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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.

                                  Get notified on the release by subscribing to email update!

                                  Featured photo credit: kelley_leigh via flickr.com

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                                  Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                                  25 Most Useful Excel Shortcuts That Very Few People Know

                                  25 Most Useful Excel Shortcuts That Very Few People Know

                                  Imagine if you could use 5 simple shortcuts while working in Excel, and increase your productivity without wasting time for searching information in huge tables, writing long formulas, and sorting the data.

                                  Or even better:

                                  What if you would get 25 useful shortcuts… and each of them could simplify your work, so you could do much more every day?

                                  You’d definitely feel excited to read about them.

                                  Today is your lucky day because we are going to share with you in this article 25 great Excel shortcuts you can use in your work every day! This is your lucky chance, so go ahead and become a real professional in Excel without wasting your time.

                                  How important are Excel shortcuts for you?

                                  The most effective thing to check out if people really need something is to release a survey and look at the results. So, according to the anonymous survey, 99% of people said Excel shortcuts are critical or important for them.

                                  In general, there are more than 200 shortcuts in Excel. But when we have analyzed the data about how many shortcuts people know, we got the next results:

                                  • 26% of people know 10 or fewer shortcuts;
                                  • 61% of people know 10-50 shortcuts;
                                  • 10% of people know 50-100 shortcuts.

                                  As you can see, not so many people know a lot of shortcuts. Probably, some of them never think about increasing their productivity in such a simple way.

                                  Of course, it depends on how deep you use Excel. Some people use this powerful application just for making simple tables or graphs, others use it for everyday work to count something.

                                  Most of the accountants and businessmen use much more Excel functions for more complex tasks such as creating VBA macros, managing PivotTables, recalculating huge workbooks, outlining data, etc.

                                  But even those people who work with Excel every day very close may know a few shortcuts. Needless to say, they can do their job without shortcuts, but it usually takes for them much more time. T

                                  his sounds not funny, especially if you must finish a huge amount of work urgently. There is a great opportunity for you to increase your productivity in Excel and do your job faster with our useful shortcuts.

                                  5 Main reasons to learn excel shortcuts

                                  Many people don’t understand why they should use shortcuts if they can work without them. Of course, if you use Excel twice per year to make a simple table or a graph, it is probably not so important for you to know many shortcuts.

                                  But if you work in Excel every day, sorting huge tables and managing with tons of data, then shortcuts will help you to reach the next five goals:

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                                  1. Work efficiently and faster in Excel
                                  2. Manage big amounts of data easily and fast
                                  3. Stay calm and concentrated even while doing a tedious job
                                  4. Make your work accurately and properly without errors
                                  5. Get a better understanding of Microsoft Excel

                                  Who can use Excel shortcuts?

                                  There are a lot of people who can simplify their life with Excel shortcuts, and here are the groups that will definitely love using them:

                                  • People who work in banks, finance organizations, etc.
                                  • Businessmen who make tons of various reports and presentations in Excel for meetings and briefings.
                                  • Students who usually are lazy and impatient to make their homework because they don’t want to waste a lot of time working in Excel.
                                  • Private entrepreneurs who keep various data in Excel tables.

                                  Whether you are a student who hates Excel because it seems a time-wasting and boring application, or you are an accountant who must recalculate huge worksheets every day without making errors, we recommend reading and learning these Excel shortcuts to make your work simpler and save some time.

                                  With these simple but useful tricks, it is so easy to finish your job and get more time for yourself.

                                  25 Excel shortcuts to increase your productivity

                                  Here are 25 great Excel shortcuts you should learn and use for work or studying to make your job faster and simpler. Try to use them all and you will realize you were totally blind before while working in Excel:

                                  1. Format whatever object fast with Ctrl+1

                                  If you select any object in Excel – a cell, a chart, a chart axis, a drawing object – then press Ctrl+1, and you will get the Properties dialog for the certain object. This shortcut offers a very quick and easy way to format whatever object you’re working with.

                                  2. Use range names with Ctrol+G or F5 key

                                  If you use range names (which we strongly recommend to do) and you want to choose the range with a specific name references, press either Ctrl+G or the F5 key, which launches the GoTo dialog.

                                  If the name is simple, you can click on it in a list in that dialog. But if it’s at all unusual, Excel won’t list it; so you will need to type in the name. Then press OK.

                                  3. Use a range name in a formula with =sum( and F3

                                  Suppose you want to use a range name in a formula. For example, you want to sum the Sales range. Enter…

                                  =sum(

                                  …and then press F3.

                                  When you do so, Excel launches the Paste Name dialog. Just choose “Sales” from the list, press the OK button in the dialog, then enter the SUM function’s closing “)” to complete the formula.

                                  4. Launch Function Arguments dialog easily with Ctrl+A

                                  Suppose you want to check the help topic for a worksheet function. For example, you want to read about the MATCH function. In a cell, type…

                                  =match(

                                  …and then press Ctrl+A, or click the Insert Function (“fx“) button to the left of the formula bar.

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                                  When you do so, Excel displays the Function Arguments dialog, which might offer all the help you need.

                                  But if you still want to see the complete help topic, click the blue “Help on this function” hyperlink in the lower-left corner of the dialog. This technique works with all documented Excel functions.

                                  5. Copy stuff down the column without scrolling with Ctrl+D

                                  If you added a formula in a new column on the right of a huge dataset, and you want to copy that formula down without scrolling, do these steps:

                                  • go to the right to the column that has data (the column to the left of the new column with the formula);
                                  • press Ctrl+Down – to get to bottom;
                                  • move one cell to the right (with arrow key naturally);
                                  • press Ctrl+Shift+Up to select the new column, at the top of which is the formula you just created;
                                  • press Ctrl+D to fill down the formula.

