I got an invite via email to join a 2000 user group testing the new mNotes 5 app from Commontime. Now I have a lot of respect for Commontime and have used their products for the past 3 or 4 years without any real problems. But the new V5 version allows you to receive all your mail and calendar invites over the air.
Now that seems great and blackberry style push email thoughts rush into your head and true mobile access to Lotus Notes is only a click away. Er wrong, the small print in the email states that your computer needs to be permanently on and always connected..hmm.
So basically mNotes v5 is emoze.
Not a great leap forward, I don’t think at this point that I’ll be upgrading to v5 once the beta testing is complete. I don’t need or want instant access to Lotus Notes emails, I just need to have my calendar with me and mNotes is perfect for that task.
So if you can afford to leave your laptop at your desktop whilst you travel and can risk it not crashing whilst you’re out of the country and you don’t fancy emoze then give mNotes v5 a try by all means…I won’t.