What's new in the final release – Notes, iNotes V11

During 2019 I described in some articles what should appear in V11. Now that the final release has been published I can summarize all the major news. To what extent it differs from previous announcements you can judge for yourself.


New modern look:

  • Inbox action bar
    (There are fewer icons above the inbox on the action bar. Further options can be viewed when you select and hover over an email)
  • Side navigator menu
    (Less-used items such as Junk and Trash are collapsed by default. Click Show More to display these options and Show Less to hide them again)
  • Client status notifications
    (Click the bell icon on the bottom action bar to view the client status messages)
  • Missed alarms
    (Click the bell icon on the bottom action bar to view Missed Alarms, which are notifications for calendar events missed while the client was not running)
  • New calendar form
    (Calendar events in a simplified form)
  • New contact form
    (new contacts in a simplified form)
  • New HCL Notes 11 theme
    (HCL Notes has a new theme for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Notebook)

Feature enhancements:

  • Language spell check
    (You can now spell check any language that your HCL Notes client supports within an email or document)
  • Export to PDF
    (You can now export emails and documents to PDF from the HCL Notes client.Windows machines require a PDF printer to support PDF exports)
  • 24+ hour meeting support
    (Meetings that are longer than 24 hours are now supported by the HCL Notes Calendar. This feature requires a Notes 11 version mail template)
  • Three click support
    (Three click support adds a level of security when a user opens an attachment within an email)
  • Network resiliency improvements
    (When there is no network connection (when the cable is unplugged or the wireless is unavailable), the Notes client responds with an error message)
  • Synched release schedule
    (Starting with release V11, Sametime and Notes follow the same release schedule)
  • TLS 1.2 support for SAML
    (Notes and Embedded Sametime now support TLS 1.2 with Notes Federated login (SAML)
  • Mac 64-bit uninstaller
    (The uninstaller provided for Notes 11 on Mac is now 64-bit. This change is made because Apple will no longer support a 32-bit uninstaller as of its upcoming Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) release)
  • Moving folders prompt
    (Users are now prompted to confirm when a mail folder is moved)


  • 24+ hour meeting support
    (This feature requires a Notes 11 version mail template)

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