In a world where technology frequently impedes the human-to-human connection, some apps are designed to do just the opposite—like apps aimed at strengthening relationships. Download these eight apps to bring you and your partner closer this Valentine’s Day! [caption id="attachment_2711" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Image via http://media.licdn.com/"][/caption] Avocado The idea behind Avocado is “surreptitious co-presence” —taking every step of life with your partner without facing judgment from others on social media. Avocado gives couples a private chat setting, allowing for safe, secure delivery of pictures, texts, and videos, as well as real-time sharing of lists and calendars, and more. Couple The Couple app—similar to Avocado—includes a feature called “thumbkiss.” When your thumb is pressed to the screen in the same place, at the same time as your partner, the device turns red and vibrates to resemble a sort of “virtual kiss” between you and your love. Couple also aggregates messages, pictures, and videos into a “Moments” section so you can remember all your Couple memories. Kahnoodle Doing nice, heartfelt favors for your partner is vital in any lasting relationship—the “little things,” like making your partner lunch to take to work, bringing home some flowers just because, or a shoulder massage after a long day. Kahnoodle turns these small favors into “relationship currency,” known as “kudos.” As you accumulate kudos, you may redeem them for “digital love coupons” for everything from a night out, to an afternoon watching the kids, and much more. Tokii If you find your relationship needs improved communication, Tokii could make things a bit easier for you. Tokii encourages open communication with the ability to “set your mood” so your partner knows how you’re feeling. Included in this app are more than 300 games and quizzes to answer both the easy and the difficult questions every couple faces – from “what’s your favorite restaurant?” to “should we move in together?” Love Maps Developed by Couple Experts John and Julie Gottman, the Love Maps app helps couples to better understand not only their partner’s “inner-world and personal experiences,” but also their hopes and aspirations for the future. The more you know about what is important to your partner’s life, the better, more fulfilling your relationship will be. Icebreak for Couples Icebreak for Couples provides couples the ability to send icebreakers intended to keep the “flame burning” in relationships. Featuring a “relationship score” and “date night coins” good for nights out with your love, this app is considered by Apple as “the best app on the iPhone for couples to stay close and stay in love.” Duet Ask yourself two questions: what do you want to do, and; who do you want to do it with? Duet can help you answer these questions by bringing romance back to one-on-one communication; it reminds us to do things we like, with the people we love. Propose ideas to your partner or love interest, in a secure, private network, with messages, videos, and more. Fix A Fight Arguments and disagreements are inevitable in a long-term relationship, but that shouldn’t tear your love life apart. Created by psychotherapist Mark McGonigle, this app claims to help mend the intimate connection that is tarnished from a fight. McGonigle uses the same tips and exercises in this app that he uses with his clients. Be sure you have the most up-to-date technology for all these great apps by upgrading your device with NextWorth. Get the most for your device, so you can buy a newer model and maybe a nice candlelight dinner out this Valentine’s Day.