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Get started on a project
A Basecamp project is a workspace where you collaborate with your team and collect your discussions, to-dos, documents and files all in one place.
Projects can be used for anything from building a new app, to serving as a company watercooler, to organizing a family vacation. Here's how to use them!
- Click the “New Project” button: It's located on the left side of your projects screen. Only administrators, the account owner and people given permission to create a project will see the "New Project" button.
- Pick a template or a blank project: If you've created templates, you can start a project using one of them. For now, we'll pick a blank project.
- Name it! Give the project a name, and add your team. Start typing the names of the folks in your account. Basecamp will auto-suggest current account members. You can invite new people as well. If you have companies and groups set up, use those to add people quickly.
- Now you're ready to work!
- Start a discussion: Fill people in on project details and get their feedback.
- Make a To-do list: Create tasks, and assign them to people. Dated to-dos will appear on your Calendar.
- Share documents and images: Upload files to the "Files" page. You can attach files to comments as well.
- Use a Text Document Share your notes and ideas. Your team can edit text docs collaboratively.
- Have an upcoming event or deadline? Add it to the Dates page. When you do, you'll see it on your Calendar. Create single-day events or events that span multiple days.
Want to see some examples of finished projects? Check out the Public Projects page!