Since the start of 2012, we've spent a lot of time adding functions to our FT Search Manager product, specifically for Mail & Archive searching. The results are much, much easier to use, and it's by far the easiest way to find mail you're looking for, no matter it's location.
For example, you can start searching from a Toolbar icon (e.g. anywhere in the Notes Client);
or perhaps an Action in your mail file;
then search using whatever fields & options the Administrator has enabled;
(note the interface is translatable, e.g. 'Zoeken').
You then get an easily understood precis of the result set (in Notes), sorted as required, allowing you to quickly find your target document.
If you still can't find what you're looking for, you can change the criteria and re-search, start a new search, or just re-sort the existing results (here the 'Date' column has been re-sorted ascending).
You'll be surprised by how much time you save looking for documents, compared to a 'normal' search. And being a Notes Database, it also works locally.
If you're interested in other types of search, you can also search File Systems, iNotes, Quickr, and any custom Notes apps, via Notes Clients, Browsers, iPads, iPhones, Web Services, Portals and Discovery/Compliance Searching.
'Discovery-style' searching for Notes users
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 9:21p IONET Software During the upgrade to R9, we extended our File Indexer to automatically index the content of ZIP files (the File Indexer is an extension to the FT Search Manager, and allows you to index & search doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, odt, odp, ods, pdf, vsd, wpd, txt, htm and html files on your local PC or server-based File Systems. More information can be found here). In addition, the FT Search Manager itself now allows you to select and copy File System results to another location, or attach [read] Keywords: notes
R9 support for all IONET products
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 11:13p IONET Software We're pleased to announce that all IONET products now support Notes/Domino R9 Social Edition. The main updates are; Change Manager (http://www.ionetsoftware.com/change) Support for all new R9 Directory fields & functions. Notes Client Browser (via User Reporting) Demo video here. FT Search Manager (http://www.ionetsoftware.com/search) New optional CSS-based UI for the iNotes Social Edition (note new search bar). Demo video here. Archiver for Notes (http://www.ionetsoftw [read] Keywords: domino
FT Search Manager v5 - Full Notes Mail Integration
Mon, Nov 26th 2012 12:10p IONET Software We're pleased to announce the availability of FT Search Manager v5, allowing full Notes Mail integration, as shown below. This integration can be implemented into the R853 Standard Client (Mail Files or Templates) via a single click, and provides yet another search method for Notes Clients, in addition to our existing Search Scope, Widget, Actions & Toolbar Icon search methods. Minimised Maximised The UI is fully translatable (via documents, the Search button here is shown in German), and [read] Keywords: notes
The limitations of Notes Mail searching
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 12:13a IONET Software Lotus Notes is great at many things, but the native search capability is not one of them. A majority of Notes Mail users will have personal silos of information, most of it corporate, stacked up in their mail file and possibly also contained in several archive databases. When they want to search that information, they have to know roughly where the target resides, i.e. their production mail or whatever archive, because there is no central index. That means opening each database manually and se [read] Keywords: ibm
Adding Google-style Category-based searching
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 6:10p IONET Software The latest addition to our Notes FT Search Manager is (optional) Category-based searching directly from the Results Page, as per most common Web search engines. This means the Results Page also displays the available Categories, so users can refine their search, using both Notes or Web. If you're using a Category-based search originally, the Category list is the same, otherwise it's based on the Categories defined for your selected Databases (and even documents within each Database can be [read] Keywords: notes
Free Notes Domain Search Extension
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 4:13p IONET Software Many Notes environments will have tried the Domain Index/Domain Search at some time or another, but few will actually use it. This is because while it's fast and free, the User Functionality is poor and the User Interface is not great. It hasn't noticeably changed since it was first introduced. So to improve it, we've added a free Domain Search Extender* to our FT Search Manager tool, seamlessly integrating with the existing Notes Client & Web Browser Domain Search. This means you c [read] Keywords: notes