After the rumours and the wait, 37Signals’ online Project Management application Basecamp has been relaunched in an all-new fashion for 2012. Called “New Basecamp” (as opposed to Basecamp Classic), the new version was also known as Basecamp Next and is being touted as a separate product to Basecamp Classic.
The main difference for me is the completely revamped UI which regular users of Basecamp will also appreciate. Classic has been getting on a bit and is seeing competition in the cloud project management arena with Wunderkinder’s Wunderkit amongst others so 37Signals have been under increased pressure to add a lick of paint.
I’m not yet sure if a split in the product offering is a good one, with New Basecamp currently free to try for 90 days. I’ll give it a go but if the cost increase is considerably more for no real obvious feature benefits then I’ll probably stick with Classic. Continue reading “New Basecamp vs Basecamp Classic”