Integrating with other applications

IBM® iNotes® can be integrated with IBM® Sametime®, IBM® Quickr®, IBM® Docs and IBM® Connections.

To provide users with the ability to work offline and use IBM® Sametime® you can integrate iNotes® with Domino® Off-Line Services (DOLS) and Sametime® (instant messaging). DOLS enables users to work offline, disconnected from the network, and provides many replication features that Notes® users expect when working in the Notes® client. Sametime® provides integrated, real-time chat features for iNotes® users. Neither DOLS nor Sametime® are required for iNotes® use.

You can make file sharing easier for iNotes® users by specifying mail policy settings that save network resources and improve efficiency by integrating iNotes® with IBM® Connections Files. As an alternative to sending attachments, users can insert links to files that have been uploaded to Files.

Provide iNotes® users the ability to view documents with IBM® Docs. You can allow users to view all supported document file types or you can specify which of the supported file types users are allowed to view with IBM® Docs.

Note: Be aware that, when logging into integrated applications from iNotes® (such as Sametime®, Quickr®, or Connections Files) without using single sign-on, the login request inherits the same protocol as the parent iNotes® page. Therefore, it is highly recommended that the iNotes® browser URL always uses https, not just when logging into iNotes®, so that the login to the other application occurs using Secure Sockets Layer.