Lotus Notes, can I use it to sync my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jbjints, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. jbjints macrumors newbie

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    Before installing Lotus Notes I was hoping maybe someone has already tried syncing the iPhone with Lotus Notes? MobileMe screwed up my contacts list and calendar so even though I paid over 100 bucks for MobileMe I am ready to give up and try something new. I am hoping Lotus Notes could be that something new.
     
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Nope. Unfortunately, Lotus Notes does not work with iPhone. If it did, I would certainly use it with Notes!

    What happened with MobileMe? Having my contacts sync with MobileMe saved me a more than one occasion. I'd highly recommend MobileMe to anyone. :)
     
  3. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I can't tell if you are thinking of using Lotus Notes as an individual or as part of an organization that uses it. If you are thinking of using it as an individual, I can't imagine why. There are much better solutions for single users.

    We use Lotus Notes where I work, so I must use it. It will not work with the iPhone Mail app. There is a web-based solution called iNotes that will allow access to Lotus Notes Mail, both to read and answer. The Notes calendar is accessible to read only, and the only view is the current day. You can move one day at a time forward or backward in time, but you cannot add or delete appointments. You can see your contacts if they are on the Notes server, but you can't edit them. It does allow you to place calls by tapping on the phone number, though, or to send email to a contact.

    I use this approach in a pinch, but I when I travel and need to be in real time contact with my email and calendar, I get the BlackBerry out of the drawer and take that. The iPhone solution is too limited. Unfortunately.

    I second the endorsement of MobileMe. It has become more and more valuable, the more I use it.
     

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