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Bring back NotesBuddy (A lightweight Notes client from alphaWorks) 
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: David Hablewitz15237 07 May 2010
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Once upon a time alphaWorks at IBM had created a proof-of-concept product called NotesBuddy.  It allowed you to access your Notes mail without loading the Notes client.  ***It could even READ YOUR MAIL AND SAMETIME CHATS TO YOU***
It was only 6MB in size, worked with your personal POP mail too and it NEVER CRASHED. 
 
IBM threw it away. 
 
When I asked about it in the Meet the Developers session at Lotusphere, the developers were at a loss for words.  It's like "Who Killed the Electric Car."    Check this out: http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/tech/notesbuddy  Where IBM says"NotesBuddy has been the most-downloaded technology from alphaWorks every month for over five years, with several hundred thousand downloads in the past few years."    and this  "As graded by the user community, NotesBuddy was among the highest-ranked technologies on alphaWorks, with a score of 4.45 out of 5.0. Overall satisfaction was consistently high at 84%. NotesBuddy had the highest amount of feedback from the community, with 2824 evaluation surveys completed in one year alone."  In my opinion, it is the Outlook Killer - small, simple, fast, reliable, nothin' but mail (and IM).
 
Several Hundred Thousand downloads. (300,000+)
 
Throwing it away could be the second biggest product blunder of IBM ever (Declining to own DOS was obviously the biggest)
Every Lotus professional should be demanding this software be reborn. 



1) Patrick Kwinten22013 (09 May 2010)
I startup Firefox and use iNotes to read my mail, goes fast enough for me =)
2) David Hablewitz15237 (10 May 2010)
That's nice, but that's not what I'm talking about. I guess you can't fully appreciated it without using the software. But then, you can't use the software because IBM tossed it, unless you know someone who still has a copy they can email to you. ;-)

Here is a bit more info on what it is: { Link }
3) Bill Malchisky9254 (20 May 2010)
I think there is an idea here for multiple clients, a light client, or mail only client, iirc. You might consider giving it a search and creating a link to it as this and that one are loosely correlated.










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