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15 Cool And Practical Apps For Couples

15 Cool And Practical Apps For Couples

When you love someone, you want to be as connected to them as possible, espeacially in times when you are set miles apart for some reason. There’s no easier way to stay connected than having an app for that. These 15 cool and sweet apps for couples will help you deal with various aspects of your relationship – from getting to know each other even better to settling fights and learning to be a better partner.

1. Simply Us

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    A fun little app set to do a great work – it organizes your life together. If you and your partner often get into silly situations of meeting at the wrong place, double booking the same movies or just buying two packs of milk, Simply Us would be your lifesaver! It allows to create private to-do lists, grocery lists and even small projects, exchange photos and text, plus have a special calendar sync between the two of you to always stay aware when who is up to what.

    iOS (free)

    2. Couple

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      A beautifully designed social network for only the two of you, Couple promises to make your memories last forever! The app allows you to make phone calls or facetime, exchange texts, express your mood and feelings with video, audio, doodles, cute stickers and even private photos which you can set to disappear within a certain time. On top, you can set notifications on a shared calendar and exchange to-do lists. The app is an incredibly sexy way to stay constantly connected and keep all your memories live on a shared timeline both for couples in long-distance relationships and those living in the same city

      iOS (free) and Android (free)

      3. TheIceBreak

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        An app focused on creating more meaningful talks and understanding your SO better. TheIceBreak entails a list of questions to either exchange answers in private or ask and answer anonymously within the community. Also you can “capture today’s moment,” by sharing a picture of something that amazed you today. Now, being active with cracking icebreakers literary pays off. Each time you complete one of the app’s actions, you receive 10$ in the icebreak coins. When your dream team earns $500 in coins, you get a 20% discount (for up to $20) off your next date! Just mail you recipient afterwards and get a cash back from the company in return. How cool is that?

        iOS (1.99$)

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        4. WhereAreYou App

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          So you just moved to a new town and finally decided to have your first night out to celebrate the new beginnings in this cool new venue just a few blocks away. And now you are waiting for half an hour as your partner took “a shortcut” and got lost. Sounds familiar? It kind of happens to my SO and me a lot, especially since we moved to another country and bhave een traveling extensively for the last few years. Here’s where the WhereAreYou App comes incredibly handy! It allows you to send texts to your partner’s phone asking the permission to share his current location temporarily once (ring up and guide him to the right place). The best thing, however, is, that there’s no need to have the app installed on his device!

          iOS (free) and Android (free)

          5. Between

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            Claiming to be another “best app for couples”, Between does have a handy set of features each of you would love! Create your gorgeously styled intimate space where you can exchange and store photos, voice messages, cute stickers and animated emoticons. The app reached 1 million downloads just within a year after launching and as the CEO Park implies: the app is highly addictive. Current users spend 300 minutes a month on average building more meaningful experiential context that cherishes more intimacy with your beloved.

            iOS (free) and Android (free)

            6. You&Me

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              Another stylish-looking messaging app designed for couples by the How About We dating website. You&Me has a standard set of features like exchanging text, photo and video memos to more funky and unique features like sharing songs (that make you think of your SO!); Photobooth – shoot four window, boardwalk-esque styled pics together; Halfsie – shoot Frontback-style photos of you on top and your SO on the bottom and Secret – send your most private pics “steamed up” that the recipient needs to wipe up clear to view.  Besides, the app knows when both of you are together in real life and adjusts the interface respectively.

              iOS (free)

              7. Sesame

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                Are you so bad at making gifts and feel like you gonna fail again with something your partner would actually love for the anniversary. Or do you merely want to make their day brighter with a lovely care package when you are apart? Sesame app from Sincerely allows you to send charming themed gift boxes right on the go with a few clicks! Fantastically thoughtful gift boxes are styled around a certain theme like “Chocolate Lovers,” “Relax&Refresh” and much more! Prices start from 20$ a box including delivery.

                iOS (free) and Android (free)

                8. Dirty Games Truth or Dare

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                  Spice up your relationships by playing a game of naughty truth or dares with this app. The name says for itself – choose whether you want to answer a sultry question or do a slightly scandalous dare, than indicated if a male or a female participant’s answering. Perfect both for a sexy night with just the two of you playing and if you’d like to liven up a party (just make sure everyone have a good sense of humor and aren’t too shy!)

                  iOS (free)

