Vlog with friends

to build true & lasting friendships 😽

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The unedited story of your life

Tell your happy / sad / exciting / depressing / casual / ... stories using audio and video diaries.

Diaries from Shawn, who makes Atrable

Want to see some other people than me? Contact us through hi@atrable.com


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Open up yourself to your friends: they'll open up themselves too!

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You can send your diaries and photos too!

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Understand each other's life,

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Time Capsule


Top Secret 🀐

(Ig you can kinda guess it based on the name tho :0)


Diary & Chat

Secret 🀐

Group Chat


Secret 🀐

End-to-end Encryption


Currently, the chat messages are only encrypted in-transit. This uses the industry-standard encryption, but we want to provide extra security by encrypting the message from end to end.

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Check Replies of a Diary


Currently, you can reply to a diary, but you cannot check the replies on the Diary Details page. We'll implement this soon.

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Reply to a Message


You'll be able to specifically pick which message you are replying to.

Reduce Video Uploading Time

Diary & Chat

Videos take excessively long time to upload. We need a magic to reduce this uploading time.

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Motivation of Atrable Project

Inspired by authentic vloggers on YouTube.

I love watching authentic vlogs from people like Casey Neistat and Pani Bottle (λΉ λ‹ˆλ³΄ν‹€). One day, I realized that I felt more intimate with those vloggers than with some of my "friends"; I could know the vloggers' life stories by watching their vlogs, which helped me feel close to them. I wondered if there's a way to use vlog to get closer to my friends and form real friendships.

How do we make real friends?

We deepen our friendships when we spend time together and understand each other's lives.

I thought social networking platforms would help me do that by making it easier to share genuine stories together. Sadly (or luckily for me πŸ€“), there was no such platform, so I'm making one!

Audio & video instead of photos

I already know what my friends look like. I don't know their life stories though, and that's what I want to learn about while "connecting" with them.

With audio, you can't "see" anything; instead, you can only "listen" to what's going on. That makes it easier for us to focus on the story rather than appearances.

Still, audio-only contents are kinda boring, so you can turn on the camera and record a video on Atrable. The video is shown in a tiny window so that you'll focus more on the story itself rather than the tiny tiny visual details.

Aiming to fix all the issues of traditional social media platforms 😼

I don't know if that's physically possible, but I know that sharing honest stories and making real friends are the keys to solving most social media issues.

  • Hate would disappear when people get to understand each others' lives by listening to their diaries.
  • Depression would be reduced when people get to talk with their friends about their experiences.
  • Jealousy would be reduced when people genuinely share their experiences through audio/video diaries, instead of showing and bragging about those through photos.

I'm working 7 days a week to make Atrable be the place where you feel welcome and safe to share your personal stories with your friends. Atrable is still in development, but if you're interested, come try using it!

- Seihyun (Shawn) Lee, May 2023

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