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Last Updated on January 17, 2018

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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                                  Evernote vs OneNote: Which Improves Your Productivity Better?

                                  Evernote vs OneNote: Which Improves Your Productivity Better?

                                  Note-taking is useful in helping improve your memory and increase your productivity at work. By writing down notes, you have something tangible you can refer back to, remember what needs to be done, and regain control of your work throughout the day.

                                  There are thousands of different note-taking apps you can use on your desktop or mobile device. The two most popular are Evernote and Microsoft OneNote because they are incredibly efficient and effective that each has a following of extremely loyal users and advocates.

                                  So if it comes to Evernote vs OneNote, how do they improve productivity?

                                  An overview of Evernote and OneNote

                                  First, an introduction to the two platforms. Evernote is an app that lets you store content, take down notes, write lists, and organize all of them. While these are stored in Notebooks, the whole concept behind this productivity app is more like a Universal Inbox where you can save everything you’ve collected so you can quickly find it when you need them through the use of tags.

                                  Microsoft’s OneNote, on the other hand, works very much like a digital version of the notebooks you used to carry around in school. Aside from storing all your notes and different types of content you’ve collected, you can also organize them into sections, pages, and containers.

                                  Each of these apps offers their users a host of features to help them improve their productivity and memory. Also, because no app is perfect, each also has their strengths and limitations.

                                  To get a better idea of which app will be your best choice, we’ll be comparing the two based on three key features most used by their users: collecting information, note-taking, and mobility.

                                  Collecting information

                                  Both the OneNote and Evernote come with their own web clipper extension that allows you to quickly collect and store information from different websites as you find them.

                                  Both give you the option to choose whether you’d like to save the entire web page as is, a simplified version without the ads, or just a section of the page. You can also add some notes before saving them to make it easier for you to remember why you “clipped” that particular resource.

                                  Since OneNote gives you more structure to organize your content, its web clipper allows you to choose not just which notebook to save the details, but also what section within the notebook.

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                                    Evernote gives you the option to add tags to your web clippings before you save it, so it’s easier for you to search for it later.

                                    Premium users get access to Evernote’s Related Results feature located in its Options section. When you search on Google, Evernote will launch a secondary search that will show all the notes related to the keyword you used in searching for information.

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                                      This feature, according to Jeremy Skillings, President of Youcanbefound.com, is beneficial because it lets you know what information you already have stored in your notes.

                                      “In some cases whenever I do my research, I find out through this feature that I already have the exact information I need stored in my Evernote account. That alone cuts back a significant amount of the time I spend on projects.”

                                      Note-taking

                                      Both of these productivity apps allow you to create and format your notes to create rich documents. Among these features include changing the font size and color, adding tables, and inserting media files.

                                      Evernote’s note-taking features are very similar to a Word document in that it’s very structured concerning how you input your notes.

                                        Professionals who need to be able to build and access well-structured docs in the field make up much of Evernote’s loyal fanbase. One such 2-year user in the real estate field, Anthony Gilbert of RealFX.com, liked the formatting options, but admitted that there were still some downsides to the rigidly formatted approach.

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                                        While he enjoyed the features, his personal experience with using it in the field revealed that the formatting features,“mean that if you need to change parts of your notes around, it can get tedious”. He continued, “the formatting features are quite finicky, so you may need a bit of patience to get the end results you are looking for.”

                                        Professionals who need to be able to build and access well-structured docs in the field make up much of Evernote’s loyal fanbase. One such 2-year user in the real estate field, Anthony Gilbertof RealFX.com, liked the formatting options, but admitted that there were still some downsides to the rigidly formatted approach.

                                        Structuring your notes properly from the get-go can have an effect on your productivity. A blank slate can sometimes be puzzling. Evernote allows the ability to use battle-tested templates and workflows that save you time. They can provide inspiration and structure on what’s possible.

                                        On the other hand, OneNote gives its users more versatility and flexibility in the way notes are created. You can click at any area of the page and begin typing. If you need to move things around, you can drag and drop sections of your notes to the right place.

                                        On the other hand, OneNote gives its users more versatility and flexibility in the way you create your notes. You can click at any area of the page and begin typing. If you need to move things around, you can drag and drop sections of your notes to the right place.

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                                          Also, it gives you the option to create Templates that you can use to layout your page properly, so all you’ll need to do is to fill in the information.

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                                            This is a particularly handy feature that stood out to many of the people who shared their love of OneNote with me. Steve Lionais, longtime user and Co-Founder & CEO of Dr-Bill.ca, claims that this feature helped him build his business by affecting his memory in a powerful and helpful way.

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                                            “This [feature] is what makes OneNote great memory retention app,” he said of the templates. “I find that I remember things more when they are arranged in a certain way. OneNote allowed me to do that for my meeting and presentation notes, so I don’t have to spend a lot of time trying to find the next point!”

                                            However, what really makes OneNote the winner of this round is its ability to allow you to embed media files from other sources like Youtube. In addition to including the link, OneNote launches a media player, allowing you to watch the video or listen to the audio file directly from the page where you saved it.

                                              Source: Windows Central

                                              Mobility

                                              Evernote and OneNote can be used both on desktops and mobile devices. At the same time, they provide their users with the ability to sync the content from one device to the other.

                                              Judging which of the two productivity apps is best here is quite tricky because it greatly depends on several factors. One of these is the operating software you use.

                                              Many of the power users we asked were using iOS, and that put some points toward Evernote. Greg Reese of AmeriEstate.com found himself frequently using the built-in camera option (and other iOS integrations) to manage his daily duties as President.

                                                Evernote’s camera also integrates with Post-It, Moleskin notebook pages, and business cards. When you take a photo of any of these, the camera will capture the information and format this for Evernote so that it’s quick to find it when you search.

                                                OneNote, on the other hand, dominates the Android environment. In addition to the app, Android users will also find a OneNote floating badge on the side of the home screen. So you can take notes on the go very quickly.

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                                                  Source: MS Power User

                                                  Another factor to consider is the cloud storage you use. For you to sync OneNote across different devices, you’ll need to first set up an account with OneDrive, which is Microsoft’s cloud storage service.

                                                  “This is something that Evernote users like me don’t have to worry about,” according to Matt Willens, Head Attorney for Willens Law Offices. “Whether you use a free account or one of their paid plans, you can immediately sync your devices without having to get a separate cloud storage account.”

                                                  The drawback here is the amount of storage and number of devices that you can sync. Free users are only given 60MB of storage space and can sync up to two devices. If you need more storage space, you’ll have to get the paid plans.

                                                  Which app is better for improving memory and productivity?

                                                  The honest—and most straightforward—answer is:

                                                  It depends on you.

                                                  While Evernote and OneNote have their strengths and weaknesses, how well it will help improve productivity and memory greatly depends on what works best for you.

                                                  If you find that you’re able to work best and remember things more using visual cues, OneNote will be the best productivity app to use. However, if you consider the speed and ease of finding the information you need as your top priority, Evernote will be your best option.

                                                  Since both productivity apps have free versions, you can give both a try and see where you’re most comfortable. In the end, the right productivity app to use is one that complements the way you work and do things rather than dictating to you how you should get them done.

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