Boomerang: Email App for Gmail

Boomerang: Email App for Gmail

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

  • Gestures-based
  • Holo layout
  • Intuitive
  • Multi-account support
  • Design, customization
  • Only supports Gmail, Google Apps accounts
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"Smart inbox management"

Reviewed by / Jun 28, 2013

Boomerang is a gestures-based e-mail manager for Android

Using gestures to manage e-mail is trend. In fact, it's one of the handiest and fastest way to manage e-mail and let things tied up. Although the official app of is already integrating them, there's still a long way to go. For this reason, apps like Boomerang which, by now, are a step further on this field, can become a great alternative for those concerned about efficiency and productivity.

Boomerang only supports Gmail and Google Apps accounts, so far (more services will be added gradually). Linking your Gmail account to Boomerange is as easy as select the account and type your password. Once the account is linked you can start managing more efficiently your inbox by gestures. Swipe to the right on any e-mail received to archive it (you can undo any action for a few seconds after applying it). Swipe to the left to display a bar of multi-actions that can be performed: archive, delete, mark as unread, tag, star and boomerang. The latter is the genuine feature of this app: boomeranging a message will bring it back to your inbox when you need in the future (tonight at..., tomorrow, in 2 days, next week, in a month, etc.)

Boomerang is set in Holo layout, that's it, with that swipable left-side menu that allows fast access to main features of the app. The way sections and features are displayed makes navigation way more intuitive than other e-mail clients. You can easily switch between your different accounts. The app runs smoothly.

The only catch is related to design: it's overall good but it should be more customizable. In addition, although the added-value feature (access to actions by swiping) is quite clear now, Gmail official app is quite close to this one, and looks better.

By now, Boomerang only integrates Gmail and Google Apps accounts (more will be coming soon).

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Developer's original description available here
Meet Boomerang, the most powerful email app for Android. Currently integrates with Gmail and Google Apps accounts ONLY (other services coming soon!)

Featuring advanced functionality like snoozing emails, scheduling email for later, response tracking, and more, Boomerang is the mail client you've been dreaming about. These features, combined with an intuitive gesture system and eye-catching design, make Boomerang the best way to access your Gmail messages on your phone.

If you are having trouble with the app, please EMAIL US at so we can help you get things running. It is much easier to troubleshoot via email than via a bad review!

------- Features -------
- Push notifications **NEW**
- Support for "Send as" feature **NEW**
- Account specific themes **NEW**
- Customizable intuitive multi-gesture support
- Tablet optimized layouts
- Snooze email messages
- Schedule messages to be sent later
- Track responses to the emails you send
- Search through all your messages across all Gmail folders
- Access to all labels
- Multi-select messages/Bulk select messages
- Multi-account support with easy account switching
- Integration with your phone contacts for auto-complete
- Email signatures
- Customizable intuitive multi-gesture support
- View and Include Attachments
- Infinite scrolling in Inbox
- Ability to view and edit drafts
- Auto-complete email addresses as you type

------- FAQs -------
What email providers can I use with Boomerang?
Right now, Boomerang only works with Gmail and Google Apps accounts. We are working on support for Exchange/Outlook, Yahoo, and other providers, but for now, Boomerang is compatible with Gmail and Google Apps accounts.

Can I use Boomerang with my Google Apps email address?
Absolutely, you can use Boomerang with Google Apps accounts. Just install the app and sign in with your Google Apps email address, and everything should work. If you have trouble, please email us and we will help you configure your Google Apps settings to work correctly with the app.

How is Boomerang different than the Gmail app?
The Boomerang app is more powerful than the included Gmail app. It provides features that the Gmail app does not. Additional features that Boomerang has:
• snooze email messages
• schedule messages to be sent later
• track responses to your emails
• use advanced gestures in Inbox view

Is Boomerang localized for non-English languages?
Not yet. Please visit our suggestion forum and let us know which languages we need to add!

------ Upcoming Features & Known Issues -------
• Exchange Support
• IMAP (Yahoo Mail, Rackspace, etc) support
• Offline support

>>> If you want to suggest new features, improvements or report existing bugs and issues, please go to <<<

------ Testimonials -------

"This is the best mail app I've ever used, ever!!"
- Albert Einstein

"So much power. So much beauty! Like a POWER DRILL WITH A DIAMOND BIT!"
- Mark Twain

“I wanted only the best email client for my android mail. And by Jove, I’ve finally got it!”
- Catherine the Great

"5/5 - hands down the most revolutionary mobile e-mail experience we've ever seen."
- The Atlantis Advocate

Note: We ARE NOT affiliated with or endorsed by Gmail or Google, though we are glad to be part of their ecosystem!

Recently changed in this version

Microsoft Exchange support.

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Comments and ratings for Boomerang: Email App for Gmail
  • (67)

    by mohammed aslam on 14/04/2014


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    by Ahmad Jarrad on 14/04/2014

    Makes Gmail even better

  • (67)

    by J Pat Hodges on 13/04/2014

    Does what it's supposed to. Great app!

  • (67)

    by Abdullah Ince on 11/04/2014

    But from time to time it stucks when I search for emails. It makes me wanna go back to the Gmail app. SHUCKS

  • (67)

    by NATHANIEL TANZOSH on 11/04/2014

    This email client gives the user AMAZING control over new messages written and all of those stored. My favorite feature is the message receipt. This feature let's the author know if and when a message has been opened or is just sitting in one of the reci

  • (67)

    by Jenni Levenbook on 11/04/2014

    Does what it says that it does.

  • (67)

    by Jeff Jessie on 10/04/2014

    This email client is awesome. Being able to put emails off and have them come back later is awesome. One thing I would love to see is being able to swipe the menu from the left side. Having to reach to the top on larger phones is a pain but still not a ma