5 Incredible Apps To Help You Stay In Touch

A Woman Using Innovative Smartphone Apps To Stay In Contact With Her Friends And Family
Zoe Bell

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Popular social media apps only go so far. Sometimes messages and videos aren’t enough. You want something more fun, more personal and more creative. Fortunately, there is a range of innovative apps to help you stay in touch during the lockdown. Take your social distancing to the next level with these incredible apps.

Houseparty

A group video chat app with a twist, Houseparty is easy to use and allows you to video chat and play games with up to seven other people at once. Users receive a notification when one of their friends opens the app. They can chat with them and their friends at any point. You can play several games while talking to your friends including Trivia, Quickdraw, Heads Up and Chips and Guac. Houseparty takes video calls to the next level and is well worth a look.

Fabriq: Stay In Touch

If you’re always forgetting birthdays, events, and struggle to stay in touch regularly, then Fabriq is for you. Fabriq allows you to set reminders and goals to help you keep in touch with the people who matter most. It tracks how often you contact individuals and sends reminders to your home screen when it’s time to reconnect. If you need a helping hand managing your social circle during social distancing, then check out Fabriq today.

LokLok

LokLok is an innovative app that allows you to communicate with your loved ones using your lock screen. It replaces your lock screen, and the lock screen of a loved one, with a shared whiteboard. The whiteboard is always in sync so all you have to do is make a note, drawing, or add a photo to your lock screen and your loved one will see it. You can even create a LokLok group so that you can stay in touch with multiple people at once. LokLok is free to download and use, but you’ll need to pay a small amount if you want to use sticker packs. It’s a clever and convenient app that makes staying in touch during the lockdown a whole lot more interesting.

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TouchNote

Social distancing is hard, and sometimes digital communication lacks a personal touch. A physical card can make a world off difference during the lockdown. Send stylish photo cards to your loved ones with TouchNote. It doesn’t matter whether you’re sending a card for a celebration or just to say hello. There is a vast range of templates including birthday cards, anniversary cards, thank you cards, simple greeting cards and more. TouchNote allows you to customise cards with text, designs, photos, stickers, customisable stamps and even location maps. To send cards, all you have to do is download the app, choose a subscription plan and get cracking. The subscription plan determines how many cards you can send for free each month. On average, it costs around £1.50 to send a card using TouchNote. The TouchNote app is a great way to add a personal touch and well worth a look.

FreePrints Cards

FreePrints Cards is a more affordable alternative to TouchNote. Every month you can send one card for 76p. The app is easy to use, and the cards are customisable. You can’t go wrong with FreePrints Cards. A premium option is available. Premium cards are printed on high-quality card paper and sent in a beautifully stamped envelope. Card packs are also available so that you can send multiple cards at once, which is great for parties, events and holidays. The card designs are a bit more basic than TouchNote, but the price is lower, and there is no subscription. If you don’t many send cards, or want to send cards regularly at a lower cost, FreePrints Cards is a great option.

Stay In Touch Today

There’s something for everyone with these creative and innovative apps. Send a digital post-it note, a real-life photo-postcard or set reminders for your next get together. Stay close to your partners, friends and family while having fun with these incredible apps today.

For more ideas, check out our article on staying in touch during the lockdown.

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