Basecamp vs Huddle vs Deskaway

Business > Enterprises > Project Management
2016-04-26 14:50:48

Basecamp Alternatives: Huddle vs Deskaway

Basecamp is a famous simple project management software. The strenght of Basecamp is that it is easy to use and they focus only on essential features to manage easily your projects and your team. However it exists a lot of alternatives, and you may have a look of competitors, especially if you need deeper features such as task deadline dates, Gantt Charts, inline editing uploaded files, shared address book, reports, discussion board...

Huddle claims that it is the most comprehensive tool for managing projects and files in the cloud. With Huddle you can create multiple client extranets, brand assets storage, secure collaboration platforms or research knowledgebases. This tool is great for Enterprise Collaboration and Content Management in the cloud and is used by more than 90,000 businesses globally.

Deskaway contains more features than the 2 other competitors software and defines itself as a central place to communicate, delegate, follow up, share files & track what everyone is working on.

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Free planYes 1 project, 2 Writeboards, 10 MB file storageYes 1 project with 2 users and can store files upto 25MB.NoYes 5 users, unlimited collaborators
Free trial periodYes 30 daysYes 30 daysYes 14 daysYes
Pricing plans
  • Basic plan: $24/month (15 projects, 5 GB file storage)
  • Plus: $49/month (35 projects, 15 GB file storage)
  • Premium: $99/month (100 projects, 30 GB file storage)
  • Max: $149/month (unlimited projects, 75 GB file storage)
  • Professional : $25 / mo (25 projects, 20 users, 2GB File storage)
  • Plus : $49 / mo (55 projects, unlimited users, 15GB File storage)
  • Power: $99 / mo
  • Super Power: $179 / mo
From £15 per user per month.Free: 5 users, unlimited collaborators Professional: $49 per month (5 users, annual subscription), $99 per month (15 users, annual subscription) Enterprise: on request
LicenseCloud-based SaaSCloud-based SaaSCloud-based SaaSProprietary
LDAP supportYesNoYesNo
Contacts Address BookNoYesNoYes Can use folders to store contact info in rich text format
Shared CalendarNoYes subscribe to Google Calendar, iCalendarYes subscribe to the iCal feed, link to Outlook or Google calendar.Yes
Schedule meetingsNoYesYesYes
Export dataYes HTML, XMLYes spreadsheet, CSV, zip fileYes CSVYes Export/import folders and tasks as Excel spreadsheets
Visual customization- logoYes logo, colors, theme, categories...Yes add a logo and change color themes, re-skin the entire site to your corporate theme....Yes Can add widgets to the Dashboard, can set folder color
OpenID AuthenticationNoYesNoYes Sign in with Google account
Email notificationsYesYes Set daily reminder emails of all your overdue and approaching workYes Receive auto reminders about tasks that are nearing the deadlineYes Full email integration: create tasks from emails:
Mobile versionYes- No app but can use on iPhone, BlackBerry, Nokia, HTC Android...Yes iPhone, iPad, BlackberryYes iOS, Android
SSL SecurityYesYesYes Huddle encrypts all data exchanged with the server to industry standard levels as well as authenticating the server itself to the user.Yes
Project management
Time tracking / TimesheetsNoYes All Time Sheets can be printed or exported to a spreadsheetNoYes
Automatic Tracking timerNoYes record time as you work on your tasksNoYes
Project MilestonesNoYesNoYes
Tasks managementYesYes tasks list, recurring tasks, task calendar view...Yes
Gantt chart- With external pluginsYesNoYes Interactive, sleek, instantly created from task list
Resource management- Rudimentary in Basecamp. The new basecamp does not support time tracking which really kills resource management. However, roadmap, which bi-directionally links with Basecamp, does an excellent job of this.NoNoYes Workload view, custom fields for tasks
Workflow systemNoNoNoYes
Report generationYesYes Export reports to a spreadsheetYesYes Workload per user
Issue trackingNoYesNoYes Ability to create custom tags
Document Management
Document editingNoYesYesYes
Online browser editingNoYesYesYes Native, plus integration with Google Docs and with Box, both of which have browser editing
