How to use labels and tags with Basecamp
Tags and Custom fields allow you to give tasks additional context or to group similar tasks for easy viewing. Unfortunately, Basecamp misses this functionality and make this integration lose against competitors like Asana or Trello, where you can group your time based on these elements. Everhour has developed a way to use this functionality.
Instruction on how to do this
You should use the following syntax in your to-do description:
Format: Todo Name [Tag1][Tag2].
Example: LM-1 Website [billable][design] - add 2 labels billable and design.
Format: Todo Name [Field1:Value1][Field2:Value2] - add label billable and 2 custom fields Client and Status.
This is how it looks in action:
I have this task in my Basecamp with one label and one custom field in its description. I reported one hour into it:
When I open a report and add such columns as Label and find the column called Status, I will see the value in those fields: