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Andrea Di Clemente's picture
By Andrea Di Clemente
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 16:20

Apollo gets a visual editor for project messages and comments

Hello friends,

Writing project messages and comments sometimes requires more than just text. You might want to emphasise things, or maybe use some strong formatting. We were very keen on allowing this, and had several options: we could have allowed some HTML tags, or maybe could have formatted the text using Textile or Markdown (if you don't know what they are, don't worry too much!).

In the end, we opted for the solution that was easiest to use for our users: a nice visual editor where you can do basic formatting:

Note that notifications are automatically formatted, so that you will still get a nice, clean email in your inbox.

When you submit the message, it will look exactly as you typed it:

Let us know what you think about this feature. We will improve it over time, based on your comments.

Thank you! Andrea

10 comments so far

Daniel's picture


Wed, 07/20/2011 - 16:43


Great update! Is it possible to add RTL support as well?

Tony Mobily's picture

Tony Mobily

Wed, 07/20/2011 - 17:07


Hi Daniel,

We are looking into it!
Can you please email us? contact [at] applicomhq . com.



Bruno Costa's picture

Bruno Costa

Thu, 07/21/2011 - 07:05


great! this was really missing.
afak, URLs are automatically detected, right? maybe you could add another button for that use case. it would useful for everyone and you could see the link on-the-fly.

Tony Mobily's picture

Tony Mobily

Thu, 07/21/2011 - 14:59


Hi Bruno,

Links are indeed detected. There is no need for a button, since they should "just work"!


Seth's picture


Sat, 07/23/2011 - 07:46


Great update to some really great software. What's in the pipeline next? I would love a "whiteboard" collaboration tool next.

You guys do some great things and I'm excited about where this is going.

Tony Mobily's picture

Tony Mobily

Sat, 07/23/2011 - 15:38


Hi Seth,

Whiteboards are in our radar :D
TO know what's next, shoot us an email and we'll let you know. Our roadmap, however, is very "fluid" -- it's all user-driven!


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Brian Purkiss

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 01:54


Woot! Super awesome!

I'm gonna miss HTML though, it's so natural to me that it'd be faster and easier for me to type out the html rather than use the UI.

But it isn't a huge deal.

Keep up the great work!

Tony Mobily's picture

Tony Mobily

Sun, 07/24/2011 - 02:01


Hi Brian,

Thank you for your understanding... we had to decide what to allow, and...


Kristian Walby's picture

Kristian Walby

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:07


Is there an iOS app? I have used Basecamp and it was a great help to have an app on my phone and pad.

Tony Mobily's picture

Tony Mobily

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:09


Hi Kristian,

We don't have an iOS app, but we do have a very good, native-looking online site that looks like an application!