Exploring Lotus Quickr

Get acquainted with IBM® Lotus® Quickr™, including how to visit places, how to administer places, and how to connect to desktop applications.

A place is a home for your project or team. It is like a site containing only the content that you need. You can join a place as a member or choose to create your own. You can use places to organize and share content, track projects or proposals, or just to keep your team informed and connected.

Places catalog is the entry point for Lotus Quickr. It contains lists of public and private places from one or more Lotus Quickr servers that you can browse or search. You can also create places in places catalog, if your administrator allows it.

Visiting places

To visit a place, click the place link from one of the following views:
Public Places
This view lists places that are accessible to all users. It is the default places catalog view. You can filter the list by tags and place owner. You can also search for places that have specific words in the title, description, or tags. By default it is the only view available without logging in, but an administrator can restrict it to only logged-in users.
My Places
This view lists places that you are a member of, including places that you created. You can filter the list by tags and place owner. You can also search for places that have specific words in the title or description. To become a member of a public place with self-join, click Join this Place while visiting that place. The manager of a private place or public place without the self-join option can add you as a member of that place. To add members to your own place, click Members when in your place.
You can choose a subset of public and private places for quick access. These links appear on the My Places page under the Favorites view. To add a place to this view, click Add to Favorites while visiting that place. You can also mark a place as a favorite by clicking more > Add to Favorites from the places catalog.

No matter where you navigate to, click Places Catalog in the footer to return to the places catalog.

Administering places

Place managers can manage their place using the Place Actions button. They can manage membership and member roles using the Members link. They can organize pages within the place by dragging and dropping pages in the navigation, or clicking Place Actions > Modify Place Layout.

Administrators can use the links located in the footer of all Lotus Quickr pages to do any of the following:
Places Administration
Manage existing places by managing places, templates, and policies, or access advanced administration options. Places are administered from their source server.
Places Catalog Administration
Administer the places catalog by creating and managing sources. Sources collect place and template data from Lotus Quickr servers to display the places catalog.
Advanced Administration
Perform advanced administration operations for the current server such as add or update portlets, update portlet permissions, or configure authoring templates.

Information Instances of the word application refer to a place. Instances of the word portlets refer to components of a place.

Connecting to desktop applications

Click Lotus Quickr Connectors > Download Now to connect to the desktop applications that you use everyday.

Lotus Quickr Connectors integrate with your desktop applications. They provide an easy way to work with documents within Microsoft® Windows® Explorer, Microsoft Word, and other familiar desktop applications on your computer.

Lotus Quickr Microsoft Office Connector functions are embedded in Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Excel applications. You can view, add, and edit documents directly in the application. When you save document changes to the default temporary folder, the documents are automatically uploaded to the library.

Use Windows Explorer to view libraries, work with documents and folders, and contribute content to your library. Installing the Lotus Quickr Windows Explorer Connector creates a view in Windows Explorer. This view enables you to see and work with library content from your Windows desktop. The view can include all libraries to which you have access, and all the documents and folders contained in those libraries. The library contents appear under My Libraries.