Basecamp – Marking the End of Chaotic Way of Doing Collaborative Works

Basecamp is the most popular product of its maker under the same name, which is formerly known as 37signals. The creation of this agile software comes from the problem they faced when doing long-term projects.

The Chaos That Gives Birth to Basecamp

Many works are in need to be completed and collaboration from each member of the team is necessary. However, they were disorganized, which then lead to dragging of projects for far too long.

What they needed are project management tools that will help them communicate their ideas with each, organize their work in need to be done and present their works to the stakeholders. This need for such thing gives birth to Basecamp.

Basecamp is a collection of methods and tools for a collaborative work all packed into one product.   This agile software helps businesses to have a better handle on the things they need to do. With it, handling different projects regardless of how long it takes will not be chaotic. Instead, it will be organized like no other.

What it Does And Who benefits from It 

Businesses run better because of this tool.  It makes doing collaborative works calmer, organized and saner. The communication between the team members is better and clearer. Everyone in the team can move in the same direction reaching for same goals. With this agile software in your disposal, you can have clear timeline and tracking who is assigned to which assignment is easier making your work organized and quicker.  It makes things easier for the member of the team to see what they need to do and how much time they have to complete it.

Basecamp is not just useful for small businesses and business professionals who need to manage a collaborative work. They are also now offering a personal plan for those individuals who want their works to be organized along with giving their followers update for their works.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Many benefits wait for you with Basecamp.  With this agile software, you can:

  • Add notes and updates
  • Email without the need to signing in
  • Share files
  • View the schedule of everyone
  • View project schedule
  • Integrate with other business apps
  • Create email list
  • Lessen Errors
  • Up the productivity of individual members and the team

Basecamp is a great application and if there is a downside to this app tool it would be the limit it issues on how many people or project you can have for the lower costing plans. For some users, they also found that there are clients that are hard to get it to use.


Affording this agile software is made simpler by the company through offering 5 different plans that you can choose from depending on your budget.

  • Basic – $24/month
  • Plus – $49/month
  • Premium – $99/month
  • Max – $149/month
  • Classic –ranges from free to $149/month

They are also offering a free plan for those who want to try their software.


If basecamp is not your thing – here are the list of its competitors that you can choose from for the alternative.

  • Freedcamp
  • Asana
  • JIRA
  • Paymo
  • Mavenlink
  • Attask
  • Clarizen

Regardless of how small or big, your project is, Basecamp is agile software that will make things easier for you without any data being lost. Following the projects will be quick and easy for your team members giving your collaborative work with a higher chance to succeed.

— Slimane Zouggari