Hot! Recent Additions to the Apollo Functionality

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Apollo is one of the newer collaborative project management applications available over the cloud.  Apollo has recently announced some additions to its suite of Apollo recent additions contactfunctionality:

Attaching a contact to a project:  a much-requested addition is the ability to attach a single contact from the address book to a project to show who the project belongs to. Creating a link to an address book contact can now be done through the Settings area of the project.

Once the link is created, the allocated contact’s name will appear on the right hand side of the project’s activity tab.  This new functionality also means that a user can see all of the projects that a particular contact is linked to.  In addition, the project overview also now allows users to group projects by the contact to which they are linked!

Tracking file revisions in Apollo projects: Most of the current breed of online project management systems allow document and file upload and provide storage for centralized access. Not all, however, provide version management. Apollo has now introduced the ability to upload different versions of the same file to allow the important history of the document’s revisions to be kept.  It’s worth noting, though, that those files that are specifically attached to comments and messages still do not have revisions as it was felt that users will typically attach a new version of a file for discussion in each comment.

Inclusion of HTML emails: When Apollo was first created, the team made the decision to create its useful notification emails, without the use of HTML, to try to get the associated benefits of sticking with simple text-based messages (no problems with formatting, or spam filters, and text messages are much easier to create, for example).   They do, however, look plain and uninteresting and feedback from users has clearly shown that users want something that looks better!  With this in mind, Apollo has now introduced HTML emails.

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Apollo is a fully hosted project and contact management application that helps teams to work in a collaborative way over the cloud. With no software installation apollo screenneeded and access on a monthly subscription, users have access at any time, provided they have a valid internet connection.  Features include support for the management of contacts, projects, tasks, calendar events and many more, all integrated and designed to work together to give a complete project management solution.

For more information on Apollo or to sign up for a free trial, please visit: www.apollohq.com

 

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Jan Birley

Jan holds a PhD in computing and started out in software development and IT training. She built a strong career as a project and program manager focusing on IT in the Health Service sector. Jan specializes in taking greenfield and immature services/departments to effective business-as-usual operation and is currently responsible for the delivery of clinical assessment forms into a high profile clinical system. Jan has authored 100′s of articles on project-management related topics.

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