Valentine's Day Apps
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Popular Windows Phone apps to help you survive Valentine's Day

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Valentine's Day Apps

For those who have been out of town or simply hiding under a rock, this Friday is Valentine’s Day. If you have a significant other and have completely forgotten about this “special” day, we have a few Windows Phone apps that may keep you out of the doghouse.

This week’s Windows Phone Central Roundup falls a few days early, to help those who suffer from losing track of time and possibly saving countless relationships globally. Quick disclaimer though, we don’t guarantee any of these Windows Phone apps will save you from sleeping on the couch, save you from the silent treatment or successfully wooing your partner if you have completely forgotten about Valentine's Day.

We’ll touch on a few greeting card apps that may give you a little more time to run down to the local gift store, an app that will let you order flowers from your Windows Phone, a shopping app from a merchant that offers overnight delivery and a dining app just in case you forgot to make reservations.

Say it with Flowers

Say it with Flowers (free)

Say it with Flowers is a Windows Phone 8 app that lets you add a customized message to a picture of flowers and share it with that special someone. Say it with Flowers may not take the place of a real bouquet of flowers but it may help stall for time while you hunt down the real McCoy.

Say it with Flowers
Say it with Flowers Main Menus

The app has a core set of flowers (fourteen images) with additional flower image packs available through in-app purchase. The Valentine’s Day pack is currently free.

Message options include sixteen font styles, six font sizes and a handful of text/background colors. There are also six options for text placement on your image.

Say it with Flowers
Say it with Flowers Edit Screens

Say it with Flowers is a simple Windows Phone 8 app for sharing picture notes with your friends or your significant other. Again, Say it with Flowers is a free app, available for Windows Phone 8 with various in-app purchase opportunities.

You can find Say it with Flowers here in the Windows Phone Store.

Flowers Fast

Flowers Fast (no trial/$.99)

I struggled to find a Windows Phone app to order flowers from and in searching FTD, florist, Edible Arrangements, and other variations; the only app that popped up on the radar was Flowers Fast. It was rated at five stars so it had to be good, right?

At first glance, Flowers Fast appeared to be a Windows Phone app for the website that shares the same name. Technically, it is a Windows Phone app for the website but only in the sense that it provides you a link to flowersfast.com. The high rating also technically accurate, but it is based on only one review.

Flowers Fast
Flowers Fast Main Page and Website

We usually do not plug an app that we would not recommend for your Windows Phone (or at least think it is worth trying) but without a trial version for Flowers Fast, we decided to keep it in the roundup. You can consider this a PSA of sorts.

When you launch Flowers Fast, you get a Home Page with a Flowers Fast link center screen. Tap the link and you are sent to flowersfast.com. I couldn’t help but feel that simply launching your Internet Explorer and going to flowerfast.com would be just as easy and wouldn’t cost you $.99.

For those curious, Flowers Fast is available for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and you can find it here in the Windows Phone Store. Again, no trial version and the full version is running $.99.

Amazon Mobile

Amazon Mobile (free)

For those who are scrambling to find that special gift for your Valentine and have no time to hit the local stores, Amazon Mobile is a great app to shop on the go. You can find jewelry, flowers, chocolates, and gift cards that can be delivered overnight.

Amazon Mobile
Amazon Mobile Screens

Item listings follow suit with the website offering product details, customer reviews and a listing of related items. You can log into your Amazon.com account and if you happen to be an Amazon Prime customer, enjoy free two-day shipping as you would when ordering from your computer.

Amazon Mobile is a free app that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices. You can pick up your copy of Amazon Mobile here in the Windows Phone Store.

OpenTable

OpenTable (free)

We highlighted OpenTable in last week’s Food and Dining App Roundup and felt it should come in handy this week for those who slipped up and forgot to make dinner reservations for Friday. Granted, you still may be hard pressed to find reservations but OpenTable will help you make them on the fly.

OpenTable

OpenTable has a database of more than 20,000 restaurants in the U.S. Canada and Mexico. The app will provide a summary on the restaurant, customer review, and map things out so you can find your way. Most importantly, the app will let you make reservations under your OpenTable account, Facebook account or as a guest.

Membership with OpenTable is free and can be created at the OpenTable website or as you make your reservations as a guest. 

OpenTable is a free app that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices. You can find OpenTable here in the Windows Phone Store.

Sendtiment

Sendtiment (free)

Sendtiment (the “d” is silent) is an easy to use greeting card app for Windows Phone 8.  The app has over one hundred greeting cards in the free version and an additional four hundred plus cards in the paid version.

