Free Apps

I’ll be reviewing each of the following apps soon, but in the meantime, I’ve included descriptions of the apps and their cost so you know what is available on the market.

Personal Security Apps

Using personal security apps, you can ask friends, family, professional monitoring services and even police to watch over you while you're out and send emergency alerts if you need help. Many of these personal safety apps even offer the option to take photo or video of assailants, making it easy to prosecute them and encourage them to move on. WARNING – most of these apps only text friends and family that you are in danger and provide your GPS location. They don’t necessarily call 911 for you so do your homework if looking into these options!



If you’re in trouble, SafeSnapp can share important information with the authorities. Simply push the+

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Watch Over Me turns your phone into a personal safety device. You can just let+

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With Lifeline Response, you press a button within the app and as soon as your+

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The Samsung Galaxy S5, S6 and S7 and Note line of phones have a lot+


The SafeTrek app is an emergency app that lets you alert the police when you+


Created with input from Search and Rescue professionals, the Bugle app for iPhone is designed+


Kitestring is a web-based service that checks in with you and sends an alert to+


Using the Emergensee app, users can stream live video, audio, and GPS data to personal+


This app sends SMS and emails to pre-selected emergency contacts. It also posts your location+