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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:

jimking.deviantart.com/art/Tri…

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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illumine666 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  New Deviant
really cool!!!
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
I keeps some warm gloves for just such an eventuality!
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illumine666 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  New Deviant
gloves?? sorry not so smart  Sweating a little... 
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
You said it was cool.... :)
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illumine666 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  New Deviant
that's right yeah but i can't see the connection with the gloves Rage how do you make those things actually? i think it's really need but don't know were to begin with searching for a program or app  La la la la grts
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
Cool in English means cold. Hence the joke about the gloves. :)  It is only the Americans who began to say 'cool' in the 1950s as a corruption of the word 'good', if you say 'good' badly, as if you are a foreigner to the language, it sounds like 'cool'.

How do I make the icons? Bit by bit, building them as you would build the real thing.
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illumine666 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  New Deviant
hey, me again, sorry for always coming back but I think I really have a problem, I can't get your art going and i'm going mental!! could you maybe tell me what program I need for running it? maybe it doesn't run on windows, I don't know, i'm sorry...
you know I think they really are very special, do you pop them out of your own head or do you use something to fuck it all together? i'm gonna stop asking things cuz my nose is starting to feel warm haha, thanx for responding, grtz
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
It is no problem.

For the icons you need to know hot to change an icon, regardless of which ever device you use. Tell me what you use.

If you have a desktop device running windows you can run my widgets.

First thing to do though is to tell me what device(s) you use.
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
Excellent! ;) :thumbsup:
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thankyou!
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Ton-K300 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Most welcome ;)
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pendragon1966 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You blew my mind!
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Stand on your head and place it in cold water.
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pendragon1966 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ROLF! :D
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JustSnilloc Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty cool, what was the vision for the completed project?
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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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