Lotus Metro 1x

Lotus Metro is a set of resident desktop management tools similar to Borland Sidekick or Popcorn desktop. Metro includes an appointment book, phone book, scheduler, calculator, clipboard, and a text editor. A user can call up these tools while almost any other DOS program is running. In addition to performing small tasks without exiting their primary program, Metro can copy information from or to the screen. It also include macro functionality for automating tasks comparable to Borland SuperKey. It was primarily targeted at existing users of Lotus 1-2-3 and Lotus Symphony.

Wanted: Lotus Metro 1.1.

Metro is not very intuitive. Here are a few hints to get started:

  • Activate the configuration menu: shift-alt-?
  • Press shift-alt and a letter to activate other accessories.
  • F10 brings up the accessory menu, which lets you quit.
  • Scroll lock allows you to move the window using the arrow keys.

Important: It seems to be incompatible with DOS 5.0 or later. The keyboard stops accepting input. Use an earlier version of DOS.

Product type
Application Utility PIM
Lotus Development Corporation
Release date
Minimum CPU
User interface


Download Name Version Language CPU File type File size
Lotus Metro 1.00 (1986) (5.25-360k) 1.00 English x86 5¼ Floppy 1.59MB
Lotus Metro 1.00 Manuals (1986) 1.00 English x86 Archive 52.33MB


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