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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Basecamp ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.8

Basecamp

78%
7.0

Microsoft To Do

70%
Basecamp ranks higher in 12/14 features

Task Management

8.4
84%
114 Ratings
8.3
83%
74 Ratings

Resource Management

7.8
78%
95 Ratings
7.0
70%
40 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.2
72%
38 Ratings
4.5
45%
8 Ratings

Scheduling

8.0
80%
91 Ratings
7.8
78%
56 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.6
66%
66 Ratings
6.6
66%
34 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.6
86%
114 Ratings
6.9
69%
68 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

7.5
75%
47 Ratings
5.4
54%
18 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

8.0
80%
43 Ratings
6.2
62%
16 Ratings

Document Management

7.8
78%
107 Ratings
5.0
50%
37 Ratings

Email integration

8.0
80%
94 Ratings
7.3
73%
39 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.6
86%
93 Ratings
8.4
84%
70 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.1
71%
42 Ratings
6.5
65%
13 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.4
74%
53 Ratings
8.9
89%
10 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

7.8
78%
38 Ratings
8.9
89%
6 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

7.6

Basecamp

76%
6.5

Microsoft To Do

65%
Basecamp ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

8.0
80%
29 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Invoicing

6.7
67%
25 Ratings
7.0
70%
4 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

8.2
82%
33 Ratings
7.9
79%
6 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

7.7
77%
27 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Basecamp is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating
  • Microsoft To Do is rated higher in 1 area: Implementation Rating
  • Basecamp and Microsoft To Do are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.4

Basecamp

84%
140 Ratings
8.4

Microsoft To Do

84%
74 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Basecamp

100%
26 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft To Do

80%
4 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Basecamp

78%
15 Ratings
7.7

Microsoft To Do

77%
8 Ratings

Availability

10.0

Basecamp

100%
10 Ratings

Microsoft To Do

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Basecamp

73%
8 Ratings

Microsoft To Do

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Basecamp

86%
55 Ratings
7.6

Microsoft To Do

76%
60 Ratings

Online Training

5.0

Basecamp

50%
1 Rating

Microsoft To Do

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.7

Basecamp

77%
8 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft To Do

100%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Basecamp

Basecamp is a wonderful tool for teams of varying degrees of technical knowledge, teams managing lots of different types of "agifall" and waterfall projects, and teams that are remotely distributed. It's probably less useful for more strictly agile-focused development teams, compared to other more flexible software applications like Jira and Asana.
Andrea Hester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

It's such a simple and effective tool! If you need an app to safely store your To-do's and make sure you stay on top of things, this is it. You can divide tasks lists into folders (like "home" and "business"), share the lists with co-workers, set notifications, even mark items as a priority. It's great for smaller, day-to-day tasks but if you need something to manage a bigger project or a team, you should look into more robust project management tools. Although this is a great app, it cannot replace tools like TeamWork, Basecamp etc. But they work great together
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Basecamp

  • Task management - It is very easy to add, organize and discuss tasks within Basecamp's interface.
  • The "Campfire" function is great for communicating when you just have a quick question for someone on the team.
  • Notifications - Basecamp lets you decide how often and about what you'd like to be notified. The ability to respond to messages in Basecamp directly via email saves a lot of time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

  • Wunderlist is what you need for your to do lists. It's really simple to use.
  • Allows you to set due date to your lists, share them with your team and/or create a folder to divide and organize all your list set
  • Also, Wunderlist is compatible with all platform and devices. So you can always be updated on your list or work on them from wherever you are and with all the devices you have.
Oleg Galimov | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Basecamp

  • High Learning Curve. It's true that it can be easy to use, but to use well and effectively takes some time to learn. It's recommended to have an agreed-upon system in your team of what tools to use and when.
  • Notification Overload. If people aren't careful they could send a notification to everyone when only a couple people were meant to be prompted. And since emails are sent by default, you could have your mailbox overloaded with unnecessary updates. This is where it takes a bit of training in your team to have an agreed-upon system.
  • Lack of organization with Archived Projects. I will often need to reference an archived project to make a new one, but there is only a list of archived projects in alphabetical order, with no way to organize by archive date, or even search.
Heather Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

  • Viewing more than one task at a time.
  • Email forwarding tasks - sometimes can be buggy and not always smooth.
  • Option to show more detail on a task without clicking task - example: being able to see attachment without clicking on task to view.
Brian Spatz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Basecamp

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$99 per month

Basecamp Editions & Modules

Edition
Basecamp PersonalFree1
Basecamp Business$992
  1. Limited Capabilities
  2. Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft To Do

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Microsoft To Do Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 26 answers
When I bring new people onto a project, it's immediately obvious how to use Basecamp. I don't have to worry about teaching them the features or walking them through it, it's just incredibly user-friendly. For this reason, I'll continue to renew my subscription even as new people are brought onto production jobs or the client changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To Do 8.0
Based on 4 answers
It's working, and doing precisely what we selected it for. The only hesitation is if Microsoft suddenly drops the platform.
Gary Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Basecamp

