Having just switched all of our email platforms over to Gmail this Spring I am still playing with the various tools and toys available to make email manageable. This week I had the opportunity to install and play with Boomerang. Can you say LOVE IT!
This application allows you to make email disappear and come back when you are ready to actually do something with it! How many times do you receive a message that you know will take some time to handle? Instead of dropping everything at that moment to handle, just click on Boomerang to send it away and come back at a time when you have cleared “space” to deal with it properly.
Ever respond to an email that you know (or fear) will not be answered promptly? Boomerang it! Send your message along with the added step to be reminded at some point in the future that you have not yet received a response.
Don’t want to let anyone know you are answering email at 2 am on Saturday?? Easy – click on the send later button. Queue everything for first thing Monday morning. After all you didn’t want a response at 3 am right?