give serves to manage and regulate your digital legacy precautionary. In an easy way one can determine heirs and files can be prepared to disappear with you. Digital legacy contains every kind of data you have, no matter if it’s local on your device or part of an online service you are using.
While all the things you can touch, will be passed on to someone by law or by will. It is a big unsolved question what will happen to all your digital belongings like music, photos, movies, documents, accounts and web spaces. Some of these things may just be fine remaining for remembrance. Others like contracts and bills, which nowadays often only exist in a digital form, should be taken care of.
The devisor needs to install the software and order one of our a special storage device for each heir. When the device is plugged into the computer, a new heir can be created in the software, who then is related to this device only. Now the storage device can be deposited at a safe place, like at the notary. While deposited, there is no data on the device. The software allows the devisor to add data, to all of his heirs or mark secret data, which will disappear with him. There is also an option to comment on the content.
In case the devisor dies, the devices will be given to the chosen heirs. Each heir has to plug his device into the computer of the devisor once. When a prepared device is plugged in, the software will delete all data marked as ‘secret files’. At the same time, all data related to the heir is copied onto the device. Together with the software for the heir.
Thanks to the software, the heir can now view the digital heritage with comments and wishes of the devisor.
"Digital heritage allows it to pass on single data to more than one person"
Therefore it is possible to relate certain data to several heirs in give. Also you can determine data to disappear with you, in case you don’t want anyone to know about it.
The software for the devisor serves to collect data and user accounts.
The software for the heir helps to find and organize the digital heritage and offers insights of the devisor
The storage device serves as a key to the digital heritage and is needed to create an heir
The service makes sure you get an individual device for each heir, which works over a long period of time
Software for the devisor.
AAdd data you want to pass on to one or more heirs. You are also able to add comments and wishes for every single file or account. You have full control about who will get your data and which data will stay your secret forever. Different views allow you to always maintain your overview.
Software for the heir.
Browse through your heritage, see comments, wishes and additional information. You can also check which tasks you have finished and which still need to be done. You can export any files onto any device you want. An intelligent search allows you to always find what you need.
You can easily add heirs to your files.
With give you always see who gets your files if you die. You have also the option to let some files die with you.
With our search function you always find what you're looking for. Therefor give automatically taggs your files.
List view: perfect for accounts or other data where you need to get more details at first.
Grid view: best for data where you need big thumbnails, like photos or music
Timeline: optimized to get a fast overview, if you want to see all files from a certain year
Blog view: nice opportunity to discover unknown files with additional descriptions
To make the workflow as comfortable as possible we added a simple context menu entry, so you just need a right click to add new data to a certain heir. To go further we created a browser plugin, which lets you add new accounts as easy as you know it from other password managers. To conclude one can say give is always where you need it and you already know how to use it.
More than just a medium.
Our hardware is not just a hard drive, but also a key and a very personal object. It is built to transfer data, but only in one direction: the digital heritage will be copied onto the device, but one cannot delete any data.
Personal and individual .
A device can only be related to one heir, which makes it a very personal object. Therefore, we decided to let the customer generate a unique 3D polygon shape based on the letters of the names as parameters to individualize it.
An elegant, but very unique 3D polygon shape.
Three little LEDs show if the device is working.
Extremly fast connection with USB-C.
The device has not just a separate cover plate with the unique shape, but also more exchangeable components like the connection. This is important to make it safe for long-term usage of 20 or more years.
"This project is our Bachelor thesis at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd. At the moment it’s still a concept. We think the topic of digital legacy is extremely important and with our project we want to show you a possible solution. We would love to get your feedback and thoughts on this. Just send us an email or tell us in a tweet what you think."
If you have questions, suggestions or if you want to support us – we are looking forward to get some more input and ideas! Just send us a mail or visit our websites to get in touch.