You can track time to your to-dos in Basecamp 3 and Basecamp 2 using the Harvest Chrome, Edge, or Firefox Extension.

This video shows how the integration works in Basecamp 2.

Using the Basecamp 3 and Basecamp 2 Integrations

Downloading the Extension

If you don’t already have the Harvest Extension for your browser, you can find steps for downloading it in our articles on the Harvest Chrome Extension, the Harvest Edge Extension, and the Harvest Firefox Extension.

Setting up your projects

Once you have your projects set up in Basecamp, you’ll also need to add them to your Harvest account under Projects. Once you’ve entered your projects in both apps, then you can begin tracking time to Harvest from within Basecamp.

Tracking time in Basecamp 3 and Basecamp 2

Once the Extension is linked to Harvest, you can track time on any to-do:

  1. Click a timer icon. A timer window will open up.
  2. Choose a project and task.
  3. Click Start Timer or add a time duration (or start and end time) and Save. The timer icon will turn blue with a running clock.
  4. To stop a timer, click the timer icon again. The timer window will open, and you can click Stop Timer.

FAQ

Do Harvest projects/tasks and Basecamp projects/to-dos sync?

No, you’ll have to manually set up projects and tasks/to-dos in both Harvest and Basecamp. You can check out the third-party app Zapier to automate this.

Once you track time to a to-do in Basecamp, Harvest will remember the project and task that you tracked time to, and you’ll never have to select them again!