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New in Basecamp: Sort the Message Board

Basecamp 3's Message Board is a central place for your team to post updates and gather feedback on the record. It’s great for announcements, internal pitches, and just bouncing ideas back and forth.

Since Basecamp 3 first launched, the Message Board has been sorted so new posts appear at the top with older ones below. That’s great ...

Company tries four-day work-week, discovers only upsides

Perpetual Guardian is a 250-person New Zealand investment company specialized in trusts, wills and estate planning; this March and April, the company experimented with a four-day work-week, and based on independent academic assessment of the program, they've decided to make it permanent.

The trial was prompted by the company founder's observation that workers were struggling to ...

Working in quality time instead of clock time

One of the things I love about our flexible work environment at Basecamp is the freedom to step away from something whenever I need to.Right now I’m exploring designs for a new product idea. R&D work like this depends on having good mental and emot... ...

Affinity Photo is an awesome low cost Photoshop alternative

I pay for a monthly subscription to Adobe's suite of photo editing apps. They streamline my workflow on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. What's more, they allow me to make my mediocre photos almost look like they were taken by someone who knows what they're doing. I'll be the first to admit, however, that subscription-based ...

Illustrating “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”

Take a look behind the scenes at the illustration process for Jason Fried and DHH’s new book, “It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work”.Back storyEvery essay in Jason and David’s previous titles, REWORK and REMOTE is accompanied by an illustration that cap... ...

Productivity Secrets Top-Level CEOs Would Rather Keep to Themselves

Ice freezing offices. Social media. YouTube. Fantasy football leagues. There is one thing all of them have in common – they are all primary suspects for causing your productivity at work to plummet. Even the top-level CEOs fall under temptation to watch the latest cat video uploaded on YouTube. The difference is, they found a ...

8 Reasons To Set Up An Active Workstation ASAP

Have you heard the buzz about active workstations? Active workstations allow you to be less sedentary while you work. Its features may include using an adjustable desk to alternate between sitting and standing all day, using a laptop while walking slowly on a treadmill or even using a balance ball or stool instead of a ...

New in Basecamp 3: Image Galleries

At Basecamp, we write a lot—from announcements to pitches, and everything in between.Quite often, we’re presenting something that has a Before and After, like a mockup or interface design that’s been revised. Until now, this was always kind of frustrat... ...