                  9. Fix a Fight

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                    So you got into a row? Now there’s an app for that, too! The Fix a Fight app suggests you proven tactics to make-up and goes even beyond by giving advice on how to better express your feelings and initiate discussions about things that bother you without getting into a fight at the first place. Additionally, the app includes a list of self-soothing and relaxation exercises for both of you to calm done. All the advice is provided by Mark McGonigle – a leading psychotherapist and couple consultant from Kansas city.

                    iOS (4.99$)

                    10. Foodie

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                      If you plan to stay in and amaze your boo with a fab romantic dinner, Foodie definitely has the most comprehensive list of recipes, organized in neat collections. From simple, yet yummy last-minute ideas to gastronomical masterpieces that would require some skills and plenty of time. If you fail, the app will tell what cool new restaurants you can dine out at instead.

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                      iOS (free)

                      11. Avocado

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                        Launched in 2012 by a couple of dating ex-Googlers (awww), Avocado lets you collaborate and communicate easily on the day-to-day stuff.  Set up to-do lists and get instant sync on crossed-out items, exchange notes and memos, keep your Google calendars updated and synced, plus add up some fun to your communication with self-made emoticons of your photos. And send loads of hugs and kisses all the time!

                        iOS (free) and Android (free)

                        12. Line

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                          If you love having endlessly long conversation over the phone, Line app will save you from paying huge bills as it allows ringing up mobiles and landlines free of charge. All you need is a solid 3g/4g connection or wi-fi hot spot. The app also supports free texting, exchanging amusing strikes and video calls. It particularly comes handy when one of you is traveling.

                          iOS (free) and Android (free)

                          13. LokLok

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                            Exchange funny doodles, sketches and hand-written notes that will instantly become visible at your SO’s screen without even unlocking it! LokLok app replaces your standard lock screen with a new one where you can go all creative. If you are synced, your message instantly displays on their screen. There’s even no need to unlock your phone or launch the app view and reply! Alternatively, you can set the app as a widget, if you don’t want it to replace your screen.

                            Android (free)

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                            14. HeyTell

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                              Do you remember days when walkie-talkies were popular? HeyTell works on a similar principle. Push the button, record your message and have it delivered to your contact. It’s like a private voicemail account, where you can listen and reply to messages when it’s convenient for you. An excellent app for super busy couples who still prefer to hear a familiar voice instead of reading plane text, and frequent travelers!

                              iOS (free) and Android (free)

                              15. Postagram

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                                Do you still find sending smalls things by snail mail extremely romantic? (I do!) The Postragram app will turn one of your pictures from your device into a beautiful glossy postcard and have it sent for you at any location in the US, Canada and Europe with just a few clicks. Don’t forget to add a few romantic lines! It will get delivered within 5 to 10 business days for 99c around the US and 1.99$ to destinations abroad.

                                iOS (free) and Android (free)

                                Bonus: Feel Me

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                                  One of the greatest apps to be launched soon for couples in long-distance relationships! The Feel Me app turns plain old texting into a touching experience. When on, you can see a small red dot at the place where your partner fingers are currently touching the screen while composing a text. When yours and your sweetheart fingers press the screen in the same place, a pleasant vibration occurs. Marco Triverio, the app developer from Copenhagen, says that the app introduces a new way of emotional connection, the closest one you can get to actual touching when being apart.

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                                  Featured photo credit: kelley_leigh via flickr.com

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                                  40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2018 Updated)

                                  40 Top Productivity Apps for iPhone (2018 Updated)

                                  Over the years here at Lifehack, we’ve discussed plenty of apps that you can use to improve your overall productivity.

                                  There are certain ones that many of our contributors and editors (past and present) have adopted over the long-term — there are always the stalwarts that stick around. But there are also new apps that crop up every day, adding more and more depth to the app category.

                                  Some of the apps are incredibly plain and simple, while others are more robust and offer more features than you can shake a stick at. And everyone has the one they prefer.

                                  It’s been our job (and still is our job) to keep abreast of all of the productivity-type apps out there. As a result — and as a bit of a refresher — we’ve put together a list of 40 best productivity apps for iPhone to provide you with an all-in-one resource for you.

                                  Productivity apps to help you get things done

                                  1. OmniFocus

                                  This app is, while pricey, considered to be one of the (if not the) most robust and full-featured productivity apps on the market.

