Social apps are among the most popular on the iPhone. There are many apps that let you connect to your favourite social networks, but there are few that take the features of these apps and put them in to a one on one experience. Here comes “Pair”. This app allows you to share things privately, with your significant other, right from your iPhone.
Pair is the easiest way to stay in touch with the person you love, making it easy to share the little things in life with each other. It creates a timeline just for the two of you, where you can post cute video messages and photos that no one else will see. You can also chat, share sketches, share your location, and even let your partner know that you’re thinking of them with just the push of a button. If your partner has a Facetime account, you can easily switch from text chat to video chat from inside the app. If you’re both online at the same time, you can sketch together, as well as ThumbKiss – a feature that let’s you see where your partner is touching their screen so you can touch the same spot and make both phones vibrate simultaneously. Set reminders for your anniversary or your partners birthday, and share a to-do list to make sure your partner doesn’t forget the milk!
Pair is perfect for long distance relationships, and is a great utility for couples in the same city. It keeps all your special moments saved privately in one place.
- Connect to only one other person for the most private messaging experience
- Send photos, videos, and text messages for free
- Draw cute sketches for your partner in realtime, or play Tic-tac-toe!
- Instantly share your location with your partner
- Get reminders for important dates such as anniversaries, and birthdays
- Use your shared todo list to remind your partner to pick something up on the way home
- Other special features designed for people in relationships
The app comes from a group of Canadian developers who had travelled to California to try and make something of a different idea, but had no luck. They were given some advice to think about the biggest problem you have right now, and try to solve it. Three members of the group had partners back in Canada at the time, and struggled to keep in touch with them. Thus, the idea for “Pair” was born.
Pair can only be used exclusively with one other person. You download the app and then send a request to some one you want to pair with. Once they accept the request and download the app themselves, you can start sharing in all kinds of ways. It is also easy to “un-pair”, and pair with someone else. At the time of writing this, I had sent a request to my wife to try out this app, but so far she has not accepted. I’m sure she will though….right? *gulp*
Pair has been downloaded more than 220,000 times, and you can get it for free from the App Store, now.