Welcome New Users of Boomerang!

Alex Moore August 13, 2010 8

We launched Boomerang for Gmail into a much more open beta last night. The folks at TheNextWeb wrote this review and it just kind of took off from there. We’ve now been featured with some awesome reviews at Vator.TV and Techie Buzz as well. We couldn’t be happier.

We originally planned to add 250 users over the past couple days, but we’ve added way more than that, and we really appreciate all the incredible feedback you’ve had for us. We had so many requests for beta invites, most folks asked really nicely, and we just couldn’t refuse.

There have been a few points where  the flood of new users put our servers on fire, and we briefly had to disable the invite codes for a few hours to let things stabilize. Fortunately, everything seems OK for now. If you gave us an email address to request an invitation, we hope to have one to all of you by the end of the weekend, and to most of you by tomorrow.

Tips

We would love to hear from you about how you are using Boomerang for Gmail. We’ve already heard from people using it to do things that never occurred to us.  We’ll share the best ideas we hear about on this blog. Here are three ways for you to submit your tips and tricks and ways you are using Boomerang:

1. You can write a post on your own blog and send us a link.
2. You can tweet us at @baydinsoftware.
3. You can send us an email at info@baydin.com.

Here are this week’s top 3 tips:

1. Mike Daugherty Tweeted: used Boomerang for gmail today to schedule an SMS (via Google Voice) for tomorrow morning so I don’t wake my friend in the US. Sweet.
2. Matt Bowman suggests: set up birthday emails for the whole frickin year and forget about social faux pas.
3. Bounce the bad news emails to Friday night after you’ve had a drink so you can be properly vitriolic.

We hope you’ll share your awesome tips so our next batch will be even better! We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks, and happy Boomeranging!

8 Comments »

  1. Allen August 16, 2010 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Just shot out my first boomerang – will see if it sends. One concern though: Why is my browsing history necessary?

  2. Alex Moore August 23, 2010 at 2:21 am - Reply

    It’s not – but the ‘tabs’ interface lets us pop up our authentication window, and Google displays that message any time you access it, because in theory, you could build a copy of someone’s browsing history by tracking what goes on in their tabs.

    Kind of silly, but we don’t touch your browsing history.

  3. nitesh October 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    does boomerang index all my mails ? I just tried boomerang right after installation of plugin. The first few messages got processed quickly.

    Older messages on submission throw error.
    ==============
    Attempt failed.

    500 Internal Server Error

    Internal Server Error
    The server encountered an internal error or
    misconfiguration and was unable to complete
    your request.
    Please contact the server administrator,
    webmaster@localhost and inform them of the time the error occurred,
    and anything you might have done that may have
    caused the error.
    More information about this error may be available
    in the server error log.

    Apache/2.2.12 (Ubuntu) Server at b4g.baydin.com Port 80

    ============

    I tried submitting same message after a while and it worked fine.

    So i’m assuming mail indexing going in the backend and it takes time ?

  4. Alex Moore October 16, 2010 at 3:16 am - Reply

    No, doesn’t do any indexing, just a coincidence that it took a little while to work. We’ll take a look on our end to see if we can find out what happened. Thanks!

  5. nasir January 17, 2012 at 6:47 am - Reply

    how safe is it to allow baydin.com to access my gmail. as it says that it is not a product of gmail. can it collect my inbox/sent data that could get misused?
    also by installing it, can it access my gmail or only when i hit “Allow” button?

    • Jeremy January 25, 2012 at 2:06 pm - Reply

      Hi Nasir,

      We totally understand that you have questions about your email security and take the issue very serious. Check out our privacy policy here: https://b4g.baydin.com/site_media/privacy.html To ease some of your fears, we don’t store the body of your email messages, nor do we mine them for information. Let us know if you have any other questions.

  6. sheera December 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    what time is “tomorrow morning” or “afternoon” in boomerang?

    • Jeremy December 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      Tomorrow Morning is +/- 15 minutes of 9:30am
      Tomorrow Afternoon is +/- 15 minutes of 12:00pm

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