Shortcuts and Hot Keys to Improve Efficiency in Basecamp

Basecamp is an online collaboration tool for project management, built by 37 Signals, a Chicago-based startup. Whether you’re a teacher or an office/business admin, Basecamp can help you stay organized and complete more tasks and projects.

There are a number of great project management web-based apps such as Asana and Trello, but a common and frustrating problem using any tool is that the vast amount of available pages and functions offers more choice, takes up more time and ultimately, countering productivity. So, we listed some shortcuts and hot keys that will ease your use of Basecamp by making it easier to navigate through.

Basecamp Shortcuts

Problem: You need to reply to a discussion thread that’s at least 50 messages long.

Basecamp Scrolling

Problem: You need to see your projects all in one view.

Basecamp Navigating

Problem: You need a quick snapshot of upcoming tasks and deadlines.

Basecamp Calendar

Problem: You have too many threads in Basecamp and emails in your inbox to reply to. This shortcut works in Gmail, Outlook and Basecamp. As you finish, hit Ctrl+Enter to ‘send message’.

Basecamp Message

Problem: You need to locate a file, discussion or project using the search bar.

Basecamp Search

Problem: Moving files, threads and tasks around in Basecamp.

Basecamp Drag and Drop

See the full list of shortcuts and hot keys in the complete infographic below.

Basecamp Infographic

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Shortcuts and Hot Keys to Improve Efficiency in Basecamp