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: Pair

    Developer: TenthBit

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Android.

    Having a Facebook newsfeed full of declarations of love can be highly annoying -- but what if you had the capabilities to share your travels with one person only, and save the rest of your Facebook friends the experience?

    That's where 'Pair' comes in. For those in a long-distance relationship, being able to create a private timeline offers something for everyone. Swap messages, photos, videos and locations -- all on a private timeline platform and away from other prying eyes.

    Once the app is 'paired' with a partner, you can share content immediately. From simple text messages to joint 'to-do' lists and collaborative drawing, there is a variety of ways this platform allows you to communicate. For true romantics, pressing your thumbs on the same parts of the screen results in a 'thumb kiss' where the phone vibrates.

    Source: App store | Google Play

  • Name: Google+ Hangouts

    Developer: Google

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Android.

    The updated Google+ app has resulted in a simpler format and seemingly more reliable Hangout video chat option. Miss the days you used to watch a film together? Never fear. Place the phone next to you, connect with your partner, stick the film on and you're away -- but of course, you'll need a reliable Internet connection.

    Instant messaging is also a feature of Hangouts, and if you fancy tagging some of your friends along, the video chat now supports up to ten people talking simultaneously -- which is an option that makes it unique in relation to Skype or Facetime.

    Source: App store | Google Play

  • Name: Instagram

    Developer: Burbn, Inc.

    Price: Free

    Compatibility: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Android.

    Instagram is a popular photo editing and sharing application. After gaining over 15 million users on iOS, it has recently begun growing a fan base on Android after the recent release of its Android-compatible app -- gaining over 5 million downloads in one week.

    This app includes a range of photo filters to immortalize what you're seeing in a slightly different way. Once you've taken a picture of the Colosseum to send to your sweetheart, you can either share it across social networks like Twitter and Facebook, send them to your Instagram account or directly to their mobile.


    Source: App store | Google Play


Topic: Apps

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