How to integrate DeskTime with Basecamp?

The DeskTime integration with Basecamp brings all the necessary things under one roof. Integration with Basecamp will help your company organize projects, ease communication with clients and colleagues, and much more. 

How does it work?

Once DeskTime establishes a connection with Basecamp, tasks, and projects are delivered to DeskTime's project section.

Start tracking your project/task with the DeskTime project timer.

No tasks created in DeskTime will be synchronized back to Basecamp. The time user spent on certain tasks/projects will be sent back to Basecamp (including manually added time for projects/tasks).

Find how to start tracking Basecamp project time with the DeskTime project timer here. 

How to integrate DeskTime with Basecamp?

1. Click on Settings and then Integrations:

2. Find the Basecamp integration under Company integrations in the second row and press Activate:

3. Log in to your Basecamp account through a Google account or your Basecamp username. 

4. Press Yes, I'll allow access to activate a Basecamp integration with DeskTime.



  • Mark your projects/tasks as public in order to receive tracked time from the DeskTime app. 
  • When connecting with Basecamp for the first time, all projects are sent to the DeskTime app right away. 
  • All new projects, after integration has already been established, are synced two times an hour (at 0:00 and 0:30 of every hour).
  • Basecamp sends its projects and tasks to all DeskTime users.
  • DeskTime records the time spent on a task and delivers it back to Basecamp.
  • Tasks created in DeskTime can't be delivered back to Basecamp.


To disconnect your Basecamp integration, go to Settings and then Integrations. Afterwards, click Delete Integration: