6 Best Women Safety Apps

By 30-12-2012   DownloadsIndiaSecurity

Download these best Women safety apps for your smartphone and it could help you send emergency SOS SMS alerts, emails, Facebook notifications and even call friends with a single tap of the app should you need help while travelling alone at night, or being confronted with a threatening dangerous situation. [Also remember to grab these self defense keychains]

women safetyOnWatch

Positioned as personal safety app for college students, OnWatch allows you to easily alert friends and emergency responders like 911 and campus police when you need to. It also allows you to send time based alerts, for example if you do not reach home safely in an hour. You can easily inform your friends when you are safe with your GPS location. Winner of the U.S. Government’s Apps Against Abuse Challenge. Download for iPhone and Android. Offers free 90 day trial subscription to students with .edu email address, 30 day free trial for others.

CircleOf6

This app lets you add 6 friends who will be informed when you need it. CircleOf6 app when used will send a predecided SMS to your friends with your GPS location and a ‘Come and Get Me’ message. You can also send a call me message, should you need a call back phone call to get out. You can also program it to call select national hotlines or local emergency numbers. This app was also the winner of the White House Apps Against Abuse Technology Challenge. For iPhone and Android. Free to use.

Life360

This is a family locator app which connects all your family members, allowing them to communicate instantly and track GPS location of your family in real time. Of course all family members need to download and install Life360. It allows you to send panic alerts via text, email and phone call if needed urgently. It allows parents to keep track of where their children are right now and will alert them when they return home from school. Its usage can be beyond safety issues and helps to keep your family connected on a daily basis. Winner of the Webby award for Best Use of GPS or Location Technology. Download now for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Free to use.

bSafe

Simply download the app, add as many friends you want to notify in case of emergency or threatening situations. When you press the SOS button, the bSafe app will send a SMS text message to all your bsafe friends and even call a friend to pick you up, while indicating your current map location.  For iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Basic plan is free, though you can upgrade to bSafe premium plan for $1.99/mo ($14.99/yr).

FightBack

This is an India specific app which requires you to login via Facebook to download the app. Fightback utilizes your smartphone’s GPRS, SMS, GPS, maps, email and linked Facebook account to send SOS messages when needed. With a single tap, women can send SOS emergency SMS messages and emails to select friends in the list. The app also updates the Facebook status page with emergency messages and current location, to inform their Facebook network (if needed). Available for Android, Blackberry and Nokia smartphones. Free to use.

StreetSafe

This is a more premium paid service for women desiring extra security. Once you subscribe to StreetSafe for $20/mo ($150/yr) plan, tap the StreetSafe app and their personal safety adviser will  provide instant help and can provide ‘Walk with me’ support to help you reach safely, and can notify 911 and the police (with your photos, age, height etc.)  if the situation seems potentially violent or unsafe for you. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone.

Note: We are not affiliated with any of these services. Be sure to check the fine print, pricing and privacy terms before you choose it as your personal safety app. Always remember to test you settings so that they work when you need it.

66 comments on “6 Best Women Safety Apps

  1. Val Vesa says:

    You should also look at Red Panic Button http://www.redpanicbutton.com also.

  2. Jeremy Norton says:

    Wow! I didn’t know we have these types of apps. I would certainly let my family download and install the life360 app on our smartphones. Great post!

  3. Meher G says:

    FightBack i think is a nice one..

  4. Mahek says:

    bSafe is my pick among these.

  5. David Jones says:

    very well written article about women safety apps. but I think no women will be interested with those application because they also not trust on it. because they only trust on them self :( & thats why they are facing lots of problem.

  6. Ashley says:

    Truly useful apps for women for the personal safety. Will refer these apps to all my near & dear. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Abhishek says:

    thanks for sharing, indian womens should know about this apps most.

  8. Bruno Babic says:

    Very useful post. Having lived in London, UK for over 10 years, now I definitely believe that one of these apps might come in very handy and helpful to women in London because street women stalkers are almost everywhere in the city.

    Wow, I’ve just got a flash of an insight or a kind of light-bulb moment about one of my next blog posts that could be related to helping guys not to turn into street women stalkers.

    Thanks.

    Bruno Babic

  9. Hindustani says:

    Thank you so much. Frankly I had no idea that such kind of applications existed……

  10. Taswir Haider says:

    FightBack is very usefull for women… thanks for sharing it…

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