Essential apps for long-distance relationships

Essential apps for long-distance relationships

Summary: Summer is coming, and if you're away from home, use these apps to organize your trip..and save your relationship.


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  • Name: TripIt

    Developer: TripIt

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Android.

    The TripIt application is another useful service for travelers -- and can help you plan the next visit to your partner. Once you've set up a free account, you can either use the app or web interface to pull information from your calendars, email and reservations. To save churning through emails to find your itinerary or flight plan, you can forward it to an email address to include it in your digital planner, and keep your plans running smoothly.

    Trip plans can also be shared across social media networks, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn so your partner can know your travel plans -- and you can both make any changes as necessary. In the Pro version, flights can be monitored for alerts to save money on airfare and to be kept informed of any delays or cancellations.

    Source: App store | Google Play

  • Name: Viber

    Developer: Viber Media

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Android.

    The Viber application is compatible across multiple platforms, including iOS and Android. It currently supports over 40 million users, who use the free app to call, text and send images across to other Vibe users across the world through WiFi or 3G.

    One thing which is good about the app is the fact it is not smothered by advertising, and the privacy policy is crystal clear. The sound quality isn't quite as strong as Facetime, but the battery usage rate is better -- for Android users, combining this with Juice Defender keeps it ticking along for much longer.

    If you download the app and want to know who is already on the platform, you can choose to synchronize your contacts to show you if your friends -- or your partner -- is already connected. For those on the road, it can certainly cut down the phone bill.

    Source: App store | Google Play

  • Name: wikiHow's Love Survival Kit

    Developer: wikiHow, Inc.

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

    Whether your long-distance relationship is going well or not, even the best of us sometimes need advice. Whether it is how best to ask your partner to move in, or how to get rid of a love bite, wikiHow's Love Survival Kit app is a quick-fix solution to rapidly find the answer to your dilemma.

    The app includes articles on dating and maintaining relationships, grooming, romance, tactics and even tips for the bedroom. You don't need an Internet connection to access the app, but you can also use the free service to find YouTube videos, to read the 'How to' of the day, and bookmark items for reading later.

    Source: App store 

Topic: Apps

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