Boomerang and RightInbox Let You Send and Receive Emails When You Want Them!

March 12, 2012 · 50 comments

in Marketing

Does The Clock Own You? 
Or Do You Control Your Time?

One of the most important things in online productivity is getting control of your inbox!

Yet, Email tends to control us (rather than visa versa) because it comes in around the clock and creates a sense we might miss something (that drives a lot of us to compulsive email checking aka time wasting).

While we can’t stop the email from leaving the sender… what we CAN control is two things that get us closer to that ultimate control!

First…

Meet RightInbox for Gmail!

RI lets you work YOUR hours and to drop your email in your recipient’s inbox at the best time to get them to open it. 

Since you probably do not want the email you are sending to get buried in someone’s inbox while they sleep, now you can time-target it to get it opened.  (This is something that Autoresponders do well but general email pretty much sucks at). 

RI is an add-on for Firefox & Chrome that adds “when to send” options right into your Gmail account. It’s simple, unobtrusive and useful when you need it. 

Free right now and will have some optional premium levels after beta.

Want to learn more? Click here to see their demo video.  Get RightInbox here.

Second…

Meet Boomerang for Gmail!

BR lets you choose WHEN you receive an email (that has already come in once) so that you don’t forget about it. 

Have you ever received an email notice about a bill that didn’t need paid for weeks and wished you could easily remind yourself again closer to the date? Now you can tell that email to “come back later”! 

Boomerang is an add-on for Firefox, Chrome & Safari that adds “when to come back” options right into your Gmail account that is super easy to use.

Both a free and premium versions/levels are available. 

Want to learn more? Click here to see their demo video.  Get Boomerang here.

Cool Combo For Email Timing!

This definitely makes my email account smarter for sure! Achieving inbox zero gets a little easier!

Got an inbox that’s overwhelming and no where near zero? Be sure to check out Inbox Zero to help you get yours under control! (It did wonders for mine.)

What tools do you use for managing your email inbox?

~ Kim ~
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PS: Two tools I absolutely depend on to improve my marketing and make my inbox better are Rapportive & WiseStamp. If you like RightInbox and Boomerang, you’ll love these two!

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Donna Merrill March 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Once again, a big thank you my friend. This is certainly a time saver for me. I am guilty of not answering all the emails I get and often times find an important email later Oopps!
I like the RightInBox because it will save me time with having those post-its in my head that I have to do! When implemented, this will make my life easier. Sit down and do it all at once, then time it. Great!
Boomerang is another great way to save me time. It seems pretty simple to me and is a great time saver.
Thank you my friend
Donna

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Martin Casper March 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Hi Kim…those are cool! I had not heard of these previous to your blog. I really like the RightInBox. I can see huge benefits to that app. Thanks./

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Martin Casper March 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

HI Kim…thanks for the information. I was unaware of these productive apps until your post. I really like the “RightInBox” app. I can see huge benefits for this one.

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Emily Williams March 13, 2012 at 5:01 am

These two useful email tools are my opening of the day today! Thank you, Kim for useful advice, now I can save a lot of time :)

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Jim Jenks March 13, 2012 at 12:08 pm

This was really helpful thank you. I’ve done this same concept with text messaging for certain things but I never thought about doing this with emails as well. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

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Kim Castleberry March 24, 2012 at 1:43 am

Hey Jim, I didn’t mentally make the correlation to text messages until you mentioned it but I also do the same. My android text client “Go SMS” has a really nice scheduling tool that I use quite frequently since I tend to be awake at night while my friends are daywalkers LOL
Kim

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stella March 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

i like this Boomerang its very helpful and time saving for me…i appreciate your uploads kim you are the one who help me always when i need.thanks a lot

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Sadie-Michaela Harris March 13, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Well there nifty Kim! I hadn’t heard of either of them. I was just watching an excellent video the other day by Noah Kagan from App Sumo it was all about filtering job applicants to that you can get the best people and not even both with those who do not cut the mustard! It also used Gmail to do the heavy lifting… brilliantly simple idea :o)

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Ann March 13, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Hi Kim,
These are two very neat options. I love the first one because It is so important when your client or potential client receives your emails. Thanks for the heads up!

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Shelley Alexander March 14, 2012 at 12:28 am

Hi Kim,
Email can be so overwhelming when you open your inbox and see hundreds of messages staring at you. I appreciate you showing some great tools to help me get control of my email. I will check out Boomerang and RightInbox. Thanks for sharing!

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Hans Schoff March 14, 2012 at 2:56 am

Hey Kim, that’s a great feature, being able to “time” the email you send out using gmail. I used to use that feature with outlook and hadn’t yet figured out how to do that with gmail – glad you found a way, thanks!

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Kim Castleberry March 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

Hey Hans, that’s great to know that Outlook has a similar “send when” feature (and that there’s now a non Microsoft alternative!)
Kim

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Willena Flewelling March 14, 2012 at 4:42 am

Both of these sound like a great idea, Kim! Thanks for sharing. I’ve got all my emails sorted into folders, but this takes it a big step further, and would be a BIG help.

Willena Flewelling

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John Gaydon March 14, 2012 at 5:50 am

HI Kim,
These are indeed cool ideas for assisting with emails. I especially like the idea of reminders. These days everyone wants to send bills by email, and it does take some tracking to pay them on time!

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John March 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Hey Kim,

Compulsive email checking is something I’m trying to get under control right now so thanks for introducing me to both RightInbox and Boomerang. I don’t normally use Gmail but I think I might start using it once I get familiar with these two addons.

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Kim Castleberry March 24, 2012 at 1:12 am

Hey John, Gmail has a lot of power and flexibility that make it easy for developers to make add-ons like this that extend it even further. For example, I can’t live without “Rapportive” now which brings a lot of the social data of whoever I’m dialoging with, right into gmail. It took me a bit to warm up to gmail originally but now I can’t imagine leaving.
Kim

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Cynthia March 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I always thought that these things aren’t safe or not working properly. I’m more confident with them when somebody else tries them out first. Thanks.

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Moritz October 12, 2012 at 11:27 am

Who is behind rightinbox.com?
- There is no “about us” page
- The email addresses on the contact page are aliases
- There is no address, not even in the Privacy Policy & Terms
- The Whois domain registrant is hidden by the domain service

Why should anyone trust this service with their email?

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