Sendtiment
Sendtiment Main Pages

Card categories include birthday cards, miss you cards, thank you cards, invitations, congratulatory cards and Valentine’s Day cards. The Valentine’s Day card section is available with the paid version but you do have the “I love you” section with the free version that is a nice alternative.

Greeting cards can be customized with a personal note and shared via email, text message, or NFC. You also have the ability to share cards through your favorite Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter app. Sendtiment is a nice greeting card app for Windows Phone 8 that can come in handy year around, let alone Valentine’s Day.

Sendtiment
Sendtiment Cards

Sendtiment Cards Lite is a free, ad-supported app that has a limited number of cards available (you can view the full collection though). You can find Sendtiment Cards Lite here in the Windows Phone Store. Sendtiment Cards gives you access to the full collection of cards and will cost you $1.99. You can find Sendtiment Cards here in the Windows Phone Store.

Good Luck!

This is the time we give you a run down on which of the apps in the roundup stand out amongst the others. Well to be honest, most of the apps perform as advertised. Sendtiment has a larger selection of greeting cards while Say it with Flowers is basically dressing up a picture of a flower (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing).

Amazon Mobile is a handy app for ordering gifts on the go and, as we mentioned last week, OpenTable can be a helpful app for the times you need to make dining reservations. I would be inclined to pass on Flowers Fast and opt to use your Internet Explorer to go to flowersfast.com. It is a simple app but $.99 for a web portal is a stretch.

Will any of these apps save you from a last minute rush/panic on Valentine’s Day? One can only hope for the best.

If you have a favorite Windows Phone that has helped you prepare for a romantic evening such as Valentine’s Day or have any helpful hints on surviving Cupid’s Arrow, speak up and let us know in the comments below.

QR: Sendtiment

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jaymin1 says:

Angry birds star wars updated

Aashish13 says:

Angry birds is your valentine?

jaymin1 says:

No ss & tr2:D.bt still waiting as it is not available for l520

Aashish13 says:

Yeah i know. But do really you want them especially tr2. Stupid imangis cannot update their games.

jaymin1 says:

At least ss should be there

jaymin1 says:

Bt i have asphalt 8 bro:)

Micah Dawson says:

I am putting the boyfriend through the paces for valentines day. Ha perhaps I should link him to this article :P

thettk says:

While you are at it let him know that he can win a Surface from Sendtiment Cards as well in their Valentines Contest. It comes with a red Touch cover of course lol! www.facebook.com/sendtiment #shameless plug

ahmedjan87 says:

LOL survive oh wait im forever alone damn it

Aashish13 says:

+720 this article is not related to us we can change the topic. Lol

FFugue says:

You should write an article about dating apps for the people that will be alone on Valentine's day ahah.

rain620 says:

Best for LDRs yassssssss

TheWinPhan says:

Just wanted to let you all know Sendtiment has a contest which is offering 1 Surface tablet to give away this week for using their app, simply post a card to their FB page. I entered yesterday! :D

rsalinger says:

I think I'll use Local Scout to find a bar and keep track of my drinks with Untapped. 

Marco Gomes1 says:

Slow news day? :)

 

aitt says:

Bought the wife some blue and white diamond earring. Eh. After being together for 18yrs running out of ideas. I should show up at her job as Cupid with nipple rings chain together.

wpguy says:

+925 I'm going to be stifling random laughter during my meetings today.

wpguy says:

Plot twist: aitt's wife has the same idea.

ThePKReddy says:

I think 90% of your readers are single, lonely men/boys. I have no way to prove it. Just a hunch.

A895 says:

Are you part of the 90%?

cannon#WP says:

No apps for ordering flowers??? Hmmm...*opens visual studio*

Fizoto says:

Yes, in the meantime, that llama game will do for the single, lonely people.

sailorboi88 says:

I'm surprised there is no mention of hookup sites. :D

cannon#WP says:

Or pr0n sites...

nokiauser911 says:

If only I had a girl friend!

itoman says:

You can also keep track of gifts exchanged on Valentine's and other special occasions with this app I developed called You and Me. Free full-featured trial available! Write down personal details about your loved ones, details that will come in handy when trying to pick a gift like clothing sizes, ring size, favorite perfume, favorite food, etc. You can also have a countdown to or a countup from important events on your lock screen and live tiles. Give it a try!

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/you-and-me/2dbc6043-d06e-4381-b949-a039a6738400

Just have a huge fight with my girlfriend.

Hongtao Bai says:

If you are still searching for valentine gift, maybe you want try I Love GILT app.