Americans in Europe, traveling, newborn son!
The privacy. Ability to simply document our own thoughts and experiences like a journal, or to also share with friends and family. Our content feels completely in our control. No feed – no scrolling through garbage.
We use Reel You to capture our travel experiences and days with our newborn son!
It allows us to easily capture moments with pictures and commentary in a secure and private way so we can remember our experiences.
Yes, we think it is important for people to know there are alternatives to the common social media platforms.
Reel You is a private way to capture the experiences in your life and share them with a small audience.
Father, music lover, traveling for work
The ability to share moments with my inner circle.
I travel a lot for work and I like to create Reel You moments of my different stops around the US. I recently was in Fairbanks, Alaska, and created a moment about seeing the Northern Lights.
I am constantly talking to people about it. I tell them they are missing out!
It’s not like your average social media platform… this is something about you, I mean, the real you. I think it’s a better and more private way to connect.
Everyone! If you care about capturing your experiences in a private way then Reel You is the answer.
Mom, university professor, painter, ballet dancer, runner
My favourite part about Reel You is that it’s both my digital private diary and a place to selectively share moments with my family and close friends.
I don’t trust social media with my personal information. I always feel like I’m bombarded with ads. I feel pressure to like people’s post even though I’m not part of their moment.
Reel You is a private environment where you only share if you want to. I only see moments that are important to me and I’m in control of adding other people’s moments to my own Reel.
I capture moments that are important to me: a phone call with one of my daughters or my mother, my ballet class or a hike with my husband. Since I’ve had a Reel You account, I am more conscious of the important moments in my life.
It’s a private digital diary where you can share if you want, but don’t have to.
Type A, passionate, egalitarian, coffee lover
I’m a hardcore fan of journaling and cherishing moments. Reel You can merge both, and gives me the feeling of having digital polaroid photos for all of my personal good and bad moments.
The 20 minutes of peace I have before going to bed every day. I think about creating healthy habits and improvement. Overcoming bad days and cherishing good ones.
A digital and visual alternative to journaling. Reel You helps me to pause and have a look at my selected memories.
I use Reel You to document different journeys, moments and feelings. The option of using an image also introduces the possibility of creating reminders to be happy and positive!
Yes! Having friends join Reel You is a really interesting experience. You get to select moments spent together to share, and create a more dynamic feed.
Traveling, hiking and taking risks… but not with my privacy
The app is so personal that there is no pressure to be a certain way or impress others. I also love the “Reel” – it makes it fun to flip through all your moments quickly.
Social media. When I first started using social media, I thought it was going to be solely about me and over time I realized it’s more about getting others to like what I’m doing with my life. My profile has become something that’s not really me anymore.
Pressure. Lots of pressure. You’re trying to impress others, market yourself and show how everything in your life is really good.
A personal journal, although something more accessible and quicker than a physical journal.
It’s a personal log of your goals, your day, your good and your bad. It’s all personal for you… no one else sees it. Even if you decide to share a moment, it still remains personal. It’s for anyone who wants to truly reflect on their life and how they feel.
Mom, runner, friend, creative
It’s gotten me back to documenting the real me as opposed to creating a feed for other people to view. It allows me to be who I am.
I think of it as consumption and just a waste of my time. I took a few weeks away from it, so now every time I go into it I’m much more conscious of how I’m feeling when I’m there, why I’m there, and considering what I can be doing instead.
So time consuming! It’s daunting because it takes so much time.
Paying it back to myself. When I put something in Reel You it gives me time to reflect on the day and something I will enjoy later.
I think everybody. Everyone knows the feeling of scrolling through texts trying to find a photo or video, and in Reel You the moments are just there waiting for you. Plus, Reel You is better designed for sharing than a photo album.
Weekend warrior, social butterfly, bedroom DJ, it’s always cool to be nice
The ability to enhance my memories, on top of just having pictures in a photo album, by adding the additional flavour and details to any moment.
Anyone with a smartphone, who takes photos, and has a desire to better catch and recall their experiences.
Start with a digital photo journal, then add closed loop social media functionality to share your journal entries – only with who you want to see them.
As a way to add more of the real human aspects and memories to an event.
Flip through my photo album on my phone.
Loves to travel but hates to fly, wine tasting with friends, the color ‘mint green’
The concept in general. A lot of people put on a persona for social media and it’s not authentic to what’s going on in their lives. Reel You brings that missing authenticity.
It’s a different way to collaborate on an experience. You can put any moment in there, from something super simple to something much more detailed with many people.
I put the highlights on social media. The rest were not captured, although I might see a nice memory if I’m randomly scrolling through my photo library.
The collaboration on a moment is something you don’t see anywhere else. You and a friend can have vastly different experiences of the same event and they can both be captured on the same moment.
The people who don’t care to share every detail of their life online. Individuals who want to capture their memories and share things with their family and friends, but not make it public to hundreds of people.
Early rising, trekking, chips & guac
Our favorite feature is posting future moments. So much of social media is focused on what you do in the past, and it’s great to get excited for all that you plan to do in the future.
We use Reel You to share past memories, funny moments, and future events we’re excited for.
We both abandoned most social media a while ago, so before Reel You we mainly just kept pictures in the photo libraries of our phones. It was tough to sort pictures out, and even worse to try and share them.
