Hosting options: Only available in the Cloud
Cost and plans: Solo $14/mo, basic $23/mo, plus $48/mo. Premium $98/mo. Maximum $148/mo
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French, and German are in the works.
Currency: I can’t find any financial information.
Building projects: Basic features
Apollo impressed me right from the beginning. It’s very easy to create a project. Click ‘Add Project’ from the Projects Dashboard and then enter your project name. You can group projects by type, which can be useful if you need to separate projects by client.
ApolloHQ Projects Dashboard Apollo’s problems lie in the fact that it doesn’t adhere to the ‘normal” conventions of grouping tasks (though you can add them into projects) or linking to milestones. You can link dependencies between tasks but not to milestones.
It is simple to add people to tasks. However, Apollo could be confusing if there were dozens or even hundreds of people using it. It is great for small teams working on small projects.
The Calendar view is my favorite feature. It is easy to overlook things with the grey-on-grey.
Apollo HQ calendar ViewTime tracking and notifications
Apollo is no exception to the trend towards integrated time tracking in project management software. It allows you to create a timer that you can use to ‘clock-in’. This will allow you to start the clock when your task is started and stop when it is finished. This is a great alternative to traditional timesheets. I can see it working well for team members who have flexible working arrangements.
Apollo will also send reminder emails to team members when you are assigned tasks or when they are due. You can also choose whether you would like to receive daily digests, new comments, or if you prefer to be notified by email. For new profiles, the email task reminders will automatically be turned on. However, you can turn them off if necessary.
There are many standard reports available. Many have different filter dropdowns that you can customize. Although they have the option to print the reports, I don’t yet see an option for exporting data. You can download the task list in the task area as a CSV file but not for the reports.
Although you can view and print time reports, it is not possible to export time spent on tasks and projects. Apollo is great for small teams and projects. However, Apollo can’t export to excel, word, CSV or other formats. This would be a huge advantage for larger teams that have to compile numbers for clients. There are currently no integrations for billing.
Collaboration with others
External users can be added to your Apollo workspace and limited access can be granted to them. This is especially useful if you work with many suppliers.
You can add comments to tasks. This allows you to comment on a task being worked on by another person. You can also upload a photo to show your team members what you look like.