                                  Download it here.

                                    2. Forest

                                    Train yourself to put your phone down and stay focused on the task at hand by playing with this planting game. It’s fun and will help you achieve more.

                                    Download it here.

                                      3. Things

                                      Another robust choice, this app is a favorite amongst “productivityists”.[1]

                                      Download it here.

                                        4. 30/30

                                        Recently covered here at Lifehack

                                        , 30/30 is a newcomer to the game that incorporates lists and timing of tasks into an elegant and easy-to-use interface.

                                        Download it here.

                                          5. Any.Do

                                          A beautiful-looking app that is both easy on the eyes and your wallet.

                                          Download it here.

                                            6. PocketLife Calendar

                                            This calendar app is specifically designed to be stylish and super easy-to-use. You can organize your life easily with different modern features.

                                            Download it here.

                                              7. Asana

                                              We’ve covered Asana here at Lifehack

                                              , and it is being actively developed by a strong team committed to making collaborative task management a more efficient and effective experience.

                                              Download it here.

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                                                8. ToDoist

                                                This app keeps track of everything – from simple errands to your most important projects – so you can get it all done and enjoy more peace of mind along the way.

                                                Download it here.

                                                  9. FlowTasks

                                                  From the folks at MetaLab, Flow is a gorgeous collaborative task management app that is easy-to-use and incredibly functional.

                                                  Download it here.

                                                    10. Calendars 5

                                                    This calendar app focuses on events that help you to keep track of upcoming events and tasks easily. It has everything you need to organize, track and complete your to-dos.

                                                    Download it here.

                                                      11. Clear – Tasks, Reminders & To-Do Lists

                                                      A fun and innovative list-making app that relies on swiping and pinching to make things happen. Clear created a lot of buzz when it launched, and might be the perfect to-do list gateway app for many.

                                                      Download it here.

                                                        12. Due

                                                        A robust reminders app that lets you store and maintain reminders of all types. It’s replaced Reminders for me when it comes to the basics, and it’s worth a look if you want to keep the mundane stuff out of your head and cluttering your mind.

                                                        Download it here.

                                                          13. Checkmark 2

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                                                          for location-based reminders (such as groceries I need to get or single items I need to pick up from various locations). Checkmark is simple to use and a valuable addition to my productivity arsenal.

                                                          Download it here.

                                                            14. TeuxDeux

                                                            Created by Tina Roth Eisenberg and Fictive Kin — Teux Deux is simple and incredibly stellar in terms of design. If you like lists (including the popular “Someday Bucket”) and want to associate dates with tasks, then Teux Deux will be right up your alley.

                                                            Download it here.

                                                              15. Wunderlist 

                                                              Another incredibly popular choice is Wunderlist. Part of 6Wunderkinder’s software family, it sports a gorgeous design and is incredibly functional. We’ve talked about the app a couple of times here at Lifehack, so check those posts out here.

                                                              Download it here.

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                                                                16. Nirvana

                                                                For the GTD enthusiasts, there’s Nirvana. Straight from the source: “Nirvana frees your mind to focus on actually getting things done. If you’ve had enough of generic to-do lists, it’s time for Nirvana.”

                                                                Download it here.

                                                                  17. Priorities

                                                                  An elegant-looking task management app that has received decent reviews,[2] this could be the one for you if you’re not a fan of OmniFocus or Things — especially if you need (or want) to share tasks with others.

                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                    Productivity apps that help you build habits

                                                                    18. Productive

                                                                    With this app, you can plan your habits with an easy-to-use interface, schedule habits for any time of the day, set smart reminders for each time of the day and stay on track with useful feedback. This app is perfect for anyone who wants to build a habit that sticks.

                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                      19. Habitica: Gamified Taskmanager

                                                                      You can complete tasks and build habits in a more fun way with this app. Input your Habits, your Daily goals, and your To-Do list, and then create a custom avatar. Check off tasks to level up your avatar and unlock features such as armor, pets, skills, and even quests.

                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                        20. Streaks

                                                                        This app follows the model of the popular “don’t break the chain method” in that you use the app to track how you are donig in the pursuit of your goal. Great for goal-setting — and an easy and elegant interface to boot.

                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                          21. Remember The Milk

                                                                          Another popular to-do list app, Remember The Milk has a huge following. It has plenty to offer, including the ability to share tasks with others.

