Basecamp is a great tool for design projects, less so for technical projects
Updated November 11, 2015

Basecamp is a great tool for design projects, less so for technical projects

Britta Byer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Basecamp

Basecamp was used to manage projects by teams. We were able to solve the problem of not having a central server to store documents on, by collecting notes, documents and design files in one accessible location.
  • Very simple to upload notes and documents.
  • The whole interface is very easy to pick up.
  • Managing multiple projects at one time was easy with dashboard view.
  • The calendar could be more robust. I'd like to be able to see what a specific user is doing across multiple projects.
  • Increased team member participation. The interface is easy enough to pick up quickly so my team members adopted it quickly.
Basecamp is great for simple projects. I think it is as useful as Banana Scrum, but with a better UI. I have also used Rally and Jira for managing larger technical projects. The additional level of detail in these programs is more appropriate for larger development projects.
Basecamp is a great resource for design projects. It's easy to assign tasks to designers and have them upload their deliverables.

I wouldn't use it for managing larger projects that have many small pieces as the documents may get lost in a flood. It's also too simple to manage technical projects.

Basecamp Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management

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