Basecamp for Android

We built Basecamp to be fully featured and perfectly at home on Android. Note: The Basecamp - Project Management app requires Android 7.0 and above

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The Home Screen

The Basecamp Home screen shows your Projects. Tap on a project card to see all tools available: Messages, To-dos, Campfires, and more. If you have a lot of Basecamp projects, tap the "Jump to a project..." bar and type the first few letters of the thing you’re looking for.

You can also see a visual timeline of your projects that have start and end dates. Just tap Lineup to see what was just worked on, what's in play now, and what's coming up next in your project. 

Hey! and Pings

Next to Home is Hey!. You’ll see a badge on Hey! any time you have new Messages, To-dos, Campfire, or Ping notifications. You'll see all of your Ping conversations here too! Tap on a new Ping message notification or an existing Ping conversation to continue the conversation or tap on "New Ping" to start a new private chat with others in Basecamp.

Screenshots of the Hey! and new Ping conversation screens

Latest Activity

Tap Activity next to Hey! to view the latest activity across all your projects in Basecamp. Here you’ll see all the messages, to-dos, comments, and files added even when you’re not participating in the conversations. It’s a passive way to see what's happening in Basecamp. You can also look into specific activity like "Overdue to-dos" or "Upcoming dates" by tapping the 'Activity' drop-down menu located at the top of the screen.

Screenshots of the Activity screen and 'Activity' drop-down menu

Find

Tap Find next to Activity to search for anything in Basecamp. Just start typing in the the top search bar to find anything matching a particular term, phrase, or filename. By default, this will search for matches across all your Projects, Pings, and Files. Tap the Filter icon to quickly narrow your results down by selecting a filter. Just click the dropdown and select what you're looking for. This will also show you areas of Basecamp you recently visited. Tap the title to get back to that screen.

Screenshots of the Find screen and filter drop-down menu options

My Stuff

My Stuff is where you can see your To-dos, Bookmarks, Schedule, Drafts, Recent Activity, and Boosts. Tap "Personal Settings" to update your profile, manage the devices you use with Basecamp, update your Notification and Device Settings, log out of Basecamp, and more.

Screenshots of the My Stuff and "Personal Settings" screen

Notifications

Basecamp notifies you anytime someone comments on a thread you’re part of, “@mentions” you, or Pings you. When the Basecamp - Project Management app is installed on your Android device, you’ll get notifications there instead of emails. You’ll be prompted to allow notifications when you first open Basecamp. You can enable or disable notifications later in Settings.

NOTE: You won’t get Android notifications if you have Basecamp open on your desktop web browser, Mac, or Windows apps.

When you get a Ping notification you can “Reply” without needing to open the Basecamp app. 

Screenshot of a Ping push notification on an Android phone

Basecamp also allows you to set up a schedule to only be notified during working hours or turn off notifications completely. Manage these settings from your Android device while on the go by tapping My Stuff, "Personal Settings," then tapping “Basecamp settings.” Work can wait!

Screenshots of the "Basecamp settings" screen

Unread

Accidentally clicked on a notification? You can mark it as unread by scrolling down to your "Previous notifications,"  locating the notification, swiping left, and tapping "Mark as Unread." You can also do this for Ping notifications!

Notification Problems

Tap "Personal Settings" located on the My Stuff screen, then tap to toggle push notifications on and off, in order to reset the notification setting for your Android. 

Screenshot of the "Personal Settings" screen with an arrow pointing to the on/off switch for push notification

More than one account

If you have more than one Basecamp account, you can tap on the account name in the title bar located at the top to switch accounts.

NOTE: Only Basecamp 4 accounts associated with the email address you’re currently signed in with will be listed.

Adminland

Adminland is the place to make administrative changes to your account like adding someone new, removing someone from the account, or changing which package your on. Everyone can see Adminland, but only Admins & Owners can actually make changes. Tap the overflow menu on the Home screen and select Adminland.

NOTE: Updating billing information isn't available on the app. You'll need to access Adminland on a web browser to make those updates.

Tips and Tricks

You can “@mention” people in comments, messages, and Campfire chats. To do this just start by typing the “@” symbol and a few letters of the person’s first name. This will notify them in Basecamp. You can also tap a person’s profile picture anywhere in the Basecamp Android app to see that person’s profile.

Android Wear

Basecamp notifications are fully compatible with Android Wear devices. Currently, only notifications are supported on Android Wear; there is no Basecamp for Android Wear app at this time.