Basecamp (software)

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This article is about Basecamp software. For the live music service, see Basecamp Productions.
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A message view, seen within Basecamp Classic
Developer(s) Basecamp
Initial release

February 5, 2004 (2004-02-05)[1]

"The new Basecamp" on March 9, 2012 (2012-03-09)[2]

Basecamp 3 on November 1, 2015 (2015-11-01)
Operating system Web platform
Type Project management

Basecamp is a web-based project management tool developed by Basecamp and launched in 2004.[1] A new version was launched in 2012.[2][3] The Ruby on Rails framework was extracted from the Basecamp project.[4] There is a 60-day free trial[5] and since 2014 is free for teachers.[6] In 2015 Basecamp released Basecamp 3.[7]


Basecamp offers to-do lists, wiki-style web-based text documents, milestone management, file sharing, time tracking, and a messaging system. Basecamp Classic also offers integration with Basecamp's own Campfire product, and features APIs that are used by a host of web and mobile apps.

Basecamp Classic's interface is available in different languages (e.g. Spanish, French, Italian, German, Finnish and Japanese).[8] The newer version of Basecamp currently only supports English as the interface language. Basecamp Classic is also available in the App Store in iTunes[9] and in Google Play.[10]


  • Basecamp Classic, the version launched in 2004.
  • Basecamp 2 (also called "the new Basecamp"), the version launched in 2012.
  • Basecamp 3, new version launched in 2015.
  • Basecamp Personal, a reduction of the 2012 version.
  • Basecamp Breeze, a mailing list service.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ a b Fried, Jason (2012-03-06). "Launch: The all new Basecamp". Basecamp. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  3. ^ Basecamp Launches Its First Mobile App to Help You Manage Projects Feb 13, 2013 by Annie Pilon In Technology Trends 3
  4. ^ Grimmer, Lenz (February 2006). "Interview with David Heinemeier Hansson from Ruby on Rails". MySQL AB. Retrieved 2007-07-13. 
  5. ^ "Subscribe to Basecamp today". Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Teachers get Basecamp for free". Basecamp. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "What's new in Basecamp 3". Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  8. ^ Strategic Data-Based Wisdom in the Big Data Era edited by Girard, John
  9. ^ "Basecamp for iPhone". 
  10. ^ "Basecamp for Android". 

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