Long-distance relationships can be a challenge. With almost a quarter of people in long-distance relationships only seeing their partner once a month (22%) – and some just once a year (2%) – we’ve pulled together our top five free apps for you to try when you’re away from your loved one.

1. Cozi

iOS and Android
User rating: 4/5

Cozi allows you to share your calendar with your loved one, or your whole family if needed, meaning you can organise some much-needed quality time together easily. You can also create shopping lists, to do lists and journals among other things, meaning everything you and your partner need to stay in touch with each other is all in one place.

2. Couple

iOS and Android
User rating: 4/5

Couple is an app built for two, which allows you to share your life and stay in touch with your partner effortlessly. The app supports video, photos, stickers and audio messages and even allows you to share suggestions on where to go for date night.

3. Without

iOS
User rating: 5/5

Without tracks how long you’ve been away from your partner and allows you to send them quick messages and photos at the touch of button. For geographically-challenged couples, the app can also tell you what the weather is like where your partner is and what the local time is.

4. Rabbit

iOS and Android
User rating: 4/5

Rabbit means you can still enjoy a good Netflix binge with your partner, no matter where you are in the world. Using the app, you can host a room with up to 25 people (or just your significant other) where you can watch your favourite film, binge watch a TV show, or listen to music together.

5. HeyTell

iOS and Android
User rating: 4/5

HeyTell is a cross-platform, voice messenger app, which lets you send high quality audio messages to your loved ones. The messages use little data (about the same as an email), are faster than a text message and are completely free. Think of it as a walkie talkie for anyone in the world.

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