Basecamp 2

Get to know Basecamp 2

Log into a new Basecamp account, and you'll see a dashboard with your projects along with links to a combined calendar, to-do list, and timeline of everything that's happened across the projects. It's similar enough to the original Basecamp, only this time with enough space to be able to get work done without needing to open a project.

Then, dive into a project, and you'll get a blast of Backpack-like simplicity. Everything—the most recent messages, to-dos, files, and more—are all on one page so you can easily browse through them all. You can't rearrange each section as you could in Backpack, but the same simplicity of being able to see full project at a glance is there.

Open any section—a message, task, or anything else—and that part of the project will open in a second sheet of virtual paper so you can get a closer look at the tasks or discussions without distraction. The core features are similar enough to Basecamp Classic, but with a brand-new design that's simple to navigate. You can still email in discussion replies, subscribe to updates via RSS or a calendar feed, and view changes to text documents in Basecamp, along with managing your tasks and viewing discussions.

There was one major new feature, though: the "Catch Up" page. Here, you'd see a detailed timeline with day-by-day archives of everything that happened in the project, as a quick way to see what you and others had gotten done. Whether you need it to make sure a project is moving forward, or to see what happened while you were away, it was a simpler alternative to detailed reports you'd make in most project management tools.

The experiments persisted with the second version of Basecamp. Basecamp Personal launched soon after as a single project version of Basecamp for a one-time fee, then Basecamp Breeze was added for another one-time fee as a simple way to make email lists (something Basecamp itself is already good at). Both features were eventually cut, in lieu of Basecamp 3's free 1-project plan. And in the mean time, 37signals the company refocused on just Basecamp, rebranding itself after its most popular app and setting the stage for the next Basecamp that'd combine yet another of 37signals' apps into Basecamp: Campfire chat.

But just as with Basecamp Classic, the 2nd version of Basecamp lives on. If you're already using it, you can continue to use Basecamp 2's simple, paper-like design to manage your projects. Then, when those are completed, it just might be time to try out Basecamp 3 for your next projects.

Check out our Basecamp 3 review for details about the latest version of Basecamp.

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Trello

Project Management

4 Zap templates

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Google Calendar

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8 Zap templates

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Google Sheets

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5 Zap templates

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Dropbox

File Management & Storage

3 Zap templates

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Slack

Team Chat

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Wufoo

Forms & Surveys

6 Zap templates

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Asana

Project Management

2 Zap templates

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Jira Software Server

Project Management

3 Zap templates

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Evernote

Notes

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Gmail

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5 Zap templates

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GitHub

Developer Tools

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Cognito Forms

Forms & Surveys

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Harvest

Time Tracking Software

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Google Drive

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Smartsheet

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Highrise

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

2 Zap templates

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Gravity Forms

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Zendesk

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Airtable

Databases

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Todoist

Task Management

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Box

File Management & Storage

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Google Tasks

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Formstack

Forms & Surveys

2 Zap templates

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Pivotal Tracker

Project Management

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JotForm

Forms & Surveys

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Infusionsoft by Keap

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Google Forms

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OmniFocus

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1 Zap template

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FreshBooks Classic

Accounting
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Toggl

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Microsoft Office 365

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Podio

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Redmine

Project Management

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Freshdesk

Customer Support

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Google Docs

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Yammer

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Pushover

Notifications

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SurveyMonkey

Forms & Surveys

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QuickBooks Online

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ActiveCampaign

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Microsoft Outlook

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Wrike

Project Management
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HubSpot

Marketing Automation

1 Zap template

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Microsoft Excel

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Evernote Business

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Facebook Lead Ads

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1 Zap template

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Kanban Tool

Project Management
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Twitter

Social Media Accounts
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SugarCRM 6.2-5

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Campfire

Team Chat
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Mailchimp

Email Newsletters
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GitLab

Developer Tools
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Planview Leankit

Project Management
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Xero

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Azure DevOps

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1 Zap template

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Microsoft Teams

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Targetprocess

Project Management

2 Zap templates

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talkSpirit

Team Collaboration

1 Zap template

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Basecamp 3

Project Management
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Nimble

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Jira Software Cloud

Project Management

1 Zap template

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Facebook Pages

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Toodledo

Task Management
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Basecamp Classic

Project Management
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Help Scout

Customer Support
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Process Street

Product Management

2 Zap templates

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Formsite

Forms & Surveys

1 Zap template

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Flowdock

Team Chat
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Acuity Scheduling

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1 Zap template

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FreeAgent

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Pushbullet

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Shopify

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Hive

Team Collaboration

1 Zap template

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Nozbe

Task Management

1 Zap template

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10,000ft

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Float

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3 Zap templates

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Tick

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1 Zap template

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Lighthouse

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2 Zap templates

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Agile CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Feedly

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Pingdom

Server Monitoring

1 Zap template

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Beanstalk

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Twilio

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Pipedrive

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

1 Zap template

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SweepBright

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

4 Zap templates

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CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Desk

Customer Support
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LiquidPlanner

Project Management
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MySQL

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AWeber

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MediaSilo

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1 Zap template

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Bitbucket

Developer Tools

1 Zap template

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FogBugz

Developer Tools

1 Zap template

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CoSchedule

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ClickUp

Project Management
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Project Manager

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Groove

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1 Zap template

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Paymo

Project Management

3 Zap templates

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Buffer

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Teamwork

Project Management
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Follow Up Boss

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Aero Workflow

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Insightly

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Daylite

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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PandaDoc

Documents
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Coda

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Freshservice

Server Monitoring
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PipelineDeals

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Chatter

Team Collaboration
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Aha!

