Find the romance via app

Forgot about Valentine’s Day? Love’s way can still be smoothed.

Load your smartphone with the romantic application Couple, by TenthBit Inc. It’s free for Android and iPhone.

Once you’ve signed up, Couple will email or text your beloved with the entreaty, “Let’s use Couple together.”

Couple is like Facebook for just two people. You send goo-goo notes and videos, collect pictures on a mutual timeline, and share calendars and lists.

A shared sketch-pad feature allows two to draw simultaneously on the touch screen, and Couple encourages lovers to “ThumbKiss” by pressing fingers on the same spot.

Need to send an instant gift? Wrapp, from Bohemian Wrappsody AB, free for Android and iPhone, is set up for shipping free and paid virtual gift cards to people you know via Facebook, text message, or email.

And it’s not just for Valentine’s. Since users sign on with a Facebook account, the app will tell users who on their friend list has a birthday.

There are a few catches. For example, whoever receives a Wrapp gift has to sign up with Wrapp, too, to accept it.

For people can’t string sweet nothings together on their own, Love & Romance Collection, listed from Mobyi Apps on Google Play and from Creative Glance Entertainment on the App Store, is a free package of poems, song lyrics and “romantic ideas” users can send in emails or to Facebook.

Though some of the poetry is erotic, and some of the ideas—“Bake homemade cookies together”—are lame, the app has its unintended charms.

For example, Charlotte Bronte’s fictional story of Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester is summarized among the app’s offerings of “True
Love Stories.”

 

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