Boomerang: Email Productivity

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


You asked, we listened. We’re giving you more ways to personalize your inbox with the ability to disable Conversation view, and the addition of Send & Archive inside of Boomerang for iOS. To get started, make sure that you have Boomerang downloaded on your iOS device. Much like Themes, Widgets, and Dark Mode, these new features are a result of your feedback. We want you to make Boomerang for iOS your own in both form...

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It’s been a few months since we introduced you to the new meeting scheduling features inside of Boomerang for Gmail. Along the way we’ve gotten some great feedback from you about how you schedule meetings and ways that we can make these features even better. Today we’re happy to let you know that now when you want to schedule a meeting over Zoom, Boomerang will automatically generate the link for you. First things...

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We love a good history lesson here at Boomerang. From the first item sold on the Internet (it depends) to Jack’s infamous first tweet when setting up his “twtter”, it’s always fun to look back at where we’ve been and to see the firsts along the way. As email turns 50 years old in 2021, we thought it was time to look back at its history and see where it came from. So what about that first email? With 300...

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There’s nothing quite like that feeling of loving a tool and then seeing it go away. For fans of Meetingbird, December 21st marks the end of an era as its parent company closes the door on the standalone scheduling app. But never fear! Boomerang’s meeting scheduling tools are the best Meetingbird alternative, and they’re not going away. It all starts by installing Boomerang, so do that first. Now that it’s...

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The day has finally arrived! If you’re an iOS user, chances are that you’ve dealt with the frustration that comes from a lack of choice. For years, if you had a preferred browser or email app other than Safari and Mail, you could use them but you couldn’t set them as the default. That finally ended with the release of iOS 14, so now you can set Boomerang as the default iPhone email app. How to Set Boomerang as the...

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tl;dr: Boomerang now helps you schedule meetings! Save lots of time, eliminate email back-and-forth, and end double-booking forever. Look for the calendar icon in your Compose window and the Add Event button in Read view. Need to reinstall Boomerang? Boomerang for Gmail |Boomerang for Outlook | Boomerang for iOS Hello! Exactly 10 years ago today, we released Boomerang to the world.1 Back then, managing a busy Inbox was the...

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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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