More on the Nifty Fifty

So the discussion re some kind of 21st century “Nifty Fifty” selection for Lotus Notes and Domino continues. Charles Robinson asked a good question on John’s thread: what is the Nifty Fifty? Well, a post on Rocky Oliver’s site from 2003 reveals all:

Now for the young whippersnappers in the audience, the Nifty Fifty were a collection of 50 Notes applications that were provided by Lotus when you bought Lotus Notes R3 (note: if my history is fuzzy or incorrect, feel free to let me know and I will correct this accordingly). I seem to remember that most of them (if not all of them) were simply templates you could use out-of-the-box, maybe some were crippled commercial apps but I don’t remember that.

Read more: Can the “Nifty Fifty“ be revived? Should it?

As to what made up the Nifty Fifty, well, I grabbed a list of the original applications. You can download it here (there are actually more than fifty).

However, in terms of possible direction for now, why not check out Rocky’s update per Nathan Freeman’s review of the original Nifty Fifty?

Further reading

So what do you think of all this? Chip in to the discussion going on over at John’s site. Let’s get some consensus going (but we should avoid the look’n’feel and translation issues: we won’t get anywhere with those).


  1. It won't be long before CouchDb needs a "Nifty Fifty". I'm just sayin'.

    Damien Katz#
  2. :-) Ben Poole#

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