Using the Basecamp + Harvest integration, you can track time directly to Harvest from your To-dos in Basecamp 3 and Basecamp 2 by using the Harvest extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.
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:
- Click a timer icon. A timer window will open up.
- Choose a project and task.
- 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.
- To stop a timer, click the timer icon again. The timer window will open, and you can click Stop timer.
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!