Apollo Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Apollo is an online integrated project and contact management software. It allows users to prioritize tasks, organize projects, and keep the team on the same page with only a browser and an Internet connection. It is easy to use and navigate. With a rich set of tools and more features and improvements being developed week after week, thousands of people all over the world are using the software to manage their everyday tasks.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Tasks, Milestones, and Project Management – Apollo is a web-based application with a desktop feel. It provides relevant task information at a glance, but which is also immediately modifiable. Users can set the status of their task and let the rest of the team know what they are busy with. They can prioritize visibly their tasks and set deadlines. They can also assign to multiple persons and subdivide tasks into smaller subtasks 3 nested levels deep. It also has repeating tasks, notifications, grouping and sorting, and more. It also has a milestone view that shows the next deadline, a status progress bar, and quick links to related tasks and messages. Users can easily create a project, set optional due dates, and give access to the team or clients. Other features include star-ing favorite projects, categorizing, using Gantt charts, project merge, and more.
- Contacts, Messaging, and Image Proofing – The integrated productivity software has contact management tools that enable users to create and organize their contacts. Each contact has its own page with its own contact details, conversation history, co-worker notes, important dates, events, and next tasks assigned. They can track conversations, set reminders, browse, search, tag, and see the latest activity on each contact. It has simplified data entry, import and export functions, and archive email sent to the contact. Messages have more features than regular emails, that can have comments and file attachments, but can also be sent as email. Image proofing tool allows users to annotate images and PDFs with familiar tools. Annotations are also linked to discussions who can reply for a consensus.
- Time Tracking, Billing, File Management, Writeboard, and more – Apollo also has interactive and smart timers for time tracking. Users can configure if a project is billable or not. It has a file management tool that allows for easy uploading and categorizing. It has thumbnail and quick preview for images and PDFs, approvals, and integration with cloud storage. Writeboards allow users to create documents online and keep revision history. The software also comes with a calendar, email integration, user administration and permission, Zapier integration, web hooks, CSV data interchange, and RESTful API.
Apollo is offered in four paid plans, starting with the Basic plan at $23 per month. It includes for 18 projects, 5 GB storage, unlimited project users, 7 CRM users, 5000 contacts, 12 deals, and time tracking feature. Higher plans start with the Plus plan at $48 per month, Premium plan at $98 per month, and the Max plan at $148 per month with more users and features. Large customized plans are possible. A 30-day free trial period is offered.
Social Network Presence
Apollo can be used by businesses and organizations of all sizes. It is applicable for project teams, sales and marketing departments, digital creative agencies, professional services firms, and other business sectors.
Supports English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Some of their Clients
Clients include HP, Ebay, Ferrari, MTV, HTC, and ESA.
Sami Sadaghiani stated that Apollo does pretty much everything he needs in a project management tool. After trying many different ones before, he is finally happy to have found it.
Jonathan Nicol stated that he is now managing all his projects, tasks, and contacts with the software. He is determined not to go back to using Basecamp.
Apollo is an integrated project management and CRM software that unifies managing tasks, projects, contacts, schedules, deals, and others into a single platform. Users need not open different tools, and can coordinate better using one application.
Apollo is a product of Applicom, an IT company based in Pescara, Italy. Applicom is founded in 2001 by Andrea Di Clemente. At the beginning, it was developing custom software and server installation and maintenance. As technology evolved, it focused more on client-side programs that used server only for storage. In 2008, it made available one of its applications to the general public. The enthusiastic response of the users to Apollo as a SaaS encouraged the company to concentrate its resources in the improvement of the PM software.