Tell Your Story
As each day passes, we forget past experiences. Whether we're in our 30s or our 80s, it's critical for us to look back at our lives and capture the moments that really affected us. We aren't microblogging every birthday party but are reflecting on the pivital moments that changed the course of our lives. The Unforgotten Life is one that we cared enough about to remember.
I spent 2 years writing my memoirs in Microsoft Word. I would spent weeks fussing with formatting, photos, and the table of contents. Unforgotten eliminated that entire nightmare.
My adult children keep the book version on their shelf, and each of my grandkids have the mobile version on their phones.
We simplify the process from starting with your first story to a published book.
You write stories about your life. Start from scratch or pick from a prompt like your favorite sport or vacation?
As you write about friends and family, the application automatically prompts you when you enter a new person.
Add photos to Stories or People. You can upload from your phone or download them from Google Photos or iCloud.
Don't forget your favorite car or furry animal.
As you add Stories and People, the application asks for dates (or ranges if you don't remember).
Can't remember details about your grandson? Invite your daughter to contribute to one of your stories.
Adjust the order of stories, group into chapters, review the autogenerated timelines and family charts.
When you're done, publish to a secure website you can share with family.
When you're really done, publish to hardcopy through one of our certified printers.
We built Unforgotten Life with critical features in-mind from the start.
Color or B&W
Start with the editor, print your book, and store it in the cloud.
Our online book-editing suite
$9 /monthJoin the Beta
Print your history
$49 /copy*Join the Beta
* Depends on book size and page count.
Host your eBook as a website
$9 /yearJoin the Beta
How does Unforgotten compare to similar products? When writing your life history, you have a few alternatives. Each comes with advantages and disadvantages.
Microsoft's Word and Apple's Pages are wonderful word processors that can come installed on your laptop. But these lack online backups and multi-user collaboration. Google Docs solves these problems with some loss in critical functionality like easily adding photo captions. None of these scale well with lots of image, nor do they provide any support for organizing your life history. You can suffer from writer's block or get crushed by writing too much.
Tools like StoryCorps, Vita, and Artifact are great for audio recording. If you're a talented public speaker or want to preserve the audio of an aging relative, then these are great options. However, they weren't designed for writing books. They solve the same problem (preserving our life history), but in a totally different yet complementary way.
There are a number of ghostwriting solutions like Story Terrace and Life Time Memoirs. Unforgotten's cloud-based book-editing software enables you to collaborate with other writers like professional ghostwriters and close relatives.
When you finish writing, you can either publish your book elecronically or in hard-bound print. If you decided to publish, you can have us print your book through one of our certified partners or you can take our print-ready PDF to your own printer.
Life History Book Writing Software
A Life Untold, The Life Writer, and Storyworth are probably the closest in features. These are products with many happy customers and you should feel free to explore those options.
Our Unforgotten App, however, uses the latest technology, scalable architecture, and a custom-built book layout engine. This means you can quickly and easily upload photos, organize your life's history (people, places, things), write your story, layout your book, and even collaborate with others. The app is designed from the start to be mobile friendly. You may not want to write your whole book on your phone, but you will sometimes need the ability to add notes while at the grocery story or transcribe stories handsfree while in the car. When your done, your book will layout in a beautiful, industry-first two-column layout.