It’s been a while since I’ve done a post about software or add-ons, or anything like that. Recently I’ve come across a couple things I thought I’d share with you.
I found Send Later, Follow Up Reminders for Gmail | Download Boomerang in Chrome, and found that there is also a FireFox version, so you know I had to have it. As big a fan as I am about scheduling my blog posts, doing the same thing for my email has huge appeal for me. This handy dandy little program, Boomerang, will not only send out your emails on a schedule, but it will also come back to you if you don’t get a reply to an email. So if you were expecting someone to answer back, and they don’t, and you forget about it, Boomerang can let you know. Pretty doggone cool!
Boomerang also has a pay version that has a few more bells and whistles.
I saw some reports on this one: SaneBox is Awesome and I confess I didn’t download it because it’s $5 a month and I’m a cheapskate. I don’t generate enough email to justify it, but if I did I’d be all over this one I’m sure. The reviews were good and it sounds like it’d be a good product for a company.
This add-on is awesome. ActiveInbox – Business Gmail Addon to Organize Email Tasks & Folders. I’ve been using this one for a few years now, and I even wrote a little on this one back in 2009 in a post called Twitterpated « The "Ness" in DarcNess . Back then it was called GTDInbox (for Get Things Done) and it’s still as cool now as it was then. It really helps you streamline and organize your email. You can also find it here: Active Inbox HQ, outside of FireFox. I can testify that it does indeed work with the latest FireFox upgrade. They also have a pay version that includes a few more features.
The other add-on for Gmail is also one I wrote about in the Twitterpated post. It’s called Integrated Gmail :: Add-ons for Firefox. It’s also just as nice now as it was back then. Hasn’t changed much at all, just kept pace with all the FireFox upgrades – which is no mean feat, I tell ya! Just a year ago FF was 3.6, and now it’s 14.1! Sheesh. Anyway, what’s nice about Integrated Gmail is that you can have multiple Google programs open in a single tab. Their home site is: IntegratedGmail.com. I love that you can collapse all the elements and that you can have everything all in one place. And now you can even add non-Google sites, such as Amazon for example. Talk about 1-stop shopping!
If you try something I’ve mentioned here, I’d love to hear about your impressions of it. And if you know of something I haven’t mentioned that’s made your GMail experience more streamlined and efficient, I’d love to hear about that too.