Basecamp 3 for Mac

We built Basecamp 3 to work beautifully on your Mac, Macbook, and iMac. Keep Basecamp 3 handy in the dock and get notifications right on your desktop. Download Basecamp 3 for Intel Macs. Basecamp 3 for M1 Macs is also available

Screenshot of the Basecamp app on Mac desktop


Download the appropriate version of the app based on your processor. Silicon/M1 Mac app. Intel Mac app. (Not sure?  Here's how to check.)
Open the disk image (basecamp3.dmg) file.
Drag the Basecamp 3 icon to Applications to save it on your Mac.
Double-click Applications and find Basecamp 3 in the Applications folder.
Double-click to start the app. Sign in and you’re all set!

Screenshot of the Basecamp installer on Mac

Basecamp 3 on OS X

When running Basecamp 3 will appear as an icon in your Dock. When there are new notifications to read in Basecamp a red badge will appear on the icon.

Screenshot of the Basecamp 3 app icon in the Dock on Mac desktop

Basecamp 3 will also appear in the menu bar at the top right of your OS X desktop. It turns blue when there are new notifications in Basecamp.

Screenshot of the Basecamp 3 icon in the menu bar at the top next to other applications

Notification preferences

You can configure (or completely disable) Basecamp 3 notifications in the Notifications section of System Preferences on your Mac.

Screenshot of the Basecamp 3 notification settings in the System settings on Mac