Posted by Allison Boyer

StoryPress is a new mobile app that makes it easy to record, save, and share your life story via a recorded diary or prompted interviews.

When someone passes away, so much personal and family history is lost. StoryPress is a new app that hopes to combat this problem. By recording your story with this easy-to-use tool, you can capture that special spoken history for future generations.

You don’t have to be tech-savvy to use story app. The process is very simple – just download the app and start recording as prompted by the app itself. Because this tool is so easy to use, it is perfect for older members of your family who may not be comfortable with most recording options out there. When you’re done telling your story, it is automatically saved to the cloud, which can be shared with friends and family.

What I like most about StoryPress is that you don’t have to be worried about having nothing to say. You can record a personal diary if you’re feeling chatty, but if you tend to clam up when you hit the record button (like I do), you can instead go through one of the prompts. StoryPress will ask you questions, and you simply answer them. It’s an easier way to record memories than sitting down and being pressured to just start talking.

You can also create interviews of your own and have friends and family answer your questions. Because everything is stored in the cloud, you don’t have to be in the same room to work with your loved ones to record stories. Just create your interview questions and send them off to your interviewee of choice to be answered at their convenience. This would be a fantastic tool for creating a special gift for someone when celebrating a milestone achievement. For example, imagine asking family members to record memories of a child that is then given to that child when they graduate. Or image friends sharing memories of a couple that you compile to be a wedding gift. Get creative!

StoryPress also makes it easy to share your recordings. They can be private, for just your closest friends or family members, or you can broadcast them on Twitter and Facebook.

As the makers of this app say, “A voice, unlike anything else, has the power to bring a story to life.” Long after a loved one is gone, these recordings can help you feel like they are still alive. Someday, your great-great-great grandchildren could hear your voice talking about your life, even though you aren’t around anymore to tell stories in person. This app has the potential to be extremely powerful for your family, so check it out.

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Allison Boyer is the Online Education Coordinator for NMX University, where you can learn more about blogging, podcasting, web TV, and social business. She also runs the food blog The PinterTest Kitchen with her mom and sister.