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IBM releases Lotus Notes 7.0.2 for OS X

updated 01:55 pm EST, Thu December 28, 2006

Lotus for Mac released

IBM today released Lotus Notes 7.0.2 for Mac OS X, offering enterprise Mac users instant messaging, presence awareness, and Web 2.0 tools such as RSS technology and a blogging template. An enhanced user interface and email productivity features enable Mac users to group emails through a conversation thread, view emails at-a-glance, and save work in progress without the need to manually activate the save function. The software enhances collaboration through integrated instant messaging and presence awareness, according to IBM, by allowing users to communicate in real time across an enterprise from within Notes email, calendar, and contacts. Full calendaring features include group scheduling as well as meeting delegation, and embedded RSS technology allows users to publish data from any Lotus Notes application. Lotus Notes 7.0.2 for the Mac is available for $101 per seat (specific system requirements were unavailable).




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  1. itguy05

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Not First Ever

    I've been using the OSX Notes client since 2002. Got it straight from IBM/Lotus.... This is not the first ever....

  1. fenoglma

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    1st Web *access* client

    I think the MacNN staff missed part of the key information.

  1. bobolicious

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    i tried the 6.5 demo...

    ...and never really 'got it' - it seemed very unintuitive & brutally clunky - is it worth the learning curve? thanx

  1. jstephe

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Not First Ever 2

    I has it installed on my Mac till I found out I had to pay the licencing fee anualy (Not going to happen).

  1. ZinkDifferent

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    WTF?

    WHat is the point? People still use Notes?

  1. amacguy

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Definitely not the first

    I used to have to support Notes on Macs for an ad agency way back in 1999/2000. Hated it. Actually told people to use hotmail instead. If only the OS X mail application would have supported Lotus back when OS X was in Beta form...

  1. topless

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Ditto

    I supported macs in a corporate environment back in the mid-90s that had Notes. Clunky & slow but it worked fairly well as email / collaboration client.

  1. Terrin

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Fools

    You guys miss the point. It is irrelevant what you use. Companies use Lotus. Companies are reluctant to use Macs in part because software like Lotus is not equally as supported on the Mac as Windows, if at all.

    IBM should be encouraged to continue Mac development, not criticized when it puts out a Mac product.

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Finally...!!!

    I have been waiting for the 7.0 client for Mac for a long time. I am assuming this is an UB version, in which case this will finally get me back in the game in my office. Seems like IBM had listened to a small but very vocal (actually quoting here an IBM Lotus Notes manager) Mac user group. Notes is one of the most important missing links in business environment. Client 6.5 was buggy, slow and worked extremely poorly on Intel Macs. Lets hope this thing performs on Macs as it does on Win. And if it has SameTime client (or integration), all will be well.

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re:fools

    "IBM should be encouraged to continue Mac development, not criticized when it puts out a Mac product."

    I support a Mac-based department in a large Windows-based enterprise. They use Notes, currently 6.5.4. It is not as bad as older versions were, but it is still complete and total a**. I doubt 7.x will be much better.

    If IBM's going to do a Mac version, they ought to do a *good* one-- I to call the Mac version of Notes "half assed" is to heap excess praise upon it.

    6.5.x still defaults to putting the user's data folder in the Notes application folder, and it's only recently even given you the choice to put it in your home folder. It's brain dead about folder paths. And it's a royal pain to troubleshoot. If I can't figure out the problem in 15 minutes I just cross my fingers and reinstall and hope that will fix the problem.

    ~Philly

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