It’s Valentine’s in a couple more days. Your trusty smartphone or iPad can actually help you prepare for the day by helping you book reservations in restaurants, pick excellent greeting cards and more.

It’s truly amazing how technology can add more value to a special day. It can also help you get things done faster and better and in a creative way. And a lot of Valentine’s day apps for iPhone/iPad have been developed precisely for this. Take a look at this list:

Best Valentine's Day iPhone and iPad Apps

RECIPES

Someone once said the way to a man’s heart is through the stomach. Well, cliched and old it may sound but I guess the saying still holds good. There are a bunch of apps out there crafted specifically to help you create delicious, mouth-watering recipes for your Valentine.

Valentine’s Day Recipes

Valentine's Day Recipes iPhone App IconThis one’s an old app but with 140 different recipes to pick from, there’s a sizable chunk of information in this app. The app is not tweaked for iOS 7 but it runs, nevertheless. Pick your recipe and find your way to your valentine’s heart.

Price: $0.99
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Valentines Day Recipes

Valentines Day Recipes iPhone App IconThis is one more of the same kind (curiously, with the same number of recipes). But with pictures and favorites and shopping list, this one is more feature-packed. If you want to go for a simpler app, the previous one would do but if you like to cook with more details in tow and with more options to use, this is a good choice.

Also, don’t forget to check out recipes on websites like AllRecipes.com

Price: $0.99
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GAMES

Games are fun and Valentine’s-themed games are a great way to spend some time. You can play these games with your loved one or use a game to send messages of love instantly through email, Facebook or Twitter.

Where’s My Valentine

Where's My Valentine iPhone App IconDisney’s Where’s My Water and Where’s My Perry get together in these beautiful Valentine’s Day-themed app where you have parallel stories running for Swampy and Perry from the two games. Where’s My Valentine is a great way to spend time gaming with your Valentine. It’s hours of fun and some really cool thinking.

Price: Free
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Tom’s Love Letters

Tom's Love Letters iPhone App IconFollowing the spirit of Where’s My Valentine, Talking Tom and Talking Angela get together in this app where you can use these mascots to send a message to your loved one. These cats cuddle up and send your message in a charming way. There are quite a bunch of cards to pick from.

Price: Free
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GREETING CARDS, DOODLES AND PHOTO FRAMES

There’s no better way to express love than to send a greeting card. Simple, but powerful. Photos edited beautifully are also one of the coolest way to tell your loved one how much you care about these cherished memories. Some apps let you send customized greetings cards door-delivered and that’s awesome.

justWink Greeting Cards

justWink Greeting Cards iPhone App IconjustWink Greeting Cards is a great way to mail a cool greeting card to your loved one. The app also lets you text, email or Facebook-share (or Twitter-share) your greeting card. The flip cards are designed to look real and give a sense of opening and reading real Valentine’s cards. You can customize these cards to your liking. justWink works for many occasions and Valentine’s is one of their specialties.

Price: Free
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ScrapPad Valentine’s Day Special

ScrapPad iPhone App IconThis iPad-only app lets you create beautiful pictures out of the photos you have in your album. Tons of designs let you create scraps and bind them all to make a beautiful scrapbook. You can even order prints directly from within the app. The app works only on iPads. It’s actually a special-edition app of the popular ScrapPad app. If you can doodle well and add a ton of beautiful things to a cherished photo, ScrapPad will go a long way in making your Valentine’s Day very special.

Price: Free
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Love and Valentine’s Day Frames

Love and Valentine's Day Frames iPhone App IconLove and Valentine’s Day Frames is a simple photo-frame/album creator that will help you send digital photos edited/themed to suit Valentine’s Day. You can pick photos from your library/album and edit them with the Valentine’s day templates built in the app.

Price: $0.99
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TextPics

TextPics iPhone App IconOne of the rarest things that you can do is send a beautifully-crafted text message that uses unicode characters to express your love. How often do people do that? You can use this app to pick and send beautiful, unicode/ASCII-designs that convey your love instantly.

Price: $0.99
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