I can see it now... I'm MS Outlook and I'm Lotus Notes... I'm not trying to start another Mac vs PC type battle, but I am interested to know what people prefer and why.
Rod Boothby's asking three questions about preferences in e-mail tools, specifically, Lotus Notes Email Vs. Microsoft Outlook.
- Do you use Notes? If so, how do you like (or hate) it?
- Do you use Outlook? If so, same love/hate question.
- If you got to choose, what would you have your company use? Notes? Outlook? Web mail?
I've used both. From the perspective of email, I'm somewhat split as both clients work well. Lotus Notes has a clear strength, however, in its use of message databases that can easily be programmed to build in workflow tasks, like routing a document for approval and revision control. I much prefer it for that reason.
This is in stark contrast to last night's podcast in which I shared that my Union Bank CSR told me that she hates Lotus Notes. (However, she did tell me that she prefers MS Word. That's like saying "I don't need an adding machine, I have a typewriter.") But I digress.
It's no secret that Lotus Notes is my preferred e-mail client. Not because it's the prettiest e-mail client - I think Outlook has some great views - but because it is flexible and can be readily adapted to my GTD work style. I really like the way that the Notes client easily integrates with all of my Notes databases and personal knowledge management repositories. In fact,many years ago, I chose to build my eProductivity suite using Lotus Notes in order to tap the power of Lotus Notes as a tool for getting things done.
You may have a different opinion/experience, and I hope you'll share it here.
Be sure to visit Rod's innovation Creators blog to answer his questions and view the results.
via. Marc Orchant