New App: Manage Projects and Client Work with Basecamp 3 and Zapier

Kim Kadiyala
Kim Kadiyala / October 20, 2016

When project deadlines are looming, you want it to be as easy as possible to see all of your files, feedback and remaining to-do’s at a glance.

With Basecamp 3, your team has a secure space to work together, organize and discuss everything needed to keep on the same page and push a project over the finish line. Thanks to Basecamp, you can breathe easy, calm the chaos and deliver your best work yet.

How Basecamp 3 Works With Zapier


  • New Message Comment: Triggers when a new comment is created in a message.
  • New Account: Triggers when a new Basecamp account is created.
  • New To-do: Triggers when a new to-do is created in a Basecamp.
  • New Upload: Triggered when a new upload is added.
  • New Basecamp: Triggers when a new Basecamp is created.
  • New Person: Triggers when a new person is available in the account.
  • New To-do List: Triggers when a new to-do list is created in a to-do set.
  • New Schedule Entry: Triggers when a new schedule entry is created in a schedule.
  • New Activity: Triggers when any activity happens in a Basecamp.
  • New Message: Triggers when a new message is created in a message board.
  • New Document: Triggers when a new document is created in a folder.


  • Find Basecamp: Finds a Basecamp by name. Optionally, create one if none are found.
  • New Person: Finds a person by name or email.
  • Find To-do List: Finds a to-do list by name. Optionally, create one if none are found.
  • Find Document: Finds a document by name. Optionally, create one if none are found.


  • Create Basecamp: Creates a new Basecamp.
  • Create Comment on Message: Creates a new comment in a message.
  • Create To-do List: Creates a new to-do list in a to-do set.
  • Create Schedule Entry: Creates a new schedule entry in a schedule.
  • Create Message: Creates a new message in a message board.
  • Create Document: Creates a new document in a folder.
  • Create To-do: Creates a new to-do in a to-do list.
  • Upload File: Uploads a new file in a folder.

Automation Inspiration

Get started with these sample Zaps:

Organize Your To-do’s in One Place

Wrangle Client and Customer Conversations

Keep Your Files and Notes Tidy

How To Automate Basecamp 3 With Zapier

  1. Sign up for a Basecamp account, and make sure you have a Zapier account

  2. Try some pre-made Basecamp 3 integrations and learn more about how Basecamp 3 works with Zapier

  3. Check out our Basecamp 3 help documentation for details on connecting your account and setting up your first Zap

  4. Or login and build a custom workflow with Basecamp 3 and Zapier