March 6, 2009

Storytlr – Tell Your Story With A Lifestream


Storytlr is a lifestreaming application. Like other lifestreaming applications it allows you to aggregate your online activities in a single place, pulliing these from your online profiles. Storytlr works with a long list of online services, including Delicious, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Google Reader, Lastfm, Picasa, Seesmic, StumbleUpon, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube. It also works with RSS, which means you can grab a feed from any of your online profiles and import it into Storytlr.

Once you have imported everything, you’ll be presented with a lifestream page in reverse chronological order, showing everything you have done on that date. If you want to recreate your internet history by looking at what you read in your feed reader, stumbled or commented on through sites like Twitter, this is an ideal way to do it. Your imported items can be bookmarked, edited, commented on and shared.

Storytlr also includes the ability to group parts of your lifestream into stories, selecting start and end dates. This results in a slideshow interface, which can be effective if you use a lot of images. Storytlr has some great features and new ones are added all the time. Although Storytlr has a lot of competition it’s a valuable addition to the range of lifestreaming apps.

Practical Uses:

  • Manage all your online interactions from a single place
  • Create a story showing all your tweets and posts around a particular theme and share it with the world
  • Let visitors to your site know where they can find you online and what you are talking about

Insider Tips:

  • Post links, text, audio and images directly to your Storytlr account
  • Create a backup of everything you have done online with Storytlr’s backup tool
  • Add your lifestream to your blog or website with a widget
  • Change the theme of your page using one of the premade themes or with CSS
  • Use Storytlr with your own domain name by editing the CNAME entry at your domain host

What we liked:

  • Getting started was amazingly quick. Account activation took only seconds
  • Any of your updates that are private in the original feed remain private in your public lifestream, but you can see them grayed out in the admin interface
  • The layout is clear and easy to understand
  • Storytlr integrates with Disqus for comment management

What we didn’t like:

  • The story feature only looks well if you have a lot of images, otherwise the pages become quite bland


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2008
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Belgium
  • Founded by: Laurent Eschenauer, Alard Weisscher
  • Web site:


  • Free


  1. Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for your review ! I’m really happy to see you enjoyed our service. Don’t hesitate to share additional feedback by email.

    Also, worth pointing out, we are not a company. Just two guys having fun at building a service that just meets our needs for our own web presence.

    Btw, appvita is great, I really like the slick design and find the content well written. You’ve got yourself a new subscriber on the RSS 😉

    • Laurent, the best companies form from people who have an itch and seek out a way to scratch that itch. Thank-you for the kind words about the blog, it’s progressing nicely. Cheers.

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