December 19, 2023

A little thanks 🙏

Hey there—

Before we take off for the holidays, it’s a good time to express our appreciation to everyone who is part of the 37signals community. We’re really passionate about sharing our experiences - what we do, how we do it, and all the valuable lessons we’ve picked up along the way. By doing this, we hope this can help the small businesses, the underdogs, in every field to thrive and succeed.

We’re also thankful for customers who have found a better way to work with Basecamp and felt so great about it that they wanted to tell all their friends. This includes companies like Anedot, that switched from ClickUp to Basecamp in 24 hours; and autobia, that dropped Slack for Basecamp; and Project 33 that traded in and Slack for us.

If you’re hoping to start 2024 with better organization and fewer distractions, maybe now’s the time for you to consider trying Basecamp, too. Just for our newsletter readers, we’ll give you an additional month (that’s 60 days total) to try Basecamp for free. AND, if you decide to become a paying customer, we’ll send you an autographed copy of It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work."

To take advantage of this offer, sign up for a new account, and then reply to this email with "Basecamp for 2024." Make sure to tell us the email address that you used for your trial account.

In the meantime, here are a few other things you might have missed…

Thoughts We’ve Shared

Live with it for a while

In the course of building products, you’ll likely experience moments when you’re unsure of a certain screen, flow, condition, label, idea, whatever. I like these moments. It’s practice. It’s a chance to sit with them, to let them be, to work on other things while they marinate in the back of your mind. They aren’t blockers, they aren’t deal breakers — they’re just things that may or may not work out.
— Jason Fried

Patek levels of finishing

We’re in the final phase of getting the first ONCE product out the door. As with any new development, there are a million little details we need to nail, and that’s usually where the temptation to cut corners beckons, but we’ve handcuffed ourselves to the virtue of beautiful code by committing to shipping the code with purchase. We’re shipping the code because I want to show everyone that an extremely high level of care for the internals is not in opposition to the demands of commercial deadlines. In fact, I’d go so far as to say such case is in service of said deadlines.
— David Heinemeier Hansson

Things We’re Excited About

The last cycle was a great one for new Basecamp features that you can see live in action with the links below.

  • Move the Needle and Mission Control give you insight into your projects’ current status, without having to piece together the details!
  • Need to see what members of your team have been working on? Want to check in on just a handful of projects? Now you can filter activity by projects or by people to see what’s most important.
  • Cycling though images in Basecamp just got easier. If you want to view photos from a recent event or flip through potential logo designs, you can now easily click through from one image to the next on a single screen.

Happy Holidays, and see you in 2024!
Elaine, COO of 37signals

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