Basecamp vs Highrise


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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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Highrise
Highrise CRM allows to save and organize notes and email conversations for up to 30,000 customers and contacts, keep track of proposals and deals, share status with your company, department, or team.
Comparing Basecamp vs Highrise 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.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Highrise 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 Highrise

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

- Highrise CRM improves reporting and activity feed (in 2016)
- Highrise 2.0 for the iPhone is ready (in 2015)
- Highrise becomes a separate company (in 2014)
- Basecamp app is available for iPad (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)
- 37signals Suite - the new rival for Google Apps (in 2010)
- Jason Fried: We want fewer customers. Basecamp increased prices (sort of) (in 2010)

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

2016 - Highrise CRM improves reporting and activity feed to keep up competition with Basecamp


One of the biggest dings against Highrise has been our lack of reporting. Sometimes you don’t need content out of Highrise, you need to know numeric activity. So the developers decided to implement this feature. Now you can just click the new activity filter Statistics from Latest Activity, and you’ll find reports like, notes created, emails received and sent, tasks assigned and completed, deals won... Besides, Highrise added the ability to filter Activity Feeds by Email, Notes, Comments, or Files and by User. You can still filter by Latest Activity and see everything at once, or you can pick Notes to limit the view to only Notes or go even further and limit to Notes created by you or another User. These filters are also on any of your contact, deal, or case activity feeds.

2013 - Basecamp launches mobile app for iOS to strike back at Highrise


Mobile applications have won over HTML5. At least at the current stage. Jason Fried, the head of the super popular project management service Basecamp, never intended to follow fashion trends or making something just for PR. He always did what he considered necessary for the effectiveness of his product. For a long time his position on mobile access to Basecamp was following: "We won't chase the variety of mobile platforms, but will do what we can do best - create and develop the Web-interface." Therefore, so far Basecamp for mobile devices was available only as a web app. But at last Jason has come to the conclusion that the native client would be more convenient, and from now Basecamp is available as a native app for iPhone / iPad. The app is free and features the new beautiful style of the web version.