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Basecamp integration

awsamuel says:

Can you hook into the basecamp API and suck basecamp to-dos into RTM? I realize this probably depends on us having nested to-do lists.

Basecamp is what I need to manage the big picture of projects, keep in touch with clients, and assign tasks to my team, subcontractors, and client staff.

But Basecamp is not a good tool for personal task management. However, copying basecamp to-dos into RTM is annoying and requires me to manually update both places.

Once you introduce nested lists, each Basecamp project could be an RTM list (tab). A basecamp to-do list could become a nested list on that tab, with tasks listed inside the nested sublist.

It's a little trickier without nested lists, but I'd still settle for a dump of all my tasks in a given project, directly into an RTM tab/list of the same name. I'd lose the in-between layer of to-do list names within Basecamp, but I can live with that -- especially if completing a task in RTM marks it complete in Basecamp.

Please, please, please? I'd love to talk about bounty-ing this if other folks are interested -- I'm assuming there is some clever person out there who could do a basecamp/RTM mashup using both of their APIs.

Posted at 6:27am on October 3, 2007

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bzpilman says:

As an alternative, if they introduced dropdown groupings, each Basecamp project could be made into a dropdown menu, and each nested list into a list inside the dropdown.

That's assuming dropdowns worked for both smartlists and normal lists =)

Posted 6 years ago

willbank says:

awsamuel - I'm well up for contributing to the bounty as it would be a huge bonus to me...

Posted 6 years ago

themovement says:

This is a huge feature for me. Basecamp sucks on the iphone.

Posted 6 years ago

janastasios says:

+1 from me

Posted 5 years ago

silente says:

+1 as well. I need a way to sync my work todos (managed through a group basecamp system in our dept) and my personal rtm account.

Posted 5 years ago

jgbrenner says:

+1 more. true, two-way sync is needed.

Posted 5 years ago

mamsden says:

+1 here as well. This feature would allow us to use RTM companywide.

Posted 5 years ago

davilac says:

Would pay for that

Posted 5 years ago

comechi says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

tommy_kokko says:

yes please

Posted 5 years ago

spreisz says:

+1 - Currently migrating some base-camp to-dos to RTM ... manually :(

Posted 5 years ago

chris.pollock says:

I love to see some RTM and BC integration

Posted 5 years ago

rossbale says:

Yes please - me too!

Posted 5 years ago

hw.digitalspices says:

+1 this would be huge benefit for us!

Posted 5 years ago

whaleyo Pro says:

+1 would definitely pay for this

Posted 5 years ago

adeloso says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

apgordon says:

+1 for integration with HighRise (also by 37 signals). I love how HighRise has contacts, but the tagging system and task management pales in comparison to RTM. If they could be linked together, that'd be awesome.

Posted 5 years ago

clearview.rob says:

+1 for RTM integreation

Posted 5 years ago

chris.preen says:

BC + RTM integration would make RTM even better. Way better.

Posted 5 years ago

jpmorganjr says:

Very much would love to have this feature. Huge benefit. I'd even be willing to pay for a pro account to have it.

Posted 5 years ago

minusfive says:

+1 for RTM Basecamp integration!

Posted 5 years ago

masayang says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

jamie.buchanan says:

+1 this is a must have and will make or break continuing with RTM for me.

Posted 5 years ago

meeena says:

If this feature existed, my entire team (20 people) would be using RTM in a flash - and paying for it.

Posted 5 years ago

barrysaunders says:

yesh please. me wanttee

Posted 5 years ago

humbertofarias says:

+10 I manage several projects as one, and Basecamp's lack of Due Dates for tasks forces me to copy my to-dos into RTM

Posted 5 years ago

mark.wiley says:

+1 - This would be enormous for me. I currently manage all my major projects in basecamp and use RTM for personal tasks. I then subscribe my RTM tasks and basecamp milestones to my google calendar (which is auto-synched to my outlook and therefore my iPhone). It's complicated, but so far works well, EXCEPT that I can't see my RTM tasks and basecamp to-do's on ToDo on my iPhone since I can't get my basecamp to-do's on RTM.

One thing I tried is to set my RTM dropbox email as my basecamp email and then mark my to-do's as milestones that get emailed. But then the email comes over as a generic inbox task without any info since I can't format the basecamp email into any RTM format.

