[App Idea] IBM / Lotus Notes "addin" analogous to the Outlook plugin


#1

We have created a technical connection from IBM / Lotus Notes to Nextcloud.

Is there any interest in such a solution?
Then we could deploy a beta:

  • via API you can store files or create folders in Nextcloud in Lotusscript (Notes Agent, …)
  • similar to the Outlook Plugin users can upload files or create upload folders and send the corresponding URLs via E-Mail

If interested, please mail to wg@wg-its.de, thank you!
-Werner Götz

Update / 18.3.2019:
I have made a short video which demonstrates the features in the user context:


#2

Actually a very good idea. But why not just deposit iNotes as a link?


#3

Do you know the Outlook plugin? We have developed a tool that does the same for the Notes client.

The other part of our solution allows Lotusscript developers to address Nextcloud through a very simple API.


#4

Excuse me. But we do not use Outlook. Therefore, I do not understand the meaning? Maybe you can explain it briefly, which advantages this has over iNotes.


#5

I used to work for a large software corporation who deployed Lotus Notes (after being acquired by an even-larger corporation who mandated its use).

I really didn’t like Lotus Notes, and many other employees really didn’t like it either. Emotions flared, ranging from outrage to hatred. Our consensus was that Lotus Notes is a big step back from the open-standards goodness of email. (I feel soooo sorry for Redhat right now, if they are being forced to use it internally by their new owners!!)

I think the long and short of it is that Open-source-friendly people are quite likely to shun closed-source, proprietary software, such as Lotus Notes.

But having said that, no doubt money is to be made by developing such integration, so who am I to stop those developers from making a living, by advocating such integration?

I’d personally never even dream of using it, not wanting to touch it with a ten-foot pole. But large, rich, stogy corporations and institutions who are deadlocked into existing, legacy Lotus Notes installs, might indeed have some use for it.


#6

Our solution is aimed primarily at users who want to send attachments via e-mail using the Notes client, which are too large for sending via e-mail or for privacy reasons should not be sent via e-mail.


#7

It’s not our goal to convince someone of Notes.
Our offer is aimed at companies that already use Notes and Nextcloud.


#8

I still do not understand that. If I want to share large files, do I use the cloud? I will send an e-mail with the release link. Why should I send large files directly via email? That does not make sense.


#9

What exactly should be so bad about Lotus Notes? Yeah sure, it’s very complex and special. But these are the strengths and advantages over other mail clients. I have worked with many mail clients, but never hated one. Everyone has advantages and benefits. Therefore, your statements are rather destructive and have no value. May I ask which client you prefer?


#10

I have made a short video which demonstrates the feature in the user context:


#11

Das sieht schon sehr gut aus. Vielen Dank für das Video.
Ich melde mich noch einmal direkt per E-Mail, wenn ich das mit meinen Kollegen besprochen habe.