Long-distance apps to stay connected to those you love.
These fun apps can help you feel connected to your sweetheart no matter how far apart you are
BEST FOR BASIC VIDEO CALLING:
A free video-calling program that works on phones, tablets and computers, Skype allows people to do audio and video chatting from anywhere they have a data connection. Being able to see the other person allows you to see their facial expressions, share pictures and see their environment.
BEST FOR COUPLES THAT LOVE THE LITTLE THINGS: COUPLE
is an adorable little app that offers the texting, video and chatting options of other communications apps but comes with a romantic bonus. People using the Couple app (free iOS and Android) can end their late-night conversations with a ‘thumbkiss’. When both people put their thumbs to the screen it gives you a little vibration. OK, so it’s not the same as kissing but until scientists invent artificial lips or teleportation it’s a sweet substitute.
BEST FOR COUPLES ON DIFFERENT SCHEDULES: MARCO POLO
is great for couples who operate on different schedules, making Skype or traditional phone calls difficult. You can send your sweetheart a video message whenever you feel like it and they can open it whenever they're ready.
BEST FOR INTERNATIONAL COUPLES: WHATSAPP
is a free texting, video and calling app, all in one. What sets it apart from other phone apps, however, is that it uses your internet connection instead of your mobile phone data, making it a more affordable way to make international calls.