Women are a crucial part of any society
and yet they are still the most vulnerable one. Not a single day goes by when
we don’t come across the headlines of molestation, eve-teasing, rape, sexual
assault etc. Women today cannot rely on anyone other than themselves for their
safety and with the invention of the smartphones and revolutions of apps there
are now personal safety apps which are designed specifically for women. May you
never have to use them but if the situation arises they can really come in handy.
Below is the list of apps, which are
built keeping the safety of the women in mind. Having one of these apps
installed on your phone is way more important than candy crush saga.
Woman Safety Shield App
This app allows the user to take the
pictures as evidence and send them to the emergency contact number with the
current location. In addition to this there is also a ‘Walk with me’ function.
The functions allows your selected contacts to follow where you are traveling
and it also provides a list of near by hospitals and police stations.
Secure her App
In case you study or work out of your
town then this is another great app. The app works by sending a distress signal
to the selected contacts as soon as the user double tap the app icon.
Sentinel Personal Security
This app advertises itself as the
fastest SoS app available in the market. The unique feature of this app is that
allows you to contact your contact numbers via SMS without working internet and
network, which is a very useful feature and can make a difference in life and
Watch Over Me
Through this app your contacts are able
to follow you on your journey. You can set the time for which you want the app
to track your GPS and then call from your destination to let you contacts know
that you reached safely. In case of emergency, you simple shake the phone or
trigger the emergency alert and camera will start the recording. The app is
also capable of sending emergency alert to your contact numbers. The most
unique feature of the app is that it lets the user know if she is entering an
area with high crime rate.
This app also allows you to send SMS
alerts and calls to your contact numbers in case of emergency. It can also send
your exact GPS coordinates to the pre-selected contacts and GPS coordinated are
updated every 300 meters. Other safety features of the app are Geo Shake, Shake
to alert, and you can use the power button to send the distress signal.
I’m Shakti App
A very simple SoS app aimed to help the
women in distress. To activate the SoS signal simply press the power button 5
times within 2 seconds time duration and an SMS with your GPS location will be
sent to the pre selected contacts.
It is a multipurpose app which allows
you to stay in touch with family and friends. You can create circles and keep
add people to them and can watch their location through a confidential map. You
can easily share your location and send alert to the circle. This app also lets
you chat with the people in your circle.
Circle of 6
This app allows you to select 6 contacts
which you trust the most. User can tap on the in-built notification to alert
their contacts. The app also allows users to connect with the proper authorities.
When in danger, dialing up a number to
contact someone is the last thing you want to do. This app allows you to skip
the dialing part and by pushing power button twice, you can simple send the SoS
alert to the contacts. The alerts are sent every two minutes along with the GPS