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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
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 8 years ago
willbank says:
awsamuel - I'm well up for contributing to the bounty as it would be a huge bonus to me...
Posted 8 years ago
themovement says:
This is a huge feature for me. Basecamp sucks on the iphone.
Posted 8 years ago
janastasios says:
+1 from me
Posted 8 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 8 years ago
jgbrenner says:
+1 more. true, two-way sync is needed.
Posted 8 years ago
mamsden says:
+1 here as well. This feature would allow us to use RTM companywide.
Posted 8 years ago
davilac says:
Would pay for that
Posted 8 years ago
comechi says:
+1
Posted 8 years ago
tommy_kokko says:
yes please
Posted 8 years ago
spreisz says:
+1 - Currently migrating some base-camp to-dos to RTM ... manually :(
Posted 8 years ago
chris.pollock says:
I love to see some RTM and BC integration
Posted 8 years ago
rossbale says:
Yes please - me too!
Posted 8 years ago
hw.digitalspices says:
+1 this would be huge benefit for us!
Posted 8 years ago
whaleyo says:
+1 would definitely pay for this
Posted 7 years ago
adeloso says:
+1
Posted 7 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 7 years ago
clearview.rob says:
+1 for RTM integreation
Posted 7 years ago
chris.preen says:
BC + RTM integration would make RTM even better. Way better.
Posted 7 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 7 years ago
minusfive says:
+1 for RTM Basecamp integration!
Posted 7 years ago
masayang says:
+1
Posted 7 years ago
jamie.buchanan says:
+1 this is a must have and will make or break continuing with RTM for me.
Posted 7 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 7 years ago
barrysaunders says:
yesh please. me wanttee
Posted 7 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 7 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 7 years ago
mark.wiley says:
bump, anyone have an update or suggestions?
Posted 7 years ago
amoslemi says:
+1 copying and pasting tasks cannot be the only solution...
Posted 7 years ago
mark.wiley says:
Another bump - can someone from RTM team at least tell us if this is in the works?
Posted 7 years ago
vin.kash says:
+1 great feature
Posted 7 years ago
gmonty says:
+1 (Integration with the whole 37 signals suite would be nice)
Posted 7 years ago
marcus.bell says:
+1 agree with gmonty
Posted 7 years ago
isdereks says:
I'm definitely going to extend my subscription to RTM if Basecamp integration was added.
Posted 7 years ago
smoothmoniker says:
+1 yes please!
Posted 7 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 7 years ago
veronism says:
+1
Posted 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 years ago
krissy 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 7 years ago
anabelle says:
thanks

ill be waiting
Posted 7 years ago
jakeub says:
I would pay for this as well.
Posted 7 years ago
kugutsumen says:
same here
Posted 7 years ago
veronism says:
+1
Posted 7 years ago
somewherehot says:
Me too
Posted 7 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 7 years ago
ranbarton Power 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 7 years ago
katylava says:
+1 please please
Posted 7 years ago
rosco77 says:
+1 yes please. I would love for this to happen
Posted 7 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 7 years ago
amoslemi says:
+1
Posted 6 years ago
anand.shroff says:
+1
I'll see if we can contact 37signals to have this added.
Posted 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
tadhgk says:
Maybe you should.

+1 from me too btw.
Posted 6 years ago
pgilmore says:
They've just addes due dates on todo's don't know about timestamps though. Anyone know?
Posted 6 years ago
benmanns says:
I would be interested and would upgrade to a premium account for Basecamp integration.
Posted 6 years ago
dmcconkey says:
+1 for pgilmore's message and question.
Posted 6 years ago
renatodias says:
Its unbelievable that until now you haven't made this possible. Hurry up. Keep on making my life easier ;-)
Posted 6 years ago
danielbachhuber says:
+1 for the integration idea, fwiw
Posted 6 years ago
paul.killoran says:
+1 this would be awesome
Posted 6 years ago
jason.lautzenheiser says:
+1 on this!!
Posted 6 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 6 years ago
nathan.vexler says:
+1 would love to see !
Posted 6 years ago
dan.konig says:
This would be a nice integration in my opinion.
Posted 6 years ago
adam.moreland says:
+1 more - would love to see this. Do we have any timescales for this now?
Posted 6 years ago
narcissi says:
+1 to Basecamp integration the many already here. This would be super useful.
Posted 6 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 6 years ago
roger.schmidt says:
+1 Yes, that would be sooo helpful
Posted 6 years ago
metadaptive says:
+1 would be enough alone for me to go premium...
