Quick Look: iOS Apps for Valentine’s Day

Quick Look: iOS Apps for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming, and if you don’t have these apps installed on your iOS device, then you’re just not ready for love!

Every lover expects that “Hallmark Moment” from their significant other in the form of a card with all the right mushy sentiments. Step up your game this year with Cards from Apple. It turns your iOS device into a portable printing press of love!

Simply use their supplied templates, filled with your own photos and words, select her name from your address book, and Apple will gladly print the card, pop it in an envelope, and send it to your beau. (Available in the App Store for free, but it’ll cost you $2,99 to send the card. A small price to pay for true love to run smoothly…)

If you’re taking your date out for dinner, you might as well spring for a movie too. You don’t want to get stuck watching a turkey, so use the iTunes Movie Trailer app to check out trailers for the recent “movies for lovers” releases by the major studios. (Free in the App Store.)

If you and yours “just don’t do enough things together”, then Duet is the app for you. In the words of the developer, “Duet is a charming little messaging app that brings the romance back to one-on-one communication and helps you remember to ‘Do things with people you love.'” (Free. Available in the App Store.)

If you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places, and too many faces, and… Well, maybe you need an app for that! HowAboutWe Dating from HowAboutWe offers you the chance to find like-minded singles to date. The developer says, “Create a free profile and browse date ideas from people near you who like the same things you like. It’s more effective and more fun than any other dating site.” (Free, in the App Store.)

Finally, if you’ve tried love and lost, don’t sit and count flowers on the wall, and play solitaire ’til dawn, with a deck of 51, get Solitaire Deluxe, and play the game properly! (Free, in the App Store.)