ProofHQ integration with Basecamp explains how to add ProofHQ proofs to your Basecamp projects. (ProofHQ is a web-based design collaboration, proofing and approval tool for brands, agencies, designers, print and production.)
If you use Basecamp for project management you can now offer your project team richer review and approval tools using ProofHQ.
When you create a proof in ProofHQ you can add your proof to a Basecamp project and invite project team members to review and approve your proof.
ProofHQ will automatically create a new message in the Basecamp project that you have selected when you create the proof.
The message contains details about the proof and an embedded mini-proof. The mini-proof lets your project team view all the pages of the proof, zoom and view existing comments.
If your team members want to reply to a comment, add their own mark-ups and new comments or view details of the proof, they simply click on the "Full Screen" or "New Comment" button to open the full proof with all the functions.
If you create new versions of a proof, ProofHQ will automatically create a new message in the same Basecamp project and invite the same Basecamp project members to review the new version.
This page offers the following hi-res demo movies: "How to view a proof in Basecamp," "How to create a proof for Basecamp," and "How to setup ProofHQ to link to Basecamp."
AgileAgenda is a project scheduling application that's designed from the ground up to make it easy to create a schedule for a project, and then make it easy to maintain it when things inevitably change. It integrates with Basecamp by synchronizing it's scheduled tasks with todo items in Basecamp so you can share what tasks people should be working on. When someone marks a todo item complete in Basecamp, AgileAgenda will take that information and update the schedule the next time it's synced up. Basecamp can help get things done, AgileAgenda will tell you when that will happen.
Here's a look at the final Basecamp result from an export:
Using telegraph you can import RSS or Atom information from other systems into your Basecamp account.
The app's creator Kasper Garnæs writes:
We're a small web development company and we use Basecamp as an integral part of our development process. To integrate content from other systems into Basecamp we've built telegraph:
telegraph is a web application which handles RSS and Atom feed subscriptions for Basecamp projects. Feeds are checked on a regular basis and new entries are automatically posted as messages when they appear in the feed.
Examples of items you might want to import:
Very cool. If you come up with a neat use for telegraph, let us know.
Mailmanagr for Basecamp is now open for general use:
Mailmanagr is an e-mail interface for the popular Basecamp Web-Based Project Management system. Whether you’ve got clients who are having trouble breaking the e-mail habit, or if you’re just looking for a solution for when you’re using your mobile phone, Mailmanagr fits the bill.
The signup email has some additional details:
Mailmanagr, in it's current form, will allow you to send e-mail messages (complete with attachments) to various categories within your Basecamp projects. You can set up an e-mail address for each category, or just set up an "E-mail dropbox" category, and create an address for that. The decision is yours!...
You can use Mailmanagr in a number of ways, here's a few ideas:
1. Create an imaginary user (mine is called Dave Helper) and set that account up with e-mail addresses. Then you can just "forward a message to Dave", and he'll post it for you.
2. Create a single catch-all category (I've used "E-mail Dropbox") and forward messages there.
3. Create addresses for each individual category on every project.
Zendesk has put together a simple integration to Campfire so help desk agents can set up support chats with their customers/end-users.
Mikkel Svane, CEO of Zendesk.com, emailed us to let us know:
The integration is pretty basic, but people can expand it any way they want to. Zendesk is also integrated to time tracking service Harvest, and we're currently designing integration paths to both Highrise and Basecamp.
We asked Mikkel for more info and here's what he had to say:
Zendesk is for customer support what Basecamp is for project management. More than 1800 organizations have signed up for the service, and several have asked for a "live chat" feature in our product. Instead, we have used the widget interface that Zendesk provides to build an integration to Campfire.
It goes without saying that the widget can easily be extended. If for example you only want to provide live support for registered users, want to publish support conversations in your forums or want to provide 1-on-1 chats.
We ourselves have deployed it in our own help desk to demonstrate the functionality and gather some feedback, and we are considering integrating it directly in our service.
Zendesk widgets are well suited for 3rd party integrations. We have a Harvest integration that is slightly more complex, and integrations are coming to a lot of other services, including Highrise and Basecamp.
Developers: Check out the integration widget code.
The latest addition to Backpack: The Journal. And now, if you're a Mac user, you can post your status and create new journal entries right from your Dashboard thanks to Roobasoft.com's Dashboard widget.
Recently, 37signals added a Journal feature to Backpack. I wrote a little dashboard widget that uses their API and can post your status and create new journal entries.
To use this, you’ll need your Backpack API Key. To get that, go to ‘my info’ and click the ‘Show your API key’
After that, enter your text in whichever field you want and hit enter. Only the field you changed will be submitted.
Developers, you can use Backpack's API to create your own add-ons for Backpack.
If you're not familiar with Ta-da Lists Widget, it's a free Dashboard widget for OS X that offers quick access to Ta-Da List. The widget has been downloaded over 30,000 times and lots of Ta-Da List customers love it.
Garry Robinson wrote an article detailing how to use Microsoft Access to query and update web sites [Database Journal]. The application he uses in the demo is Highrise. Why? Because he loves Highrise:
In this article, I am going to describe how you can use an Access Database and VBA to manipulate a Web 2 application called Highrise, a customer relationship management (CRM) tool from the highly successful Web2 company, 37Signals. Why pick this online product? The main reason is that I love using it, it has a well-written Application Programming Interface (API) and it is free for your first two hundred contacts. Why might this be relevant and interesting to you, the reader? Because you will be performing these tasks on a database that is hidden behind the security of a website, something that has always been beyond the abilities of Access.
The reason I love Highrise, is that it orders my people specific tasks (e-mailing/calling) into a wonderful list of fuzzy dates comprising today, tomorrow, this week, next week, and later and fuses that with specific dates and times like 12-june-08 4pm (see the sample task list in figure 1). Highrise also keeps track of names, addresses, correspondence relating to people and companies in quite a versatile environment. Anyway, the functionality of the website is not important, what is important is that you can interact with the data in the Highrise website through the API by posting and retrieving XML. This allows you to extend the feature list of the online application and it allows you to merge information on a website with other applications on your desktop. More than likely this is going to be a Microsoft Access database if you are reading this article.
Read the whole article to learn more about using an Access Database and VBA to work with a web app.