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Set it and Forget it: Sync Dropbox and Basecamp

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Basecamp is a very popular web based project management tool developed by 37signals.
Dropbox is a service that uses cloud computing to enable users to store and share files and folders from their computers with others across the Internet.
When you’re managing projects in Basecamp, there’s the common issue of attaching and then downloading files to view and edit documents from different team members, contractors, clients and freelancers.

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Set it and Forget it: Sync Dropbox and Basecamp

  1. 1. SET IT AND FORGET IT<br />Synchronize Dropbox with Basecamp projects<br />http://cloudHQ.net<br />
  2. 2. 9/19/11<br />Virtual Office<br />Google Docs – document collaboration in cloud<br />Basecamp – project management in cloud<br />Dropbox– cloud storage<br />
  3. 3. 9/19/11<br />Problem<br /><ul><li>How to protect your Basecamp projects against accidental or malicious deletion?
  4. 4. How to make your Basecamp projects data available on your local PC?
  5. 5. How to simplify asset management for your Basecamp projects? How to upload files? How move attachments between projects?</li></li></ul><li>9/19/11<br />Solution<br />cloudHQ for Dropbox<br />
  6. 6. 1. Add Basecamp to cloudHQ<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  7. 7. 2. Configure Basecamp<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  8. 8. 3. Basecamp is configured<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  9. 9. 4. Add Dropbox to cloudHQ<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  10. 10. 5. Add Dropbox account<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  11. 11. 6. Go to Dropbox to get your RSS feed<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  12. 12. 7. Find address of your Dropbox RSS feed <br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  13. 13. 8. Enter your DropboxRSS feed<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  14. 14. 9. Dropbox is configured<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  15. 15. 10. Manage Services<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  16. 16. 11. Create a new folder in Dropbox which will store your Basecamp project(s) <br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  17. 17. 12. Enter folder name<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  18. 18. 13. Go to Synchronization tab in cloudHQ<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  19. 19. 14. Add Basecamp as first synchronization folder<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  20. 20. 15. Select a Dropboxfolder which will hold Basecamp projects as a second sync folder<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  21. 21. 16. Enable Continuous Synchronization<br />9/19/11<br />9/19/11<br />
  22. 22. 9/19/11<br />Benefits <br /><ul><li>Basecamp projects will be replicated in real time to Dropboxsecure servers and to your local PC
  23. 23. You can add a Basecamp project attachment by just dropping a file into a Dropboxfolder
  24. 24. You can modify Basecamp project by just editing it on your local PC</li>

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