Anyhow, this would be great and I would pay, I'm already a pro plan member.

Posted 5 years ago

mark.wiley says:

bump, anyone have an update or suggestions?

Posted 5 years ago

amoslemi says:

+1 copying and pasting tasks cannot be the only solution...

Posted 5 years ago

mark.wiley says:

Another bump - can someone from RTM team at least tell us if this is in the works?

Posted 5 years ago

vin.kash says:

+1 great feature

Posted 5 years ago

gmonty Pro says:

+1 (Integration with the whole 37 signals suite would be nice)

Posted 5 years ago

marcus.bell says:

+1 agree with gmonty

Posted 5 years ago

isdereks says:

I'm definitely going to extend my subscription to RTM if Basecamp integration was added.

Posted 5 years ago

smoothmoniker says:

+1 yes please!

Posted 5 years ago

allan.berry says:

bump here too. Any chance somebody from corporate monitors this thread, and can let us know if this is happening?

Posted 5 years ago

veronism Pro says:

+1

Posted 5 years ago

mark.wiley says:

+1 AGAIN - any word from RTM regarding this, is it on the development roadmap or is there an integration out there somewhere?

Posted 5 years ago

mark.wiley says:

OK - I just wrote a quick Outlook macro that helps me out. I'll try to explain it here.

This macro runs in Outlook from a Rule. When I get an email from the notifications account of my basecamp account (which is the email notification of a ToDo item assigned to me), this script runs. It breaks apart the email and reconfigures it to a RTM email that then gets automatically sent to my RTM dropbox address.

Here is the example:
The email body I get from basecamp when I assign a ToDo item:

Company: Peak Process Solutions Group
Project: Our House Website

You have just been assigned the following to-do item by Mark Wiley :

Main List

* test this automatically

--
To view this to-do list, visit:
http://xxxxxxx.projectpath.com/L5269510

The script will reconfigure this email to this format:

Task: Our House Website - test this automatically
L:Project Work
Tags:Work

Basically - it takes my project name and adds the todo task text, assigns it to my Project Work list in RTM and adds the Work tag.

To create this, copy the following code and paste it into a Macro in Outlook:

Sub RunAScriptRuleRoutine(MyMail As MailItem)

txtBody = MyMail.Body
posStart = InStr(1, txtBody, "Project: ", vbTextCompare)
posEnd = InStr(1, txtBody, "You have just been ", vbTextCompare)

posStart = posStart + 9

txtProject = Mid(txtBody, posStart, posEnd - posStart)

posStart = InStr(1, txtBody, "* ", vbTextCompare)
posStart = posStart + 2
posEnd = InStr(1, txtBody, "--", vbTextCompare)
posEnd = posEnd - 1

txtToDo = Mid(txtBody, posStart, posEnd - posStart)

txtNewMessage = "Task: " & txtProject & " - " & txtToDo & "" & "L:Project Work" & "" & "Tags:Work"

Set MyItem = Application.CreateItem(0)
With MyItem
.To = "mark.wiley+dfc801@rmilk.com"
.Subject = "basecamp item"
.HTMLBody = txtNewMessage
End With

MyItem.Send

End Sub


Then go to Tools --> Rules in Outlook. Create a new rule that runs when you get an email from your notifications address from basecamp. Choose run a script as your action, and choose the macro you just created to run.

There are probably more elegant ways to do this, if so someone can run with it.

Hope it helps until the time comes for a proper integration.

Posted 5 years ago

mark.wiley says:

One note - remember to add your RTM inbox address to the Outlook macro, don't use the one I stupidly listed! (which I've had changed now... duh).

Posted 5 years ago

krissy Pro says:

Hi everyone - thanks for your suggestions re: Basecamp integration. I don't have any info on possible implementation at this point but will keep you posted.

Posted 5 years ago

anabelle says:

thanks

ill be waiting

Posted 5 years ago

jakeub says:

I would pay for this as well.

Posted 4 years ago

kugutsumen says:

same here

Posted 4 years ago

veronism Pro says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

somewherehot says:

Me too

Posted 4 years ago

ryangraves says:

Hey Krissy - anything new on the integration with basecamp? Seems like there is a large user group who desperately wants this...

Any possible timeline would be great!

