Being able to post messages in Gmail is great. I like to sleep. It is one of my favorite methods for organize my e-mail box . (It’s also one of my favorite things to do in the evening and occasionally in the afternoon. Zzz).
However, as much as I like the fact that Google has added a native repeat feature to Gmail, I often want the option to sleep via email to have something more. Aside from postponing incoming emails, I’m not quite ready to reply, you see, I wish I could postpone the message threads while replying to them, without having to go back and remember to do so. after press the «Submit» button. And ideally, I’d like to be able to make a real playback only if I haven’t received a response from the other person: «Remind me of this in [x] days only if I do not receive an answer. «in other words.
Sleeping in Gmail, unfortunately, is still too simple for that. But guess what? Instead of sitting back and waiting for Google to prepare more powerful options, you can take matters into your own hands and implement them. own advanced playback settings right this second. All you need is the help of a third-party service and some quick settings in Gmail settings.
So grab your nearest nightgown and put on your favorite nightgown ( Do you wear a nightgown, right?), and let’s fix the Gmail sleeping arrangement.
Prepare new Gmail repeat settings
Once you’ve installed the extension and followed the various instructions to let Boomerang work, you’ll find a new row at the bottom of the Gmail dialing window. Along with a handful of other commands that may or may not be useful to you, that bar gives you the critical ability to post a message or «Boomerang» in the popular language of the service, whenever you want and optionally only if no at that time.
Basically, right? Wait, though: there’s another piece in this puzzle. To really speed up the playback process, you’ll need to go to the main Gmail settings (by clicking the wheel icon in the top right corner of the site and then selecting – yes – «Settings») and scrolling down to the first screen you’ll see until you find the «Send and archive» option. Set that sucker to display the «Submit and Archive» button if you haven’t already, then scroll to the bottom of the screen and click that glorious «Save Changes» button.
Now, when you reply to a message, you’ll see something like this at the bottom of the Gmail compose window:
Do you see that new «Submit + Archive» button? It is the final ingredient of a powerful combination that allows you to send a reply to something, to archive the message Yes set it to return at a certain time no more if the other person did not answer, all of a sudden. All you have to do is check the «Boomerang» box, adjust the delay time if necessary, then click on that nice blue «Send + Archive» button and voila, switch, well, you’re done. -mail is neat.
Yes Really you want to go crazy, you can even attach a note to yourself that will appear when the message comes back from nap. Just click the drop-down menu next to the Boomerang command in the Gmail composition window, which allows you to change the delay time and check the «With a note» option in the menu that appears. Then you can write the note you want …
… and when the Boomerangs message returns, your note will be attached.
Some advanced resume considerations
Now, nothing is perfect and there are really some notable catches in this setting. First, Delayed Boomerang messages are treated by Boomerang and not by Gmail. This means that emails that you postpone this way won’t appear in the standard «Delayed» section of Gmail, which is a bit annoying for obsessive organizers like me.
Free embargo, your sleeping missives follow being perfectly accessible: Click the Boomerang icon in the upper right corner of the Gmail site and select «Manage Scheduled Messages» from the menu that appears to find them. Alternatively, you can search for the ‘Boomerang’ tag in your regular Gmail interface; the messages you postpone or schedule will always be stored there while they are waiting. And any messages that are currently delayed will display an indication of their status when you open them, along with buttons to change or cancel the action.
The second asterisk is the cost: Boomerang is free to use only if you postpone no more than 10 messages per month with the service. If you anticipate that you will need your method to sleep more than that, you will have to pay five dollars a month for your personal unlimited use plan. (It’s a little less if you pay annually). Team plans are also available , if that’s your problem. Of course, you can always combine Boomerang-style replay with native Gmail replay if you want to extend those 10 free overlays per month and use them only when you really need them.
And finally, there’s the mobile factor: Boomerang’s playback powers revolve largely around the Gmail browser and desktop extension. This means that starting with the Gmail app for Android, you won’t be able to set up new Boomerang – though not Already -Messaged messages know It will still appear in your inbox as it should, even with the notes I’ve attached.
If you want to postpone new messages on your phone using Boomerang’s advanced features, you’ll need to trust Boomerang’s own Android mail client, which, despite what Jelly-Bean-era screenshots suggest in the app’s Play Store list, isn’t actually. It’s not half wrong, as long as you don’t mind seeing your email in a single list instead of the usual Gmail categories. It reminds me a bit of the popular Gmail alternative, Newton Mail, in terms of its overall appearance. (And the app was updated as recently as this year, by the way; it looks like someone from Boomerang, if you’ll allow me, is sleep when it comes to the presentation of the Play Store).
So here he is, my sleep-seeking companion – an overloaded sleep configuration for your super busy life. Sleep sweet friend and enjoy the efficiency of your new email.