EppsNet Archive: Lotus Notes

Best and Worst Software Features of the Week

I was typing in Microsoft Word and I started a bulleted list with an item like this: Topic1. A sentence about Topic1. And another one. Then I hit the Enter key. What do you think happened? Not only did I get another bulleted list item, Word set the font to bold! So I typed this: Topic2. And as soon as I typed the period, Word turned bold off!! Not only did it figure out that I’m creating a bulleted list, it figured out that I’m starting each bullet with bold font, followed by a period, followed by more text in regular font, and it takes care of everything for me automatically! That’s pretty sophisticated. Compare that to Lotus Notes, which can’t even figure out when I hit Enter twice that I want to turn the bullets off! We use Notes at work and I swear to God, if I type… Read more →

Lotus Notes Sucks

I’m working with a company that uses Lotus Notes. It’s been more than 10 years since I’ve had to use Notes and it’s as bad as ever. It’s probably the worst piece of software ever released by a major company. The worst feature — well, it’s hard to pick a worst feature, but one of the worst features — because I have to deal with it dozens of times a day — is the way Notes makes me reply to email. I can’t just click Reply and start typing. When I click Reply, I get a dropdown list of options and have to select one: – Reply – Reply with History – Reply without Attachment(s) – Reply with Internet-Style History The godawful thing about this is that default options for email work 100 percent of the time. I always want to reply with history and without attachments, so why give… Read more →