What I’d Love to See in Notes 9.0 February 2, 2009Posted by Glenn Irvine in Advocacy, Blog, Futuring.
Tags: Account Switching, Collaborative View, Futures, Glenn Irvine, Lotus Notes, Lotusphere 2009, Presentation
I was having a browse through Ed Brill’s presentation on the Lotus Notes Roadmap at Lotusphere last month (See the presentation below), and this prompted me to consider some of the things I’d like to see in the next edition of Notes.
1. Account/Role Switching
If there is one thing I especially would like to see, it would be an equivalent to Outlook’s multiple account capability.
i.e. That magic little button under the send button (too close to it if you ask me), that allows you to switch accounts, or essentially, your role/identity.
I have a number of roles in my professional life, whether it is my Business Development role at Eos, or as an Association Secretary, or a personal address, or as an instructor at my Karate club, or even as author of this Blog.
Whichever role I need to send an email from, can be achieved using this feature. Not only to switch the “sent from/reply to” address, but to switch signatures in-situ in the body of the email. Very handy.
Currently in Notes, to do this I need to copy-paste a signature, and then you are stuck with the one “sent from” or “reply to” address.
This would be the first significant change. It is extremely useful. And I am sure I am not the only person out there with these multiple roles in their life.
The other thing I would like to see is…
Well actually, if the Account switching was sorted, I’d be happy for now :)
And that makes it a little easier to advocate for the change don’t you think…
Here’s Ed’s Presentation from Lotusphere.