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New Month, New Moments

Spookiest Thing About October? ... Is How Fast It’s Flying By!

It’s like we snapped our fingers and poof, it’s October!  You won’t catch us complaining. We’re diving face-first into pumpkin-flavored everything, watching the fall leaves start to turn. There’s something so sweet and nostalgic about this time of year here in the USA - plump pumpkins sitting on doorsteps, the hunt for the perfect Hallowee...
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September: Get Your Sh*& Together Month!

Timely and useful information from Keepster Newsletter - September 2019

Ah, September... Hello, fall! How are ya doin’ back-to-school season? Okay... most of us haven’t been students for..er...quite a while. Even still Still, we’re fully embracing the spirit of it all: a fresh, bright-eyed new beginning. We’re feeling compelled to organize our calendars, our desktops, and even our texts. There’s something about this...
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How to refresh your Keepster backup

Include the newer messages you’ve sent and received [video]

Congrats Keepster user! You’re doing great! You have all your messages safely and securely backed up.  You know how to view your messages and navigate around the app. Chances are you’ve created Folders and possibly a book or two.   But as we all know, new messages are being sent and received all the time.    So it is alwa...
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How to make Keepster books

Turn texts and photos into a brand new gift idea or keepsake [video]

Keepster books are very near and dear to our hearts, as they are the idea from which the Keepster app sprang to life.   Chances are if you’re choosing to watch this video, you probably feel just as we do: though we lead fully digital lives, our desire to hold something in our hands as a memento, a keepsake or a physical artifact still exis...
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How to edit Keepster folders

Add or remove messages and change the title or description [video]

What makes us happy is when our users ‘get’ how making Keepster folders is a game-changer.  What makes us even happier is when your important messages are just a click away and organized in Keepster folders.  But what about the newer messages that are being sent and received all the time? This post addresses how to incorporate newer messag...
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How to create Keepster folders

Select and organize your meaningful messages [video]

Congrats Keepster user! You’re doing great! For this blog post we will assume: You have all your messages safely and securely backed up.   You know how easy it is to view your messages and navigate around the app.   Now you’re ready to make Keepster folders to organize your meaningful messages. Keepster folders are for your curat...
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How to browse and view your messages

And how to navigate around the Keepster app [video]

As soon as you’ve created a backup of your phone messages to your computer you can breathe easy -  all your messages are safely and securely backed up!   Your next step is to browse and view your messages in the Keepster app.  Now is the time to start having some fun finding special messages, unearthing some of the wackiest ones, or revis...
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An iPhone romance that broke my heart … Sorta

I had an entire (three month) “relationship” via text message, and it mattered. Way more than I ever thought it could. Then, he ghosted me.

Yup. You read that right. I know, I know, I can hear it all: But you didn’t even really know him! Three months?! That’s nothing! How do you catch feelings for someone over an iPhone?!  I know what you’re thinking because I thought it, my friends thought it - some even had the guts to say it.  We’ve all heard those stories of people who mee...
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I Turned my Favorite Group Chat into a Book

I have the world’s greatest best friends, and couldn’t imagine life without them...so I showed them what they meant to me, with a Keepster book.

I had always planned to move away from home. In fact, for a long time I didn’t consider Winnipeg my home - rather a place where I’d grow up but would move away from the moment I got the chance.  My attitude stayed the same until I had to start saying my goodbyes as I prepared to move to another country to pursue my lifelong dream. Goodbyes se...
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The 'badass women" in Congress: a Sisterhood of Texters

Hats off Badasses! Of course, they’re texting. That’s what friends do.

Legislation by Text? This New York Times headline got me Veterans Turned Lawmakers Form a Political Band of Like Minds, April 7, 2019. Why? The article points out that of the 67 new Democrats in Congress, 10 came out of the military or intelligence agencies. Very interesting, right?  They were immediately magnetically attracted to each ...
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I Still Text my Godmother. She passed away 8 Months Ago.

Texting Her Brought Me Joy When She Was Alive & Peace Now That She’s Not.

I have a secret. I guess it’s not really a secret if I’m writing a blog about it and putting it out there on the internet, but, nonetheless, it’s nothing something I’m shouting from the rooftops. I text a dead person.  Wow. That’s a sentence, huh?  Trust me, it was as painful to type as I’m sure it is as uncomfortable for you to read. I t...
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Texting Etiquette 101!

Texting plays a huge role in personal interactions, so here are 15 rules to message like it matters.

Three Cheers for Dalvin Brown’s USA today article ... that recently appeared in USA Today:  15 unwritten rules of communicating in the digital age, according to people on Twitter We’ve all heard it before: the way we communicate these days has changed drastically. But Mr. Brown had the brilliant idea to delve further by asking people o...
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How to get started with Keepster

Making your first Keepster backup using iTunes [Video]

Thank you so much for your interest in Keepster.  We believe that some messages are special & worth saving.  That's why we created Keepster!  Keepster backs up your messages from your iPhone and/or iPad to keep them safe on your computer.  First things first, you will need to create a backup of your messages to your computer.   The app wi...
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How Downloading Keepster Changed the Way I Text

Downloading a desktop app designed to organize and safekeep my texts changed the way I use my mobile device, look at my messages, and manage my threads.

