Boomerang: Email Productivity

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


Our inboxes are to-do lists dictated by other people: Ping! “Schedule me!” Ping! “Respond to my question!”  Ping!  Ping!  PING! “Make a choice about these twenty things in the next two minutes!!!” Every time you email your contacts, you do the same by adding another task to their lists. Out of consideration for their sanity (and karma points), email etiquette means putting effort into composing messages that are easy to process and...

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Chris Hicken, COO at UserTesting.com and Co-Founder and CEO at LottoJar, shares tricks of the customer support trade and how he uses Boomerang to provide the best communication possible What’s UserTesting.com? Let me give you the quick one-liner: Analytics tells you what your visitors are doing on your webiste, UserTesting.com tells you why they left without buying. If you’re responsible for the conversion rate or customer experience...

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Rick Lewis, Principal Software Engineer at ASTL Systems, talks NASA-sponsored computer labs, the dot com boom, and how Boomerang has evolved email. “I got interested in electronics when I was probably eleven or twelve years old. We were living in Sacramento and there was a guy across the street with a Corvette who would blare his music whenever he’d wash his car. There was a construction project nearby, so I went and found about a...

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Introductions are a valuable way to expand our connections, but are dangerous to our reputation when they’re badly executed. In this email etiquette post, Baydin explains the etiquette of asking for an introduction. Last week we talked about double opt-in introductions (read about it here). This week, we’re backing up to discuss the etiquette of asking for an introduction. Whether you’re searching for your first job, trying to change...

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Artistic quotes about color seem way too meta for a Wednesday morning, while references to psychedelics and “Color Runs” seem too… active. So, I’ll cut to the chase: this month, Baydin has updated Boomerang for Android to make the user interface customizable with seven unique themes: Blue, Dark, Teal, Purple, Wood, Stone, and Leaf. To change your theme, open the drawer and click Settings, Account Settings, and...

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Brad Patterson, Intercultural Communicator and Social Media Manager at WriteThat.name, discusses speaking five languages, trying to spend less time online, and how he uses Boomerang to work internationally.  “I think I could’ve been a geek when I was in like, fifth grade. A couple of friends and I learned the command lines for MS-DOS, but then I started playing football and lost the geekiness. I didn’t really get back into...

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Introductions are a valuable way to expand our connections, but are dangerous to our reputation when they’re badly executed. In this email etiquette post, Baydin explains how to use double opt-in introductions. Our connections are one of the most valuable tools we have for progressing our careers, getting a table at an exclusive restaurant, and establishing a social life independent of Netflix. Providing introductions for your...

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 Josh Arbit, Wash U Entrepreneurship Senior and Co-Owner of Fresh Prints, talks Pokémon, being socially “behind the times,” and how he uses Boomerang to balance college and business ownership.  “I was a pretty tech-free kid, I never really loved it. Once though, my parents told my older sister and I that if we didn’t fight for twelve days, we’d both get a Gameboy. Needless to say, we were successful. From then on, I...

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Happy Birthday Boomerang!

Happy Birthday Boomerang!


Posted By on Aug 15, 2013

This week marks Boomerang’s third birthday. To celebrate, the Baydin team had a Monday full of red meat, assorted dairy products, athletic interaction with mother nature, fried things, and cheap wine. To summarize, we ate a ton and kayaked. First, we traveled via an intern’s parents’ mini-van to Sauced in Livermore, CA, where we dined on enough Rednexican Nachos (nachos + pulled pork) and assorted barbeque platters to make our...

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