Since the beginning of the 25+ year-old John Madden videogame football franchise, a new version has been released every year.
In the early 1990s, these new versions were essentially updated rosters, more plays added to the playbook, and possibly a new gameplay feature. (Who can forget the Madden NFL 97 Salary Cap feature or the Madden NFL 18 “Longshot” story mode?
Basecamp 3 was released in 2014, which was the equivalent of five Madden releases at once. Basecamp is a popular project management product with over 15 million users and nearly 20 years on the marketplace.
Basecamp 3 might seem like a good investment for software buyers, but Basecamp 2 may be enough. Basecamp 3 may be the most recent and greatest offering, but Basecamp 2 still has many loyal users who don’t plan to upgrade and Basecamp doesn’t plan to take it away.
What is Basecamp 3 missing? And what does Basecamp 2 still do so effectively that users won’t let go even with a $150 credit?
Let’s take a look what Basecamp 3 offers that Basecamp 2 does not, and vice versa.
Basecamp 2 vs. Basecamp 3.
Basecamp, which was founded in Chicago as 37signals in 1999, is one the most established project management software companies in the market. Basecamp was released by the company in 2004 and its official name was changed to Basecamp in 2014.
Basecamp 2 & Basecamp 3 are the company’s flagship project management products. Basecamp Classic is still available.
Are you still confused? Let’s simplify the situation.
Basecamp 2 was released in 2012. It was originally called Basecamp Next. This has become confusing enough. Basecamp Classic was born with that release, which included a new interface, discussion board and other collaboration features.
Although it’s still supported, Basecamp Classic hasn’t seen any new features for more than five years. Basecamp also has no plans to update. Basecamp Classic is still supported if you love the technology of the mid-2000s. Basecamp claims they will continue to support it as long there is internet. It’s the difference between an iPhone 3 or an iPhone 7. Your iPhone 3 may still work, and Apple can help you with any problem at the Apple Store. But don’t expect any new features.
Basecamp 3 was released two years later and did the same to Basecamp 2 as Basecamp 2 did to Basecamp Classic. Basecamp 2 is still supported by many people, but Basecamp 3 should be your first choice for any updates.
We are now back to the original question: What’s the difference in Basecamp 2 and Basecamp 3?”
Basecamp 2 is generally less expensive than Basecamp 3. Basecamp plans come with unlimited users.
Here’s the Basecamp 2 price list:
Basecamp 3 is a flat $99/month with unlimited projects and 100GB storage. This is roughly $83/month.
Basecamp 2 offers a 60-day trial and Basecamp 3 offers an exclusive 30-day trial. Upgrade to Basecamp 3 with Basecamp 2 and receive a $150 credit.
Both versions are available for free to students and teachers, while nonprofits receive a 10% discount.
Basecamp 2 can save you about $50 per month if you have fewer 40 projects and need less storage than 15GB. Basecamp 2 is a great option if you have fewer than 40 projects or need less storage. Basecamp 3 will save you $50 per month for unlimited projects. T