Apple iPhone Users Get New Lotus Notes Support in iNotes ultralite
A new, browser-based mobile application from IBM gives Apple iPhone users access to Lotus Notes corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Apple iPhone owners with IBM Lotus Notes corporate e-mail accounts now have a new way to access their mail, calendars and contacts via iPhone thanks to a free application that’s now available in Apple’s App Store, called Lotus iNotes ultralite.
Security minded users and administrators also have the option of using IBM’s Lotus Mobile Connect virtual private network (VPN) software along with Lotus iNotes ultralite, IBM says.
The application is available for free download to anyone with a Lotus Notes software license, though admins need to install IBM Lotus Domino Web Access 8.0.2 for the application to function correctly, according to CNET.com.
IBM and Apple are reportedly in talks to bring the Lotus Notes Traveler software, which can securely bring Notes mail to Windows Mobile devices via Domino, to the iPhone, though no official announcement has been made as of yet.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.