iPhone apps to keep long-distance love alive

by Kate Currin

One can only talk on the phone and type texts for so many hours a day. So how do you keep long-distance love alive with just a matching pair of iPhones keeping you connected to your honey? Silly question really... with apps of course! Here are several lovely apps to add into your long-distance love life.

Instagram

The free Instagram app is the perfect way to spice up your everyday photos to share with your long distance paramour. It’s super easy to use and offers gorgeous photo filters that only take a touch of a button to go into effect. Create a gallery and share just with him and her, or share with other friends and family via Facebook and Twitter too.

Videolicious

If you want to take your photo sharing up a notch, check out the free Videolicious app to create short films to share from video footage and photos on your iPhone. Profess your long-distance love by adding special sentiments and songs to your video montage.

Words With Friends

The Words With Friends app ($1.99) is still my favorite way to get a little competitive with my honey whether on the couch two feet away from each other, or with him traveling across the world for business. Use the chat function for smack talk or flirty talk: your preference. This wordy app is a great way to check-in with your beau throughout the day during little breaks at work. Who doesn’t love to play this game?

Hanging With Friends

If you are addicted to Words with Friends then you and your sweetie will be ecstatic to add Hanging With Friends ($1.99) to your app collections. It’s a fun and slightly silly version of the classic Hangman game complete with chat function. Again, use it for a little personal talk or just for some fun-loving heckling, whatever your heart’s desire!

Foursquare

Are you the protective type (a little jealous at times)? Well if you haven’t jumped on the Foursquare bandwagon yet, now is the time to start. You can share your whereabouts with your lover (and friends and family) at all times of the day and night. It’s a free location-based app that also allows you to earn perks or “specials” at some of your favorite restaurants and stores just by checking-in. As a bonus, you get to cyber-iPhone-stalk your long-distance boyfriend at the same time!

What Makes Love True by Tiffany & Co.

Keep romance alive with some inspiration from the love stories in the free What Makes Love True by Tiffany & Co. Remember special moments when you do get together by leaving your initials on the “Love is Everywhere” map and share with your lovely lady or magnificent man. Then make sure to follow up by sending a beautiful bauble (you can thank me later).

Download the free Appolicious iPhone app