Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | June 16, 2017

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Introducing Jason Fried

Jason Fried received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at the University of Arizona. However, he was already writing and selling software during his student days. One of the first ones he wrote was a music collection organizer in FileMaker Pro on a Macintosh computer. He wrote it mainly for his own use, but then decided to upload it in case others would buy it. And others did. Basically, that is how his software business started, which led him to starting Basecamp.

The Basecamp Software

basecamp-logo_600Basecamp is a web-based project management tool created by a web design company based in Chicago originally called 37signals. The PM tool initially was for their own use and the co-founder Jason Fried decided to make it available commercially when their customers and other people expressed their interest to use it, too. In 2014, the company renamed itself Basecamp after its flagship product, with a focus on maintaining and improving its project

Basecamp Launched Message Types, List View for Projects and Teams

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | June 13, 2017

logo-basecampBasecamp is helping teams and companies become more organized in managing their projects and in communicating with everyone else. With a centralized online workspace, users go to just one application where everyone gets informed of what to do, knows where their projects stand, and finds what they need to get work done. The development team also continuously observes and studies how customers use their application and create innovations in order to turn them to full-fledged features. Recently, they launched Message Types and List View as the latest features available in Basecamp 3. For a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Previous Workaround, Now A Feature for All

The latest innovation-turned-feature was a workaround that users in Basecamp themselves have been doing. In order to emphasize the purpose of a post, users have been prefixing the subjects of their posts with different types of emojis. For instance, they put a loudspeaker emoji in front of announcements. Similarly, they put a

New Basecamp for Android and iOS Apps Features

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | June 7, 2017

logo-basecampBasecamp project management software is a work platform that helps businesses get their projects off the ground faster. It is a complete system that keeps everything organized and everyone on the same page, whether in their office with their desktops, or on the go with their mobile devices. In the past weeks, the mobile development teams of Basecamp were usually hard at work to present the latest update to both the Android and iOS apps. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Latest Basecamp 3 for Android Feature – Catch Up

Basecamp 3 for Android 3.5 is now available with some exciting features. First and foremost, the new Catch Up feature will make it easy for any user to get current and up-to-date with whatever is happening to their projects and teams. Previously, it can be quite challenging for a team member to open each Hey! item individually. Apparently, this process can take a while and

Basecamp 3 Updates Desktop App, More Flexible Check-ins

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | March 10, 2017

logo-basecampBasecamp is helping companies and teams manage projects and communications in one central place. As a result, people have a better handle of their business, and teams are more self-sufficient. The PM and collaboration software makes it easy for all its users by being available across platforms. It also has desktop apps aside from its web and mobile apps. The latest version of Basecamp 3 desktop app now includes better navigation buttons. Another major enhancement in the software as a whole is the automatic check-in having more date and time options. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

New Navigation Buttons

Basecamp 3 desktop app is available for the Mac and Windows platform. It is an alternative for users who usually open many tabs in their browsers. The desktop app is a separate application and therefore provide users continuous communication and gets their attention through the right notification. The latest version has new navigation buttons to

Basecamp Updates Android App with New Features

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | March 9, 2017

logo-basecampBasecamp is a cloud-based project management and collaboration tool that helps keep teams stay on the same page. It is compatible across platforms and devices, so users can work whenever and wherever they are. In a span of a couple of months, they have released exciting new features for their Android app. Users are now able to work more smoothly with their to-dos, leave video comments, go to a smarter notification center, and reach out to others easily and in style. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Smoother To-dos

Basecamp To-dos is one of the core tools of the application, and it helps keep everything on track. Working on a mobile device has advantages and disadvantages. People can continue working even outside the office, but they have to work on a smaller device. In previous versions, creating to-dos and re-ordering them was less fluid. However, the development team really put in some hard work so

