Slowly is created for those who yearn for meaningful conversations, lacking in the era of instant messaging. It connects people around the world at a slower but better pace – one letter at a time.
The app brings the traditional pen pal experience to your mobile device that mailing time depends on the distance between you and your friend, ranging from a few hours to days. Take your time to write and make your letter worth the wait.
Share your passion, learn a new culture or language, start connecting with people around the world on Slowly!
- Mailing time depends on the distance between you and your friend
- Anonymous profile; a nickname and avatar are all you need
- Find friends based on mutual interests & languages
- Collect and unlock stamps from different countries and cultures
- Unlimited letters for FREE with optional paid features
Terms of Service:
- Open Letters: Share open letters with more people and boost your matching potential!
- Writing Tools: Ignite creativity with a 4-step guide, offering abundant writing prompts and samples.
- Anniversary Stamps: New achievement stamps to honour our long-term supporters.
- Enhanced UI: Enjoy a clearer category grouping in your profile settings.
- Bug Fixes and Performance: We've also addressed other bugs and made general improvements for a smoother experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Back in the day, we trekked to the mailbox to grab bills, jury summonses, and, if we were lucky enough, letters from pen pals. Slowly brings the excitement of waiting for a letter to your Home Screen. Match with people from around the world who share your interests and send letters that often take days to deliver and receive. Learn from new friends and their cultures—and practice patience as you tap “Send” and wait for a reply.
Amazing & Therapeutic!
SLOWLY is hands down one of my all time favorite services. I’ve always loved the idea of having a pen pal as a kid, never had one, but now I can as an adult. I can connect with people all over the world who ultimately and genuinely want to do the same thing, find new friends and people to connect with in a non threatening, safe, friendly and pleasant environment. I’ve never had a bad experience since using this app. I’ve had someone explain to me what helium is in detail out of the blue but that has been the strangest experience. As far as I know there aren’t any creeps lurking and the people on here really are looking to learn about you as an individual and share experiences and stories. It’s also a great therapeutic outlet to be able to open up to someone who could have completely different life experiences and yet still find common ground in those differences and provide support. The ability to choose topics of interest and match with people solely on that, and not on looks or other “vain” parameters is amazing. I especially enjoy the fact that it operates like actual letter writing, simulating letter delivery times. It really helps curb the instant gratification feeling. And the stamp feature is pretty neat as well. I’d recommend this app to anyone truly looking to find me friends from all over the world. SLOWLY is really helping me build a global network of friends.
making real friends in the modern generation
Whoever created this app thank you genuinely from the bottom of my heart, I’m emotional-I really mean it!! This app is the real deal but that being said, it takes effort to get to know each other. Our culture today is so much about ghosting or flaking out! I have downloaded countless friendship apps and it’s a week of instant chatting never to hear back again or many apps is anxiety inducing because of picture and people wanting to talk to you just because of how you look! Sometimes I get reached out just because of how I look, and nothing else, it’s frustrating :( I have always craved wholesome, deep and genuine friendships and this is the first app where I feel like I’m connecting with real people. The avatars are so cute and people are on this platform because they too crave real friendship which is a win win! I’m really grateful to the creator of this app, it’s so innovative to bring pen pal into a modern app! I have been feeling lonely and depressed during quarantine but tbh my whole life and this app actually gives me hope!! I hope the app continues to stay have a free version! I have met a few incredible people already and I can’t wait to make friends all around the world!
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- Slowly Communications Ltd.
- 50 MB
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.4 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.4 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © Slowly Communications Ltd.
- In-App Purchases
- SLOWLY PLUS (1-month) $7.99
- 50 SLOWLY COINS $0.99
- 100 SLOWLY COINS $1.99
- 200 SLOWLY COINS $3.99
- SLOWLY PLUS (12-month) $42.99
- 800 SLOWLY COINS $11.99
- 150 SLOWLY COINS $2.99
- Starter Pack $0.99
- 500 SLOWLY COINS $7.99
- SLOWLY PLUS (6-month) $32.99