Basecamp 7.8
Based on 15 answers
Basecamp is a little tricky to learn. I've used it for quite a while but I feel like there's still so much I don't know. It took me a while to learn but having used it in college definitely helped me integrate it into my work career.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To Do 7.7
Based on 8 answers
The actual user interface and the way to navigate around the app is very intuitive and easy to learn/use which would make me give it a high ranking, but the syncing issues drop down my rating because there are times where you add an item to the list and then it just disappears. Then when you add it again the sync will happen and now you have duplicates. The other negative with the usability is adding extra information to an item, such as files or comments or assignments. You can do it but it's difficult to tell which items have this information from the main screen. You have to click on them individually.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Basecamp

Basecamp 10.0
Based on 10 answers
I've never experienced downtime while using Basecamp, or been unable to access it when I needed it. That's not to say they've never had downtime, but I've been lucky enough not to encounter any, and I work odd hours, including late nights when maintenance is often undertaken.
Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Basecamp

Basecamp 8.6
Based on 55 answers
For the many reasons I've given, Basecamp is a very strong program. There are a few features I can imagine that might make it even better, but I don't have a basis for comparison to be able to say that there is definitely a better one out there. I've noticed that Basecamp has evolved a bit from the time I started using it until now, so that makes me think that the producer of this program values it and believes in continuous improvement. If you could use the features offered by Basecamp, I would think you could use it with confidence.
Anthony Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To Do 7.6
Based on 60 answers
I have not had an issue where I needed to reach out to Wunderlist, but I know their contact and online chat is easy to access and feel confident that they would be helpful. My only worry is Wunderlist is becoming Microsoft to-do in May 2020, and I believe the app will become worse after that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Basecamp

Basecamp 7.7
Based on 8 answers
Decide the process before implementation - i.e. when it's due 8/9 does that mean 8am, noon, 5pm, 11:59pm? Check your to-do list frequentlySet-up templates - just not with the dates (they can be funky)
Jenni Waggoner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To Do 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Wunderlist giving 100% work satisfaction for me and my organization
Abdul Hakkim | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Basecamp

Pretty good, but [Basecamp] has its drawbacks. Honestly I find the interface non-intuitive and sometimes have trouble figuring out how to change the status of a task. Perhaps it has something to do with the way it was originally set up by the admin, but I'm not sure. I liked Jira's drag and drop obvious functionality, but the project management side of the software was lacking. Smartsheet has excellent project management functionality, but the task management isn't as good.
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

Wunderlist is the cleanest of all these products, and also the most functional. It performs exactly like you would expect a to-do app to work, and you can make it as simple or as complex as you want. Trello boards were too much for my employees to comprehend and they could never get the hang of it. Microsoft TO-DO is just a stripped down remake of Wunderlist and will be a while before it catches up (if it ever does). Todoist is the most similar to me, and it was mostly an aesthetic choice that made me choose Wunderlist.
Jeremiah Alexander | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Basecamp

  • It has saved me time when having to get the same message out to multiple restaurants
  • It has helped us make smarter operational decisions because we can all collaborate on an answer in a shorter amount of time (instead of calling a meeting!!!)
  • The calendar function allows us to plot out our marketing agenda for the month and add/change it together as needed. The chef will post his recipe, the managers will cost it out, the social media manager will post pictures on it, and ultimately we will get that information out on an info sheet to the staff by printing the page.
Elizabeth Hyman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft To Do

  • Productivity Increase - Knowing exactly what I need to do and when makes sure that I am on the right track, working on the right project and task at the right time, and not missing anything (or wasting my time on tasks that don't move the needle).
  • I'm delivering and following through on projects (big and small) without worrying about if I'm missing anything. This has helped specifically in product releases. One task I used to be late on every year was holiday greeting card releases in May. No one is ever ready to design holiday cards in April, so I wasn't even thinking about it. However, retail shops are buying their holiday products in the summer. I would always remember September as the weather started to change, which would lead me to miss out on the bulk of retail shop sales. With Microsoft To-Do, I mapped out the entire project, starting with designing 3 Hanukkah cards, to 3 Christmas cards, to printing them, photographing them, listing them, and marketing them. All with deadlines attached. Every detail was planned out in a doable way. For two years in a row, I did not miss out on this release and my sales have increased 300% year-over-year in part because of my release planning in Microsoft To-Do.
  • Do you know those tasks that pop up in meetings that you write down somewhere and then sometimes just completely forget? No? Just me? Either way, I used to have them scattered in notepads, sticky notes, and notebooks, and a lot would be lost in the wind. With Microsoft To-Do, I take all of those to-dos gathered during the day and add them to my to-do list with a deadline at the end of my work day. Now, I never miss anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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