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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.

                                  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 October 16, 2019

                                  11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

                                  11 Meeting Scheduler Apps to Boost Your Productivity

                                  Automations are key to improving efficiency. Set the system up right from the beginning and you’ll reduce the amount of no-shows and cancellations.

                                  Whatever your business is, with automations, meeting scheduler apps do more than just streamline appointment setting. They prime your workflow for maximum results.

                                  Meeting scheduler apps are awesome if you use them right. Use them wrong and you can look like an arrogant elitist.

                                  In this article, I will share with you 11 great meeting scheduler apps you can start using today to boost your productivity.

                                  1. ScheduleOnce

                                    ScheduleOnce is an industry leader and robust solution. Whether you work alone or have a large team, ScheduleOnce can support you.

                                    ScheduleOnce allows you to create multiple users and multiple calendars. I use one calendar for booking podcast guests with automations set up to prep my guests for our interview. I use another calendar for strategy sessions and coaching calls.

                                    ScheduleOnce also has embeddable widgets so you can keep the scheduler inside your own website.

                                    Starting at $7 a month and a 14 day free trial, ScheduleOnce can fit a variety of needs in business.

                                    Available on Web

                                    2. Calendly

                                      Calendly stands out for its clean, easy to use interface. If you like clean design, Calendly might be your choice. It too has robust automations and integrations for individuals and teams alike.

                                      You can try Calendly free for 14 days. Their basic plan is free while their most robust plan is only $12 a month.

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                                      Available on Web | Google Chrome Extension

                                      3. Assistant.to

                                        For those who use gmail, Assistant.to is a super simple solution.

                                        From inside an email, you click on the Assistant.to icon and pick times your free. Assistant.to embeds the times directly into the email so the recipient can quickly pick a time that works for them.

                                        While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of apps like Calendly or ScheduleOnce, Assistant.to is completely free.

                                        Available on Web

                                        4. Acuityscheduling

                                          Acuity is a robust meeting scheduler very similar to ScheduleOnce. It integrates with CRMs, Email Marketing platforms, Analytics tools and accounting software.

                                          It comes with a 14 day free trial. They have a free solo account but if you want the benefit of the integrations, you’ll start as low as $15 a month and can cost up to $50 a month.

                                          Available on Web | iOS | Android

                                          5. Pick

                                            Built for simplicity, Pick is direct and easy to use. You can create your own url extension like pick.co/yournamehere and it integrates with Google calendar and Office 365.

                                            At $3 a month, this is a great tool for quick scheduling.

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                                            Available on Web

                                            6. X.ai

                                              For those who are early adopters of AI, this may be the solution for you. X.ai created two AI assistants they call Amy and Andrew Ingram. After setting up your account you simply CC them on your emails with the person you’re wanting to schedule and the AI assistants will email your guests from there until your appointment is set.

                                              This type of scheduler feels more personal because of the dialogue. There are stories on their site of people thinking Amy and Andrew are real people. X.ai integrates with Google, Office 365 and Outlook.

                                              Starting at $29 a month for an Individual account and $39 a month per user for a Team account, Amy and Andrew are ready to schedule meetings for you. Want to try it out first? They do have a free trial.

                                              Available on Web

                                              7. YouCanBook.me

                                                is another competitive solution for scheduling meetings online. You can manage the calendars of your entire team, configure booking forms, and integrate with your calendar.

                                                They have a free account branded with their company name or you can have some control over your branding and appearance at $10 a month for all their features. Either way, this company is worth a look.

                                                Available on Web

                                                8. Doodle

                                                  Doodle is unique in the space of meeting schedulers because it helps groups of people find a time to meet that works for everyone.

                                                  It integrates with your calendar and allows you to send a poll to all invited. Once people vote on the poll you can see which time works best for everyone.

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                                                  You can also run polls for food preferences if you’re scheduling a lunch meeting or a section of town if people are coming from all over.

                                                  While there is a free account, you’ll unlock it’s potential starting at $39 per year.

                                                  Available on Web | iOS | Android

                                                  9. WhenAvailable

                                                    WhenAvailable is another scheduler that works for groups of people. You can use it to schedule a pickup game of basketball, decide on your next book club or book your family reunion.

                                                    Their free account allows up to 20 guests, unlimited events and one contact group. For $15 a year you unlock all the goodies including reminders and chat messages.

                                                    Available on Web

                                                    10. Rally

                                                      Like Doodle and WhenAvailable, Rallly is helpful for scheduling meetings and events with multiple people involved. You create a poll and everyone votes. It’s quick and easy.

                                                      Unlike Doodle, it doesn’t have as many features, but it’s entirely free.

                                                      Available on Web

                                                      11. NeedtoMeet

                                                        Finishing strong, NeedtoMeet is our last app that allows you to schedule meetings or events for multiple people. It has mobile apps, custom urls, easy polling, notifications and commenting.

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                                                        NeedtoMeet also allows 1:1 Meetings for things like performance reviews for your whole team. You send out the your calendar slots to your team and they can only pick 1 slot, minimizing the amount of emails and scheduling you have to coordinate.

                                                        While they have a free account, you can unlock all features for only $19 a year.

                                                        Available on Web

                                                        Bonus: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Using Meeting Schedulers

                                                        In the excitement of streamlining your scheduling process, it can be easy to forget the feelings of those you’re inviting to meet. I know. I’ve done this.

                                                        To say “Hey, schedule time on my calendar” feels colder than “Hey, here’s my calendar. To avoid all the back and forth, pick a time that works best for you.”

                                                        Always make sure to frame your invite with your scheduler app with the benefit to them and why we’re doing it this way rather than the old fashioned, personal way.

                                                        A little finesse goes a long way. Without it, you risk seeming transactional and cold.

                                                        Some meeting scheduler widgets you can embed in your site can take a couple seconds to load. If you go this route, make sure there’s text just above the widget that lets your guest know the calendar will appear below and to wait for it to load.

                                                        If you use an online meeting tool like Zoom, it’s also important to explicitly let them know the meeting will take place on Zoom and include the Zoom link in the email reminder. Many make the mistake of not clarifying where the meeting will actually take place which can create last minute chaos at the time of the meeting.

                                                        Should you require special settings, like ethernet, external mics or lighting, let your guests know that on your thank you page and reminder emails so they are prepared for the meeting and you end up with the best meeting possible.

                                                        With clear communication in your automation, your meeting scheduler tools can almost perform like a virtual assistant for a fraction of the cost, or free, depending on the app you choose.

                                                        The Bottom Line

                                                        Meeting scheduler apps are diverse in features and unique in design. Before committing to one and realizing it’s not a fit, I recommend exploring which 3 might best fit you and then doing a trial with each of them at the same time so that you can see how they feel as you use them side by side.

                                                        Scheduling meetings the old fashioned way can be tedious. Conversely, finding a scheduling app that works seamlessly in the background is heavenly.

                                                        Like cell phones, meeting scheduler apps are moving from a nice-to-have luxury to must-have necessity in the lives of productive people. As you explore your options, stay true to your brand and the tools that have worked well for you to this point and simply find a meeting scheduler app that plays well with what you have created.

                                                        Featured photo credit: rawpixel via unsplash.com

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