How to Manage Your Email with Boomerang

Boomerang for GmailDo your proposals get lost in email? Do you ever forget to follow up with someone for an important event? Do you sometimes lose track of email threads? Then read on, because we’ve got a great tool to help regain control of your inbox. 

Today I want to share with you a tool I’ve been using for several months now that has helped me tame my inbox, save time at work, and keep on top of proposals, work agreements, and other important activities for my business.

It’s called Boomerang, and it’s an add-on to Gmail.

If you’re not using Gmail because you want to send emails from your own domain, check out How to Send Branded Emails from Gmail

It’s got a lot of different features, but the one that I find most powerful if you’re a small business owner, or in sales or marketing, is the response tracking.

Have you ever sent out a proposal or request for a meeting and never heard back? Maybe you forgot about it, or it got entered into a customer database that you don’t check as often as you should?

Well, once you’ve installed Boomerang on your computer, you can ensure that you don’t drop the ball. If no one responds to your email, boomerang will send you a reminder at a time and date of your choice so you can act on it again.

Here’s How it Works: 

There are other features as well, including delaying the sending of an email. Perfect for when you don’t actually want a client to respond to you before you leave for the day, or when you want to make it look like you were burning the midnight oil when actually you’ve been catching up on your beauty sleep.


Boomerang is free for up to 10 message credits per month. If you want more, plans range from 4.99 – 49.99 a month. I have the $5 a month plan and it’s all I need, and probably the best five bucks I spend all month.

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Rich Brooks
I am my inbox

6 Responses to “How to Manage Your Email with Boomerang”

  1. Jon Buscall

    Brilliant @therichbrooks:disqus Super appreciate this video and tips. My team are now all over this. Greetings from Sweden.

  2. Peter Watkins

    Thanks Mr Brooks Yet another great and helpful suggestion. Do you use Camtasia for the screen capture? Greetings from not so far away (as Sweden), Canada. Although it is the other side of the continent to where you are so who knows…


  3. therichbrooks

    I use ScreenFlow Pro, which is a Mac only product. I’ve heard Camtasia is a good substitute if your on a PC, but I haven’t used it.