Posted 4 years ago

ranbarton ProPower Poster says:

I have not seen seen Krissy here since April, I think, so I am very curious if she replies, Ryan. I thought she'd moved on from RTM.

Posted 4 years ago

katylava Pro says:

+1 please please

Posted 4 years ago

rosco77 says:

+1 yes please. I would love for this to happen

Posted 4 years ago

rosco77 says:

Just to let you know that we have tried to implement this as an application for all of you to use. Unfortunately Basecamp doesn't timestamp it's to-do's which means that we have no way to determine which application was the last to create, edit, or complete a task.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but until 37 Signals put a timestamp on their API stream, this is impossible.

I'll keep you posted if anything changes.

http://dropp.co.uk

Posted 4 years ago

amoslemi says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

anand.shroff Pro says:

+1
I'll see if we can contact 37signals to have this added.

Posted 4 years ago

fshapps says:

Any response from 37signals? As a heavy user of both basecamp & RTM I find myself yearning for this on almost a daily basis...

Posted 4 years ago

ryanray says:

+1

I wish I knew if it was in the roadmap or not. Then I could know if I should build a little webapp that does just this.

Posted 4 years ago

tadhgk says:

Maybe you should.

+1 from me too btw.

Posted 4 years ago

pgilmore says:

They've just addes due dates on todo's don't know about timestamps though. Anyone know?

Posted 4 years ago

benmanns says:

I would be interested and would upgrade to a premium account for Basecamp integration.

Posted 4 years ago

dmcconkey says:

+1 for pgilmore's message and question.

Posted 4 years ago

renatodias says:

Its unbelievable that until now you haven't made this possible. Hurry up. Keep on making my life easier ;-)

Posted 4 years ago

danielbachhuber Pro says:

+1 for the integration idea, fwiw

Posted 4 years ago

paul.killoran says:

+1 this would be awesome

Posted 4 years ago

jason.lautzenheiser says:

+1 on this!!

Posted 4 years ago

dragonsdesign says:

+1 i would also love to see this, what about integrate it with basecamps milestones to start off with.

I would love to be able to use it with the time tracking function aswell

Posted 4 years ago

nathan.vexler says:

+1 would love to see !

Posted 4 years ago

dan.konig says:

This would be a nice integration in my opinion.

Posted 4 years ago

adam.moreland says:

+1 more - would love to see this. Do we have any timescales for this now?

Posted 4 years ago

narcissi says:

+1 to Basecamp integration the many already here. This would be super useful.

Posted 4 years ago

seasoul says:

+1 That would be a bit like when RTM was introduced to my life. Or when Basecamp was added to my work habits. I won't know how I managed before without that :)

Posted 4 years ago

roger.schmidt Pro says:

+1 Yes, that would be sooo helpful

Posted 4 years ago

metadaptive says:

+1 would be enough alone for me to go premium...

Posted 4 years ago

joemmanuel says:

+1 and i would pay for it

Posted 4 years ago

sdemessieres Pro says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

captainc says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

neverlosty says:

+1

Posted 4 years ago

simonjhamp says:

I would definitely like to see this! I need to start seeing my tasks in a unified location and I'm loving RTM at the minute! In fact, I'm gonna go pro soon

+1,000,000,000,000 from me

Posted 4 years ago

david.cheung says:

Yes Please! As a long-time RTM user and new Basecamp user, would LOVE to see integration.

RTM rocks my todo world but Basecamp is a must for bigger collaborative efforts.

Thanks for listening :)

Posted 3 years ago

hankf99 Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

nick.fallon Pro says:

Count me in!

Posted 3 years ago

tbradshaw Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

elwoodtn says:

+1 !!!!

Posted 3 years ago

frank.spandl Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

derelect says:

+1 Would Pay for this.

Posted 3 years ago

markfrancombe says:

+1 Please YES YES YES!!!!!! I would love not to have to look at bascamp again!

Posted 3 years ago

parallax1 Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

chrismcmahon says:

yes please

Posted 3 years ago

nicoledbeer says:

+1, I really need this too!

Posted 3 years ago

dwcouch says:

+1 If you're taking votes on feature requests, count me in.

Posted 3 years ago

chris.ching says:

+1 just started using basecamp and RTM. Having them integrated would be fantastic.

Posted 3 years ago

mikeschwede says:

What's up with the integration?

