Announcing the Basecamp 3 API

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Basecamp 3 finally has an API! Head to https://github.com/basecamp/bc3-api for documentation and a guide to getting started. We’re already seeing some great 3rd party integrations like Tick’s time tracking service and expect many more to come soon. If you have an integration you’d like us to know about, be sure to submit it here. Some… keep reading

Feedback: Just-in-time may well be just-too-much, just-too-often

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Few management techniques have fallen further from grace than the yearly or bi-yearly employee reviews. The new way is just-in-time feedback. Don’t hold anything back, let it all out, and the sooner the better. The more transparency, the greater frequency, the better! So drip, drip, drip comes the feedback. Every interaction, every project, every presentation… keep reading

The Rubbish Boy

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Illustration by Nate Otto Brian Scudamore was 19 when he set up his junk-hauling business with a used pick-up truck and a stack of business cards. But his ambitions were always greater than being a one-man junk operation. Brian Scudamore wanted his company to have a brand as polished as FedEx or Starbucks, and he wanted… keep reading

It never hurts to ask

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A simple, effective piece of advice from Jason Fried A couple of years ago, Jason Fried gave me the simplest, most effective advice I’ve ever received: It seems so obvious, something you’ve probably heard before: it never hurts to ask. But when you actually put that advice into practice, the results are rather amazing. In 2014… keep reading

Why coworking doesn’t work for me

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But might for you! Illustration by Nate Otto As technology evolves, and companies wake up to the possibility of remote collaboration, more and more people are trying out coworking. Progressive as ever, we at Basecamp have written about “working alone in a crowd”, in an office you aren’t responsible for. And we’ve put our pennies where our… keep reading

What’s new in Basecamp 3.1 for iOS

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The latest version of Basecamp for your iPhone and iPad is here and it’s the most significant update so far in 2016. Here’s our latest GIF-injected look at what’s new… Don’t take our word for it—launch the app and the Happy Camper will show you what’s new. He also likes reviews. Seems a little needy… keep reading

The Gruen Transfer — Getting your business noticed

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Does it seem harder these days to get your business and projects noticed? Does to me. Does to a lot of people. In 1956, the first completely indoor mall was opened in Edina, Minnesota. It’s inventor was a guy named Victor Gruen. He designed it for the Dayton Company (the Dayton Company being the same… keep reading

Loads of new stuff in Basecamp 3!

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Over the past few months we’ve been working on a bunch of great improvements to Basecamp 3. Here’s a list of some of the big stuff that we’ve shipped recently, and live in your very own Basecamp 3 account today: Renaming the 6 core tools What’s in a name? Turns out a whole lot. Basecamp 3… keep reading