Avocado, the social network for 2, now works with Google Calendar

Avocado

Calling itself a social networking app for just two people, Avocado has long been one of the favorite apps of me and my wife. For everything from sending little reminders of affection in the form of digital hugs, to letting you know when your partner’s phone is about to die, it’s a fantastic Swiss Army knife of tools for people in a relationship.

With Avocado’s 2.1 update, though, that Swiss Army knife has gained one more tool: Google Calendar sync. And it’s about time.

Previously, Avocado allowed you to set up shared calendars within the app, but it wasn’t very useful outside of Avocado’s sandbox. As someone who does all his scheduling in Google Calendar, I found myself frustrated when I’d miss out on something I had planned with the inamorata, simply because there was no cross-pollination between Avocado and other services.

But with the latest update, that’s all changed. Available to couples using the app’s premium tier, which costs $14.99 per year, Google Calendar sync makes sure that all of the events you plan with your significant other will show up in GCal, and vice versa.

Avocado 2.1 also adds a few other helpful tweaks. Not only does it now support the creation of multiday and all-day events, it also offers quick access to the camera when messaging your boo: Simply swipe up from the message-input screen.

If you’ve got someone you love who you’re always in contact with, Avocado is one of the best apps you can download for your iPhone. You can download it here.

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John BrownleeJohn Brownlee is a Contributing Editor. He has also written for Wired, Playboy, Boing Boing, Popular Mechanics, VentureBeat, and Gizmodo. He lives in Boston with his wife and two parakeets. You can follow him here on Twitter.

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