Product Management
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Calendly

Scheduling & Booking
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LinkedIn

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Things

Task Management
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Resource Guru

Scheduling & Booking

2 Zap templates

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PEP Cloud

Project Management
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Glip

Team Chat
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Ninja Forms

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LiveChat

Customer Support

1 Zap template

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Magento

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Zoho Creator

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Odoo ERP Self Hosted

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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TickTick

Task Management
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Clockify

Time Tracking Software
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Zoho Invoice

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Quote Roller

Proposal & Invoice Management
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WHMCS

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Quick Base

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Redbooth

Project Management
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Pagico

Project Management
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GoToMeeting

Video Conferencing
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Postmark

Transactional Email

2 Zap templates

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Stripe

Payment Processing
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Instagram

Facebook +1Facebook, Social Media Accounts
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ScheduleOnce

Scheduling & Booking
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MeisterTask

Project Management
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RescueTime

Time Tracking Software
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Citrix ShareFile

File Management & Storage

1 Zap template

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PageProof

Documents

1 Zap template

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Formdesk

Forms & Surveys

1 Zap template

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ProdPad

Product Management

1 Zap template

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Squarespace

Forms & Surveys
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Intercom

Customer Support
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DocuSign

Signatures
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Pipefy

Project Management
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Amazon S3

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KiSSFLOW

Product Management
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HappyFox

Customer Support
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FluidSurveys

Forms & Surveys
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Mojo Helpdesk

Customer Support
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Frame.io

Team Collaboration
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Typeform

Forms & Surveys

1 Zap template

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Unbounce

Forms & Surveys
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Streak

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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SQL Server

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SurveyGizmo

Forms & Surveys
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Cisco Webex Teams

Team Chat
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Azure Web Apps

Microsoft +1Microsoft, Website Builders
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Projectplace

Project Management
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SupportBee

Customer Support
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Airbrake

Developer Tools
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Raven Tools

Analytics +1Analytics, Premium
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Batchbook

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Mobyt SMS

Phone & SMS
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Streamtime

Time Tracking Software
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Flock

Team Chat
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Google Glass

Devices +1Devices, Google
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Pocket

Bookmark Managers
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GoToWebinar

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Close

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Jira Service Desk

Customer Support
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Design Pickle

Images & Design
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Meetup

Event Management
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OnePageCRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

1 Zap template

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Zoho Projects

Project Management +1Project Management, Zoho
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Mavenlink

Project Management
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Kanbanery

Project Management
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Rev

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BenchmarkONE

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Act! 365

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eStreamDesk

Customer Support
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4Dem.it

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RequirementOne

Product Management
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Moxtra

Team Collaboration

1 Zap template

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Fulcrum

Forms & Surveys
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Clio

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

1 Zap template

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Megaventory

eCommerce
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ClickFunnels

Marketing Automation
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OneNote

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SharpSpring

Marketing Automation
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PostgreSQL

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Formidable Forms

Forms & Surveys +1Forms & Surveys, WordPress

1 Zap template

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Wealthbox CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Appointlet

Scheduling & Booking
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10to8 Online Booking

Scheduling & Booking
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SoundCloud

Video & Audio
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Ryver

Team Collaboration
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Chargify

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Week Plan

Task Management
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ProWorkflow

Project Management
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Checkvist

Task Management
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Analytic Call Tracking

Call Tracking
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Constant Contact

Email Newsletters
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ConnectWise Manage

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Donately

Fundraising

1 Zap template

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Wistia

Video & Audio
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MOCO

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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DeskMoz

Customer Support

1 Zap template

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Scoro

Project Management
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Widen Collective

Video & Audio

1 Zap template

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Usersnap

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YouTube

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Salesforce

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2 Zap templates

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Eventbrite

Event Management
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OneDrive

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Dubsado

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Campaign Monitor

Email Newsletters
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Mailgun

Transactional Email
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Zoho Forms

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1 Zap template

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Paperform

Forms & Surveys
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Mandrill

Transactional Email
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Redtail CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Vimeo

Video & Audio
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SignRequest

Signatures
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amoCRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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123FormBuilder

Forms & Surveys
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Delighted

Forms & Surveys
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Rocket.Chat

Team Chat
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vcita

Scheduling & Booking
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Freedcamp

Project Management
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Vtiger CRM

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
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Amazon SES

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Rezdy

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FormKeep

Forms & Surveys

1 Zap template

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StatusCake

Server Monitoring
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Zoho CRM

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CRM Connector

CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

1 Zap template

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Sifter

Developer Tools

1 Zap template

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