Desktop Apollo

Looking for Desktop Apollo?

If your team is currently performing manual annotations using the desktop version of Apollo, which can be downloaded below.

Please be aware that we are no longer developing this software, and support for its use has been discontinued.

All the functionality you came to expect from the desktop version of Apollo and new annotation functions are now available on Apollo. Give it a try at our Public Demo, built with the genome of the honey bee (Apis mellifera).


Current Apollo Website →

Please be aware that we are no longer developing the desktop version of Apollo and that support for its use has been discontinued.


Version 1.11.8 (February, 2013)

Available Installers


 Platformincludes Java VMwithout Java VMInstructions
WindowsWindowsDownloadDownloadView
MacOS XMac OS XDownloadView
LinuxLinuxDownloadDownloadView
SolarisSolarisDownloadDownloadView
UnixAny Unix PlatformDownloadView




Windows Instructions:

    Instructions

    • If you already have an earlier version of Apollo installed, use "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel to remove the old version before installing the new one.
    • After downloading the installer, double-click "Apollo_windows.exe" or "Apollo_windows_with_jre.exe" depending on which version you downloaded.

    Notes

    • If you're having trouble running Apollo from the installer (with all the different Windows versions and configurations out there, the installer sometimes has trouble setting the executable), download apollo_batch.zip, unzip the file, and put apollo.bat in the bin directory inside the directory where Apollo was installed. Then run the batch file to launch Apollo.



    Mac OS X Instructions:
      Instructions

      • After downloading the installer, double-click "Apollo_macos" (which should have appeared on your Desktop).

      Notes

      • If you are on Mac OS X version 10.4 or higher, you should install JDK1.5, if you don't already have it. Please see Apple's instructions on how to do this, using Software Updates.
      • If you've previously installed Apollo, you should remove the old version before installing the new one. The easiest way to do this it to find the Apollo folder (usually it's in Applications) and move it to the trash. Do the same with the Apollo icon (otherwise you may end up with two!)</a>.



    Linux Instructions:
      Instructions

      • After downloading the installer, open a shell and cd to the directory where you downloaded the installer.
      • At the prompt, type "/bin/sh Apollo_unix.sh" or "/bin/sh Apollo_linux_with_jre.sh" depending on which version you downloaded.

      Notes

      • When asked where you want to create links, you probably don't need any, but if you want a link, don't choose the same directory where you installed Apollo--if you do, then the link will overwrite the Apollo executable!
      • If you do not have a Java virtual machine installed, you can download the package above that includes one or download one from Sun's Java web site.
      • If you have a 64-bit make sure you have an appropriate JVM installed.



    Solaris Instructions:
      Instructions

      • After downloading the installer, open a shell and cd to the directory where you downloaded the installer.
      • At the prompt, type "/bin/sh Apollo_unix.sh" or "/bin/sh Apollo_solaris_with_jre.sh" depending on which version you downloaded.

      Notes

      • When asked where you want to create links, you probably don't need any, but if you want a link, don't choose the same directory where you installed Apollo--if you do, then the link will overwrite the Apollo executable!
      • If you do not have a Java virtual machine installed, you can download the package above that includes one or download one from Sun's Java web site.



    Unix Instructions:
      Instructions

      • After downloading the installer, open a shell and cd to the directory where you downloaded the installer.
      • At the prompt, type "/bin/sh Apollo_unix.sh".

      Notes

      • When asked where you want to create links, you probably don't need any, but if you want a link, don't choose the same directory where you installed Apollo--if you do, then the link will overwrite the Apollo executable!
      • You need to install JDK1.5+. You can download it from Sun's Java web site.