                                  6. Quick access to any function with Alt+

                                  By customizing the quick access toolbar, you can create simple shortcuts to commands that you would otherwise have to find in the Ribbon tabs, or macros you have created yourself.

                                  The keyboard shortcut is simply selecting Alt+ (the number of the command you wish to select).

                                  For example, if you have customized your quick access toolbar to have Calc Sheet, Save, Open. To calculate sheet you would hit Alt+1, for save Alt+2, and for open Alt+3.

                                  A lot of people are unaware of this useful function, and it’s a great time saver.

                                  7. Format cells with Ctrl+1

                                  When you need to format cells, use Ctrl+1. Most people know this as the shortcut for the Format Cells dialog, but you can also use it to format almost anything in Excel, without a care about the state of the ribbon. Try this amazing and simple shortcut!

                                  8. Choose visible cells with Alt+

                                  When you need to choose visible cells only – use Alt+. This is the trick to copy only what you see. It is a priceless shortcut when you’re manually hiding rows and columns in the table.

                                  9. Use filtering

                                  Filtering – it is a powerful way to slice, dice, and sort through a huge table of information.

                                  It’s amazingly effective when you’re participating in a meeting to discuss something like a sales forecast, and everyone is looking in real-time at your spreadsheet projected on a screen (or on their monitors).

                                  To some people, you will be seen as the God of Spreadsheets, and this is not a joke!

                                  10. Insert or delete column/row easily with the Ctrl key

                                  Some people waste a lot of time even for simple operations, for example, when they need to insert/delete columns and rows in Excel.

                                  Use this shortcut to insert: with an entire row or column selected, use Ctrl+Shift ++.

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                                  To delete: with an entire row or column selected, use Ctrl + –.

                                  11. See formula results with F9

                                  If you want to check formula results within multiple formulas, highlight the formula and select F9 to see formula result.

                                  Don’t forget to undo before exiting the formula.

                                  12. Use ALT+Enter for more text within a cell

                                  If you want to add a second line of text within a cell, use ALT+Enter.

                                  13. Use EDATE to move a date on by a full calendar month:

                                  Here’s how to use EDATE:

                                  =EDATE(15/01/16,+1) = 15/02/2016 (15th Feb 2016)

                                  =EDATE (15/01/2016,-2) = 15/11/2015 (15th Nov 2016)

                                  14. Use EOMONTH to move a date onto the end of the month:

                                  Here’s how to use EMONTH:

                                  =EOMONTH(15/01/2016,0) = 31/01/2016 (31st Jan 2106)

                                  =EOMONTH (15/01/2016,-2) = 30/11/2015 (30th Nov 2015)

                                  15. Remove spaces with TRIM

                                  TRIM is a useful function known by few people. It removes any spaces at the beginning of a value. This is useful if you are pulling in values from somewhere else.

                                  16. Repeat commands with F4 or Ctrl+Y

                                  In many cases, you may need to repeat your last action. Use F4 or Ctrl+Y; you can repeat many commands like applying the same borders, format, or insert a worksheet again.

                                  17. Quick access to cells with the Ctrl key and Shift key

                                  When you need to go to the first or last cell of a worksheet, no matter where you are, use Ctrl+Home, Ctrl+End combinations.

                                  And here is a pleasant bonus for you: add the Shift key to select everything on the way!

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                                  18. Use Ctrl+ to create a timestamp

                                  If you need a date stamp and/or a timestamp in your document, there is no need to type a date and time! Use shortcuts Ctrl+ ; (date) Ctrl+Shift+ : (time). It works like a magic and helps to save your time and nerves.

                                  19. Use autosum shortcut for sum function anywhere

                                  Autosum shortcut – use Alt =. It is a “magic” shortcut of Excel to automatically insert a sum function.

                                  You can use this shortcut to sum rows, columns, or even an entire table in one step without wasting your time.

                                  20. Use data validation

                                  This is an amazing but underutilized tool in Excel, which can be used for a variety of things:

                                  • Create dependent drop-down lists;
                                  • Create drop-down lists;
                                  • Protect/restrict data input of specific cells (without the need for VBA macros).

                                  21. Use conditional formatting

                                  It can be used for various purposes such as color format or cell format of cells, rows or columns based on dependent cell values or formats.

                                  22. Use formula auditing

                                  This is a great tool to analyze and trace precedent or dependent cells, check errors and evaluate formulas.

                                  The “Watch Window” is a feature to keep a snapshot of an area of the spreadsheet, and then move to another area of the workbook – particularly valuable if you’re managing large spreadsheets or don’t have a second screen.

                                  23. Use Scenario Manager to generate summary outputs of a spreadsheet

                                  Scenario Manager (under “What-if Analysis”) enables users to generate high-level, summary outputs of a spreadsheet – without the need to replicate the entire workbook.

                                  It will present multiple scenarios of a spreadsheet in a succinct, high-level summary worksheet.

                                  24. Use INDIRECT to set up large tables

                                  INDIRECT makes it easy to set up tables which reference larger tables without a lot of referencing work or cutting and pasting; especially for dynamic spreadsheets.

                                  25. Use OFFSET for complicated calculations or formulas

                                  OFFSET can be useful for things like calculating YTD numbers or creating formulas that take data in rows and using in columns.

                                  The bottom line

                                  As you can see, when you have a boring or tedious job to do, the best way to do it fast is not looking for a way how to avoid it, but searching for the shortest variant to do it!

                                  That is why we suggest keeping in mind these Excel shortcuts that will help you to save a lot of time and nerves.

                                  If it seems hard for you to remember all them, you can print out the list of shortcuts and keep it on your worktable. Use it to search for some help when you need it, and over time, you’ll remember all shortcuts easily.

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