We’re really excited to announce some great new enhancements to Boomerang! We’ve added recurring messages, notes, and a smart menu that automatically learns the times you want to schedule messages – some features we know you’ve all been waiting for. So without further adieu…
We don’t generally flex and admire ourselves in the mirror, but we’re especially excited to release this one. As far as we know, this is the first time you have ever been able to schedule recurring messages from a regular email client. Even Outlook and Thunderbird don’t include this in their toolset, making Boomerang-supercharged Gmail the first client capable of scheduling recurring messages.
Here’s how it works: all you have to do is write a message like normal, click ‘Schedule Recurring Message’ from the bottom of the Send Later menu, and choose when you want the messages sent. It’s that simple! So whether you’re reminding employees to submit biweekly payroll information, checking to make sure your roommate pays the rent every month, or reminding yourself to stick with a new habit every morning, Boomerang’s new recurring messages feature will make short work of it. Check our quick demo to see the new feature in action:
If you ever want to edit or cancel the recurring message, just visit the Manage page to control all of your scheduled items. This feature is available for Pro subscribers only, so if you’d like to take advantage of it, you can upgrade your subscription.
Boomerang is certainly useful to remind ourselves about stuff that is still weeks or months away. But sometimes when those messages bounce back, we realize that we had no idea why we wanted them in the first place (maybe we’re getting old).
With today’s update, you can now attach a note to the message as you schedule it with Boomerang. When the message returns to your inbox at the time you specify, we’ll append your note to the thread. To do add a note, just click the icon on the top right corner of the Boomerang menu before choosing a time.
Notes are part of both the Pro and Personal subscription plans. Check out the short demo video.
Monday at 8am, 7pm after you get home from work, Saturday morning, 3 days from now—you name it. We’ve had a ton of requests to add different options to the menu for one-click scheduling. If we built them all, the Boomerang menu would be about 2 miles long.
We’ve built something even better. Instead of adding all of the requested times, we added a section toward the bottom of both menus that presents your most frequently used scheduling times. So instead of typing ‘Monday at 9AM’ over and over again, it will be saved for easy access.
Every computer where you use Boomerang will store its own separate set of customizations, so you may need to enter the times on both your work computer and your home computer to get the menu the way you’d like it.
Smart menus will work on every plan, including Basic. Here’s a quick video overview.
There you have it: three updates, one for everyone. We hope you find them useful and elegant. To get these new features, reload your Gmail window or close and restart your browser.
Cheers and enjoy,
The Baydin Team