The Home Screen

The Home screen is a dedicated place for everything that's happening in your company. 

Here you'll see your recently-visited workspaces and any that you have pinned. These could be projects, teams, or the HQ! When you pin a handful of projects, they'll show up on the Home screen and you can rearrange them however you'd like — it's personal to what you want to see when you log in to Basecamp.

Adding a Project or Team

Click the button beneath your company logo to create a new projects, a new team, or to access your templates.

Most companies have a few smaller teams, like Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, etc. Basecamp's teams are the perfect place for those groups to share ideas, ask each other questions, share things they’ve seen that their colleagues would appreciate, etc. Think of them like mini-HQs. These aren’t projects with beginning and end dates — they are perpetual spaces.

You’ll make a project for all the work you’re keeping track of in Basecamp. Think “website redesign,” “marketing campaign,” “fundraiser,” or anything else you’ve got cooking.

Setting up the Home screen

You'll see up to 20 of your workspaces (projects, teams, or HQ), ordered by which was visited most recently. Once you start pinning workspaces, you'll see two sections: all of your pinned spaces and below, your recently visited spaces. The cards on your Home screen are  always relevant and current for you.

You can pin as many projects as you'd like! Once they're pinned, they can be moved around so they make sense for you. Drag and drop your pinned cards into the order you want them:

There's no limit to the number of cards you can pin so if you need to see more than the 20 on your Home Screen, pin away!

From within a project, click on the ••• menu then on the Pin option:

Or, on the Home Screen, click the gray pushpin on the card, to the right of the card title:

You can now rearrange your pinned cards into your preferred order on the Home Screen!

Near the top of the Home screen, there's a link to view all workspaces at one time in one line. Click on  to view the directory:

You'll get to a view that includes all active, archived, and deleted projects and teams, including the HQ and client projects. There are filters at the top of the page to see all of them, see only your pinned workspaces, just projects, just teams, projects with clients only, or all the inactive projects — all the archived and trashed projects.

There's also a search bar at the top! When you start to type what you're looking for, our system will search for matches in the titles as well as the descriptions of your workspaces. You can search everything by clicking on A-Z, or narrow things down by choosing a filter in addition to your search terms.

In this example, these are all the results for the search term "logo" for all projects and teams:

Your account will also remember what you last searched so if you find it useful to see your pinned cards in a list, you'll go right to the pinned section every time you return to the directory.

Your Schedule & Your Assignments

On the lefthand side is Your Schedule where you can see a few upcoming events that you've been added to. It's not a still image! You can click around the calendar to see what you have going on today, next month, etc. 

Click on the "see all" link to navigate to your dedicated My Schedule page. 

On the righthand side is Your Assignments. Here's where you can quickly see what is due soon and what's been recently-assigned. You can also check off to-dos here!

Just like Your Schedule, you can click on the "see all" link to go to the full view of your assignments

Next up: Adding a Logo →

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