FT Search Manager

iNotes Searching

Migrating Notes AppsOverview

The Problem

In the standard iNotes environment, Mobile Clients (e.g. using a Smartphone) have no search capability at all, and Full Clients (using a Browser) can only search the mail file that's currently in use.

IBM Traveler clients only have basic search functionality (e.g. not including attachments), and usually only synchronise a subset of data. Older historical mail (especially mail archives) is out of reach.

Therefore with both Mobile Clients, historical mail data is almost completely useless.

This is fine for immediate needs - if you were a Sales Manager and wanted to be notified of a new sale, either iNotes or Traveler would be fine. But how would you forward someone an email you received 6 months ago? Is it available? How would you even find it?

You can't guarantee that it's still available in your Traveler device, and if it is, that the search will find it.

You could open an iNotes Mobile Client instead, but then you could only find it by scrolling.

The Solution

The FT Search Manager now allows you to search ALL of your Mail & Archives (and other databases if required, e.g. Shared Mail files), on any Server, via the iNotes Mobile interface, using standard Full Text queries (searching attachments, field level queries, multiple 'search within results' etc), then use it.

This makes ALL of your data available to your Mobile device - anywhere, anyplace, anytime.

The result is that users can quickly and easily find any email they want, regardless of its date or location, use it (read, reply, forward), then return directly to the search results, or to their mail file.

You can use it in conjunction with Traveler, or standalone, to provide much more comprehensive mail functionality for your Smartphone, Tablet or Browser.

The search environment is configured automatically for each user, and the iNotes search environment itself installs with a single click.

1. iNotes Mobile Home
iNotes Mobile Home
note new search icon
2. iNotes Mobile Search UI
iNotes Mobile Search UI

3. iNotes Mobile Settings
iNotes Mobile Settings

4. iNotes Mobile Searching
iNotes Mobile Searching

5. iNotes Mobile Results
iNotes Mobile Results


Administrators can configure all aspects, such as the UI (via CSS), graphics, search options etc.

This short video shows searching using the iNotes Mobile Client on an iPhone.

Full iNotes Searching is also available, allowing Browser-based searching of Mail and all server-based Archives;

1. iNotes Full Client Search UI
iNotes Full Client Search UI

2. iNotes Full Client Search Results
iNotes Full Client Search Results

To test this in your own environment, just add the demo database to your iNotes server, then install iNotes searching using the Setup Wizard.

IONET FT Search Manager is among the best first class Notes-Apps I have seen.

Prof. Dr. Ludwig Nastansky, University of Paderborn

We needed a tool for searching multiple databases and found that the FT Search Manager meets our needs perfectly.

Jürgen Starkl, Porsche Informatik

FT Search Manager is really the "killer app" we have been searching for....I found nothing that can compare with FT Search Manager's flexibility, ease of use, stability, and quality of results.

Brent Nye, Los Alamos National Laboratory

It's a great product at a great price and something everyone in the Notes/Domino community should be using.

Tom Markovich, Chicago Lotus Notes User Group

The Tool is actually AMAZING, it saves me A LOT of time searching through my Local Archives.

Francisco Javier Ibarra Cavazos, CEMEX

Started using your search tool - VERY good results so far. Thank You - this has been VERY helpful.

Corbett Schollmeyer, Large IT Multinational, USA

FTSM is the best thing that happened to Lotus Notes and continues to be.

Sherry Thomas, Large IT Multinational, India

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