37Signals announced this week, that Highrise deals can now be turned into Basecamp projects with the click of one button. Integration on this level makes sense, and it’s something the 37signals team will be focusing on as time goes by. However, it only applies to the full Suite.
Created by Italian software company, Applicom, Apollo has been billed as an alternative to Basecamp and Highrise. Indeed, it’s look-and-feel is not unlike a 37 Signals product, and the new-look Google, for that matter.
As a freelancer, I have been using the Basecamp’s online project management tool for quite. I’ve been a contractor with a login to clients’ paid versions and I’ve been running my own free trial version quite successfully. Together with Highrise, it’s a good little knowledge management system. If I’m disciplined enough to document my quoting, processes and milestones, it’s less stuff clogging up my head when I switch off the computer.