                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                            22. Day One Journal

                                                                            When it comes to journaling, nothing really beats Day One. Its latest update added a slew of features that will make you want to start making journaling a habit.

                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                              Productivity apps that makes organization easy

                                                                              23. Evernote

                                                                              Touted as the world’s most widely-used productivity app, Evernote an be used simply as a notetaking app or can be customized to be your GTD app of choice — among other things.

                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                24. Pocket

                                                                                You can save an article, video or link you want to read or watch later to Pocket from anywhere including your computer, Safari, email, and your favorite apps like Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard, and Feedly.

                                                                                Download it here.

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                                                                                  25. Sync.Me

                                                                                  This app identifies unknown phone calls, warns you from annoying spam calls, and adds a caller picture to your contacts from Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

                                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                                    26. Droplr

                                                                                    One of the most popular file-sharing apps out there today. Straight from the source: “Stay productive on the go. Droplr for iPhone keeps you in sync and makes sharing on the iPhone natural.”

                                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                                      27. Dropbox

                                                                                      Before iCloud, there was Dropbox. And there still is Dropbox, which is still widely used by both Mac and PC users all over the globe. It’s like having a flash drive in your iPhone. A must-have.

                                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                                        28. iDolly 

                                                                                        In conjunction with Dolly Drive and DollySync, iDolly allows you to edit and share your documents from your iPhone.

                                                                                        Since all your changes sync automatically to all your devices, the current version of a document will always be accessible because Dolly Sync keeps everything in sync. Very handy.

                                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                                          29. Soulver

                                                                                          It may seem odd that a calculator app shows up on this list, but this is no ordinary calendar app. Ben Brooks over at The Brooks review describes Soulver as follows: “It is what calculators would have been if they were invented at the same time computers were, instead of what we have with most calculator apps.” [3]

                                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                                            Productivity apps that help you work smart

                                                                                            30. Captio

                                                                                            A simple capture tool. Straight from the developers: “It’s simple. Open Captio and start typing. When you’re done, hit Send. The note is immediately delivered to your email inbox.”

                                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                                              31. Drafts

                                                                                              A tremendous capture tool that allows for simple capture, followed by sending items to various applications such as OmniFocus, Things and more.

                                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                                32. NoteShelf 2

                                                                                                This is a perfect note-taking app for you. You can take beautiful handwritten notes, type, annotate PDFs, record audio & create lists. You can organize them into categories or groups.

                                                                                                Download it here.

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                                                                                                  33. Doodle

                                                                                                  This app links directly with the Doodle service, which is one that allows you to plan and organize meetings far more efficiently and effectively. Lifehack contributor Steve Dotto has written about Doodle more in-depth here.

                                                                                                  Download it here.

                                                                                                    34. TextExpander (Legacy)

                                                                                                    I have saved countless hours of time with TextExpander, and despite its inability to be as robust on iOS as it is on the Mac, it is still a worthy app to have in your arsenal.

                                                                                                    Download it here.

                                                                                                      35. Launch Center Pro

                                                                                                      A quick launcher for the iPhone that doesn’t just launch an app…with some of them it can do much more. This app saves you time by launching complex actions in a single tap.

                                                                                                      Download it here.

                                                                                                        36. GoodReader

                                                                                                        This may seem to be an odd one to make this list, but here are plenty of reasons why it is here with this article.

                                                                                                        Download it here.

                                                                                                          37. LogMeIn

                                                                                                          Want to be able to control your Mac from wherever you are? Then get this app.

                                                                                                          Download it here.

                                                                                                            Productivity apps that improve security

                                                                                                            38. 1Password

                                                                                                            There is simply no better password manager out there. I’ve even put together a 1Password Emergency Kit worth looking at here.

                                                                                                            Download it here.

                                                                                                              39. LastPass Password Manager

                                                                                                              You can store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo and audio notes.

                                                                                                              All you have to do is remember your LastPass master password, and LastPass autofills web browser and app logins for you.

                                                                                                              Download it here.

                                                                                                                40. Truecallers

                                                                                                                Identify and block spammers, search for unknown numbers and call friends easily with this app. With a community-based spam list from over 250 million users, you’ll need this app.

                                                                                                                Download it here.

                                                                                                                  There are plenty of other options out there (and we’ve heard from readers in the past as to what they enjoyed using), but these 40 are among the best.

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