Folktells Features

Designed for seniors and their families.

Folktells on a variety of devices

Why Folktells?

Designed for Seniors

Designed to Share

Folktells makes it easier to engage with loved ones who struggle to stay involved, and just as easy for those that want to share their lives with them. Deliver the benefits of a connected world, simply, without the confusion.

Optimized for Tablets

Optimized for Simplicity

Most folks benefit from large, easy to read screens with large fonts, generous tap regions, and a simple single screen to invite interaction.

Easy to Use

Easy to love

Each feature is crafted to minimize confusion and maximize engagement while giving control to those who need it and hiding complexity from those who don't. The progressive UI lets you choose the right level for everyone.

Feel Connected

Reduce Isolation

Communication and connections are increasingly moving online making it too easy to leave behind older or less technically capable members of our circle. Social isolation is a real problem that technology is making worse, when it should help.

Stay Informed

Stay up to date

Communicate consistently about what's meaningful now - start simple with the current date,  time, and weather. Upcoming events available at a glance and there is space to share important, durable details.

Reduce Loneliness

Increase Connections

Keep everyone involved and informed about the lives of their loved ones with stories that constantly reinforce connections and memories. Quickly turn family albums into engaging spoken stories that can be enjoyed over and over again.

Folktells at a Glance

Time & Weather

Your loved ones stay aware of the basics with the current date, time and weather in large, clear fonts. A simplified display is available for the easily confused.

Featured Items

Featured stories & new messages keep things fresh & exciting, inviting taps and engagement. Connect Folktells to online albums in Google Photos or iCloud so you can share from wherever you are.

Linked Calendars

Help your loved ones stay informed by populating their calendar with the details they need. You can connect to an online shared calendar to manage their calendar from your own device.


For important information that doesn't change often, set up the noticeboard so that key facts are always visible for your loved ones and their caregivers.
Folktells at a glance

What's in a Story?

They say a picture tells a thousand words, but pictures alone don't add up to a story. Folktells allows you to turn photo albums into dynamic and informative stories that engage and entertain. Folktells is like a digital photo-frame with super powers.

Short term memory loss can leave people wondering what's going on in the lives of their friends and family. You can't always be there to answer their questions about the lives of their loved ones.

Let Folktells help.

Folktells text-to-speech feature reads the stories aloud, making it perfect for those whose vision may be failing or who struggle with reading.

Viewing a Folktells story

Daily Sharing

Engage your loved ones by setting up scheduled prompts for stories. Each day at the set time(s), Folktells will announce that there is a story available. Stories are selected randomly to ensure a variety of pictures and stories are experienced.

Folktells announces the story with text and speech, then waits for a button tap or verbal confirmation before continuing. If no interaction is received, Folktells returns to the familiar home screen.

A scheduled story suggestion

Remote Guided Stories

With a Folktells Share Plan, you can share stories with groups of family & friends, with everyone enjoying them wherever they are and whenever they want.

When you want to experience a story with a loved one but can't be together, Remote Guided Stories let you remote control and show a slideshow on both your device and theirs. Tell the story 'in-person' by phone. As you swipe through the slide-show on your device, they see the same photos as you do.

This is a great way to enjoy some togetherness, even when apart, and to help folk who need a bit of assistance to start and watch a story.

The Sharing Hub


By subscribing to a Folktells Share + Messaging Plan for your senior, they can receive text & photo messages from anyone, with no need for a phone, or a texting plan. They get a number to which you and other family & friends can send in-the-moment messages.

Senders do not need a Folktells subscription to send a message to a Share + Messaging Plan subscriber. Seniors love to be included in the adventures of their loved ones - now everyone can share with them.

Folktells announces the arrival of a new message both on-screen and with audio, then waits for a button tap or verbal confirmation before playing the message. If your loved one misses the announcement, the message will appear in the featured area until they ask to see and hear it.

A new message has arrived

Download Folktells Today!

Available for iOS & Android
Download on the App Store
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Folktells on a variety of devices