Free Webtool Friday: Boomerang from

If you’re like me, you have a system of tasks in a calendar somewhere with people to follow-up with. Here in our office we use to track all of these tasks. But then there are things that fall between the cracks. I can’t tell you the number of times I send an email and think “hey, I never heard back from…. ”

Here’s a solution I read about a few weeks ago and I’ve been testing. It’s not completely free -but nearly so. It’s called Boomerang from (Note: don’t Google the word Boomerang, or you’ll get the wrong product).

It has two features which are really useful:
1. Return to inbox: When I send out an email (let’s say I’m proposing a lunch with someone), I can schedule that email to be returned to the top of my inbox on a specific time or day (ie: in an hour, or a day or a week.) That solves the “whatever ever happened…” problem.

2. Send later: Let’s say you know someone is traveling on business and you want them to get your message the day they return. Boomerang’s “send later” feature enables this.

The system has been remarkably easy to use, and super helpful for my piece-of-mind. If you’re a Gmail user, you can get 10 messages a month for free, and paid versions for more messages start at $4.95 a month. If you’re still using Outlook, you can try it for free for 30 days, and buy it for $29.95.

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