Digital Death and Afterlife Online Services List

The Digital Beyond maintains this list of online services that are designed to help you plan for your digital death and afterlife or memorialize loved ones.

These services come in all flavors including digital estate services, posthumous email services and online memorials.

If your service is not listed here, don’t feel left out. Let us know and we’ll add it to the list.

1000Memories

1000memories.com

Founded: July, 2010

1000memories provides memorial websites that allows users to invite other friends of the deceased to submit photos and stories. Founded by three friends who have lost loved ones, the site brings together the family and friends of the deceased to create a unique online memorial.

Afternote

www.afternote.com

Founded: 2013

Afternote is a new free secure online platform aimed at helping people store everything that matters to them the most in life and in death. Your account contains four sections: Bucket List, Timeline, Wishes and Messages. These allow you to plan, organize and store everything, from what happens to your social media accounts after you die, to planning your funeral, leave messages for loved ones and setting up a bucket list. By inviting three trustees they will be able to access your account after your death, so they can inform friends and family about all the important information and answers you have left behind.

AfterSteps

www.aftersteps.com

Founded: 2010

AfterSteps is an all-in-one end-of-life planning service. AfterSteps simplifies the end-of-life planning process by guiding users step-by-step through the estate, financial, funeral and legacy planning that make up a complete plan. AfterSteps stores your plan and related documents, and then transfers them to your designated beneficiaries upon passing. AfterSteps provides peace of mind and control, and reduces the financial and emotional burden for surviving loved ones.

Afterwords.cc

afterwords.cc

Founded: 2012

Afterwords.cc is a secure online tool for leaving posthumous messages. The free version allows up to 3 messages to individuals or groups, while a small subscription enables unlimited messages. Invite two or more trustees to activate your account when you die, whenever that happens to be. We should all take the time to organize our affairs in the event of an accident or sudden illness, and we think you’ll find that doing it gives you peace of mind. What would you say?

Bcelebrated

www.bcelebrated.com

Founded: July, 2009

Bcelebrated enables members to create a multi-media website that will become their autobiographical memorial site when the time comes. Members create password-protected private pages for loved ones, record their last wishes, and assign a charity to receive donations on their behalf. The service also sends automated notification emails at the time of a member’s death and provides a list of numbers for those who need to be called.

Capsoole

www.Capsoole.com

Founded: 2013

Capsoole allows you to protect your digital assets and information in case of emergency, without having to hand over potentially sensitive information to others. It is private, fully automated and secure.

Chronicle of Life

www.chronicleoflife.com

Founded: 2008

Not exactly an online memorial, Chronicle of Life is a perpetual data hosting service with the mission to host your digital files “forever.” How does that work? You pay once and this 501(c)(3) non-profit promises to keep your data for all eternity.

Cirrus Legacy

www.cirruslegacy.com

Founded: 2011

Cirrus Legacy is a service that stores your digital assets on a single hub. When you die, your digital executor or ‘Guardian’ can carry out your wishes for each specific asset.

Dead Man’s Switch

www.deadmansswitch.net

Founded: August, 2008

Dead Man’s Switch is a simple posthumous email service. Users can create an account or log in via OpenID. Once logged in they can create messages to be sent after their death. Dead Man’s Switch asks that users log in periodically to verify that they are still alive. If users do not log in after three email reminders, their messages are released.

Dead Man’s Switch (.org)

http://deadmansswitch.org/The service is simple. Type an email and optionally attach a few files. Every few days we will send you an email with a link that verifies you are still alive. If something does happen we will send your emails 30 days after we last heard from you. Is 30 days too long? No problem, someone close to you can use an emergency release code to dispatch the emails early.

Founded: 2009

The service is simple. Type an email and optionally attach a few files. Every few days we will send you an email with a link that verifies you are still alive. If something does happen we will send your emails 30 days after we last heard from you. Is 30 days too long? No problem, someone close to you can use an emergency release code to dispatch the emails early.

Deadman

http://www.deadman.io/

Founded: 2012D

Deadman is a service that will contact you by phone, email, or text-message to make sure everything is OK. If you don’t respond, Deadman will email, call, or text any number of people that you define and send them documents, photos, or any other electronic file.

Death Switch

deathswitch.com

Founded: 2006

Death Switch sends out emails after you die, or at least after it stops hearing from you. You get one email with no attachments for free, or 30 emails with attachments for $19.95 a year.

Departing.com

Founded: 2013

Departing.com provides an independent, unbiased directory of every funeral home in the USA. Through it’s online portal, Departing provides planning services to individuals and families, enabling end users to both plan for and pay for their end of life needs. Departing’s service is free to consumers.

DocuBank

www.docubank.com

Founded: 1993

DocuBank was created in 1993 as an advance directives registry to make sure members have access 24-hour access to their advance directives. More than 200,000 members have used the DocuBank service since then, and DocuBank has added new features, including an online vault called SAFE that provides a place for members to store files. DocuBank’s latest Digital Executor feature allows members to designate one person who will be able to access all of their online files once we’ve received proof of the member’s death or permanent incapacity.

