Explory: Is the Mobile Storytelling App the Anti-Vine?

Explory (free)

4.5 out of 5 stars

Nowadays, we have a wide range of options to choose from when we want to share moments and memories, but newly launched app Explory pops out of the bunch. Created for iPhones and iPads, Explory will take you beyond the limitations of sharing that you are used to.

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True to their word, the creators of Explory enabled me to create my own little presentation within minutes. After signing in, I started off by choosing pictures and videos from my phone and played the part of the storyteller by narrating a line or two using the microphone. It initially took me a few seconds to figure out how to discard unwanted photos from my presentation, but that’s the most complicated thing I have experienced by far.

I typed in texts between chapters (I’m sure my wife would love to have these in different fonts for some added touch, by the way) and just a couple of taps here and there and viola…all I needed was the guts to hit publish and all the world would see how expert I can be in the kitchen making Waffle à la Steve.


Unlike slideshows, what sets Explory apart is that the viewer has control over which content to dwell on or what pace they would like to view your stories with by skipping or lingering. Explory also features synchronization of devices via the cloud and continuous publishing so you can tap away and share adventures with the world even while you are on our way to the next one. 

50 MB worth of ‘Explory-tions’ is currently offered free but if you want to get more creative, you can subscribe for additional storage: 

  • One month subscription – 1GB storage for one month for $1.99
  • One Year Subscription – 1GB storage for one year + higher quality photos and videos for $19.99
  • Plus Subscription – 5GB storage for one year + higher quality photos and videos for $59.99

This app requires iOS 6.0 or later, is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and is optimized for iPhone 5.

Explory succeeds in being anti-Vine as it gives people the freedom to express more, share more, and feel more. Overall, due to its simplicity and ease of usage, I would rate this app a 4.5 out of 5

Be done with the endless editing, just simply start enjoying.

Here's a sample Explory:

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