Are you ready to die?

Tuesday 15 November 2016
Nic Crowther's picture
Co Editor
The Shaker

You’re going to... some day. Just face it.

As depressing as that thought might be its no excuse to ignore the preparation of your will. It’s not something we’re keen to think about. Even if you updated you will in the last 12 months, there’s still every chance that it’s already out of date.


A happy couple contemplates their impending demise


A clever Sydney start-up, Greatwill, can assist you to create a will on-the-fly via a mobile app. Fire up the app, enter the details of those set to receive the spoils of your lifetime of work, scan your signature and, WHAMMO! You’re no longer intestate. Your will can be edited as many times as you like.

The app even offers the ability to record a video message to accompany your will. What a fantastic opportunity to send some love from the other side, to taunt someone left out of the will, or simply dump on that family member that you secretly loathed.



The will can also be printed and stored with other important documents that will be needed in the afterlife such as property titles, share certificates and your Facebook password.

Goodwill has also teamed up with international charity Worldshare to make it easier to include a donation in your will. According to Goodwill, 29 per cent of Australians say they would be willing to leave a charitable donation in their Will, however only 7.5 per cent of Australians actually end up doing so.



It’s certainly one of the more expensive apps available, but is at a competitive price when compared to other services. Anyway, you could always put it on the credit card and refuse to pay it off until you die.