Basecamp vs HipChat


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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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HipChat
Group chat and video chat built for teams. Share ideas, code, and files with your team in real time. Rooms are perfect for individual projects, teams, or entire departments. You can also hop into a 1-to-1 chat with a coworker anytime. Connect your team and build genuine consensus with face-to-face video chat and real-time screen sharing. The next best thing to right next to you. HipChat free open-source (self-hosted) alternatives are: Mattermost, Rocket.Chat, Zulip
Comparing Basecamp vs HipChat 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 HipChat



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

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

- Amazon Alexa comes to workspace via HipChat (in 2016)
- HipChat adds group video chat (in 2016)
- Atlassian acquired team chat Hall (in 2015)
- Atlassian acquires Jitsi video chat maker to power HipChat (in 2015)
- Atlassian launched HipChat server (in 2015)
- Basecamp app is available for iPad (in 2014)
- Atlassian removes user limits in free HipChat version (in 2014)
- Atlassian HipChat gets videochat and screen-sharing (in 2014)
- 37Signals renames to Basecamp, discontinues development of other products (in 2014)
- Basecamp launches mobile app for iOS (in 2013)

Looks like HipChat was recently more active than Basecamp (at least in our news).