Traditional instant messaging clients are good for keeping up with several people or more, but what if you really only talk to one other person online? What if you and your significant other want to be able to share more with each other than just text?
The following is a list of five Android apps that cater to couples and offer a great way for them to stay in touch.
But here’s the thing – all of these apps offer the ability to send messages, share photos, and manage a calendar. What sets them apart? Let’s find out!
Avocado has a name you won’t easily forget: just think of the fruit. This green-themed software strives to be adorable. In addition to its avocado icon with a heart-shaped seed, the app contains a sketch pad, so you can doodle all over images or start from scratch when you’re feeling cute. Or you can create lists when it’s time to go shopping and get stuff done. Avocado lets you send hugs by holding the phone to your chest or tapping a photo to send a kiss. The app adapts to both phones and tablets with a web app included for those times when you want to sign in from a PC.
Couple has perhaps the most polished look of the bunch. It also raises the bar with the inclusion of video-sharing in addition to voice and text, and there’s the option to delete photos after a fixed time if you send something you’d rather not have stay around forever.
Couple isn’t content for you and your significant other to focus all of your time on one another. It encourages you to get out of the house by suggesting restaurants and popular destinations. If you get separated, you can broadcast each other’s location, and the available web app lets you sign in if you happen to lose track of your phone.
Between has a brighter user interface than Avocado, and its flat and simplistic design will probably look more at home on a device running Android 5.0. Another differentiating feature is its ability to send weather updates so that you know what the sky is doing wherever your significant other is. You can also express yourself with stickers or by leaving voice messages when text alone doesn’t suffice.
MyDarling isn’t the most attractive app out of the box, but it’s themeable, which can really help you and your partner make the experience your own. It comes with a widget that you can leave on your homescreen to keep your sweetheart as accessible as possible. The app places an emphasis on anniversaries and will notify you when you’ve been together for 1,000 days.
Couplete comes with a lockscreen so that you can see your loved one’s face before you even unlock your device. Once unlocked, you’re greeted by the most Lollipop-friendly interface of the options here. The app is bright pink with a simple flat device and an easily navigable interface. Couples can send each other love letters to open later in the day, and when the time comes to plan out the future, they can create wishlists of places to go, stuff to buy, and things to do. That way you’re both loving and productive.
Which App Is Best For Your Relationship?
We all manage our relationships, and how we communicate, in different ways. As a result, there’s no one best app I can recommend. You and your significant other (or your very close friend) will have to try one out for yourselves and see how things go.
If you’re already relying on an app to help you keep in touch with someone special, which one is it? Show it some love below.