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It is true that there is an increasing number of tools being developed to help you and your team collaborate and get things done efficiently. There is a tried and true champion of this realm however, and that is Basecamp, developed by 37Signals. A lot of people are aware of Basecamp, but what you may not know if you’re not a regular user is that it recently underwent a massive redesign, to the point where the service was rebranded as “Basecamp Next” and functioned separately from the original (with a separate API and everything).

As a user of Basecamp Next nearly since it’s launch, I’m pleased to say that the first iOS app to support the new service has finally been released. Today, we’re going to look at Lodge, developed by Rounded Development, and see how well it brings Basecamp Next to the iPhone. (more…)

It’s Productivity Week here at iPhone.AppStorm, and all week we’re going to have app reviews and how-tos, all based on getting things done. Plus, we’ll even pull some classic reviews out of the archives. Stay tuned all week!

Some of the editors here on the AppStorm network have recently taken to using 37signals’ project management web app Basecamp. If you’ve never used Basecamp before, I highly recommend you check it out. It’s a really great service for organizing multiple team members and collaborating on projects together, and I’m really enjoying using it so far.

However, I immediately noticed two things that I wanted as part of my Basecamp experience. The first thing is a native Mac client, so I didn’t have to be logged into the web app all day long. The second thing I was looking for, for which I have found a very satisfying solution, is the ability to check up on my Basecamp projects on my phone.

This is where Headquarters comes in. Headquarters is a beautifully designed third-party iPhone app designed to keep you connected to your projects when you’re away from your computer. Want more info? Find it after the jump.

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In my business as a freelance software developer, the hardest part by far is maintaining quality communication with my clients, and having task-accoutability for both me and my corporate contacts. That’s why I and many others love Basecamp so much: it gives us a beautiful, simple, and easily learnable way to communicate with clients and delegate tasks, but more importantly, to document that communication and delegation.

Naturally, we all want to keep up with our projects on the go, which is where Summit, by Andy Smart comes in. Keep reading after the fold to see how you can simplify your Basecamp workflow like I did!

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