Basecamp 3 for Mac

We built Basecamp 3 to work beautifully on your Mac, Macbook and iMac. Keep Basecamp 3 handy in the dock and get notifications right on your desktop. Download Basecamp 3 for Mac.

Basecamp for Mac


  1. Download Basecamp 3 for Mac.
  2. Open the disk image (basecamp3.dmg) file.
  3. Drag the Basecamp 3 icon to Applications to save it on your Mac.
  4. Double-click Applications and find Basecamp 3 in the Applications folder.
  5. Double-click to start the app. Sign in and you’re all set!

Basecamp for Mac installer

Basecamp 3 on OS X

When running Basecamp 3 will appear as an icon in your Dock. When there are new notifications to read in Basecamp a red badge will appear on the icon.

Basecamp 3 icon with unread notifications in the Mac dock

Basecamp 3 will also appear in the menu bar at the top right of your OS X desktop. It turns blue when there are new notifications in Basecamp.

Basecamp 3 in the Mac menu bar

Basecamp 3 can also notify you with banners.

Example Mac notification

Notifications preferences

You can configure (or completely disable) Basecamp 3 notifications in the Notifcations section of System Preferences on your Mac.

Basecamp notification settings in System Preferences

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