Ok, I’ve never been a big fan of Lotus Notes, especially since we were stuck on version 6 for so long. For a couple years, I took an Outlook break, and I’m also hooked on Gmail.
The upgrade to version 8 is a huge relief.
My good friend Toby put me onto the book by David Allen, “Getting Things Done”, which is a productivity system that really seems to work. During my stint with Outlook, I started using the GTD add-in, and loved it so much that the idea of giving it up when I moved back into the Lotus world was a real bummer.
Then I found eProductivity, the GTD solution for Lotus Notes. It is a replacement of the standard mail template. I have installed it on my company laptop, without having any special privileges (or permission), and I have had no problems at all with replication or interaction with other corporate applications. This is a significant statement considering the standard of our IT deparment, and the quality of our internal applications.
Luckily for me, I was an early Beta tester of the 1.x version, and just recently was selected for the 2.x Beta program.
Anyone who is interested should check out the Getting Started Video, and then download the trial template. They have done a very good job of the trial template – it will copy a sample of your inbox, and guide you through the GTD process of emptying it.