You can now paste in links to Google Drive files, and you don't need to give Basecamp access to your Google Drive account. Read more about this change here.
Large file uploads in Basecamp 2 are working again. Thanks for bearing with us while we sorted out the trouble.
We are investigating reports of Basecamp 2 customers not being able to upload files larger than 200mb. We are currently working on a fix and will keep you updated on our status page: https://status.basecamp.com We're very sorry for the trouble.
Basecamp 2 was offline for long stretches of time from 4:30am GMT March 7 / 10:30pm Central March 6 until 1:02pm GMT / 7:02am Central. We're so sorry about this catastrophically long outage! You can read more details in our incident report: https://m.signalvnoise.com/basecamp-2-and-basecamp-3-search-outage-report/
Did you receive this email from us yesterday? Subject: Basecamp 2 security alert: You must set a new password . You’re not alone! You’ve done nothing wrong, and you’re in good company. 1 in 20 Basecamp users got this email alert. Here’s the full story.
When your projects are humming along with a lot of activity (and we hope they are!) you might start receiving lots of email from Basecamp. Sometimes the volume can get overwhelming or repetitive, especially if you keep a close eye on Basecamp throughout the day anyway.
Today we’ve added a new email summary option to help tame the notification beasts. Here’s how it works.
Head over to your Me page and click the Your Basecamp Settings link. You’ll see a new section called “Email frequency.”
Turn on the option that says "Email me a summary every few hours at most." Now Basecamp will roll up all of your notifications and send you a single email every three hours or so. So instead of getting 10 separate emails for 10 new comments as they happen, you’ll get one email containing all 10 comments a little later.
The summary email looks something like this:
The summary will contain anything people notified you about, like new messages, comments, to-do assignments, calendar events, uploaded files, or forwarded emails.
(Don’t worry, Basecamp still has your back! It’ll continue to email you immediately about any events or to-dos that are coming up soon, so you can act on them right away.)
You can also turn this option on or off at any time with the links in the bottom of emails Basecamp sends.
We hope this update makes your inbox a bit more relaxing!
When you have a lot of active Basecamp projects (or even just one project with a lot of stuff in it) it can be tricky to dig up that old file, text document, or discussion. You might not remember which project it’s in, or exactly what it was called — especially if someone else posted it. To help you in those situations, we’ve added a lightning-fast new way to dig up that needle in the haystack.
Inside any project or in the Everything pages, you can type part of the name of the thing you’re looking for, and Basecamp will rapidly show you all the items that match what you typed.
Let’s say you’re looking for an old discussion your team was having. You remember it was called Something…product…something something. Hop on over to Basecamp’s All discussions page and filter by “product”:
Other times you might be looking for a zip file, but you can’t remember the name. It was probably ourcoolfiles3487-final-final-FINAL.zip, but who remembers file names like that? No problem, Just filter by ‘zip’ and browse the list.
You can use this trick to find discussions, text documents, files, and forwarded emails. Give it a whirl today!