertheless this tool provides useful functionality to project manager and for team collaboration.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 501-1000 employees)

Great Alternative to Slack

2019-08-07

Pros

Real-time notifications, drag and drop and project time tracking.

Cons

Too bad it is missing application integration, any sort of quality communication management or mobile integration.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Worked great as a basic FTP site.

2018-05-09

Pros

Ease of use, especially with the email integration. Still used by the Editorial Team for all their projects.

Cons

No reporting, time tracking, queues to sort projects.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)

The classic Basecamp is still going strong!

2019-06-05

Since the release of basecamp I have used it on and off with multiple clients, and it has been clearly one of the go-tos for task tracking.

Pros

Project and task management software is a must for group projects.

Cons

Interestingly, basecamp has still never integrated gantt charts which have also been adapted as industry standard in some organizations.

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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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Austin Teer

Helps with project statistics

2018-03-02

Pros

It helps tracking the projects and the details of active activities.

Cons

Let me manage good sized projects without any issue. Tasks and task logs can be entered in the project details by the team.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Best tool for organising any type of project

2018-08-23

It’s make life easier for a project manager and give full track report on the project.

Pros

- user friendly and easy to use - good customer support - tracking system is good, easier to track project activity and it’s progress - dashboard is very helpful

Cons

- need to add more functionality on paid version - some time notifications system react annoying - sudden crashes

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Vrabel

Basecamp is really great at organizing information and sharing it with members of your team!

2019-07-10

Really love it and I love the philosophy behind the company Basecamp!

Pros

The user interface is extremely nice and easy to use!

Cons

Tracking progress of todo's across multiple projects can be cumbersome.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Basecamp

good for small team, simple tasks.

Source: GetApp
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Eric McCulley

Excellent software

2020-01-30

A really great piece of software. Very expensive. No way to recover files after we closed account. that was our bad. Customer service was not helpful in recovering our last documents.

Pros

The ease of use and logical dashboards to help track conversations, tasks and store files.

Cons

A user can get lost in the layers of windows specific to supporting/tracking specific projects.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Gianfranco Capozzi

Basecamp is a super-easy-to-use project management tool, recommended to everyone

2018-08-01

Project Management Made Easy: set up tasks for different stakeholders, agencies & freelancers, in different boards, with relevant sub-items and everything you need to keep track of your progress and work activities.

Pros

Without a doubt, Basecamp is extraordinary simple to set up and to integrate into any day-to-day project management environment.

Cons

3rd part integrations on Basecamp was to a certain level limited; during the years, they've started integrating major support to third-party applications.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Chialing wu

Great Project management tool for start up company.

2018-07-29

Overall nice tool for project management.

Pros

Basecamp helps our team to follow up detail of every step of project. Nice tool for client and remote team to have updated project status.

Cons

Could have more customized features, add project time tracking feature would make Basecamp a great project management tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 201-500 employees)

Great for Collaboration, Great for Oversight

2018-12-26

Basecamp makes basic collaboration easy even if people are in different offices, countries, or timezones.

Pros

One of the best features of the software is the summary notices it sends out about the activity on projects at the end of specific periods.

Cons

Basecamp shows timelines of project tasks but doesn't show show how long tasks actually take to be completed without the use of third party add-ins.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Farhan Qazi

Basecamp for project planning

2019-02-05

-We also use it for our progress reports.

Pros

-Ability to create teams and projects -Ability to create check lists and to do lists -Attaching progress reports and attachments to comments on project activities

Cons

-The user interface and dashboard should have updates as well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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