Document sharing and storageYesYesYesYes Can upload files and can also use Google Docs
Access rights managementYesYes Documents can be private, public or shared; Search is completely permission based - you can only search for things that you are allowed to seeYes Set granular permissions against each workspace or folder, controlling who can view specific itemsYes Folders can be shared individually among users. External collaborators can be added.
Document VersioningNoYesYesYes
Description/Tags for documentsNo- Team can add comments to each FileYesYes
Forums & BlogsYesYesYesYes Blog
Micro- blogging Status UpdatesYesYes Subscribe to RSS updatesYes + activity stream
Live chatYesNoYesYes
Phone conferencingNoNoYesYes
Social ShareYes facebook, twitter
Integration with third parties services
Import Basecamp dataYes It is already Basecamp data...YesNo
Freshbooks integrationNoYes Add and update time to your FreshBooks accountNoYes
Google Apps integrationYes Integrate with Google Apps and Google DocsYesYes Gmail contextual gadget to create tasks from email
Microsoft Office IntegrationNoYes Word, Excel and PowerPointYes Also integrates with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive. Possible to edit MS Office files online without downloading
In frenchYesNoYesYes
Service Level Agreement (SLA)NoNoYes Huddle guarantees uptime of 99.9% over any three month period
Email supportYesYes support by email within 24 hrsYesYes
Livechat supportNoNoNoYes
Phone SupportNoNoYesYes
Twitter supportNoYesYesYes
Live video brodcast (events, webinars)NoYesYesYes Live webinars
Video tutorialsYesYesYesYes
Public Feedback SystemYes "Answers" ForumsYes Online getsatisfaction communityYes Ticketing system, ForumsYes Uservoice:
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  • Posted 2016-05-24 11:57:42 by fidesio
  • Posted 2016-04-26 14:46:10 by Irina Matveeva
  • Posted 2016-04-05 16:01:00 by Guilhem
  • voted for Wrike (Collaboratif)
    Posted 2015-12-12 00:48:24 by PMT Comparison
  • voted for Basecamp (Like)
    I like the fact that the pricing model is not based on "per user" , but rather "# of projects". Also, I use their templates feature.
    Posted 2015-08-31 19:56:27 by Peter Huboi
  • Posted 2015-07-20 21:32:05 by AMarino
  • Posted 2015-07-20 21:22:25 by AMarino
  • rated Wrike: Rating 4
    Posted 2015-07-20 21:19:10 by AMarino
  • Posted 2015-07-17 17:19:07 by AMarino
  • rated Basecamp: Rating 2
    Many features missing, many features need external plugins which would be hard to keep track of/etc.
    Posted 2015-07-16 18:16:34 by AMarino
  • No custom task status, tasks can't be moved between projects or task lists.
    Posted 2015-07-16 18:06:19 by AMarino
  • Gives a pretty complete overview, but nothing that shows 'at a glance' how the project is doing in terms of any timeline/etc.
    Posted 2015-07-16 17:59:42 by AMarino
  • Can make templates from an existing project, or from scratch
    Posted 2015-07-16 17:47:46 by AMarino
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-02-06 20:12:29 by MAty
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Wrike is a great tool
    Posted 2015-02-02 11:51:06 by Matt
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    I like wrike
    Posted 2015-02-02 01:39:37 by Mo
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-31 10:14:31 by EdSG
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    I like it!
    Posted 2015-01-30 20:11:04 by forza123
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-29 21:24:24 by Mike
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-29 21:12:19 by Brandon
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-29 17:11:14 by Marcus Sandelowsky
  • commented on Wrike
    Added Portuguese as a language.
    Posted 2015-01-29 12:55:53 by Ana Domingues
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-29 10:23:04 by Kay
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-29 10:12:24 by adz2ka
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Wrike is great to efficiently bring teams together.
    Posted 2015-01-29 00:45:32 by Jo
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Easy to use
    Posted 2015-01-28 22:30:59 by mel1800
