Basecamp is a project management tool with built-in team chat and longform discussions to keep everything about projects together in one place. It’s built by a team that works remotely, so is designed to make collaboration simpler no matter where your team is located.
Basecamp projects are built around to-do lists and calendar events. Assign tasks to team members, check off work as it’s done, and keep a discussion going about the work with comments on tasks. Basecamp lets you manually visualize project progress with hill charts to estimate how much you’ve accomplished and how much more there’s left to do.
The rest of Basecamp is built around collaboration to brainstorm, plan, check in, and save decisions about the project. Each project has a dedicated Campfire team chat room to discuss the work, with direct chat to team members as well. You can then start longform discussions or share announcements on the message board, or schedule routine check-ins to ask your team to update progress, discuss what you’ve learned, and more.
Basecamp is popular for its simplified project management tools, and its pricing that charges one flat fee for unlimited projects and team members. It’s great for teams that have clearly defined individual tasks—but doesn't include features like kanban boards and Gantt charts that are popular in other project management apps.