LifeTales is about creating and preserving your stories — each one made up of any combination of video, text, pix, audio — and sharing them with pinpoint control. Keep some stories private, share others with family or close friends and even share some publicly if you wish — all preserved in your personal organized archive.
That doesn’t mean you'll stop using social media — that can be a lot of fun! But with LifeTales' intimate, private environment and pinpoint sharing control, you can tell and remember the rest of the story! Share and preserve memories in a way most of us will just not do on public social media.
LifeTales has the story creation ability of Instagram** (except LifeTales is more flexible) with the sharing control of email/messaging.
Some of the features include:
1. easy story creation
2. using any combination of media
3. in any order
4. built over time
5. optionally in collaboration with others
6. together with flexible customization of individual storysharing
7. and Preservation of stories in an easy to relive archive.
8. downloadable to your hard drive at any time for further safekeeping
LifeTales is for all your life stories — Travel, Child Journals, Memoirs, Family Gatherings, Office stories, Relationships … all in a private, safe environment.
Our unique combination of features enable many uses that were not possible or were difficult previously. Here are two Special Collections:
A unique ability for Parents to create a Child Journal, like a digital scrapbook but better.
In just minutes a week, give your future all-grown-up child a precious gift — the gift of their life story.
First moments, birthday parties or even just slices of everyday life — from the magical to the mundane. Preserve all the memorabilia of youth (with optional commentary): artwork, report cards, funny sayings to name a few. Add video selfies — from Mom, Dad and other loved ones, speaking directly to your future adult. Create a virtual time capsule!
This simply cannot reasonably be done in any other mainstream app!
>>Memoirs of your Parents/Grandparents
Our mission is to help everyone, everywhere preserve their stories — for themselves and for their descendants. Most people don't do this for many reasons, including "No one cares", "It's a lot of effort" and "What would I write about". Unfortunately, their stories are lost when they're gone — and by then it's too late.
LifeTales solves several problems related to motivation and content creation that stop most people:
*No planning needed*
Stories can be created as they are remembered. Add tags and BOOM, they end up in the right chapter, sorted by date.
Invite other family members to view and comment. People can frequently show they DO care. And it's also great for getting additional memories from others (eg Uncles).
Traditional memoirs are written — a very time-intensive process. With LifeTales, you can use video, text, pictures, or even audio voiceovers describing the pictures. Imagine your grandkids in 30 years being able to view their Great Grandparent talking about their life or hearing them tell a story about a picture.
*Request a Story*
Children — and any other participant — can ask questions and request stories by video. It's incredibly motivating for Parents/Grandparents!
Instead of writing an entire book before anyone sees it, Memoirs are made up of short stories about a single memory or reflection, shared immediately. Easier to create, consume, comment and like.
We'll send you suggestions for stories, in case you're looking for ideas.
Planned for 2020: an ability to share a whole Collection publicly. That can be useful for
* groups (eg. Charities, Refugees; Holocaust survivors; Indigenous peoples)
* an easy-to-create personal blog.
** Registered trademark of Facebook Inc.
Several enhancements to improve usability, performance and stability of videos
Ratings and Reviews
Great way to Organize
I’ve been using the app for 3 years and I love it. I just download the pics I like each night and at the end of a trip I have a perfect album
Developer Response ,
That goes WAY back to the days of our early beta version. Thanks for being part of the journey.
Easy way to capture the little fleeting moments
LifeTales is an awesome way to transform the mountains of family photos I've taken and never done anything with into living stories: they capture what was really happening day-to-day in my kids' lives. I've finally got a place to jot down my thoughts and feelings before they're lost to the next 15 things on my to do list. It's a once-a-week reminder I set (Tuesdays work for me) to make note what I remember and add photos I've already taken to go with it. My kids love collaborating with me to record their own private videos and observations, too.
Developer Response ,
Thx Analyticeye! Here’s an idea if you have kids old enough to create their own stories. Have them tell a series of stories over time (maybe video-selfies) to their future 21 year old self. What they want to be ... hopes for the future ... really anything they think is interesting. Imagine looking back one day on your hopes and dreams from your youth, told by the younger you!
Serious anxiety relief for parents
I love this app. Particularly the child journals portion of the app. It allows you to organize photos and videos of your children’s precious moments and also allows you the ability to share your own narrative around those exact moments. How you felt during key milestones and also during everyday moments. This is something your child will cherish for a lifetime.
Developer Response ,
Thanks ConnieBurke1986. We love the recently added Child Journals feature ourselves and use it a ton! Stay tuned for the next few updates. We’re applying a similar approach for family story-sharing, for your parents’ memoirs and even, if you wish, for a group you’re part of (like a book club). Please keep your feedback coming!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.