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-28 22:21:15 by Skippy
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-28 21:39:04 by IR
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-28 21:07:41 by Amy Punaro Calhoun
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-28 20:52:08 by Sally Rainbow-Ockwell
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Posted 2015-01-28 20:51:31 by Nick
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    I've been using Wrike for a month now and it's really been a terrific tool.
    Posted 2015-01-28 20:50:40 by Ed
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Wrike is completely fantastic. We had such a bad system before. This is genuinely liberating.
    Posted 2015-01-28 20:50:39 by Jim Tobin
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Great tool
    Posted 2015-01-13 14:51:24 by Irina Matveeva
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2014-07-21 16:12:25 by Genevieve
  • Great work and compilation !! I would like to recommend Proofhub ( – best Collaboration & project management software. It is a complete solution that makes project scheduling a easy job with interactive gantt chart, to-do's, sub tasks, label, notes; Along with project scheduling & tracking, it also offers inbuilt browser chat, proofing, file sharing and google apps integration.
    Posted 2014-02-24 09:33:42 by Brian Atkins
  • voted for Basecamp (Like)
    Posted 2013-09-13 07:17:19 by hanulgom
  • commented on Basecamp
    Nodoubt, Basecamp is good but it lacks important features like time tracking, private messages and integration with google. Have you tried proofhub? Features like time tracking, casper (hidden) mode, to-do's, discussions make it awesome. So, you don't miss anything.
    Posted 2013-07-11 13:51:25 by jessica
  • suggested on Basecamp to set Editor to alex-1qkqco34
    Posted 2013-05-07 09:24:22 by Alex
  • voted for Huddle (Like)
    Posted 2013-05-06 23:05:55 by ksomer
  • I have used Basecamp and find that it lacks many important features like time tracking, inbuilt browser chat, proofing tool and casper mode until I came across Proofhub (, really nice alternative to Basecamp. It provides to-do's, milestones, file sharing, inbuilt browser chat, proofing tool, casper mode to discuss with clients, really helpful if one team is located offshore. Prices are comparitively much less than Basecamp.
    Posted 2013-05-03 11:29:45 by Cris
  • voted for Wrike (Like)
    Wrike is very fast, has excellent Gantt charts, tasks can belong to more than one project, has a 3-pane display, email integration, and collaborative editing of task descriptions using EtherPad
    Posted 2012-09-16 06:54:07 by dandv
  • voted for Huddle (Like)
    Posted 2012-08-20 11:57:09 by rc123
  • voted for Basecamp (Like)
    Posted 2012-07-31 16:10:59 by richardcoffre
  • Bientôt, un nouveau logiciel de gestion de projet crée spécialement pour la marche français Inscrivez vous pour un beta testing!
    Français Posted 2012-07-30 15:18:24 by acandrei
  • Great post. Your readers might be interested to know that Hot Project ( have just released their system, which is used by some huge companies, for free for up to 5 users. Would love to hear your thoughts Anthony
    Posted 2012-07-06 02:55:18 by AnthonyBMelbourne
  • voted for Basecamp (Like)
    Basecamp sets the standard for ease of use and also importantly in data sharing with other applications. It would even be better if they told developers when they change their API!
    Posted 2012-05-25 22:02:56 by Kurt Anderson
  • Hello Tony, you could easily click on "save new view" below the table, to create a new comparison view with exactly the products you want to compare. You could also add apollohq to the global comparison: SocialCompare is a collaborative and crowdsourced platform, please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
    Posted 2012-03-08 07:20:51 by Vanina
  • Hi, I'd love to see a comparison of these products with Apollo too! Apollo would fit nicely here... Merc.
    Posted 2012-03-08 04:12:35 by Tony Merc Mobily
  • voted for this Comparison (Like)
    Posted 2012-02-20 23:07:36 by Alexis

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