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Steampunk Personal Information Manager by yereverluvinuncleber Steampunk Personal Information Manager by yereverluvinuncleber
Modelled on the old Lotus Organiser Interface I created a design for a PIM that might be usable as a widget in the future. Never quite got around to completing it though. click on the above image to see a larger version.

The original Lotus Organiser had a rather old fashioned interface but the program has been left to rot by IBM who took over Lotus despite the functionality being very useful and the interface being very intuitive.

As IBM have no intention of updating Organiser (though it still runs well on XP, Vista, Win7  &c) I thought about coming up with 'thomething thimilar' using the original UI as an inspiration.

The above image was merely a mock-up and needed a lot of tidying before it would be useful as a full screen UI but you get the idea I think.

What prompted me to post this here was Jim King's lovely widget that has a similar implementation to what I would have created. See it here:…

Mine would have been very similar to this in content but would also have had a to-do list, day planner &c to mimic Lotus Organiser functionality. Jim's is an Xwidget and I suggest you try it.
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pendragon1966 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You blew my mind!
Stand on your head and place it in cold water.
pendragon1966 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
JustSnilloc Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty cool, what was the vision for the completed project?
Well, I have a working copy of Lotus organiser 6.2 which defines how the tool would work. It was merely a graphical update and a 'steampunkification' of the interface. Lotus Organiser is still notionally on sale from IBM though I'd be surprised if many were actually purchasing it still as IBM aren't supporting it, no new versions.

If I created a PIM from the above, I'd use various bits of code for the calendar, notepad and then source some code to do the other functions. If it does not exist already then I'd have to write it myself. The interface would be familiar to Organiser users and would be fun for those of us that like Steampunk design. It would also act as a migration tool for Lotus Organiser users, migrating them to open source apps that they can support themselves.
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