Apps make our worlds go 'round. And as it turns out, they can help your marriage too. From tracking your money — so you can sidestep financial fights — to helping you plan date nights out and even give you a martial therapist's advice at the touch of a free button, these apps are smart tools for any newly married couple.
1. IceBreak, iPhone compatible, $1.99
If you think you'll never run out of things to say to your new spouse, think again. Enter: IceBreak, an app that helps you reconnect to your significant other with icebreaker questions meant to deepen your communication and understanding. Plus, with the more time you put into the app, the more it pays off — both for your relationship and financially. The app pays you in "coins" you can cash in for discounts on date nights out.
2. Grocery Smarts, iPhone and Android compatible, free
Planning meals for your new family of two will be easier with Grocery Smarts. Why? This app all but promises you'll never forget your new spouse's favorite snack on your trip the store — or return home to find you're unpacking something he's already bought. Grocery Smarts allows you to make and share shopping lists. And when you cross an item off, the change syncs with all other devices using the same list.
3. Between, iPhone and Android compatible, free
If you're not into scrapbooking but dig looking over your favorite memories with your spouse, Between could be for you. The platform helps you collect your favorite photos and memories into a timeline you can view any time. But Between doesn't just help you remember the past — it helps you plan for the future with features that allow you to set up and share a schedule of upcoming events and dates.
4. Fix a Fight, iPhone compatible, $4.99
You never want to fight with your spouse. But when you do, Fix a Fight can help you repair your post-wedding war wounds. Created by marital therapist Mark McGonigle, the app gives you step-by-step tips to talk through why you're fighting while offering advice on how to move past the problem, including ways to chart your progress on any particular hot-button issue.
5. LearnVest, iPhone and Android compatible, $299 and up
Time and time again, experts warn that money matters often lead to the end of a marriage. Financial apps like LearnVest help you keep track your spending, create a budget, and meet your financial goals — so that the state of your finances won't lead to fights. Plus, when you're ready to buy a big-budget item, such as your first home, LearnVest will provide a financial adviser by email to help you crush your goal.