Gmail is powerful. It has almost all the features you can expect out of a good email server. However, it lacks in the ability to send or receive emails on your schedule, something very basic and a must have feature. Therefore I believe it’s worth my time to recommend you a smart Gmail app called “Boomerang for Gmail”.
To begin with, I’d like to ask you some questions. How many times have you had to wait to send an email because it was not the right time? How many times have you had to get up early in the morning to make sure your business partner in other time zone sees your message in time, if not, your message might get ignored in the shuffle? My questions remind you of your pain? Then this Gmail app is also worth your time to give it a try.
Boomerang for Gmail is a Firefox / Chrome plugin that lets you take control of when you send and receive email messages.
Yes, Boomrang for Gmail is actually installed as a browser plugin. But it appears as an in-built option within Gmail. To schedule your emails in Gmail to be sent later, just compose the message as you normally would and then click the Send Later button.
A range of options will be there for you to set your send time conveniently. You may also customize a specific time. Click “Confirm”, you’ll see a message like the one below while it processes your email.
Want to edit a message that’s scheduled to be sent? Click “Manage scheduled messages” as below.
Three options are available: Reschedule, Send Now and Don’t Send.
I tested this feature and the email was sent and received (in another yahoo mail for test) exactly the time I set.
In addition, Boomrang for Gmail also works as the best follow up reminder. With this useful Gmail app, you can take messages out of your inbox until you actually need them. Just tick “Boomrange this message” and specify the time.
Boomrang for Gmail will bring it back to your inbox, marked unread, starred, or even at the top of your message list. Simply customize your preferences by clicking “Manage scheduled messages”.
Or reschedule your email as you need.
Download Boomrange for Gmail now. It allows 10 free scheduled e-mails per month and requires a subscription beyond that.