6 Best Women Safety Apps

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]

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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.


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.


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.


Simply download the app, and add as many friends as 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).


This is an India-specific app that requires you to log in 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.


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.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.