In the spirit of love and coupledom, my husband and I spent the past few weeks testing out the couple’s app, Avocado. And we love it!
While I believe we do a good job of making time for each other, we (like you I’m guessing) lead very, very busy lives. Between him heading a new recruitment department at a quickly growing online video ad network company, and me running my own business, things often fall through the cracks or get mixed up. Between the hundreds of emails, phone calls, work meetings, it’s no surprise if one of us misses an email or in our haste, sends a lovey-dovey text to the wrong person (embarrassing, much?). We really needed something to make our communications more efficient, and Avocado has done just that plus an added dose of fun factor!
The app allows couples to stay connected via a variety of features, including a shared calendar, to-do lists, and send private message and photos. You can even send hugs and kisses, which makes me all giddy, like a Sixth grader getting a note from her crush. As much as I love the cutesy features (and i do!), Avocado really has improved our communication. Being pregnant, we can use the help organizing as we plan for baby. We schedule our doctor appointments in the shared app, so Erin doesn’t miss a (heart) beat (or sonogram).
In fact, after this morning’s Doctor visit, Erin added a couple follow up items to our to-do list, which I was immediately notified about in my alerts. We also receive a notification when the other crosses an item off the list. The only feature I would like to see is the ability to add reminder alerts to the lists. While available on the shared calendar, it would be a great additional to the to-do lists. However, I currently am using the free version, so maybe this function is available on the paid upgrade. Anyone?
Experiencing how useful Avocado has been in planning for our baby, I can easily see just how much it would help a couple planning their wedding. Schedule your vendor meetings on the shared calendar, send photos of things you like to get your fiance’s opinion, divide and conquer with a shared to-do list so your honey knows when you’ve called the photographer or emailed the song list to your DJ. Heck develop the list of songs for your wedding day within the app, so you can both contribute and make suggestions on the go.
There are endless reasons why Avocado makes sense for couples. But why the name? It turns out avocados only bear fruit when they grow near each other. Avocados also grow in pairs. How apt (and adorable!) is that?
Not yet a user and want to give it a go? Download the app for iPhone here.
I want to know your experience with the app. Love or hate? Are you using it while planning your wedding or another big project?
Joie de vivre,