If you're an exclusive Gmail user, it's possible you've run into the issue of how to draft an email now and how to send it later. You may have set a calendar event to remind you to send your draft, or you may have set a reminder on your smartphone to sound an alarm to remind you to log into your Gmail account and send your draft.
Both of those methods are viable, but what happens when you don't have an internet connection on your computer/tablet? What if you can usually send/receive email on your smartphone but you can't get a wireless signal at the very time you need to send your draft?
Enter: Boomerang by Baydin, Inc.
Boomerang is an extension that works in Firefox 3.6+, Chrome 5.0+ and Safari 5.1+ with Gmail and Google Apps email and allows you to set it and forget it. According to the website:
Boomerang for Gmail is a Firefox/Chrome plugin that lets you take control of when you send and receive email messages.
Not only can you schedule email drafts to be sent on your time frame, you can set reminders to "boomerang" specific Inbox messages back to the top of your emails so you can follow up on them. You can also set reminders to be notified if an email you send hasn't been responded to, so you can follow up on time-sensitive issues. You can set these up to remind you if no one replies or whether they reply or not.
There's even Boomerang Mobile for Android, Apple and Blackberry, so you can schedule reminders from your smartphone/tablet.
There are three plans for Boomerang:
- Basic (free and limited)
- Personal (unlimited and only for Gmail)
- Professional (unlimited for Gmail and Google Apps)
When you first load the extension, you are automatically enrolled in the Professional plan free for 30 days. No payment information is required. If you decide not to upgrade to a paid plan, you will be downgraded to the Basic plan, which you can use forever, according to Baydin, Inc.
Go ahead and try Boomerang for Gmail today!