The challenge: I have many tasks and instructions that need to be sent out via email, and it is counter productive to send out 5 important tasks on one day. People get annoyed and the probablity of receiving completed tasks or a reply is reduced to zero. Also no one likes receiving emails at 5am or 10pm.
The solution: send automated email. As soon as I think of a task or need to follow up after a meeting, I type all of my emails, set them to be sent out in a few days or weeks time and then my work is done. This way I ensure that my mails are always sent at an optimum time. Best of all, I waste none of my energy worrying.
What:Boomerang for Gmail, lets you take control of when you send and receive emails.
Why: Boomerang lets you send an email later, reminds you if you haven’t heard back, and removes emails from your inbox until you actually need them.
Who: For anyone who sends emails across time zones, suddenly remembers to send something or lets mails slip through the cracks.
Price: You get a free 30-day trial of Boomerang Professional and you dont have to provide credit card info to get started. Once your trial expires, you get to use the free Basic plan for as long as you like.
Basic: free but you only get 10 message credits a month
Personal: R62.79 per month with unlimited credits
Pro: R188.59 per month gets you everything Personal does plus you can send recurring messages
Premium: R628.94 per month and the Rolls Royce plan gets you everything plus support and analytics
If you would like to see this app in action, watch this funny-in-an-infomercial kind of way demo.
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