How do I ______ in Basecamp 3?

Switching from Basecamp 2 to 3 can be a bit disorienting. If you've ever found yourself asking "how do I do that in the new version?", then this page is for you! Here are the topics we'll cover — feel free to click one to jump straight to it!


In Basecamp 2 the "Files" section included all the files from my entire account, even those posted as part of a comment, message, or to-do. How do I see all my files in one place in Basecamp 3?

In Basecamp 3 you can see all your images, PDFs, files, etc. in one place too!

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Click the "Find" link in the top navigation.
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Then filter for just Files.

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Bingo! there you'll find every single image, PDF, spreadsheet, etc. ever posted to your account. 

In Basecamp 2 I used the loop-in feature to share a message, to-do, etc. with someone that wasn't on Basecamp. In Basecamp 3, how do I share something with someone without giving them full access?

In Basecamp 3, sharing a message, to-do list, document, etc. is as easy as sharing a link. Here's how:

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Go to whatever you'd like to share and click the  Share... button at the top of the page. 
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Next you'll see a pop-up with 2 options, click  Get a public link to share with anyone...
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Once you confirm that you want to generate a public link, you'll just need to copy the link displayed, and share it however you'd like. 


I loved how the calendar in Basecamp 2 let me see all the upcoming events across my projects in one place. In Basecamp 3, how do I see everything that's coming up on the schedule across all my Basecamps?

Basecamp 3 has several reports that are great for seeing things across all your Basecamps—including what's coming up on the schedule. Here's how to view the report:

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First, click the  Activity link from the top navigation

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Next, pick "the Upcoming Dates option. You'll see this: 

In Basecamp 2 I used to click on someone's avatar or name to get to their "Me" page. It'd have their open assignments, recent activity, and all the files they've posted. How do I see all that in Basecamp 3?

Those "Me" pages were handy! In Basecamp 3, it's a little different, and depending on what you're looking for you'll want to do one of a few things. Let's start with the reports:

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Start by clicking on the  Activity link from the top navigation
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Pick Someone's Assignments or Someone's Activity to see a specific person

If you want to see all the messages, or to-dos, or files that someone posted, you'll want to head over to the  Find screen instead

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Click the "Find" link in the top navigation
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Select the person who's stuff you want to see, and any additional filters to narrow it down.