Estate Map

estatemap.com

Founded: 2013

Estate Map is a cloud-based, highly-secure, supplemental estate planning tool that is simple to plug into an estate planning law practice. It easily moves an estate planning attorney’s intake online, and gives clients a secure place to store and pass on important estate information. Estate Map then automates communication with clients and their representatives to […]

Estate++

www.estateplusplus.com

Founded: May, 2008

Estate++ is a virtual safe deposit box that was developed in response to the need for safe and reliable access to information for planning and emergency purposes. Through natural disaster, theft — even death and incapacity — your information is always available.

Eterniam

eterniam.com

Founded: 2013

Eterniam enables you to create your digital estate. It preserves all your digital assets: photos, videos, documents, your content from other services (such as Facebook) and more to come. You can bequeath each asset to chosen beneficiaries. Security and privacy are integral to the service. The terms of use spell out very clearly how digital assets are passed on. Eterniam is designed to be used every day, with one of its web or mobile apps.

Funeral Finder

www.funeralfinder.com

Founded: 2009

A nationwide database, Funeral Finder lets families publish low cost, permanent obituaries and 100% free death notices in an attractive and ad-free format.

GEN-ARC

www.gen-arc.com

Founded: 2011

As a leader in digital estate scanning and preservation solutions, GEN-ARC™ is committed to helping people organize, convert, protect and preserve valued digital estate assets for future heirs. GEN-ARC™’s cloud-based Digital Asset Management System is designed to facilitate generational succession(s) and future technology changes. It utilizes a uniquely-secure, financial trust to ensure the permanent protection of every generational archive and the priceless family history it contains.

GhostMemo

www.ghostmemo.com

Founded: 2013

GhostMemo is a website that provides a way for people to send emergency messages to their emergency contacts in case they become “inactive” and stop responding to proof-of-life email requests. Messages can be customized for multiple recipients, can include attachments, and max inactivity period can be changed at any time.

GoneTooSoon

www.gonetoosoon.org

Founded: 2008

GoneTooSoon is a not-for-profit organization which enables anyone to create a free online memorial for a relative or friend who has passed away.

Heart2Soul

www.heart2soul.com/

Founded: 2007

Every end-of-life celebration should be as unique as the individual it’s celebrating and Heart2Soul puts all the options in one place on the Web. Whether you’re looking for ways to support a friend or planning a funeral or memorial, thoughtful care and research has been put into our more than 125 unique topics. We rely on the knowledge of world-renown experts and advocates to help you understand your options at a time when there is very little time (or energy) to look for answers.

Legacy.com

legacy.com

Founded: 1999

Legacy.com is a site that offers online obituaries, memorial Web sites, and online guest books.

Life Book

www.life-book.com

Founded: 2010

Life Book is a service that hosts memorial websites of those you have loved and want to remember. You design and administer a memorial network that is just for you, your relatives and friends. Create a special remembrance place for them with pictures, songs, videos and testimonies that you will share.

LifeNaut

lifenaut.com

Founded: 2010

LifeNaut is a service that allows you to create interactive avatars, upload content, and even an DNA sample so that you can “create a free back-up of [your] mind and genetic code.”

Memorial Matters

memorialmatters.com

Founded: 2010

Memorial Matters is an online memorial site that allows users to create online memorials for their loved ones. Once created invite people to come to the site to read about the deceased, leave a message, post photos and videos, share stories, send flowers. The site has no advertising so charges small fees of $4.95 monthly, $49.95 yearly or $95.95 for a professional permanent memorial.

My Wonderful Life

www.mywonderfullife.com

Founded: 2010

My mywonderfullife.com is a planning, messaging and memorial site with loads of features that will help you plan your own passing. You can leave letters, document your wishes, make sure your pets are taken care of, write your own obituary and even design your own headstone.

MyCyberSafe

mycybersafe.com

Founded: 2013

MyCyberSafe’s goal is to help you preserve your digital assets, for yourself and your family, now and forever. It was established in 2013 to assist military personnel confronted with the onerous task of organizing and storing extensive deployment checklist information. Since that time, estate attorneys and others are discovering that what works for the military can work just as well for civilian purposes. Both military and civilian personnel seem to appreciate the extensive security features offered by MyCyberSafe.

MyGoodbyeMessage

www.mygoodbyemessage.com

Founded: 2013

MyGoodbyeMessage is an online, interactive service that gives you the opportunity to write beautiful personal letters to be delivered either after a predefined period of time, or after you passed away. We could say that it sends your words and emotions to your family and friends after you are no longer able to.

MyMoriam

www.mymoriam.com

Founded: 2012

MyMoriam offers a new and easy way of collecting, recording and updating your wishes, practical information, important reminders and the things that really matter. For now and for later, for yourself and for the people who care for you.