As a personal platform to share moments with your close circle. It’s an honest and fun way to stay connected with the people you care about.
Reel You is perfect for anyone who wants to capture moments for their circle, without worrying about the public optics of social media.
Outdoor activities, finance, photography, I like to see the good in people
I feel like I can totally express myself.
I have it to stay in touch with people all over the world, but not everything you see on social media is true. I’m active but I only post nice things, sometimes even nicer than they might be in real life.
If I feel a certain way, I can express it. I don’t have to be brief, I don’t have to be positive, I don’t have to be something I’m not.
I write about how I feel, so it’s therapeutic to let everything out. When I look back and read about my experiences again, it’s nice to relive and reflect on these moments.
Everyone can use Reel You because it’s personal.
Hardworking, friendly, travel
I’m able to capture specific moments that are important to me and I can choose which to share with specific people.
People with ‘social media fatigue’ or who are sensitive about data privacy. Reel You is the answer for people who thrive on capturing moments of their family, friends and travels but don’t want to put up a fake or curated persona. You can still capture your moments, but in a stress-free and less time-consuming way.
Never losing a memory. There are moments from a long time ago that we may remember now, but over time will forget that moment and the fun times that took place.
It turns social media on its head. The premise of social media is amassing likes and followers, and is not so much a way to capture what you’re doing. On the other hand, Reel You is primarily focused on a moment in time, while sharing is secondary.
Random assortment of pictures I’ll never look at again and funny photos I’ve texted back and forth with my friends. I create albums for larger trips or big events like travel, but Reel You is where I keep the smaller moments that happen in between the grand events.
Family, conversation starter, organization guru, dog lover
Keeping track of my life events is very gratifying.
I use it everyday as a journal but also to share moments with my family and friends. Usually I capture things at night before bed, but throughout the day I’m thinking about what pictures, quotes and other things I want to include in my moments. I love having all of my painting and backyard projects in there. Reel You is also my “go to” any time I want to document a trip or vacation.
Handwritten journal. I found it frustrating because my thoughts go faster than I can write. A physical journal is also hard to access, whereas Reel You is portable and flexible. I can use it anywhere at anytime in any way that I want.
It’s useful for my daily mental health because it gives me an easy place to put my thoughts down during a difficult period in my life.
I’d recommend it for other moms. When my children were little I used to write on tiny calendar squares what they did each day, but I just ended up with stacks of calendars. It would have made me happy to digitally capture these moments for them in order to one day say “here is the story of your life” with pictures and stories from every day.
Ice cream, scuba diving, student, ambitious
I love that Reel You allows you to capture all your experiences, the good and the bad ones, the private and the ones shared with friends and family.
An algorithm trying to take up as much of my time as possible so they can make more ad revenue and “influencers” who seem genuine but actually just try to sell me products.
A personal and private platform designed for my experiences, with the added social element of allowing me to share memories with my friends if I want to. It’s totally different from social media where everyone puts on a facade.
I use Reel You everyday in the evening before I go to bed. I like to reflect on my day and make a moment that represents it. These moments might be a really good workout, a tough meeting at work, a yummy home-cooked meal or just a coffee which I enjoyed in the sun. These are the little things I want to remember; they make me happy and feel grateful.
Before Reel You I didn’t document my moments, even though I was always jealous of my sister for having the tenacity to keep a diary.
Beer drinking buddy, cycling, podcast host, passion for technology
The flexibility to capture your life how it really is, rather than feeling pressure to constantly show you live a perfect life.
I don’t have to worry about other people liking or interacting with my moments. I post whatever I want and share with the people who were there, instead of with all the random people from my past where our relationship consists of wishing each other “happy birthday” once per year.
The type of person who is fed up with social media because it’s no longer about people. For example, I deleted Facebook because of all the politics, ads, brands and stuff I just didn’t care about anymore. I’m getting close to that point with Instagram as well.
It feels like I open it as a reflex just to fill the time. I don’t post much anymore but, when I do, it’s a lot of effort and time to choose the picture that will get a trillion likes.
Creating a moment is effortless because it’s more genuine. There’s no pressure to portray a perfect life.
Enthusiastic, positive, laughing, outgoing
The organization it brings to my personal memories. And it’s easy to use!
Reel You is important to me because it’s different than other social media. It’s not a place to boast or brag. It’s where you can keep the things that matter most to you without caring about what others may think. It provides a place to store memories and more (like my favorite recipes!) with not only pictures, but additional details along with it, and I can share it with loved ones if I choose to.
My experiences were spread throughout my photo library. If I scrolled through my pictures at all, I would spend a long time scrolling to find specific memories. Even when you find the one you’re looking for, it’s disappointing when you can’t recall all the details, thoughts and feelings behind that moment.
Relief in knowing my memories have been captured and won’t be forgotten. Also, there’s no pressure to choose the right filter or clever caption, so I can remember these moments as they really were. Additionally, it offers the chance to connect privately with the people that mean the most to me.
Anyone and everyone. New parents who want to document their kid’s first steps, an adventure seeker who wants to log their different travels, a home owner who wants to document their pride in home improvement projects, a college student who wants to share their night out with close friends, a chef experimenting with new recipes, etc. Everyone is having experiences, so why not enjoy them in the moment and beyond?