At a Glance
- Recognizes dates in messages
- Lets you send emails later
- No snooze feature
- Firefox/Chrome only
Boomerang for Gmail lets you send, view, and act on emails on your own schedule.
Note: This review addresses the beta version of the software. It has since left beta.
Boomerang for Gmail from Baydin lets you schedule e-mail to send
later. It installs as an extension in Firefox or Chrome and adds a
big “Send Later” button to the top of your compose window. Use it
to schedule e-mail to go out in an hour, or tomorrow, or next
month–anytime in the future, even if your computer is offline or
shut down completely.
To use Boomerang, you need to give the service access to your
Gmail account. The company says it only accesses headers, but
technically could access entire messages. And in some circumstances
even message headers can contain sensitive information. So you’ll
want to be careful using Boomerang with sensitive information or in
Boomerang is currently in beta and requires an invitation to try
it out, but you can sign up for an invitation online or follow
@baydinsoftware on Twitter and tweet that you want an invitation;
the developers say they’ll direct-message you an invitation code
within a day.