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MYTHBUSTING Outlook IS NOT better than Lotus Notes, pt 9: the grass isn’t always greener

Mat Newman  July 7 2012 08:04:20
Sometimes you hear of people complaining about all sorts of things to do with Lotus Notes, often lamenting how they would prefer to be using Outlook.  To balance the story, here's a sample from twitter of the things Outlook users are saying:



The ZMan (Andy Dunn)The ZMan (Andy Dunn)@The_Zman
...outlook is still compacting my PST... almost an hour without email... all hope is fading here.. what can I do...

Fairwinds HawaiiFairwinds Hawaii@FairwindsHawaii
#Please wait while #Microsoft Outlook exits. #ff

OptimusSubprimeOptimusSubprime@OptimusSubprime
"It's like a horror movie, every time I check my email." - My experience with Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011

Donna EvansDonna Evans@savvytravelgal
There's nothing like the time outs on Microsoft products like OUTLOOK. Makes it tough to get work done.

Brendan HaleyBrendan Haley@heliumcell
"Microsoft Outlook is the best email application out there" is a thing I would say if I had gone COMPLETELY INSANE.

EmmaEmma@iiemmao
What better way to spend a Friday afternoon than staring at an unresponsive microsoft outlook. #FF My Life

Jesse SingalJesse Singal@jessesingal
Amazing that we just found footprint of Higgs boson, but MicrosoftOutlook still pukes all over itself when it encounters an extra comma

Tom EdsonTom Edson@edson_bsx
My outlook freezes, on average, 5 times per day. How can it be that hard to make an email client that works, ey? #Microsoft

Kerry SandysKerry Sandys@KerrySandys
Stupid Microsoft Outlook! Stop telling me my surname is spelt wrong! It's not meant to be Sandy's... -____-


Harrison GulliverHarrison Gulliver@harrison_
Can it please be noted that Microsoft Outlook is the spawn of Satan

Gold SolidGold Solid@GoffSolid
I just delivered the most withering "Fuuuuuuuck YOOOUUUUUUU" to my Microsoft Outlook 2010 scheduling wizard.

Tara SaltTara Salt@Dingerz
Got to love Microsoft. Outlook has been up and down all day. I just want one day where all the programs I use will work properly.

Chris KnightChris Knight@ChrisKnight
Isn't it a little insane that Microsoft Outlook has NO SOCIAL MEDIA integration within your CONTACTS file? What year are we in again?

Robert MRobert M@REM63489
I have absolutely had it with Microsoft. Outlook 2010 doesn't work. The search doesn't work!!!!

Robert MRobert M@REM63489
Microsoft
really think I would call for the 29th time about my Outlook 2010 search problem if I didn't have a legit Outlook 2010?

Richard IrvineRichard Irvine@richirvine
Where I imagine Outlook error reports go at Microsoft bit.ly/L5C0ri

~P*Y*T~ ~P*Y*T~ @Mizz_KJD
Microsoft
Outlook is blowingggg me right now!


And just for those email marketers who complain about Lotus Notes:


Dave SchneiderDave Schneider@daveschn
Designing newsletters would be so much easier if no one used Microsoft Outlook.

So be careful what you wish for, the grass isn't always greener!
Comments

1Ivan  07/08/2012 16:41:48  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook IS NOT better than Lotus Notes, pt 9: the grass isn’t always greener

Some sites for better comparison of the greener grass...

67 reasons why Outlook sucks...

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3974 people say they hate Outlook, here is why

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obviously those who hate are more loud than those who love...in both camps

2Mat Newman

07/09/2012 10:47:12  MYTHBUSTING Outlook IS NOT better than Lotus Notes, pt 9: the grass isn’t always greener

@1, Ivan: great links. I think your observation is pretty correct. When something goes wrong people can be very vocal about it.

Mat Newman IBM Champion

3Mark Gesick  07/09/2012 13:16:35  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook IS NOT better than Lotus Notes, pt 9: the grass isn’t always greener

Got to love it! Thanks Mat.

4Keith Brooks  07/09/2012 23:20:10  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook IS NOT better than Lotus Notes, pt 9: the grass isn’t always greener

Like I always say, the grass isn't greener on the other side, it is just cut differently.

5Jay B.  08/20/2014 2:58:39  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook IS NOT better than Lotus Notes, pt 9: the grass isn’t always greener

But how many people "hate" Outlook compared to how many people HATE Lotus Notes? Far fewer. I 100% guarantee it.

Notes is a nightmarish, outdated, monolithic heap of crap in the 21st century where products need to be simple and intuitive enough for a first-time user to not be frustrated. Stop defending it.

6JP  08/27/2014 6:18:04  
MYTHBUSTING Outlook IS NOT better than Lotus Notes, pt 9: the grass isn’t always greener

@Jay B.

Ah you are so right, lets keep users extremely dumb and don't empower them with a powerful tool. Lets keep the training wheels on and hold their hands. Great way of going through life, dumb and blind. Typical society, you must complain on how hard it is to use an iPhone. Outlook is not intuitive. People recognize it because of Excel and Word.

You knuckleheads need to stop stating how outdated Notes is because you never seen it past R7. Outlook from 2005 is really outdated too. Oh an by the way the "Ribbon" is a really bad choice that Microsuck created.

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