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Saving stories for generations to come.

Created for modern families, Before You is an iOS app designed to easily capture and share family stories in text, photo, audio, and video. Why are your family’s stories so important? Studies have shown children who regularly hear family stories have a better sense of self, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of depression and anxiety during the adolescent and teenage years*. Who knew family stories packed such a feel-good punch?

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Capture your stories

Before You captures your family’s stories, because we know how awesome family storytelling is for a child's emotional well-being*.

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Collect your stories

Before You is designed to help you collect your family stories. See them on a custom-tailored timeline and preserve them for the future – they’re worth it!

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Prompted stories

Before You knows you're busy – we get it! We created guided story prompts to help you tell your stories on the fly.

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View your stories

Before You is kid-friendly, so viewing family stories with kids is fun and interactive. Imagine that – family storytelling that rivals a bedtime story.

"We love telling family stories so our daughter can know our family members better, especially those that she may not see a lot. It also helps her if she is having some kind of difficulty, because she doesn't feel alone if she knows someone else in the family went through something she is experiencing, too."

Elise, South Berwick, ME
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Share Your Stories with Before You Premium

It’s true – sharing is caring, and your family stories are too good to keep to yourself! Before You Premium allows you to share your Stories with family and friends, so upgrade and get started delivering delightful memories instantly into the inboxes of your loved ones.

A shared story of Ben's First Birthday.


Enjoy secure storage, so you'll never have to worry about losing your data.


Seamlessly share your family stories with family and friends.


Ensure all of your memories are accessible for future generations.

Secure Cloud-Based Storage with Before You Premium

Snapping photos on your smartphone beats toting around a photo album, but how many things can go wrong with a smartphone or tablet? As parents, we’re well aware of the sticky hands and juice box spills our smartphones endure. Before You Premium gives you the peace of mind that no matter what shenanigans your device encounters, your Stories will always be safe.

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What are you waiting for?

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