PartingWishes

partingwishes.com

Founded: 2000

This site provides services dedicated to the private and secure creation of online Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Funeral Plans, Memorials. Legal documents are available for the US, UK and Canada. They have partnered with www.MyLifeLocker.com to offer secure storage of account credentials made available to Executors through a proprietary “keyholder” arrangement. Messages can also be created for distribution once they are unlocked by the keyholder.

PassingBye.com

www.passingbye.com

Founded: 2011

PassingBye is a subscription website, without advertising, providing members with a secure and private package of applications including a User ID and Password Protector, Unlimited capacity File Backup and Storage in the Cloud, An Interactive Journal Feature, and a Last Final Message. Shared and encrypted communication is with other members only on our website enhancing privacy and security of information. Each and every entry may be shared now, after Passing Bye, or simply deleted upon Passing.

Perpetu

https://perpetu.co/

Founded: 2013

Perpetu is a prize-winning and innovative service that allows you to control what would happen to your online accounts upon your ‘departure’. We carry out your last wishes without asking for your passwords or requiring you to upload any document. With just a few clicks, you can specify the content you want to delete, and those that you want to share with your loved ones, forward future emails, send auto replies, and finally, say goodbye from heaven! Be remembered, and leave a digital legacy with Perpetu today.

Remembered.com

remembered.com

Founded: 2009

Create an online memorial website in memory of your loved ones with a bio, memories, photos and share with friends and family. Social networking features that include connectivity to friends and family around the world via Email invites and Facebook. Memorials are free to create and use for 30 days and can be commemorated forever for $9.95.

RememberWell

www.rememberwell.net

Founded: 2005

RememberWell.net is a not for profit online memorial website for you to share and celebrate the memories of your loved one with family and friends.

SecureSafe

www.securesafe.com

Founded: 2009

SecureSafe is the online data safe for the secure storage of passwords and documents. Our service includes the popular DataInherit feature that offers a secure and private way of passing on your files and passwords to partners, friends and loved ones in the event that something should happen to you. You can assign a beneficiary to entrust with your digital afterlife as well as specify one or more persons to act as your digital activators. Our services are designed and built by Swiss online banking experts and include a free Password Safe account that allows you to store for up to 50 passwords and provides you with 10MB storage space – absolutely free! You can also access your safe via our free iPhone and iPad apps.

The DocSafe

www.thedocsafe.com

Founded: 2011

Organize and simplify your life. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Imagine being able to locate your critical financial and personal information and files in one centralized location that is available to you anywhere in the world. The DocSafe turns that into a reality for you.

The Voice Library

www.rememberedvoices.com/

Founded: 2008

Record, save, and share the sound of your voice through The Voice Library, a secure online archive that you can use by phone and online. Record a story as soon as you hear it – listen anywhere, even without internet. Guarantee that your voice will be preserved for future generations.

ThoughtsBeyond

thoughtsbeyond.com

Founded: 2010

ThoughtsBeyond provides individuals with a cloud-based solution to email text and/or video emails your loved ones after they die. Imagine if your grandchild could get an email sent directly to them from you? Where you are directly talking to them and telling them how much you love them; or giving them advice on life and more! Imagine being able to leave some final words for your loved ones when you pass letting them know that they meant the world to you and that you love them very very much! ThoughtsBeyond provides you with the ability to say the things we all wish we could say or hear, one last time; or many many more times in the years to come! Record online, Upload files, or send in video discs that can be processed and attached to your account (A mobile app is on it’s way for Android/iPhone) we provide multiple methods to get your data uploaded and ready to be sent. The idea is simple, even after you’re gone, you can still leave pieces for those you love that will remind them of you and will show them how much you really cared about them!

USLegalWills.com/LegalWills.co.uk/LegalWills.ca

USLegalWills.com

Founded: 2001

Provides services dedicated to the private and secure creation of online Wills, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Funeral Plans. They have partnered with www.MyLifeLocker.com to offer secure storage of account credentials made available to Executors through a proprietary “keyholder” arrangement.

Vuture

www.myvuture.com

Founded: 2013

Vuture is an iOS application that allows you to capture priceless memories, thoughts, or secrets today, which can be shared at a specified time in the future. The Process is easy: Record, Schedule, & Save. It’s that simple. You get to choose who you want to share your video with & when they will receive it. Videos are stored on the cloud & can be sent to the recipients phone, email, or posted on their Facebook page. Vuture is the easiest way to share your thoughts from the grave.

WebCease

www.webcease.com

Founded: 2013

WebCease, Inc. helps executors, trustees and administrators find online accounts that are digital assets for the estate of the deceased. WebCease’s Digital Asset Discovery™ services identifies the active online accounts and instructs on the different options for retrieval, closure or memorialization in accordance with the policies of each site. WebCease also helps reduce the risk of identity theft.

YouMattered.com

YouMattered.com

Founded: 2014

YouMattered.com is a site where one can create an elegant online Memorial to honor the memories of loved ones. The site boasts a clean and modern layout, detailed help section, an interactive timeline and social media integration. Members can create up to Free Basic Online Memorial and unlimited Premium Memorials.