Posted 3 years ago

sidneywidmer says:

How is this project going on? Just found out that there's a php library for RTM (http://code.google.com/p/rtmphp/). There's also one for basecamp... If right now no one is working an this project, I'll give it a try...

Maybe right now any suggestions what should be possible?

Posted 3 years ago

yosef.waysman says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

provident says:

id like the whole 37sig task suite to sync imho

Posted 3 years ago

jonnymcalister says:

+1 yes please, big thumbs up for this one

Posted 3 years ago

jvanlieshout says:

+1!

Posted 3 years ago

alexmrv says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

ronledford_cpa Pro says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

plainclothes says:

the community is still hoping ... another vote from me.

Posted 3 years ago

sabnk says:

+1

Posted 3 years ago

jermy85 says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

khasidyd says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

1beb says:

Yup, for now, having information in two places is painful. Switching over to BC until we can get some synch rollin' love this app but have no choice about using BC for my job.

Posted 2 years ago

1beb says:

One way synch would be nice (from BC to RTM). Their API isn't all that technical, and I'd be more than fine with BC todos living in the inbox as they are generally action items. The only problem I forsee is how/when to update and authenticate between the two. Getting a list of todo's in xml format is easy as pie:

https://YOURBC.basecamphq.com/todo_lists.xml (post auth)

Posted 2 years ago

aclnalmeida says:

Count me in for this one. I love BC but nothing does todo management as RTM...

Posted 2 years ago

rory.oliver says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

penneykh says:

do it +1

Posted 2 years ago

c.hawkins Pro says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

richie.rupp says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

athyder Pro says:

I'm hooked on rmilk, yet need to start keeping my todos in basecamp for work. I don't want to abandon rmilk though. Hook up a solution.

Posted 2 years ago

msanting says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

heather.gallegos says:

Please please add this!! I want RTM to be my aggregator of to-dos of all my work / life areas. Havn't to double entry in basecamp and RTM sucks eggs.

Posted 2 years ago

foxumon says:

+1 I don't care for basecamp...but have to use it :(

Posted 2 years ago

reviewbible says:

nice

Posted 2 years ago

its_erika says:

Not sure that adding another +1 will help but I will do so in case it does.

Posted 2 years ago

justinshea says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

nfitzhugh says:

+1 Any update on this???

Posted 2 years ago

beauraich Pro says:

+1 this would be great now make it happen

Posted 2 years ago

thomas.vladeck says:

+1 this feature would be amazing for me. doesn't seem like there has been much traction though in the past 4 years.

Posted 2 years ago

jeremypaul says:

+1!

Posted 2 years ago

allen.simon says:

+1

Posted 2 years ago

garix says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

ukitazume says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

tobias.mcnulty Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

shawn.weekly says:

integration with basecamp would rock harder than superman's kneecap. a hearty +1 here.

Posted 1 year ago

srigo Pro says:

+1 get it done....

Posted 1 year ago

mkn Pro says:

where are we standing tpday on this?

Posted 1 year ago

mkn Pro says:

+2

Posted 1 year ago

relima says:

Please make it happen.

Posted 1 year ago

tanya.y11 Pro says:

What the heck? This seems like such a simple request that takes 4yrs to update. New Pro member not so happy about this. Double entry is NOT an option for me in 2012!

Posted 1 year ago

karas.p says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

timbarcz Pro says:

Please!

Posted 1 year ago

ma_ha Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

furet says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

megadice Pro says:

+1

Posted 1 year ago

polarpixel Pro says:

Definitely a great thing. Would love to use it.

Posted 11 months ago

riverajose Pro says:

+ 1

Posted 10 months ago

clixigen says:

+1

Posted 10 months ago

skjreilly Pro says:

+1 from me as well gonna tweet this thread to RTM see if they will retweet

Posted 8 months ago

skjreilly Pro says:

Or even look at

Posted 8 months ago

bramopdam Pro says:

+1

Posted 5 months ago

samuelszabo7 says:

+10!

Posted 4 months ago

alice.carback says:

I just joined a group using Basecamp and integration would complete my life.

Posted 4 months ago

eriteric says:

+1 and nested to-dos

Posted 15 weeks ago

riverajose Pro says:

need this.

Posted 8 weeks ago

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