Stop using Basecamp! Free, Open Source, and Better Alternatives

Unless your business relies on it, or you have other software that plugs into Basecamp, there’s no reason to stick with Basecamp.

Basecamp is very minimalistic and is lacking features many teams need to actually get work done. If you don’t need Basecamp, try one of the many open source and free alternatives.

I’ve personally used Basecamp, it’s not great. One of my annoyances is that you can’t assign a task to more than one person. Administration is also horribly set up, as you can only have a regular user or an admin of EVERY project for the account, no mid-level permissioning. Basecamp also isn’t self-hosted, so it goes down sometimes and there’s nothing you can do about it.

I’ve recently come across a few sites with links to some good Basecamp alternatives that I’ll try out the next time I need a project management tool.

Collabtive РFree Open Source Basecamp Alternative

WebCollab – Free Open Source Basecamp Alternaive

Freedcamp – Nice name. :P

GoPlan – Paid Basecamp Alternative

10 Basecamp Alternatives

Comprehensive, Sorted list of Basecamp Alternatives

More Alternatives to Basecamp via
What’s your favorite alternative to Basecamp?

Update 11/30: Basil in the comments suggested ProofHub. I hadn’t seen this alternative before, but the Google Apps integration is the first I’ve seen across these alternatives. I know stock Basecamp doesn’t have that, and it makes it a great alternative for the Google Apps users out there.

Sync/Backup your bookmarks and settings in Chrome & Firefox

Firefox and Chrome both support bookmark syncing and it’s easy to set up either browser to do this.


  • Easy Backup: Bookmarks are stored remotely so if your computer dies, you have access to them.
  • Sync between Computers: Both will let you update your bookmarks on one computer, and the changes will transfer over.
  • More than just bookmarks: You can also choose to sync themes, settings, passwords, and other info between accounts.

Instructions for Chrome |  Instructions for Firefox

List of Free Network and IT Apps for Android

I recently got an Archos Android Internet Tablet, and wanted to compile a list of all of the great and free IT apps available.

I haven’t used all of them yet, but the ones I have used have been really useful.

Did I miss any good, free Android IT tools?