Free safety apps for women
With women’s safety taking top priority in recent times, there are many apps which assure peace of mind. Here are a few free apps to ensure you’re safe.
Apps which aim to enhance a woman’s safety have become the quite the rage and quite the business. But you don’t always need to spend a pretty penny to be able to use apps which broadcast your location to your friends or help make emergency calls. These apps are completely free and will come in quite handy.
A relatively new application that was developed after the 2012 rape case in Delhi, this application can be used in emergency situations. All you need is a single click to send a distress signal to a group or a single contact. In fact, the application can even send a distress call when you shake your phone! And, if you’re constantly on the move, you can set it up to send your contacts your location every once in a while, so someone always knows where you are.
Circle of 6
This is an award-winning application that enables you to add up to six people into a circle to send distress calls to if ever you are in need of it. You can access local hotline numbers, a local emergency contact number and send out emergency messages and calls if you are ever in danger.
Platform Android, iOS
This free application was developed to help end harassment and the concept behind it is quite interesting. All you have to do it take and upload a picture of the person troubling you, submit your story and enable it to be mapped on Hollaback’s website, ihollaback.org. This way, you are sharing your story, helping people to find and steer clear of areas or people and expose crime, bit by bit.
Platform Android, iOS
Available for almost all mobile platforms, this is a great application that sends an SOS message when you need it, either via text, email or Facebook. You can set pre-mentioned recipients and send it only to them. Your location is tracked using your phone’s GPS.
Platform Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone
Women Safe Circle
Something like Circle of 6 but only for Windows Phone, this application sends messages to pre-selected contacts. All you need to do is add a few people to your safe circle and then send them an SOS message with a single click if you need to.
Platform Windows Phone