Having your own world where you can save pictures, share updates, and chat with your partner will keep you feeling close even when you're far apart.The app's biggest draw is its adorable Thumb Kiss feature, which lets you connect with your partner by touching your phones in the same place and sharing a little buzz. 4/5 Rating, Free If you like the idea of the Couple app's Thumb Kiss but don't need all the other trappings of a social network, go for this sweet little app.
Best for private encounters: Tingle (i OS, free) Tingle lets you talk or text without revealing a name and number.4/5 Rating, Free This adorable app was designed by a long-distance couple for long-distance couples.It tracks your time apart and gives you sweet and simple options for staying connected through messages and photos. 4.5/5 Rating, Free (with in-app purchases)Create your own private social network for just the two of you!It also keeps you posted on the weather and time for wherever your partner is. 3.5/5 Rating, Free You're probably well aware that you need basic Skype to keep up with each other while you're apart, but did you know you can use the auxiliary Skype Qik app to send video messages even if you can't get find time to schedule a webcam date?The simple app is a great way to share little moments even if you can't get on the same schedule. 4.5/5 Rating, Free (with in-app purchases)Send your partner loving care packages with ease using the handy Sesame app.