Write it down, just in case.


if i die.org gives you a way to write notes that will only be delivered if you die. The service is free, easy to use, and completely secure. Use this website to leave instructions for what to do with your pets and journals, to write letters to the people you care about, or for anything else you want. It's not as morbid or scary as you think; it's an easy way to be prepared just in case something totally unexpected happens.

What sort of notes can I write?

This is really up to you, but here are some ideas:

  • A letter to a friend - to say something personal.
  • Simple instructions - whether or not to read your journal, what to do with your cat, where your documents are kept.
  • Passwords - how to log into your computer, how to access your address book.
  • An informal will - so your next of kin knows what to do with your stuff.

For more examples, see how my friends are using if i die.org...

How it Works

You write a note to your best friend telling her the password to your computer.

Your note will be encrypted and stored securely on this website. While you're alive, your friend cannot read it. The note will only be delivered if you die.

For the details, read more about how it works...

Try it out

The website is free to use, and pretty self-explanatory. Click the button to get started:

Create an Account!

If you still have questions, you can look at examples of how other people use if i die.org, or read a more detailed explanation of how it works. Finally, there's a list of frequently asked questions that has answers to all sorts of questions, including:

About the website

I built this website after reading about a guy kinda like me who randomly dropped dead, in the middle of the street, from a heart condition no one knew he had. This made me wonder what would happen if it were me. Would all the people I care about know how I felt about them, or would things be left in a state of limbo? Would my parents have any idea what to do with my belongings? Talking it over with some friends, I realized that other people had had similar thoughts. And so I built this website. It's a way to write notes to people, which can be updated quickly and easily, and which will only be sent if you die. If you find it useful or have suggestions, drop me an email.

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