Basecamp vs Flow

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Basecamp vs Flow: What are the differences?

What is Basecamp? The leading web-based project management and collaboration tool. Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages.

What is Flow? Simple project and task management for busy teams. Flow is an online collaboration platform that makes it easy for people to create, organize, discuss, and accomplish tasks with anyone, anytime, anywhere. By merging a sleek, intuitive interface with powerful functionality, we're out to revolutionize the way the world's productive teams get things done.

Basecamp and Flow can be categorized as "Project Management" tools.

Some of the features offered by Basecamp are:

  • Basecamp is super fast and famously easy to use.
  • Basecamp helps you get caught up if you’ve been away.
  • Have full control of who sees which projects.

On the other hand, Flow provides the following key features:

  • Simple Project Management- Visually plan and organize all of your projects as lists or cards on kanban boards
  • Team Collaboration- Invite anyone to collaborate on a task whether they have an account or not.
  • Live Updates- With Flow, updates happen in real-time so everyone’s always up-to-speed.

"Team collaboration (non-tech)" is the primary reason why developers consider Basecamp over the competitors, whereas "Easy to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Flow.

9GAG, Groupon, and thoughtbot are some of the popular companies that use Basecamp, whereas Flow is used by Startae, Grooveshark, and WILD. Basecamp has a broader approval, being mentioned in 124 company stacks & 53 developers stacks; compared to Flow, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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A rapidly growing start-up in the biotech field. Main requirements not limited to, but include - cloud sharing, interacting through comments and messages, being able to specify deadlines, estimated time interval, time-lapsed/remaining, assign multiple tasks (task dependencies), and label their priority level, and have integration with a nice group of tools/apps (google and so on).

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ClickUpClickUp

Basecamp is a great product for remote teams. It is a mindset. If you're looking for a standard project management tool with lots of features, ClickUp is a great choice. It's a bit slow (especially mobile), but in terms of features, it's unbeatable.

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Mahdi Perfect
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A good collaboration tool was always a big challene in the most team I've met. The main challenge is there are many tools with tons of features. They'r all great in the paper. But in practice, the team usually doesn't enjoy collaborating using them. This is the challenging part. The project management tools should be well designed to keep simplicity in combination with well-chosen features to bring the most productivity and activity among the team. I'm thinking about many of my stacks, ClickUp is one of the few choices which I've never thought about migrating about. I can't describe it in text, I just advise you to try it once and you'll understand. The team behind ClickUp is really active. They really care about delivering new features.

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YouTrackYouTrack

You are describing something close to issue tracker like redmine, jira+confluence, youtrack and etc. Redmine is absolutely free, for jira you should pay, youtrack has different licenses.

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I have been using this for a while and recommended to my last 15 clients who were amazed by the flexibility of the platform. It has everything You need!

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Decisions about Basecamp and Flow
Matt Safaii

I needed a tool that not only kept everything in one place, but was also easy for clients to use. I first started using Notion and fell in love with it. I eventually had problems when clients didn't want to use it or were confused on how it works. When multiple people are in a workspace, things can also get messy when there is no standard formatting set. Basecamp solved those problems for me by providing all the tools I need in one place. It is very intuitive and my clients love using it as well. I am also a fan of their pricing. Although it can be expensive at first if you are a small team, it is well worth it when you scale.

The team at Basecamp make great products and I will continue to use any tools they release. Also a huge fan of their email app, HEY.

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Manu Morante

Since always, all the documentation of our company has been full of elements that go beyond texts or lists ... And with Notion we use related tables, canvan, code blocks, includes, snipets ... It feels like everything can be done :)

I especially like to have your private notes, to be able to work on them little by little and even to be able to show them to whoever you decide, to finally move them to the official space.

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Pros of Basecamp
Pros of Flow
  • 71
    Team collaboration (non-tech)
  • 39
    It's simple and intuitive
  • 24
    Great UI
  • 20
    Plain, simple
  • 15
    Very fast
  • 12
    Clear pricing
  • 9
    Super fast task creation
  • 7
    Integration with external services
  • 4
    iPhone app
  • 4
    Frequent + awesome updates
  • 1
    Remote management
  • 1
    As close to an all-in-one tool that is client friendly
  • 1
    Team collaboration
  • 1
    Team and client collaboration
  • 1
    Plays nice with Google Apps
  • 6
    Great for collaboration
  • 6
    Easy to use
  • 3
    Free

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Cons of Basecamp
Cons of Flow
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    Basic
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    What is Basecamp?

    Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages.

    What is Flow?

    Flow is an online collaboration platform that makes it easy for people to create, organize, discuss, and accomplish tasks with anyone, anytime, anywhere. By merging a sleek, intuitive interface with powerful functionality, we're out to revolutionize the way the world's productive teams get things done.

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    What are some alternatives to Basecamp and Flow?
    Asana
    Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish--and get results. Available at asana.com and on iOS & Android.
    Slack
    Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
    Trello
    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
    Jira
    Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.
    Dropbox
    Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
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