Basecamp prides itself on providing their customers, for 17 years now, with the utmost user-friendly program. Their goal is to continue providing their basecampers with products, publications and more that are at the highest level of integrity and quality.
Oh but wait! There’s a flip side – not everyone is a happy camper at the “basecamp”. To be frank, Basecamp frustrates the hell out of some people because it doesn’t have all of the bare necessities. I’m talking about features that most project managers will tell you they need and cannot survive a project with-out. In no particular order here they are, prepare yourself. Basecamp does NOT have the following features:
Subtasks – Task Dependencies – Gantt Charts – Kanban Boards – Export to Excel
Workload Reports – Cost Tracking – Time Tracking – Import Microsoft Project Files
There’s more but let’s stop there! Now let’s not totally dismiss Basecamp. Keep in mind that Basecamp is good for some projects, but the number of limitations, or deficiencies, have accumulated.
As Basecamp is simply not up to par, what do you do? Is there a solution? Of course! The first option – because your relationship is too strong at the camp – is to use an add-on to Basecamp. And we have just the one, it’s called Bridge24 for Basecamp. It offers a tabular view for task reporting, a Kanban view, numerous calendar views, exporting ability to Excel, and more.
Your second option, say, “adiós” Basecamp, it’s been fun but I need more than what you can give me. Then, start looking for a Basecamp alternative.
Here are our Top 3 picks for Software Alternatives to Basecamp.