10 Apps For A Perfect Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway for two or a cozy night in, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and so we here at iPad.AppStorm have compiled a list of ten apps that will help ensure that your day goes as smoothly as possible.

From music and movies to dating and dining, we’ve got Valentine’s Day covered. Hit the jump to find out more!

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The Love Calculator

Before spending a large amount of money on your significant other, why not make sure that you’re actually compatible? The Love Calculator will do just that, using etymology to calculate the probability of a successful relationship between two people. Simply type in the name of you and your partner to discover if you’re a match made in heaven or hell.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Developer: Jude Novak

Skyscanner

Make this Valentine’s Day a holiday to remember by treating your loved one to a romantic getaway. Skyscanner compares the prices of over 1,000 flights in less than a minute, displaying the lowest fares available, ready to purchase direct from the airline itself.

Skyscanner is intuitively easy to use, and will ensure that you receive the best deal around, leaving more time and money to plan the rest of your vacation, rather than trawling airline after airline in search of a bargain.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Developer: Skyscanner

Martha Stewart CraftStudio

With Martha Stewart CraftStudio, you can create and print your very own personalized Valentine’s Day card at the touch of a button. Simply choose your desired measurements, select a theme, and then craft away to your heart’s content!

Martha Stewart CraftStudio includes a whole host of goodies, such as glitter, stickers and decorative punches, along with a handful of free themes to get you started. At $4.99, this app is a steal, especially when you consider the expense of real-life crafting.

Price: $4.99
Requires: iOS 5.0 or later
Developer: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.

The Photo Cookbook

Nothing can beat a home-cooked meal by candlelight, so if you’re planning on dining a la maison this Valentine’s Day then The Photo Cookbook is the app for you. Filled to the brim with easy-to-follow recipes, The Photo Cookbook is divided into four topics, each containing a number of mouth-watering dishes that are clearly explained and illustrated every step of the way.

The Photo Cookbook is available in a number of iterations — Quick & Easy, Simple & Delicious and Vegetarian, as well as Baking and Cocktails.

Price: $3.99
Requires: iOS 5.0 or later
Developer: ditter.projektagentur

Yelp

Cooking not your thing? Try Yelp, a popular rating app that will help you discover the best dining facilities in your area. Allowing Yelp to use your current location will draw up a list of eateries within a few miles radius which can be sorted by Best Match, Distance, Rating, Price, Neighborhood and whether or not it is open at that moment in time.

Each establishment is awarded with a score out of five, with every listing featuring a map of the area, along with the address, website, telephone number and a number of reviews. Users may also upload a photograph of the restaurant or browse images added by others.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 5.0 or later
Developer: Yelp

Instant Poetry

Roses are red, violets are blue, Instant Poetry is awesome and so are you … or something.

Instant Poetry is an app that will help you write a poem in a matter of minutes. Drag and drop words to form whole verses against a beautiful backdrop which can then be saved and shared with your loved one this Valentine’s Day.

Price: $1.99
Requires: iOS 3.2 or later
Developer: Razeware

Spotify

Compose a romantic playlist with Spotify, a music streaming service sporting a vast library of tunes. From Whitney Houston to Frank Sinatra, Spotify should have you covered, featuring every love song imaginable and much more besides.

Unfortunately, Spotify does require a monthly subscription, however, when you consider the amount of music available at your fingertips, a subscription is well worth the expense.

Price: Free, but requires a Spotify subscription
Requires: iOS 5.0 or later
Developer: Spotify Ltd.

Star Walk

There is nothing more romantic than lying next to each other in the darkness, gazing up at the sky.

Star Walk is an augmented reality app that takes stargazing to a whole new level, containing information on literally every star, as well as constellations, satellites and planets. Just point your iPad at the night sky to get started!

Price: $2.99
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Developer: Vito Technology, Inc.

Netflix

What better way to end an evening than with a movie courtesy of Netflix? With over 100,000 titles to choose from, Netflix enables you to stream your chosen film straight to your iPad, meaning no more last minute dashes to the video rental store.

While you do need a subscription to the service, each new member will currently receive a free 30-day trial which can be cancelled at any time.

Price: Free, but requires a Netflix subscription
Requires: iOS 5.0 or later
Developer: Netflix, Inc.

Zoosk

Zoosk is a social networking service aimed at those looking for love. Create a profile, upload a photograph, and tell Zoosk a little about yourself. Strike up a conversation with like-minded people, or send a Wink to that special someone who catches your eye.

In a relationship? With Zoosk, you can also create a couple’s profile where you can share updates and special moments with friends and family.

Price: Free, but may require a Zoosk subscription
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Developer: Zoosk, Inc.

Conclusion

So there you have it — 10 apps for a perfect Valentine’s Day. Well, providing that The Love Calculator hasn’t sentenced your relationship to a lifetime of misery. Have we missed any essential apps which would be sure to get Valentine’s Day off to a good start? If so, let us know in the comments!


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