Let’s say you have a handful of different team members in a handful of different locations working on the same project. How do you keep everyone communicating and aligned? With Basecamp, that’s how.

This project management application rolled out in 2004, quickly picking up speed as one of the most efficient and effective Web-based project management platforms.

Handy tools include message boards, file sharing, project templates, task-assigning ability and mobile access features, all of which are designed to keep writers, editors, designers and programmers on the same page.



Basecamp is fast, secure and enjoys top-notch maintenance and support. Users can expect continual development and program enhancements as well as excellent customer service.

Nifty features include time tracking and project templates. Not in the office? Not a problem with Basecamp, which has apps available for both iOS and Android.

You can easily interact with teammates via email. The program is available in a number of languages in addition to English, including Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and French. If you’re not sure you’re ready to commit, you can take Basecamp for a free spin with a 60-day trial.



With all its options and functionality, Basecamp can be somewhat daunting at first. Customization options are few and far between; what you see is pretty much what you get.

Chat, conferencing and customer relationship management functionality are not part of the core program, although they can be added by paying additional fees for additional apps.

The program can get a little pricey, with the lowest plan starting at $20 per month to manage 10 active projects with 3 GB of space.

Costs climb to $150 per month for an unlimited number of projects and 100 GB of space.

Power users with control of hefty purse strings can splurge for the annual fee of $3,000 for unlimited projects, 500 GB of storage and priority support.