Basecamp vs Zoho Projects

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.
Zoho Projects
Zoho Projects is an online project management software with collaboration and bug tracking that allows project teams to collaborate and get work done faster. Planning and Tracking helps you keep your project on schedule. Collaboration helps improve the communication within the team. And the Bug Tracking module allows you to track the bugs that software projects are bound to generate and fix all bugs in time.
Comparing Basecamp vs Zoho Projects 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 Zoho Projects

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

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

- Zoho Projects 6 brings new customization opportinities (in 2017)
- Zoho Projects adds staff-based billing (in 2016)
- Zoho Projects adds gamification layer (in 2016)
- Zoho Projects gets the power of Zoho Docs (in 2015)
- Zoho Projects 5 brings new faster interface and useful features (in 2015)
- Basecamp app is available for iPad (in 2014)
- Zoho Projects updates its Gantt Chart (in 2014)
- 37Signals renames to Basecamp, discontinues development of other products (in 2014)
- Zoho Projects adds mobile apps (in 2013)
- Basecamp launches mobile app for iOS (in 2013)

Looks like Zoho Projects was recently more active than Basecamp (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Basecamp and Zoho Projects meet head to head:

2017 - Zoho Projects 6 brings new customization opportinities to take on Basecamp

Zoho released a new version of its project management tool Zoho Projects 6 that will more easily adapt to diverse project requirements. It adds Custom fields and Custom statuses for tasks, Layouts - templates from which you can model your projects, ability to set Custom logo and domain name, advanced task reports, revamped Task details page, uniform design across all modules, new and searchable Setup page, custom field based reports, Kanban view by status, enhanced task filters. So we may assume that Zoho Projects is now more customizable if compared vs Basecamp

2016 - Zoho Projects adds staff-based billing. Basecamp is in panic

Project management service Zoho Projects has supported billing based on project hours since the beginning, and now it adds support of billing based on staff hours too. You can now assign a rate to each of your employees and see it reflected in your invoices. For example, for a project like the concert, where different users with varied skill levels are working on different tasks, you need to bill your client based on staff hours. You want each employee to have a different rate according to their skills and the nature of the work they’re doing, so that you’re always billing your clients appropriately.

2012 - Zoho Projects 4.0 - beautiful like Basecamp to fight Basecamp

Usually new versions of Zoho services bring a lot of new features, because Indian developers can't refuse their clients that need something special. But at this time (in the case of the new version Zoho Projects 4.0) they left the new features alone and focused on design, usability and speed. After all, the project management trendsetter - Basecamp does so, and Zoho always copies the best things to its products. The new Zoho Projects interface is really simple, beautiful, comfortable and fast. And like the new Basecamp, it simulates a white sheet of paper on a desktop, and uses the effect of sheet layers. We especially like the project activite feed with universal add-item form: you can quickly and easily add statuses, messages, tasks and files. And regarding the functionality - Zoho Projects is still one of the most powerfull solutions. In addition to tasks and projects, it contains bug tracker, time tracker, file storage with document editors, wikis, forums, chat. For now the new Zoho Projects interface is available on par with the old one - you can use the one that you like.