Organizing Your Home Screen

Learn a few tips and tricks when it comes to keeping the Home page organized. Click to dive into:

Home Screen basics

Your Home screen has room for 12 cards and here's where you'll see what you've interacted with lately. That could be a handful of projects, a couple of teams, the HQ, or anything you've pinned. The top 12 are  always relevant and current for you.

Drag and drop your pinned cards into the order you want them:


Want to see certain projects or teams on your Home Screen? Pin them for quick access! 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.

The Jump Menu

Need to quickly jump between projects and teams? The jump menu is great for that!

It’s as easy as hitting Command-J (Mac) or Ctrl-J (Windows). The jump menu will pop up and you can start typing to narrow down on the person, project, team, or your company HQ. Click or hit Enter on the selection and you’ll jump right to where you want to go.

Customizing your Projects

Basecamp 3 lets you organize your Projects in whichever way makes the most sense for your team. Don't need any to-do lists on this particular project? Don't enable the to-do tool. Want to keep all your puppy gifs in the same place? Drag them into their own dedicated folder in the Docs & Files tool. Need to link to your Github account? Add a Door to it. Every project is unique! ❄️

Here's a project with just three tools enabled and one Door to Google Drive:

To rearrange your tools in the order that makes the most sense for the Project, click and drag them into their new location.

Wish you could rename the tools? You can! Tailor each Project or Team to the type of work you're doing, the client you're working with, or just to make it feel more like home.

Delete, archive, or rename a Project

Archive or delete a project: When a project is completed or no longer needed, you can archive it for safe keeping. Archived Projects can’t be modified, but they can be viewed. 

Everything stays just as you left it, and you can unarchive a project at any time. If you want a project removed entirely, you can delete it. Click on the project then on   ... in the project to do this.

Rename a project: Click into the project or team workspace you want to rename and then click on the ••• menu at the top right of the page. Choose the option that says Edit name, description, type.

Make any changes you’d like to the name or description, then click the  Save changes button.

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