Death is a natural part of life. And while nobody likes to acknowledge that their time on this Earth is limited, many tools can help you and your loved ones prepare for the inevitable. There are Advanced Health Care Directives for what you want to happen when you’re no longer able to make health decisions, and wills for how you want your physical worldly possessions to be distributed to family members once you pass on.
But what about your digital possessions? Your social profiles and emails as well as your shared photos, videos and blog posts all continue to exist on the Internet after you have shuffled off this moral coil. Several services exist to help manage your transition into the digital afterlife, and we’ve rounded up the best of the best.
When dealing with the psychological pain associated with the death of a loved one, one of the best ways to process that grief is to say goodbye. If I Die is a free service that allows users to create personal messages that are delivered to your loved ones upon your death, giving you the chance to say goodbye to those who mean the most to you and for them to hear from you one more time. The service encrypts all messages for security, so your letters can include instructions on how you want your services to be handled, as well as passwords for your social sites should your family want to keep the photos and posts from your accounts.