Quick Post: Basecamp – The Project Management Tool You Need

Hey there! Happy Thursday!

I wanted to introduce you to an incredible product, which functions both as an app for your smartphone or tablet, as well as a desktop website– Basecamp. Basecamp is meant for companies, but can easily be used to organize your own personal projects. There is a 60 day free trial, which for me will at least be long enough to get me through my 31 Day Craft Challenge and beyond. The paid subscription is pretty pricey at $20 a month minimum, but a 60 day trial is pretty substantial. Basecamp allows you to create projects, and then add a variety of things under each project including to-do lists, files and documents, and discussions. You can set do dates, and assign items to certain individuals.

Basecamp Project 1

Obviously if you’re using it by yourself, the most important features are the to-do lists and documents. One of my favorite features is the fact that each project can have multiple to-do lists, allowing you to subdivide your project into small manageable tasks. If you are a regular collaborator, you can invite others to work on the project with you. You can even assign to-do items to individuals working on the project. It seems like this would be a great way to stay organized for a group school project as well!

One of my favorite features is the progress page. It’s visually appealing and encouraging, making me feel like I’ve accomplished a lot just by adding things to Basecamp.

Basecamp Progress Page

You can also view completed to-do items, though in general they are hidden once you check the box.

Basecamp Completed To-Do

Needless to say, I love to micromanage, and this is a perfect way to micromanage both at home and on the go.

Get ready for my DIY post tomorrow about how to redo your cat’s scratching post and also make it a little less unattractive. If you don’t have or like cats, I apologize in advance.

Until next time,

|The Creative Physician|