I read Chris Tooheys post on the LotusLive contact sync plug-in for Notes 8 (LotusLive Notes Contacts Sync on Lotus Notes 8.5… and why you should care!) with great interest and was very happy to see they didn’t choose to make it a sidebar plug-in. Instead they chose a Tools-action which makes much more sense and which doesn’t take up space in the sidebar. Now it just needs a hook (extension point) into the replication API to sync when I replication with my servers – that would be very nice.
To make it easier to install I created a LotusLive Contacts Sync widget descriptor which you can use to install the plug-in much more easily than doing the File/Application/Install dance.
To install from this either save the xml-file to your computer and drag it to the MyWidgets sidebar (or use a widget catalog) or drag the link directly to the sidebar.