Something I have been trying out on my Lenovo ThinkPad tablet, which has found a new lease of life since the Ice Cream Sandwich update, is TouchDown HD for tablets. This is a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync client and provides full access to email, calendar, and contacts, as well as synchronising the photos you might have of your contacts.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong as such with the default Lotus Traveler clients for Android, and by all accounts they’ll get better and better over time. However, it’s a straightforward job to set up TouchDown for Lotus Traveler. Here are the steps I followed:
- Don’t use Auto Discovery of the server information – it won’t work.
- Use your email address as your user name and your usual internet password.
- Use server.acme.com/servlet/traveler as the server address.
There’s a free trial available so help yourself and see if you prefer it over the standard IBM Lotus Traveler client.