Lotus said this week it will release a version of its Notes R5 client software for the Mac platform later this summer.
The Notes R5 welcome page will serve as a personal portal linking Mac users to many types of information, including calendar appointments, email and Intranet information. The portal will also connect Mac users to real time customised news and information from America Online (AOL) or Lycos.
Users will also be able to track information within the Notes interface by using the navigation bar, bookmarks and windows tabs.
The R5 Mac client also delivers native support for Internet and major industry standards and protocols and will work with any standards compliant server.
Clent Richardson, vice president of worldwide developer relations at Apple, commented: "Lotus' support underscores the broader software industry's continued enthusiasm for the Macintosh platform and the thriving business opportunity it provides."
He added: "The move by Lotus to support the Macintosh platform will give our customers the best of both worlds - the Mac platform's ease of use, and access to a leading information management and messaging platform."
Pricing and exact shipping dates are not yet available.
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