Boomerang: Email Productivity

Thoughts on productivity from the makers of Boomerang, the world's most-used email extension


As the jobs of the world continue embracing remote work, people are finding themselves drowning in days filled with Zoom meeting after Zoom meeting. It’s understandable, given the shift from office culture to one where teams are more distributed. It feels natural, in a way, to insist upon meetings. Meetings give coworkers time to discuss action items, they allow for synchronization in planning, and managers love having instant...

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As we continue our series of posts about remote work, one topic that is best discussed early and often is scheduling. For some companies, time zones aren’t a big concern. A few employees working from home but still local to the office doesn’t create an issue. If your company has people in different parts of the country (or the world!) this post is for you. Remote Work Scheduling It’s important to set expectations for your...

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Remote Work Tools – Use What You Have

Remote Work Tools – Use What You Have


Posted By on Apr 13, 2020

Remote work, virtual work, work from home and other non-traditional office settings are becoming more popular each day. Regardless of the reason, the end result is the same — people are finding themselves building new habits and methods to get their work done. Over the next few posts, we’re going to spend some time discussing remote work. We’ll talk about tools to make your job easier, how to handle scheduling,...

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Today’s mobile world is now integrating on-the-go communication into everyday life. 75% of consumers say they use their smartphone most often to check emails. And yes, we’ve seen technology trends come and go, but smartphones and email are not a fad. Mobile email opens have grown by 180% over the last three years and roughly 269 billion emails were sent and received each day last year. With even more emails to triage every day and no...

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We are excited to announce that Boomerang for Outlook has graduated from Beta! For existing users, the add-in should update automatically, and you’ll notice some new features (see details below). For new users on Office 365 or Outlook.com, you can install Boomerang for Outlook here. Get Boomerang for Outlook Now that our beta period has ended, Boomerang is incorporating new pricing plans. To continue using the full feature-set...

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If you look around the Boomerang office, you might see any of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, or Edge on our screens. Like fine wines or cheeses, people have strong, personal preferences for certain web browsers. Google-philes love the ease of Chrome syncing with their accounts, open-source and privacy enthusiasts back Firefox, and Opera users are quick to point out that they had tabbed browsing first. Windows users take pride in...

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    Every email has to start somehow. But (unless your name is Fetty Wap) you can only choose one salutation, whether it’s “Hey,” “What’s up,” “Hello,” or something else. So what’s the best way to start an email? We know that thankful email closings yield higher response rates, so let’s see if there are likewise any openings that tend to get more replies. We used the same...

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Boomerang Comes to the iPhone!

Boomerang Comes to the iPhone!


Posted By on Nov 8, 2017

Hello! We wanted to let you know about three exciting new products that we’ve just launched: First, a work-focused AI voice assistant that actually helps you get stuff done. It can summarize and extract tasks from your important emails and reschedule meetings. It can find the exact message you need from eight months ago, delete all the marketing email you got yesterday, and even help you find and set aside exactly the amount of...

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Imagine you saw an ad for “one weird email trick” that could help you feel less stressed and get more done, while still responding to messages just as quickly. You’d probably think it was a scam. But new research shows there is in fact one weird email trick that has all these benefits, and the idea is startlingly simple. Just turn off email notifications, check email three or four times a day, and don’t look at...

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Most of the time, spam filters work amazingly, saving us from an inundation of scandalous, fraudulent, or other junk emails. But sometimes they fail, diverting legitimate emails you need to your spam folder. Spam filters can mistakenly flag emails that aren’t spam at all – sometimes, even important ones. False positives are more likely when you write someone for the first time, or send a message to someone on a different domain...

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