SLOWLY lets you meet pen friends from your smartphone! Match with someone that shares your passion, write a letter and collect stamps from around the world. Speak your mind – one letter at a time!

SLOWLY is not your typical networking or dating app -  we’re bringing the traditional pen friend experience to your smartphone.

The app is created for those who yearns for meaningful conversations with people in the era of instant messaging. We hope to connect people around the world at a slower but better pace – one letter at a time.

Meet a new pen friend, seal your letter & place a stamp - start connecting with the world on SLOWLY!

- Mailing time depends on where you & your pen friend live.
- A nickname & an avatar is all you need. Speak your mind & connect freely to the world.
- Matches based on common interests & languages.
- Collect & unlock hidden stamps!

What’s New

Version 4.1.2

- Use “Pin Letter” feature to read the letter while drafting
- New interface languages, including Russian, Turkish, Hungarian & Polish interface
- Other performance improvement and bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
467 Ratings
467 Ratings
:D me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ,

Dos not go horizontal but other wise Great!

This app is extremely great! At first it was a little slow going but hence the name but now I’m meeting all types of people. I love how you don’t have to share you name if you don’t want to and they have you pick out a character they have for you to pick from so you don’t have to put your picture on their (but i think if you did want to send a picture to them theirs a way to do it i just haven’t figured it out). I also love that this app is on Samsung/Galaxy if you choose to switch from a iPhone to a samsung/galaxy phone. The one thing i have a problem with is the fact that i can’t get the app to turn horizontally so i can use my keyboard on my IPad Pro so i can type out long messages on my keyboard. That really bugs me because of how much you have to write and I’m personally faster on my keyboard. But other then that this app is fantastic! You also have the options to block certain country’s if you wanted to (or people). Any ways i hope my review is taken into consideration and once the app twists on my IPad Pro i will be more then happy to change my 4 star to a 5 star!

LaughingK ,

There’s pros and cons to it!

It’s a very good app, aesthetically pleasing, it doesn’t give constant notifications over nothing like some particular apps out there, and in my personal opinion I find this app to be safer as opposed to actual mailing and whatnot, (and as fun as physically mailing may be I’m sure dealing with the post office and post cards and never knowing if they actually got it has to be a bit worrying from time to time.) and unlike actual penpal-ing via postcards and whatnot there’s no need to give addresses and the sort, as that can be the sort of thing to worry about.

However, there’s a few cons, to me they’re nothing major but some might find it a pet peeve, one of which how long it takes to send and receive letters, which at first can be a bit of a hassle, especially if it’s your first time having a penpal, but it’s the same as if you were to actually send a letter, excluding the bumps in the road whether the post offices make a mistake or they take their time sending things or what.

One for me is some of the stamps in the stamp store requiring actual money (however the price is very low so?) to get them, but I understand that the app and it’s creators require a bit of income and it’s not as if not buying them will affect your time on the app. I just wish there were ways to acquire a few of the stamps other than by paying.

All in all it’s a very nice app!!

kuyeduwu.rick ,

Great App, not 5 star because lack of horizontal mode on my iPad

I have to say this is a really great app.
I always thought, things go fast nowadays, you write to someone “I love you” and in the next second, you could receive either “love you too” or you found you were in his/her blacklist, we always get immediate answers, but something is missing.
We don’t need to pick words carefully because we can correct in the next second.
We feel less excited for arriving message because we never waited for long.
We feel less connected because we have nothing to share because we are sharing time to time and we are tired of sharing.
I missed the time that holding pen in hand but don’t know which word to use, which story to tell.
I missed the feeling that throw the mail in the box and imaging where it arrived everyday.
I missed the feeling that find one mail to me, the nervous and exciting when open it.
All your friends are on WeChat, on Facebook, on Twitter, even if you want to write, you can write to no one.
But lucky enough, I found this app, well done!
Besides, I’m a developer too, if the author find it’s difficult or don’t have enough time, maybe I can help, but only with the approval from the author.


Slowly Communications Ltd.
40.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Slowly Communications Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. 100 SLOWLY COINS $1.99
  2. 50 SLOWLY COINS $0.99
  3. 200 SLOWLY COINS $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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