Get it together and manage projects the right way.
Projects are a struggle when stuff’s spread out across emails, file services, task managers, spreadsheets, chats, meetings, etc. Things get lost, you don’t know where to look for stuff, and people put the right information in the wrong place. Not good.
But when it’s all together in Basecamp, you’ll see where everything is, understand what everyone’s working on, and know exactly where to put the next thing everyone needs to know about. This is the modern way – The Basecamp Way to Work.
Basecamp is different
Companies change for the better when they work in Basecamp.
Software development shops, design firms, freelancers, consultants, architects, agencies, media companies, schools, and non-profits around the world have switched to Basecamp to fundamentally improve their project workflow.
Work better, together.
Basecamp is more than just a project management tool — it’s a better way to work. Teams that switch to Basecamp are more productive and better organized. They communicate better and require fewer meetings. And they’re far more efficient than before. Here’s how Basecamp makes it happen.
Get organized and stay that way with Basecamp projects.
With Basecamp, you break up your work into separate projects. Each project contains everything related to the work at hand; all the people involved, every discussion, every document, file, task, important date, etc. Everything!
How it’s better: unlike email where everything starts disorganized and you have to constantly manage the chaos, Basecamp projects keep everything organized by default. Things are always where you expect, and it’s obvious where to put stuff.
Every project includes the tools all teams need to work together; message boards, to-dos, schedules, docs, file storage, real-time group chat, and automatic check-in questions. You can rename them, turn off the ones you don’t need, or integrate with third-party tools like time trackers to tailor things to the project at hand.
How it’s better: spreading work across a bunch of apps is inefficient at best; total chaos at worst. Things slip through the cracks, it’s hard to see the big picture, it’s expensive, onboarding your team is a pain, etc. Basecamp eliminates all of those issues by combining everything you need in one place. It’s “easy mode” for work.
When people post messages in the projects you’re on, assign you tasks, etc. notifications pop up in Basecamp’s Hey! menu (or email, if you like). Need to focus? Pause notifications with a click and stay in the zone. Want to keep work at work? Set your work hours to hold notifications until you’re back on the clock.
How it’s better: a constant barrage of notifications from a half dozen apps steals your attention and lets work intrude on personal time. By centralizing your notifications, Basecamp makes it easy to keep on top of things and minimize interruptions.
Keep everyone in the loop without all the meetings.
An essential part of every project is keeping people informed so that nothing falls through the cracks and everyone knows what to do. Basecamp makes it easy to see the big picture and the nitty gritty. Whether you’re a CEO, a project manager, or an individual contributor, Basecamp has you covered.
For owners and execs
Automatic check-in questions like “what are you working on this week?” and “what did you work on today?” give you a quick, easy way to see the broad strokes of what everyone is doing. Perfect for keeping your finger on the pulse without getting bogged down.
Basecamp’s activity view gives you one place to see everything that’s going on. You can see all the tasks that are overdue, all the work that’s due soon, everything that’s on someone’s plate, upcoming milestones, and more.
Basecamp’s “My stuff” menu lets you see everything that’s on your plate. Your assignments across every project, your schedules, things that you’ve bookmarked, etc. Want to catch up on a project? Scroll through the project’s activity to catch up quick.
Basecamp isn’t just for managing projects — it’s great for running your business too. Use the dedicated Company HQ to make announcements, store employee docs, or socialize around the Campfire. Team spaces give people a way to collaborate on everything that falls outside of project work.
How it’s better: By combining your company’s communication and project work in one place, Basecamp lets your entire team rally around a single app for day to day work. One tool to learn. One place to check for notifications. No more constant switching between group chat and your project management app.