SimplyUs: iPhone Video App Review
Looking for a one-stop app that makes syncing up your couple life a breeze? This week I had a chance to review SimplyUs, an app from IronArk that connects you and your significant other easily, and for free. Let’s find out what’s to love about an app that’s all about making life together easier.
To use SimplyUs, you’ll spend a moment (literally) setting up your profile and connecting it to your partner’s. Your S.O. hasn’t downloaded the app yet? Not a problem. SimplyUs will send them a short, to the point email inviting them to join you, and even leading them to a direct link to the free app for iOS.
User friendly is par for the course with this app. It’s easy to set up, easy to get synced, and easy to start using. The SimplyUs iPhone app automatically syncs to your existing calendars, whether you use a Google calendar, an Outlook calendar, or one from another provider like MSN or Yahoo!
What really makes this app shine for me is the easy set up and share options. Even your cover photo is instantly shared between you and your partner’s profiles. You can chat directly via the app (no more worrying about text limits!), set up and share grocery lists, or any other kind of list. You can share photos via the app as well, and share any event on your calendar with your partner. All sharing is easily facilitated via push notifications, if you so desire.
Layout & Design:
SimplyUs is optimized for the iPhone or iPod touch, so, naturally, I found myself missing an iPad-friendly version. However, that is my only real complaint about the app. I think the simple tab design and extreme user-friendly nature of SimplyUs is a home run. A easily navigated user feed on the app’s main page makes seeing what’s new a snap. This app is photo-friendly and nearly fool-proof, making it ideal even for couples where one partner is less tech savvy than the other (not that you’d ever suggest such a thing!).
For couples who feel the need to get their organization on, or just looking for a cool new way to stay connected, SimplyUs simply delivers. This app is extremely well made, full of cool features, and, hey, it’s entirely free. That’s hard to beat, folks. After spending some time with the app, I decided my favorite feature is the photo share. Now, instead of barraging folks on Facebook with insanely cute pics of our furry family or spending time sending pics through text, I can browse my images, or even capture new ones, and share them instantly via SimplyUs. The point? Download this app and see how it fits perfectly into your relationship now. You’ve got nothing to lose.
SimplyUs iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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