Texting & I have a serious love affair As a writer and big-time talker, I’m one of those that lived for a good note passed during class, a particularly exciting AIM conversation, a text from some boy or friend that made me flutter. Not shocking to report that I text full paragraphs.  My friends joke that I follow zero ‘texting etiquett...
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If anyone out there knows Amy Schumer….

CEO’ing and ‘fishing’ everyday, doing everything possible to try get word of Keepster to Amy Schumer and Rachel Feinstein.

As CEO & Founder, I spend all day, every day, thinking about Keepster. And though you’d never guess it, I also think of myself as a fisherman*!  I wake up early.  Cast my net wide, sift through the papers, newsletters, you name it, and start trawling for prized bits of meaningful communication. I understand that most often the texts that ...
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The post that’s been so hard to write

With trepidation, I told her about Keepster, that at the very least by using the app she could keep all her mom’s texts safe.

This is the post that I’ve been avoiding. This is the one that’s been staring me down, the elephant in the room. This is the blog about loss. It’s about the loss of loved ones, the words that they leave behind and our enduring need to keep those words and memories close.  Last week I attended a memorial service. It was for a woman I’d known f...
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A Generation Without Love Letters

I don’t have any other handwritten relics from past romances, I’ve exchanged thousands, if not millions, of text messages with boys. So glad I have Keepster.

I’m twenty-five and I’ve only received one love letter... Pathetic, I know, but it was a good one. In it, I was compared to light, and to ‘the concept of music’ and time. I’m not sure what the guy meant, but I’ve never forgotten the line, so I guess it served its purpose. There’s even an accompanying poem. The letter lives in a box in my room...
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My Mom's Messages Matter Most

Since my Mom’s words are words I never, ever want to forget ... I made them into a Keepster Book!

My Mom is my best friend.  I know, that sounds like a cliche just in time for Mother’s Day but really, ask me any other day of the year, and I’ll tell you the same thing. She jokingly has always said “I can’t be your best friend, I gotta be your Mom!” but in all reality, she’s perfected both. She is single-handedly everything I ever want to b...
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How The Modern Day Baby Journal Made My First Mother's Day!

Using messages and photos you've shared with your friends and family to make a Keepster Baby Journal.

Our precious baby is eleven months old today ... and what they say is true: you really don’t know the kind of love you’re capable of until they place that squirmy, pink, squishy and in our case - screaming - bundle into your shaking arms.  Our daughter changed our whole world. No, that’s not it, she became our whole world.  From the mom...
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Testimonies of faith, hope, and courage at Homeboy Industries 2019 Lo Máximo Awards Dinner

Texting conversations which were spoken of, those precious testimonies ... deserve to be saved forever.

I’ve written a great deal about my personal story and relationships, and how they inspired me to create Keepster. But the more I keep my eyes and ears open to the world, the stronger my conviction about the need to preserve texting conversations grows.    Last night I attended an event for Homeboy Industries. It is an extraordinary organiz...
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Why I Give My Kids Gifts to Celebrate Mother's Day

There are so many great messages I've exchanged with my kids ... so I put them into Keepster books for each of my beloved children

Another year, another Mother’s Day is rolling around. I can’t believe it - you blink, and 26 years years of devoted and endless mothering have come and gone. To say it has been the privilege of a lifetime to be a mother would be a true understatement. That's why this Mother's Day, I decided to give my children gifts to celebrate. After all, they...
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Dedication Page 101 with Keepster

How to write a great dedication page for your Keepster Book

Congratulations! You’ve decided to create your Keepster book, selecting your very favorite moments and messages, photos and emojis...bundling them together in the most personalized present yet. Cue all the confetti because you’ve just elevated yourself to gift-giving pro and the lucky recipient is going to absolutely love it. Now, before you’re ...
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Q + A with Keepster Recipient

I Gave My BFF a Keepster Book (And Here’s What She Said About it)

Hi, it’s me again, Olivia. This time I’m back and no, it’s not with a gift guide for your husband who has everything. It’s a quick Q + A with my best friend Jenny - the very first person I gave a Keepster book to! She doesn’t exactly share my ‘sentimental millennial’ title so I wasn’t sure just how much she’d adore the personalized gift. I knew ...
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A Keepster Couple "Why My Impossible-to-Shop-For Husband Loved Getting a Keepster Book"

Keepster’s capability to turn those cherished texts and photos into a soft or hardcover book was the perfect gift.

  Hi, I’m a sentimental millennial Some people are impossible to shop for: either they have it, they don’t need it, or they’d rather skip presents all together! My husband would be one of those people. I don’t mean to make it sound like he’s difficult - he’s wonderful and the sweetest but when it comes to any holiday that calls for gift-gi...
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