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: Facetime

    Developer: Apple

    Price: $0.99/free

    Compatibility: Compatible with Apple products OSX 10.6.6 or later

    Facetime is a video communications program found installed on many Apple products, including the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers. It allows for real-time chatting with another person who also has Facetime installed.

    The video and audio capabilities are great, and in my opinion, far surpass Skype in quality. Since it is available on a number of mobile devices, the portability of this app makes staying in touch with loved ones far easier. A strong WiFi connection is necessary, and for most mobile phones, it can be a severe battery drainer.

    Source: App store

  • Name: Girlfriend Keeper

    Developer: Wilshire Shaw Inc.

    Price: Free

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


    “My first three wives divorced me because I always forgot anniversaries. I am pretty sure my fourth marriage will work thanks to the Girlfriend app.”  -- Mark, 22

    This amusing app, Girlfriend Keeper, is designed to help the modern gentleman remember the important aspects of their relationship -- including birthdays, anniversaries, and the name & eye color of their girlfriend.

    Setting your criteria of how "intense" the relationship is, messages can be automatically sent from every few hours to several a month. The messages are randomly selected from a database full of thousands -- and any response you receive is sent to your email address.

    Don't take it too seriously though -- most girls will figure it out soon enough, but at least it will put a smile on her face.. and you won't forget her birthday (or name).

    Source: App store

  • Name: Foursquare

    Developer: Foursquare Labs

    Price: Free

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

    In a world where many individuals are freely sending personal and intimate details of their lives across the Internet, locations are no exception. Even though it will only be a matter of time before the first Foursquare stalking story appears in tabloids across the West, it is still a popular service that many use to inform their contacts of where they've been.

    Foursquare is available for iOS and Android models. Not only is it used for socially broadcasting your activities -- and sending such information to social networking sites Twitter and Facebook -- it can also be used as a business promotion tool. For those in long-distance relationships, if you're backpacking across the globe, letting your loved one track your trail is possible through the application.

    The app has three tabs -- Friends, Places, and Me. "Friends" allows you to see who's recently checked in, and where; "Places" uses GPS technology to locate nearby venues, and "Me" shows your check-in history.

    Source: App store | Google Play

Topic: Apps

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