Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Lotus Notes gets a facelift: Version 8 beta review and visual tour

First detailed review of Notes 8 (beta 2) I've seen so far.  Jumping to the final paragraphs:

IBM's overhaul of the Notes user interface is largely for the good. Even though I don't personally like the consumery look of the new calendar, things like in-message "conversation" viewing and the new "Open" button for applications are useful additions. But it can still be a daunting piece of software to get to know, with some nonintuitive UI issues remaining.

From the perspective of the end-user e-mail client alone, I'd be happy to upgrade to Notes 8 to get added features such as in-message threading and Activities, but not so much so that I'm ready to plead with our IT department for an upgrade. I might make a single request, though: With the word processing and spreadsheet collaboration that Quickr is supposed to bring, an upgrade would be more appealing. 

See the full article for details and screen shots.

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