Boomerang: Email Productivity

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


Introducing Bookable Schedule. With the advent of working from home and hybrid remote/office working, the need to be efficient with our time has gotten more pronounced, not less. Whether it’s in-person, a Zoom call, or a virtual meeting across time zones, the number of meetings we need to attend has increased dramatically. While not every meeting could be a single email, it shouldn’t take more than a single email to schedule...

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I’m excited to announce that we have chosen a proposal for Boomerang’s 2021 climate donation.  But before I do that, I’d like to back up and talk about how a productivity company ended up doing something like this on an ongoing basis. When we started Boomerang, we committed to donating 5% of our profits (if we ever generated any, which was far from guaranteed in 2010!) to support education in Burma, where I grew...

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At Boomerang, we’re fortunate enough to be able to donate a portion of our profits to different causes every year. For example, we’ve helped build several schools in Burma and funded a mobile school classroom and a couple academic labs working on carbon capture technologies. We are continuing the tradition of giving back this year and we’d like your help in finding our next recipient. One of the critical components of helping to...

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We spent over 5 years building a completely free iOS app, only to start charging for it now. We learned a lot throughout this process, and hopefully you can learn a little something from our experience. With such a variety of documentation out there, you’re almost guaranteed to get lost. Here’s where to actually start: https://developer.apple.com/in-app-purchase/ Complexity 1 – Plan for a phased release schedule We’ve been...

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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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