Apps for couples – How the smartphone can help your relationship

12 February 2024
Apps for couples – How the smartphone can help your relationship

At the latest when you move in with your partner, the question of who is responsible for what comes up: Who manages the joint finances? Who is responsible for the shopping and how do I know which groceries my partner needs? The best apps for couples are listed here.

The household book, the shopping list, the chores – couples still give preference to the analog version. One of the reasons: People don’t know that there are special apps for these purposes that take a lot of manual work off your hands. Instead of manually calculating how much money is left at the end of the month, an app will do it for you. With a shared grocery list app, you’ll know what your partner needs, even if you forgot the grocery list at home. And with a task and to-do app, you’ll make sure the chores in your home get done. Still, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Apps for couples: What to consider?

Communication and Knowledge

As with everything in the relationship: Talk to each other. Communication is key. Take dating apps for example: Not everyone deletes their dating profiles in a relationship. If that bothers you, talk to each other. If you expect your partner to do a task like cleaning, talk to each other. If you don’t want to combine all your finances, talk to each other. If you need more privacy and space from each other and don’t want to share everything, talk to each other. Also, don’t take it for granted that your partner has the same tech knowledge as you.

App and subscription costs

More and more apps are switching from one-off purchases to subscriptions. Some services, such as streaming services, only exist because of subscriptions. That’s why communication is necessary here, too: Who pays these costs? Test the apps thoroughly to see if they suit you both and your lifestyle. It’s not helpful if only one person manages and maintains them. If both of you are satisfied with an app, you can spend some money on it.

Family Sharing & Password Sharing

On iOS and Android, it is possible to share purchased apps, films, subscriptions and more with your family, including your partner. The prerequisite is that the developer has also enabled this function. Alternatively, you can share the password. Important: Not every service allows password sharing. It is best to check the terms and conditions or FAQ.

Do both have the same operating system?

Many of the apps on this list are available for Android and iOS, but some are only available for one operating system. If you have a different operating system on your mobile phone than your partner, you must take this into account when choosing an app. This also applies to family sharing. 

Dating apps: Love works with these apps

Of course, the first step is to get to know each other. The good news is that the alao blog already has an overview of the most important dating apps on the market. You can also find LGBTQ apps there. If you want to know more about the following apps and how they work, you’ll find it there.

App nameiOSAndroid
TinderDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Bumble: Dating, Friends & BizzDownload for iOSDownload for Android
OkCupid: Dating, Love & MoreDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Hinge: Dating & RelationshipsDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Badoo: Chat, Dating & FriendsDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Jaumo Dating App: Chat & FlirtDownload for iOSDownload for Android

Finance apps for couples: The digital budget book for couples

At the latest after moving in together, couples are confronted with the topic of “joint finances”. The question of who pays the rent and living costs in the relationship should be discussed honestly and openly by every couple so that no conflicts are pre-programmed. With a joint household account, both parties have insight into income and expenses – we can’t answer the question of which account at which bank is right for you, but we can answer the question of the best financial apps for couples. The following apps are suitable for couples. If you want more information on budgeting and finance apps, you should take a look at our best budget apps. The following apps are especially suited for couples.

App nameiOSAndroid
Moneycontrol Budget BookDownload for iOSDownload for Android
BudgetCHDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Our budget book Download for Android
Tricount – Parts IssuesDownload for iOSDownload for Android

Organisation and to-do apps: These productivity apps keep the household tidy

Who is responsible for doing the dishes? Who takes out the rubbish? Who cleans the bathroom? To-do apps help you keep track of the chores and tasks you do together. Some of the apps on this list also offer shared calendars or shopping lists, so for the sake of order we have also listed them in these categories (see below). If you only want to take notes, you should take a look at Trello or Notion.

App nameiOSAndroid
TrelloDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Flatastic – The household appDownload for iOSDownload for Android
NotionDownload for iOSDownload for Android
FamilyWall – Family organisationDownload for iOSDownload for Android

Note apps for couples

As a rule, the standard note apps of the smartphone manufacturers are completely sufficient and can be edited together. It becomes more difficult if you use an iPhone and your partner an Android (or vice versa). The following apps allow you to create notes together. If normal note apps are too limited for you, you can take a look at Notion. 

App nameiOSAndroid
Notebooks – Notes, To-Do, JournalDownload for iOSDownload for Android
SimplenoteDownload for iOSDownload for Android
NotionDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Google KeepDownload for iOSDownload for Android

Calendar apps for couples: Plan your time together better

The standard apps from Google or Apple are also suitable for calendar apps – if both use the same smartphone brand. Those who own different brands of mobile phones should take a look at the following apps.

App nameiOSAndroid
TimeTree: Shared calendarDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Calendar.digitalDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Google CalendarDownload for iOSDownload for Android
FamilyWall – Family organisationDownload for iOSDownload for Android

Relationship apps for couples: more fun in love and in bed

Each of us has certain preferences, and sex is undoubtedly part of every relationship. In a partnership however, people don’t always dare to talk about their problems. Frustration is the result. But who knows: maybe your partner has exactly the same worries as you! With the apps on this list, you can explore your preferences together – or breathe some life back into your love life.

App nameiOSAndroid
Coral: Relationship CoachDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Relish: Relationship & CouplesDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Agapé: App for CouplesDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Myndpaar: Couples & SinglesDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Evergreen: Relationship GrowthDownload for iOSDownload for Android

Fun apps for couples: games, quizzes and dates

Whether it’s a love lock on the bridge, leaving initials or dates in tree bark or a tattoo with your partner’s name: there are many romantic gestures. For example, with My Love – Relationship Calculator you can record the most important relationship dates, whether it’s a first date, first kiss, first sex, birthdays or wedding day. With Couple Game or Paired you can answer lots of questions and learn things about each other that you didn’t know before. And Truth or Dare shows you from the most honest… or the bravest side.

App nameiOSAndroid
Couple Game: Relationship QuizDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Desire – Couples GameDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Truth or Dare Game – SpikyDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Paired: Couples & RelationshipsDownload for iOSDownload for Android
My Love – Relationship CalculatorDownload for iOSDownload for Android

Shopping apps for couples

Most people certainly write down shopping lists. But what if your partner is already on the way to the supermarket and you forgot to write down a product? This is where shopping list apps come in handy. The apps on this list allow simultaneous editing – so everyone has always the same shopping list on their phone.

App nameiOSAndroid
Bring! Shopping List & RecipesDownload for iOSDownload for Android
The shopping listDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Stock, stock, shopping lists   Download for Android
Listonic: – Shopping listDownload for iOSDownload for Android
FamilyWall – Family organisationDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Flatastic – The Household AppDownload for iOSDownload for Android

Inventory apps for couples: Who owns what?

Another question that many couples should ask themselves: Who brings which furniture into the relationship? At the beginning, this question doesn’t arise, but at the latest when the relationship ends, there are arguments about who takes over the shared furniture such as kitchen cabinets, sofa or TV. To make sure this doesn’t happen, there are special inventory apps you can use for this. The Pantry.app takes a different approach and catalogues your food supplies instead – no wasted food anymore!

App nameiOSAndroid
Home ContentsDownload for iOS 
Pantry.AppDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Nest Egg – InventoryDownload for iOS 
BoxOrganizer – InventoryDownload for iOS 
House Inventory – ItemtopiaDownload for iOSDownload for Android
Housebook – Home InventoryDownload for iOSDownload for Android

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