Basecamp vs Confluence


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Basecamp
Basecamp tackles project management with a focus on communication and collaboration. Making to-do lists and adding to-do items literally just takes seconds. Basecamp is optimized to make the things you do most often really fast and really easy. Basecamp mobile is especially made for popular mobile devices like iPhone and Android. Basecamp free alternatives are Trello and Asana. If you are looking for open-source self-hosted Basecamp alternatives pay attention to RedMine or ProjectPier.
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Confluence
Confluence provides one place for technical teams to collaborate—create, share, and discuss your ideas, files, minutes, specs, mockups, diagrams, and projects. A rich editor, deep Office and JIRA integration, and powerful plugins help teams collaboratively develop technical docs, intranets, and knowledge bases. Confluence free alternatives are: XWiki, MediaWiki, dokuwiki.
Comparing Basecamp vs Confluence is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Basecamp has better video than Confluence



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Confluence has more user-friendly interface than Basecamp because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Basecamp is more popular than Confluence

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Basecamp app is available for iPad (in 2014)
- Atlassian launches JIRA and Confluence for large companies (in 2014)
- 37Signals renames to Basecamp, discontinues development of other products (in 2014)
- Basecamp launches mobile app for iOS (in 2013)
- Basecamp Personal - SaaS with no monthly charges (in 2013)
- New Basecamp: All ingenious is simple (in 2012)
- JIRA, Confluence available as SaaS services (in 2011)
- 37signals Suite - the new rival for Google Apps (in 2010)
- Jason Fried: We want fewer customers. Basecamp increased prices (sort of) (in 2010)
- Jason Fried: Why modern workplaces don’t work (in 2010)

Looks like Basecamp was recently more active than Confluence (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Basecamp and Confluence meet head to head:

2013 - Basecamp Personal - SaaS with no monthly charges to catch up with Confluence


37Signals, the maker of the popular SaaS project management app Basecamp, always invent something interesting and innovative. This time they coming up with the new service Basecamp Personal, intended for small teams (projects), for which the regular Basecamp is too expensive. Earlier Basecamp used to provide a free version for one project and it was very popular. But as you know, 37Signals want to have fewer clients and more money. Therefore, they decided to create a paid version for 1 project and 5 users. But how beautiful they did it...

Basecamp Personal - is the world's first SaaS-service with no monthly fee. It's sold as a regular software. You pay once and it's yours forever. And it costs just $25. You get Basecamp (without some non-critical features) and 1 GB of disk space to manage your project. Forever. And if you start another project - you can buy one more for $25.

As you know, 37Signals uses Amazon's cloud storage and Amazon's head Jeff Bezos is an investor of 37Signals. Perhaps, 37Signals knows some secret. For example, that the cost of cloud storage will be soon considerably reduced again.