Basecamp New Bundled Notifications and Jump Menu

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | March 6, 2017

basecamp-logo_600wBasecamp is helping teams and companies become more organized in managing their projects. One effective way the application is doing this is through a better system of communication tools available in the software. Everyone is clearly informed, and each one can easily reach out to a team member to answer questions or clarifications. Furthermore, a recent update now allows people using Inbox by Gmail to receive notifications in bundles. Also, users can quickly switch between projects through a new shortcut menu. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Bundled Notifications for Inbox by Gmail

Basecamp developers worked with the Google team to organize notifications in Inbox by Gmail. Google created a smarter inbox from all the Gmail lessons and experience. One of its features is bundles, which organizes messages automatically in categories. Now, every Basecamp email notification is further grouped into a bundle specific to the project or team it belongs to. Inbox works with the web

Top 5 Basecamp Add-ons

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 31, 2017

basecamp top 5 addonsBasecamp project management and collaboration software is a favorite tool by startup teams and small-to-medium size businesses. It is a very effective tool in helping everyone organize themselves and their work. The simple interface is designed intuitively such that people are communicating more frequently and more clearly. They have a central space where they can see their teams, tasks and projects in greater context relative to the whole business and organization. The tools help the teams practice PM methods that result in saved time and higher productivity. As companies grow, many of them however become aware of missing features that can help them gain better insight and control.

The Top 5

Basecamp provides tools that are better alternatives to email in terms of requesting or sending information to team members. Users can easily see and track their tasks, hold discussions, and set reminders. They can easily request or generate status updates and reports, find important documents, use with emails, and work on the go. It is

New Basecamp 3 Project Templates

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 13, 2017

basecamp-logo_600wBasecamp project management and collaboration tool has rolled out several exciting features in 2016. Even before the year ended, a major feature was unveiled, which are project templates. A project template provides several benefits. First of all, it saves project managers valuable time, especially for recurring tasks, to-dos or events. Also, a template can become a standard that positively reinforces a PM process, safeguarding critical project information and details. Finally, it is an effective tool that can reduce risks. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

How to Create a Project Template

Basecamp 3 users who copy the same to-dos or documents can take advantage of the new project template feature. From the Home screen Projects section, users can click on the link “Make a reusable template” to get them started. After clicking, a window will appear asking for a name and optional description of the template. A descriptive project template name will make it easier for

Basecamp 3 for Android New Home Screen and other Improvements

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 12, 2017

basecamp-logo_600wBasecamp is providing companies a centralized space to manage all their projects, teams and client work. Basecamp 3 web-based project management tool includes tools and features that transform how teams work, making it easier to do their jobs. However, work does not stop when people go out of the office, away from their desktop. Therefore, the latest Basecamp 3 for Android now includes improvements that allow the smooth use of the PM app wherever work takes them. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

New Home Screen

The new Basecamp 3 for Android Home screen is the first screen that users see after successfully logging in. In general, users can see all their project cards tiled with the pinned cards on top. To pin a project, tap the beige pin (unpinned) on the top right of the project card. To unpin, simply tap the orange pin (pinned). Also, users can enable the switch at the top of

Top 3 Software Alternatives to Basecamp

By Jose Maria Delos Santos | January 11, 2017

basecamp-logo_600wBasecamp is an online project management tool where people can organize themselves and collaborate to complete projects. Basecamp 3 is the latest version of the application from a company that started in 1999. Simplicity is one of the guiding principles in designing the application, and this has allowed users to easily get on board and use it immediately.

Why people are not happy with Basecamp?

Basecamp is one of the earliest PM tools available online. Since its launch, it has rolled out new features and a major redesign. However, some of its earlier customers who have experienced growth in their business felt that they have outgrown Basecamp because of their more complex needs. Also, the work environment and business landscape has already transformed many times over, bringing different challenges and opportunities.

For example, companies now have a need for time tracking and cost tracking. Also, there is a need to break down complex tasks into subtasks, create task dependencies, and assign them to multiple resources. Gantt charts are time-proven tools