Boomerang Respondable

Write perfect emails with Artificial Intelligence



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ayemoah — Chief of Product, Boomerang
Hi Product Hunters, this is Moah from Boomerang. We're so excited to get this out to you all.

A bit of the back story on how and why we made Respondable.

Last September, we brought our entire team to Maui for our fall workaway. One of our projects on the workaway was to explore natural language processing and machine learning, as they can be applied to email.

We experimented with a bunch of technology, found that holiday support emails are the most positive, and then went back to the office to resume working on urgent things. And we posted a job listing for a data scientist.

Then, around the holidays, Chris from our marketing team came up with an inspired idea - let’s send a useful, thoughtful year-in-review email to our customers. It took us a while to build it, but if you were already a Boomerang user back in February, you may remember getting an email from us that showed a set of data-backed principles for writing effective emails. We also published the data as a blog post and you can find it here.

Several dozen of our users asked if we could build a real-time version of our blog post that would apply to emails as you write them. So we decided to see if we could bring the recommendations from the data to your fingertips.

Hope to hear from you all on how we can improve Respondable.
Mitch Menghi — WordPress Designer / SEO
@ayemoah Boomerang is good but it's an expensive service offering compared to others out there now. I'm finding that many saas providers are really trying to milk users with high-priced subscriptions such as boomerang. You also need to keep in mind that other possible subscriptions people have, i personally have around 20 minimum so far and counting, for mear functionality as this, it really should cost 'a couple of bucks' not the price of a CRM.
Josh Muccio —
@ayemoah holy crap this is awesome!! 😮 Does it work with Inbox or just regular Gmail?
@ayemoah video says it works on outlook? Not seeing that...
Chris Cichon — Marketing at Baydin (Boomerang)
@daniel_taibleson Hey Daniel, you can download Boomerang for Outlook (with Respondable) here:
ayemoah — Chief of Product, Boomerang
@joshmuccio thank you! Just regular gmail for now. We're working on porting it over to Inbox.
ayemoah — Chief of Product, Boomerang
@mitch_menghi Thanks for sharing your opinion. We have a free plan for people who use Boomerang lightly, which sounds like may be a good option for you. Our paid subscriptions are for those who use Boomerang often enough to realize the value of the service. It’s difficult for freemium SAAS businesses to survive on a price point of a couple of bucks, there are a number of now dead startups who have come and gone before us that have tried. Our paying users not only enable us to keep the lights on and service running, but allow us to build awesome real-time AI products like Respondable.
alan leong — creative director
@ayemoah hi, does it comes with a word or sentences suggestion?
Jonathan Salomon — Technologist, Orange Silicon Valley
@cichonship @daniel_taibleson Hey Chris, does this work with Outlook on desktop or only 365?
Miriam Schwab — Founder & CEO, illuminea & Strattic
@mitch_menghi @ayemoah Boomerang helps me make sure that important issues don't get forgotten once an email is sent. That can even translate into bottom line impact. And I think Boomerang's pricing is reasonable for such a useful, impactful feature. I'm a fan :)
Paresh Patel — Co-Founder, Abhisi Help Desk
@ayemoah Very neat idea.
orliesaurus — Lasers handler
I was using the original Boomerang for Gmail in college to send emails at 9AM while instead I would type those emails after coming back home at 3AM, recovering from a night partying, and didn't want to look shady..

Then I randomly met Alex, founder/CEO of Boomerang at a conference in Colorado and told him how his platform saved my a$$ a couple of times.

And now this is released and I'm in love.

Moral of the story: If you like cake, you might also like pancakes.
Alex Moore — Chief Barista, Boomerang
@orliesaurus Hahaha, good to hear from you! Thanks for the kind words.
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