Basecamp vs. Nuclino

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Basecamp
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Basecamp is a web-based project-management tool. Basecamp offers features standard to project management platforms, as well as mobile accessibility, unlimited users, and 3rd party integrations. Basecamp is priced by space requirements and concurrent projects.
$15
per month per user
Nuclino
Score 6.4 out of 10
N/A
Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can organize knowledge, manage projects, and share ideas, all in one place. Progress can be tracked in a Kanban board, work structured in a hierarchical list, or data organized in a visual graph — Nuclino adapts to a team's unique workflow. Presented as simple and lightweight by design, Nuclino focuses on the essentials, doing away with clunky menus and rarely-used settings, and minimizing the learning curve for new users. The vendor states it…
$5
per month per user
Pricing
BasecampNuclino
Editions & Modules
Basecamp Business
$99
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Basecamp Personal
Free
Limited Capabilities
Free
$0
per month per user
Standard
$5
per month per user
Premium
$10
per month per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BasecampNuclino
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsNuclino offers a free plan for up to 50 items and 2GB total storage. Paid plans start at $5/user/month (billed annually) or $6/user/month (billed monthly) and include unlimited items, advanced features, and 10GB storage per user.
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Features
BasecampNuclino
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
4.0
118 Ratings
61% below category average
Nuclino
8.7
4 Ratings
10% above category average
Task Management5.0117 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Resource Management3.998 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts2.940 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Scheduling3.993 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Workflow Automation2.968 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration4.4117 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology3.849 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.345 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management3.9109 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration4.096 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access4.295 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking3.244 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management3.455 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.139 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
7.8
40 Ratings
5% above category average
Nuclino
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.329 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.925 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting8.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.927 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Nuclino
8.4
3 Ratings
5% above category average
Chat00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Basecamp
-
Ratings
Nuclino
8.3
4 Ratings
2% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.82 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.22 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
BasecampNuclino
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(144 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.8
(15 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(28 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
5.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.7
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BasecampNuclino
Likelihood to Recommend
37 Signals
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.
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Nuclino
Nuclino is suitable for just about any company. It is intuitive and helps keep any company organized.
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Pros
37 Signals
  • 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.
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Nuclino
  • Workspaces are helpful to segment information.
  • Being able to download files directly from Nuclino is useful.
  • Having the ability to link to external docs is useful.
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Cons
37 Signals
  • 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.
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Nuclino
  • No real offline use is possible.
  • For small teams it's ok, but pricing is too high if lots of employees need to work with it.
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Likelihood to Renew
37 Signals
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.
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Nuclino
No answers on this topic
Usability
37 Signals
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.
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Nuclino
I love Nuclino's usability. The layout is clean, simple, easy to follow, and bright. I like that there is a read-only account option so that less-tech savvy people can still use it and they won't need to worry about deleting key information from the database. Similarly, I like the features that allow multiple contributors to have the same features to edit.
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Reliability and Availability
37 Signals
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.
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Nuclino
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
37 Signals
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.
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Nuclino
The Nuclino knowledge base is good. Most answers to your questions can be found there. I didn't need to contact support at all.
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Implementation Rating
37 Signals
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 frequently Set-up templates - just not with the dates (they can be funky)
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Nuclino
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
37 Signals
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.
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Nuclino
Nuclino is the clear winner when it comes to ease of use for both the administrator and user. Less setup time and less "training" time. The streamlined interface is quick and intuitive to learn and is not cluttered as compared to Confluence. Every tool you need to use to create a page or administer the workspace is available immediately on screen or by right-clicking. In contrast, Confluence buries many tools in administrative interfaces and only allows use of some features once you make several clicks to include a "macro" or "plug-in". We use both tools and I get complaints constantly from my team about how complicated Confluence can get just to author a quick page.
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Return on Investment
37 Signals
  • 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.
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Nuclino
  • Having a central documentation allowed users to find data more quickly, which resulted in 50% less "question" type bugs that would appear in our queue.
  • Collaborating documentation before development resulted in less bugs; this is part process but the ease of sharing and making related documentation easy to access encouraged users into adapting the process.
  • Increased use in documentation allows support response time to be higher for triage since supporting documentation is ready to go.
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