Majority of management softwares, however, are so complicated and you end up spending more time managing the software than the actual project.
Basecamp is not like that. They striped down project management to the three essential features: share tasks, messages, and files.
The great thing about Basecamp is that it is super easy to use.
If you have never tried Basecamp, regardless if your an attorney or not, I urge you to try it and see for yourself how your project can benefit.
Basecamp’s main feature is its ability to manage tasks - which is, after all, the heart of every project.
So for a motion for summary judgment, you will need to create to-dos for the following:
- A notice of hearing,
- A motion,
- A memorandum,
- An affidavit or three,
- A proposed order, and
- A certificate of service.
Messaging and Discussions
Basecamp integrates messaging very well. You can add messages on their own, but you can also add comment threads to tasks allowing conversations targeted to the job at hand.
Since we all have email—and it works just fine— when you add a comment, Basecamp can send an email to the recipient, who can just hit reply to add another comment. This means that everyone can use Basecamp without needing to visit the site.
Text documents are a—very basic—collaborative writing space. Each text document is basically a very-simple word processor that you can use to draft a document with your team. It works great for portions of briefs, long letters, or other documents, but you might not find it particularly useful when compared with the flexibility of Google Docs or even just Dropbox.
Integration with Evernote
Basecamp can work very well with Evernote too.
The is an excellent service called cloudHQ which can replicate all your Basecamp projects to Evernote.
So each text document, discussion thread or todo will become an Evernote note and you can even update and answer on discussion using your Evernote.
This is also great way to add attachments to your Basecamp project - just attach photo or recoding to an Evernote note and that attachment will be automatically uploaded to Basecamp.
Integration with Dropbox and Google Docs
Basecamp does not have great file management but with cloudHQ you can seamlessly integrate your Basecamp project with Dropbox or Google Docs. So you can use MS Word or even Google Docs editor and all your changes are automatically uploaded to Basecamp.