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Basecamp Launches Its First Mobile App to Help You Manage Projects

Posted By Annie Pilon On February 13, 2013 @ 6:00 am In Technology Trends | 3 Comments

Over the past several years, countless project management and productivity apps and services have launched. Many have failed or fallen into obscurity, some are still around and fighting for more customers, and new ones are still launching regularly. But one project management platform that has stuck around and remained relevant since its launch in 2004 is Basecamp [1].

Now, the platform is launching its first official iOS app [2] to help its users manage projects from their mobile devices without the use of third party apps.

basecamp mobile app

From the app, users can check on the progress of each of their projects, discuss updates with other team members, post comments and upload files, as shown in the photos above.

Though the platform has already been available on the mobile web and through third party apps [3] like Lodge [4] and Everest [5], the availability of an official application can help users ensure they’re getting a quality app with full access to their Basecamp projects.

The app is free but requires an existing Basecamp account, which range from $20 to $150 per month. The basic plan allows you to manage up to 10 projects at a time with 3GB of file storage, and the largest plan allows you to manage unlimited projects with 100GB for file storage.

Basecamp has made a couple other changes in the past year, including a complete redesign of its web app [6] and a new app called Basecamp Personal [7] that allows for users to manage personal projects instead of just business projects.

Basecamp continues to offer the option to use its original version, Basecamp Classic [8], for those who have older browsers that don’t support the new version or just prefer the older one for whatever reason. However, the official iOS app only supports projects run on the newer version of Basecamp.

Basecamp is run by 37signals [9], which also runs contact management app Highrise [10] and group chat app Campfire [11]. Basecamp was first launched on the web in 2004 and has helped users manage over 8 million projects to date.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Basecamp: http://basecamp.com/

[2] first official iOS app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id599139477

[3] third party apps: http://basecamp.com/extras

[4] Lodge: http://thelodgeapp.com/

[5] Everest: http://everestapp.in/home

[6] complete redesign of its web app: http://basecamp.com/new

[7] Basecamp Personal: https://basecamp.com/personal

[8] Basecamp Classic: http://basecamp.com/classic

[9] 37signals: http://37signals.com/

[10] Highrise: http://highrisehq.com

[11] Campfire: http://campfirenow.com/