What is Basecamp?
Who uses Basecamp?
Why developers like Basecamp?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Basecamp in their tech stack.
As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.
There are lots of project management tools available nowadays. The choice ended up between Trello and Basecamp. Asana , JIRA and monday.com got a fair review but they didn't make it to the final list for several reasons (either way to complex or some UX issues or just too many options - good in some cases but not a good fit in this case).
Between Basecamp and Trello the battle was between ease of use and price. Basecamp packs a great set of features and if you are ready to move to an all in one solution: chat, file storage, and a PM tool, then @basecanp is by far the right choice. But since all the features are within one package that cannot be customized, moving to Basecamp but only using a part of the tool feels.. well.. not right. On the other hand Trello has the #kanban format that is just too easy to use and the price point for small and midsize team that no one can beat.
At the end, all solutions have a good fit in some cases. A better fit. But I think Trello can do the job in any case - it can fit with any scenario.
Jira is better than any other project management tool I've used, including Basecamp Asana and Trello . However, Trello has a much different purpose to me and is still amazing!
Basecamp is a great tool for our non-development related collaborations. Everything from marketing to corporate planning. Basecamp
- Basecamp is super fast and famously easy to use.
- Basecamp helps you get caught up if you’ve been away.
- Have full control of who sees which projects.
- Basecamp features the world’s best web-based calendar.
- Immediately know when someone completes a task you assigned.
- Mistake-proof: Recover things you deleted by accident.
- Temporarily loop-in people who aren’t part of a project.
- Basecamp documents your project from start to finish.
- Easily find a file someone shared three weeks ago.
- Write together in real-time with Basecamp text docs.
- Collaborate in real-time with your co-workers and clients.
- See everything someone’s been doing on a single page.
- Organize people into companies and groups/departments.
- Share feedback with Basecamp from any device via email.
- Drag & drop files from your computer right into Basecamp.
- Easily invite people, companies, and groups to projects.
- Present a professional, organized face to your clients.
- A truly unique interface that’s all new yet instantly familiar.
- Make sure everyone knows what’s left to do.
- Millions of people in over 180 countries use Basecamp.
- All your projects in your pocket. Basecamp available on the iPhone.