Category: Lotus Notes

I’ve dedicated a significant portion of my alloted hatred for this unwholesome grub of a tool.

Lotus Notes Tribunal, Exhibit 001-E: “Message Preview Header”

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Lotus Notes is a crime against humanity.  In exhibit 001-E we see more Notes slight-of-hand.

Notes provides an email message – I’m sorry, “Memo” – preview function. The preview is separated from the message list by a message header containing common information:

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Lotus Notes Tribunal, Exhibit 001-D: “Workspace Configuration”

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Lotus Notes is a crime against humanity. In exhibit 001-D we see how Notes tricks you, like used car salesman, into thinking it’s actually going to help you.

The Notes Workspace. Versatile as a brick and almost twice as smart. When you open it up all of your database shortcuts are presented for you:

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Lotus Notes Tribunal, Exhibit 001-C: “Cannot Drag and Drop out of Trash with Soft Deletes Enabled”

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Lotus Notes is a crime against humanity.  In exhibit 001-C we see how Notes inflicts purposeful psychological damage.

You accidentally delete something (easy to do in Notes). So you open the “Trash” folder, find your item and drag it back to the Inbox. Then this appears:

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Lotus Notes Tribunal, Exhibit 001-B: Login Screen Animation

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Lotus Notes is a crime against humanity.  In exhibit 001-B we see how Notes makes it’s first impression.

Lotus Notes is unashamed of its crimes. In fact it begins its attack on usability before you even enter the application! At first glance the Lotus Notes login screen seems somewhat inoffensive but this is deceptive:

Lotus Notes Login Screen

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Lotus Notes Tribunal, Exhibit 001-A: Login Screen Language

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Lotus Notes is a crime against humanity. In exhibit 001-A we’ll explore how Notes greets those unfortunate enough to forced to use it.

Notes attempts to construct a conversational labeling system on the login screen, one that walks the user through the process effortlessly. In this it fails utterly.

Lotus Notes Login Screen

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