Apollo is a web based image proofing application. Users do not have to download anything. All of their work can be done through web based tools and stored online. To add an extra layer of security, Apollo performs daily back ups which appeal to professional users who may need to collaborate on important documents and other resources which can be stored on Apollo. The site provides the ability to collaborate on images, graphics designs, text documents, website designs, architect and builder plans, and satellite maps for GIS and surveying.Show more screenshots »
The Apollo application falls under 27 Stars, a company founded by Simon Mills and Karl Doody. 27 Stars offers clients a full spectrum of services such as product conception, development, and improvement as well as training. The company currently boasts two separate web applications, one of which is Apollo and the other is Arabella, a pay as you go website builder.
Apollo is unique in its limitations, or rather lack of limitations. The site caters to almost any kind of professional internet client. Site capabilities allow for collaboration on images and photographs as well as website layouts, brochure and stationary designs, and other projects. This leaves little to be desired when it comes to collaborating on professional, creative endeavors. Also, the web based format means that almost anyone can access a project on Apollo from their home or work computer. As long as the internet is available, the project information can be updated, amended, or expanded upon.
Apollo has a very clean, neat layout, utilizing a white background with a dark header. Together with basic fonts and an attractive gold and black logo, Apollo creates a professional atmosphere to nurture all manner of project into reality. New users can easily learn about the site through the homepage video and the highlights found at the bottom of the page. The layout encourages users to explore further and find out what Apollo can do for them.
New users can click the green “sign up free” button found at the center of the homepage. After doing so, the user is directed to the simple registration form. Apollo asks for a name, email address, password, and time zone. After clicking the “create my account” button, the user is immediately taken to the account dashboard area.
At this point, all users can create an Apollo account for free. There is no membership fee for signing up and no premium paid account offered. Each account is given access to all available site features. No details are given as far as whether Apollo plans to change that or add premium features at a later date. For now, all users can enjoy the benefits of an Apollo membership at no cost. This works especially well for small business owners, non-profit organizations, and other groups that might be operating on a tight budget yet want to include many individuals in on project planning and collaboration.
Anyone, professional or individual, who has a need to collaborate with others can appreciate what Apollo has to offer. The no-cost sign up makes the site’s features easily accessible for casual or frequent use. The web based format is also a plus, allowing anyone to be invited to participate in collaboration regardless of where they are. Teams positioned all over the world can come together and discuss an upcoming endeavor simply by logging in to Apollo from any computer with internet access.