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10 Apps for Valentine's Day



Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start making plans for the special day. And where do you turn when you need help with those last-minute arrangements? Your smartphone of course!

Whether you’re looking for a romantic restaurant, the perfect bottle of wine, or a last-minute bouquet of flowers, your mobile device can help. Here are 10 apps that will make February 14 a day to remember!

OpenTable

Need a last-minute restaurant reservation? OpenTable has you covered. Find restaurants, see available tables, browse menus and reviews, confirm a date and time, and even add reservations to your calendar. Includes over 20,000 restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, and you can earn dining points that can be cashed in at any OpenTable establishment.

Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Price: Free


Hello Vino

Make that romantic dinner even more enjoyable with the perfect bottle of wine. Hello Vino – Wine Assistant will help you navigate a wine list in a fancy restaurant or make the right selection at the local wine store. Hello Vino contains thousands of recommendations, pairings and gift choices, and even helps you track the wines you love for future special occasions.

Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free (requires in-app purchases for image recognition scans)


1800Flowers

Make sure those flowers get there on time with help from the 1-800 Flowers Mobile Gift Center. Browse bouquets and special arrangements, add a romantic message, and place the order right there from your smartphone. 1800Flowers specializes in last-minute orders and same-day deliveries, so no more excuses – make sure those flowers get there on time!

Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free


8tracks Radio

Create the perfect Valentine’s Day mood with an Internet radio mix from 8tracks Radio. 8tracks features over 1 million playlists for every mood and occasion. Choose your favorite genre, follow your favorite DJs, without ever having to listen to those annoying audio ads. Each mix comes with a photo and description, and you can even link to music videos on YouTube!

Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free


How to Cook Everything

Want to eat at home rather than go to a crowded restaurant? New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman has put together 2,000 recipes with over 400 how-to illustrations. How to Cook Everything includes an easy-to-use search tool with filters to help narrow results, and every recipe features an ingredients list and step-by-step instructions.

Platform: iOS, Android
Price: $9.99


OkCupid

Don’t want to spend Valentine’s Day alone? OkCupid is one of the most popular dating apps ever. List your interests, post a pic, and get ready to be matched up with more dates than you can handle! Scroll potential partners, rate profiles, and use the private messaging system to set up that first date. You can narrow choices by location and who’s free right now. Dating has never been so much fun!

Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free


Urbanspoon

Another app to help you find that perfect restaurant – but this time with a little help from your friends. With Urbanspoon you can search by neighborhood, cuisine type or price, and compare ratings and reviews from newspapers, bloggers, and fellow diners. Share picks and experiences with your friends and build your own personal restaurant guide.

Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Price: Free


El Gifto

The perfect shopping app for those last minute gifts! El Gifto is packed with shopping ideas and suggestions. Just create a profile of the person you’re buying for and how much you want to spend and El Gifto will do the rest. You can view color images of all the gift suggestions, browse similar items, and buy direct from each store. The more you use El Gifto, the more it knows what you’re looking for!

Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free


Couple

Want to send a personal love note? Couple is a personal messaging app for just you and your loved one! Post cute video messages and photos, share sketches and love notes, and let your partner know you’re thinking of them with just the push of a button. You can even switch to video chat using FaceTime. Couple allows you to share locations, set reminders, and safely store all those special moments.

Platform: iOS, Android
Price: Free


Chocolate Recipes

Valentine’s Day means chocolate and Chocolate Recipes is the perfect app for creating that special surprise! Whether it’s chocolate cupcakes, chocolate profiteroles, chocolate cookies, or chocolate hearts, Chocolate Recipes will provide hundreds of mouth-watering recipes for every occasion. The easy-to-understand style is perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Platform: iOS
Price: Free



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