7 free apps to make long-distance relationships easier Living apart from your significant other can take a toll on your relationship. Luckily, technology can make things easier. Stay up-to-date with your partner, add a little romance and keep the spark alive with these seven free apps. By Erica Rae Chong 7 free apps to make long-distance relationships easier Slideshow View Slideshow 7 free apps to make long-distance relationships easier Replay This Slideshow Next Slideshow Previous Next By: Photo: © Copyright View more galleries 6 easy ways to be more ro Top honeymoon destination 6 lovely honeymoon getawa 1. Ink Cards Send your significant other a personalized postcard without leaving home. Just whip out your smartphone, take a picture and upload it to Ink Cards. From there, you can select from over 500 customizable postcard designs and personalize it with your own photos, text and in-app stickers. Once done, you can conveniently mail it out with the press of a button. Ink Cards delivers worldwide and charges $1.99 for each card sent. Available on: Apple and Android devices 2. Noddler Whether you're missing your sweetheart or you’re absolutely furious because he or she missed your weekly Skype call again, there's an expression for you on Noddler, an app that actually kicks butt. Noddler allows users to choose from 40 different actions to send their partner, each one with a unique sound. Kiss your loved one, send high fives or even squash him or her with a piano, because sometimes, sending a text message doesn't sufficiently drive the point home.Available on: Apple devices 3. Florist Now Living apart means you can't always be there for the special moments—birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine's Day—but that doesn't mean you can't do something nice. Send your loved one flowers from anywhere in the world through Florist Now. It features over 400 flower, fruit and balloon arrangements, which you can sort by price, type and occasion. You can also set reminders for personal occasions and upcoming holidays. The app connects to a network of over 15,000 local florists and currently delivers anywhere within Canada and the United States. Available on: Apple and Android devices 4. Avocado Avocado is a social networking app meant for two. Couples can privately message, send photos, create lists, and even upload photo-emoticons. When you want to let your partner know you're thinking of him or her, hold your phone to your chest to send a hug or tap a photo to send a kiss. Couples can also achieve relationship milestones and share content on social media together. Why the name "Avocado"? Apparently avocado trees need another tree nearby to bear fruit and the fruit itself grows in pairs, making it the most romantic smoothie ingredient ever. Available on: Apple and Android devices 5. Couple Like Avocado, Couple-users can communicate on a private platform, send messages and also doodle together. The camera mode comes with four settings— unlocked, locked, display once and self-destruct. Locked images are blurred in your timeline – tap and hold to see the photo. Or set the image to be deleted in three, five or 10 seconds using the self-destruct setting. One cute feature is the Thumb Kiss, when both of you press your thumbs on the same spot on your screen, the screen flashes red and vibrates. It may seem cheesy but if your partner is halfway across the world and physical contact is impossible, this may bring some solace. Available on: Apple and Android devices 6. Advice If you're looking to impress your loved one or repair your relationship after a fight, then Advice is exactly what you need. The app allows you to crowdsource for advice anonymously for a variety of life events including career, family, health, sex and romance. Advice is designed to deliver candid, honest opinions in bite-sized tips so be prepared to summarize your problem or your advice to fit a 250-character world limit. Available on: Apple devices 7. Skyscanner Nothing beats spending quality time in your partner’s arms, but travelling across the globe on a whim can tear a hole in your wallet. Snag the best airfares on Skyscanner, a flexible flight search engine. The app allows you to filter search results by price, airline, cabin class, dates and departure times. You can even see prices to your chosen destination across a week or an entire month so you can compare airfares and get the cheapest flight. Available on: Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry devices. Make your long-distance relationship last with these five important tips.