Posted 6 years ago
joemmanuel says:
+1 and i would pay for it
Posted 6 years ago
sdemessieres says:
+1
Posted 6 years ago
captainc says:
+1
Posted 6 years ago
neverlosty says:
+1
Posted 6 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 6 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 6 years ago
hankf99 says:
+1
Posted 6 years ago
nick.fallon says:
Count me in!
Posted 6 years ago
tbradshaw says:
+1
Posted 6 years ago
elwoodtn says:
+1 !!!!
Posted 6 years ago
frank.spandl says:
+1
Posted 6 years ago
derelect says:
+1 Would Pay for this.
Posted 6 years ago
markfrancombe says:
+1 Please YES YES YES!!!!!! I would love not to have to look at bascamp again!
Posted 6 years ago
parallax1 says:
+1
Posted 6 years ago
chrismcmahon says:
yes please
Posted 5 years ago
nicoledbeer says:
+1, I really need this too!
Posted 5 years ago
dwcouch says:
+1 If you're taking votes on feature requests, count me in.
Posted 5 years ago
chris.ching says:
+1 just started using basecamp and RTM. Having them integrated would be fantastic.
Posted 5 years ago
mikeschwede says:
What's up with the integration?
Posted 5 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 5 years ago
yosef.waysman says:
+1
Posted 5 years ago
provident says:
id like the whole 37sig task suite to sync imho
Posted 5 years ago
jonnymcalister says:
+1 yes please, big thumbs up for this one
Posted 5 years ago
jvanlieshout says:
+1!
Posted 5 years ago
alexmrv says:
+1
Posted 5 years ago
ronledford_cpa says:
+1
Posted 5 years ago
plainclothes says:
the community is still hoping ... another vote from me.
Posted 5 years ago
sabnk says:
+1
Posted 5 years ago
jermy85 says:
+1
Posted 5 years ago
khasidyd says:
+1
Posted 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
aclnalmeida says:
Count me in for this one. I love BC but nothing does todo management as RTM...
Posted 5 years ago
rory.oliver says:
+1
Posted 5 years ago
penneykh says:
do it +1
Posted 5 years ago
c.hawkins says:
+1
Posted 5 years ago
richie.rupp says:
+1
Posted 5 years ago
athyder 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 4 years ago
msanting says:
+1
Posted 4 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 4 years ago
foxumon says:
+1 I don't care for basecamp...but have to use it :(
Posted 4 years ago
reviewbible says:
nice
Posted 4 years ago
its_erika says:
Not sure that adding another +1 will help but I will do so in case it does.
Posted 4 years ago
justinshea says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
nfitzhugh says:
+1 Any update on this???
Posted 4 years ago
beauraich says:
+1 this would be great now make it happen
Posted 4 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 4 years ago
jeremypaul says:
+1!
Posted 4 years ago
allen.simon says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
garix says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
ukitazume says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
tobias.mcnulty says:
+1
Posted 4 years ago
shawn.weekly says:
integration with basecamp would rock harder than superman's kneecap. a hearty +1 here.
Posted 4 years ago
srigo says:
+1 get it done....
Posted 4 years ago
mkn says:
where are we standing tpday on this?
Posted 4 years ago
mkn says:
+2
Posted 4 years ago
relima says:
Please make it happen.
Posted 4 years ago
tanya.y11 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 3 years ago
karas.p says:
+1
Posted 3 years ago
timbarcz says:
Please!
Posted 3 years ago
ma_ha says:
+1
Posted 3 years ago
furet says:
+1
Posted 3 years ago
megadice says:
+1
Posted 3 years ago
polarpixel says:
Definitely a great thing. Would love to use it.
Posted 3 years ago
riverajose says:
+ 1
Posted 3 years ago
clixigen says:
+1
Posted 3 years ago
skjreilly says:
+1 from me as well gonna tweet this thread to RTM see if they will retweet
Posted 3 years ago
skjreilly says:
Or even look at
Posted 3 years ago
bramopdam says:
+1
Posted 2 years ago
samuelszabo7 says:
+10!
Posted 2 years ago
alice.carback says:
I just joined a group using Basecamp and integration would complete my life.
Posted 2 years ago
eriteric says:
+1 and nested to-dos
Posted 2 years ago
riverajose says:
need this.
Posted 2 years ago
rileco says:
Would be perfect to have! ;-)
Posted 2 years ago
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