Keepster Moments

At Keepster, we know that so much of life happens right there, on our mobile devices. With the amount of time we spend on our phones, it’s certainly surprising that we often forget about one thing: the life found in those messages. While we’re busier than ever, using our phones for so many things, we’re capturing moments, milestones, memories and our texts are telling those stories. Read how using Keepster has impacted the way users view their messages!

My Best Friend’s Texts Are Getting Me Through 2020, Even Halfway Across The World

My best friend is my unpaid therapist, and I couldn’t face a global pandemic without her texts.
7 months into the most tumultuous, tragic, up-ending year our generation may ever live through, I can confidently say this: my best friend (and her messages, even nearly 6,000 miles away) are what have kept me sane. I’ll admit, my best friend Sam deserves a Nobel Prize for her work as my unpaid therapist and... WhatsApp deserves an honorable ...
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Our Marriage Counselor Gave Us Texting Advice: It Worked

“Date your spouse. Digitally.”
Author’s Note: This piece was originally written in February 2020 - pre-pandemic. My husband and I are healthy, safe, at home, and forever grateful we still like each other after quarantining together for 117 days (and counting). Our marriage counselor tapped her hefty, silver pen against the notepad that never left her lap, shifting her ...
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I Turned My College Freshman’s Texts into a Chat book

Turns out, It’s the Sweetest Gift I’ve Given Her
Thanks to a Keepster ad, I got to create what my daughter now swears is the “cutest present I’ve ever given her”: a chat book filled with our favorite freshman year moments, milestones, and messages. College came too fast, didn’t it? Maybe it’s because my daughter is an only, or maybe because we mercifully made it out of most of her teen year...
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Creating a Keepster Book was the Quarantine Activity I Didn’t Know I Needed...

Baking Bread is Great ... but Making Keepster Books is Better
I baked. I did yoga. I organized. I think I finished Netflix, in its entirety. I read. I worked. I baked some more. I sent care packages, text messages, and “I love yous” at an alarming rate, and even still: I felt hopeless, helpless, and lonely. I didn’t need an activity to busy my mind or hands...I needed something to highlight the joy of w...
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Dating in the Age of Corona

2020: The era of Digital Dating, Global Pandemics, and...Tinder success?
Before COVID-19 flipped the world upside down, I was firmly single. So totally single. Though so many I knew had sunk into serious monogamy, even matrimony - seemingly after a few months of Tinder-ing, Bumble-ing, messaging. Their stories had started on their screens. I pictured the jokes they’d embarrass their kids with someday:  ”When y...
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I Texted My Ex During a Global Pandemic

Two years of silence; then 23 Days into a global pandemic, I Reached out.
I made it 23 days into a global pandemic before I texted my ex-boyfriend. Disclaimer: I gave him most of my 20’s. He left me with two tattered Duke sweatshirts and the greatest heartbreak of my romantic career. We shared nine years, two pre-war apartments, one cat, and a mutual understanding that there was nothing left to say. For two years. ...
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Q+A with Our Founder, Jennifer Simchowitz

Fueled by milky tea, texts that make her laugh, an unquenchable thirst for world travel and all things tech - sit down with Simchowitz.
As a female-founded company, we’re particularly passionate about this month’s upcoming International Women’s Day, celebrating the incredible social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women worldwide. In recognizing the work of brilliant and brave women everywhere, we’re thrilled to bring our very own fearless female founder, Jenni...
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Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day & the Love Story I Had No Idea My Parents’ Texts Told

I was a self-admitted Valentine’s Day hater but one Keepster book, thousands of my parents’ texts & an afternoon spent helping my Dad bring their love story to life changed all that.
Helping my Dad make a Valentine’s Day Keepster book made me realize two things: I want the kind of love my parents share and I should still celebrate all the love I have in my life, even if I’m the most single I’ve ever been since the 6th grade.  I sat beside my Dad as he selected the messages, customized the dedication page, and dropped i...
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Some of the Best Advice I've Ever Gotten Has Come Via Text

Thank you, iPhone (and Mom and Dad)
Picture this...  I’m having dinner with a group of friends. One of the guys gets a text from his Mom, and says “Hang on, I gotta tell her I figured it out, one second…” We all nod in understanding. When he’s done, he puts down his phone and his girlfriend laughs, patting his arm as she says “I swear, I used to pray my parents wouldn’t text me...
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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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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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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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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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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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