Tag Archives: safety apps for college students

11 Best Women Safety Apps 2019

Women’s healthy psychology is often challenged by the fears today’s unhealthy crime rates impose. Due to increasingly unsafe environment for Indian women, they dread the idea of walking home alone at night and are compelled to stay within the confinement of strict rules and discipline. This unnerves women’s confidence level and makes them timid, weak and submissive for the real world.

To encourage their freedom to travel late at night, companies have rolled out mobile apps dedicated to complete women safety and security. These women’s safety apps revolve around empowering women to live fearless and explore the world confidently, keeping their family members and close friends informed of their whereabouts.

Here we have covered 11 best women’s safety apps built with outstanding features that shield women from dangers in the world outside.

 

App Download Rating
Women Safety 100,000+ 4.1
CitizenCop 100,000+ 3.9
Family Locator 50,000,000+ 4.5
Eyewatch SOS for Women 10,000+ 4.2
My SafetyPin 50,000+ 3.9
Raksha 5,000+ 4.4
Watch.Me 100,000+ 3.8
bSafe 500,000+ 3.8
Himmat Plus 50,000+ 4.5
Rescuer 5,000+ 4.3
Chilla 10,000+ 4.2

 

1. Women Safety

Women Safety app does more than the straightforward safety features offered by other apps in this niche. Along with sending an instant message to the emergency numbers, it offers an additional service of sending an email to pre configured email IDs of your trusted contacts with location details and Google Map link.

Apart from the usual, the app adds more value and takes two pictures from the phone’s front and back camera as well as a supporting video and audio clip and sends them all to your contacts via emails.

women safety app

Major issues reported by users:

  • No calling facility is provided
  • Ads keep popping up in app
  • Panic button is not available
  • Issues in recording audio and video

Installs : 100,000+

Download : Android

2. CitizenCop

CitizenCop is quite an ideal app for ensuring women’s safety by reporting criminal incidents at the earliest. If a woman is caught in a dangerous emergency or sees anyone facing a situation of peril, she can use CitizenCop to report it immediately. The app is thoughtful about women’s safety concerns and makes the job of communicating crime to the law enforcement department easy and rapid.

Key Features:

  • Anonymous reporting of crime or suspicious activity
  • Report lost or stolen articles
  • Call local police
  • Call or send alerts in emergency

CitizenCop

Major issues reported by users:

  • Vehicle information option is not available
  • Complaint status tracking is not available
  • Asking too much of access permissions
  • Issues in sending notifications

Installs : 100,000+

Download : Android, iOS

3. Family Locator – GPS Tracker

Family-friendly app, Family Locator is the best personal safety app that connects you with all family members when you need. As it syncs the data, you can share a single text message with all the members involved, eliminating the need to send multiple text messages to each.

The app uses device’s in-built GPS sensors to inform family members whenever any of them checks in anywhere. The notification is sent to everybody once the member safely reaches the pinned location on the map.

Key Features:

  • Private groups as “Circles” for close people
  • Real-time location tracking of Circle Members
  • Lost phone tracking
  • Notifications for arrivals and exit of Circle Members

Family Locator

Major issues reported by users:

  • Poor customer service
  • Fails to get the precise location
  • Drains the phone battery very fast
  • Performance slowdown after updating

Installs : 50,000,000+

Download : Android

4. Eyewatch SOS for Women

Eyewatch SOS for Women is an excellent app focused around the safety of today’s women. It sends the audio and video of the user’s surroundings to the emergency contacts along with an alert message.

Its admirable attributes are its location-specific accuracy, GPRS-independent functioning and Safety confirmations. When you reach the location safely, you can press the app’s I am Safe button to inform your folks of your safe arrival.

Eyewatch

Major issues reported by users:

  • SMS charges has deducted in every step
  • Not access to every location
  • App icon is not catchy
  • Issues in sending OTPs

Installs : 10,000+

Download : Android, iOS

5. My SafetyPin

My SafetyPin acts as a smart companionable guide especially when you are stuck at a crossroad and need to choose the best optimal and safe route to your destination. If you are caught in an unfamiliar or unsafe location, the app sends alerts to family friends who would track you then.

Whether or not the given area is safe is determined based on real-world factors including public transport, traffic conditions, general security, visibility and other crucial element.

My safety

Major issues reported by users:

  • Poor UI Design
  • No social media signup is available
  • Cant able to delete account after creating it
  • Often arise compatibility issues

Installs : 50,000+

Download : Android

6. Raksha

Not just intended for women’s well-being, Raksha app also looks after children, senior citizen and all other folks who confront sudden undesirable issue or disaster.

It tracks the users using the GPS sensing of their smartphone device and alerts emergency contacts about the exact location as the “Are you in trouble?” option is selected. Due to timely notifications, family members and close friends can trace the person in trouble in shortest time.

Raksha

Major issues reported by users:

  • Failed to sent emergency messages
  • Poor response

Installs : 5,000+

Download : Android

7. Watch.Me

Watch.me will keep your family and friends informed of your current situation or dangers you may encounter. The excellent part about this app is that women can rely on it to share the live video files with the close contacts.

Women can also choose whom they want to share the private videos with by filtering contacts. Pick any video you want to share including daily routine, personal trips and snap stories, etc.

WatchMe

Major issues reported by users:

  • Incompatible with all of your devices.
  • Unable to exit the advertisement
  • Error 404 occurs often
  • App stopped working when click on search bar

Installs : 100,000+

Download : Android, iOS

8. bSafe

bSafe is one of the best women’s safety apps that favors women’s safety in the most unfavorable circumstances, signaling the friends, loved ones and guardians a channel to access the live location of the user.

Women can use SOS service in a situation of distress to send the message along with the GPS location to the emergency network of guardians which you can create. You can also record and send the video and audio to the group of emergency contacts to deliver the message at the right time.

bSafe

Major issues reported by users:

  • Need phone number to create an account
  • Can’t send SOS unless you pay
  • No email registration option is available
  • Voice activation is not working

Installs : 500,000+

Download : Android, iOS

9. Himmat Plus

Himmat Plus was originally launched by the Delhi Police of India and is highly recommended for women facing unpredictable issues and emergencies especially when they move around alone.

Marked with a user-friendly interface, the app is easy to use, as easy as simply sending the OTP on the smartphone for user verification after it is installed.

The moment user feels their safety is compromised, they select the panic button so that their precise location is immediately shared with Delhi Police unit along with audio or video content.

Himmat

Major issues reported by users:

  • Frequently occur login issues
  • Too many process in registration
  • QR Code is not available
  • Notifications been send without user’s knowledge

Installs : 50,000+

Download : Android, iOS

10. Rescuer

This safety app allows users to send emergency messages, if they are in danger. All that user have to  do is open the app and then press the emergency tab, the app will send a text message along with Google map of user’s location to five people in user’s contact list and Facebook friends list.

This app will also trigger phone calls to two people.  So that they can rescue the person in danger either by rushing to the spot or by alerting someone or an official to the spot.

This app also allows you to send unlimited messages to the users who have already installed the Rescuer app for Free

Rescuer

Major issues reported by users:

  • Always shows login failed
  • Shows entered password is incorrect

Installs : 5,000+

Download : Android

11. Chilla

This powerful personal safety app detects the scream of women in danger, even if the phone is in her purse or pocket.  This app can be triggered by just a shrill scream or by pressing power button 5 times.

Once it is triggered, it sends text message with location and automatically places a call.  When the app  detects a scream,it unlocks the phone and places a call to the guardian.

It can also be used in case of emergencies for instance during a heart attack.

Chilla

Major issues reported by users:

  • Messaged an incorrect location
  • Lot of bugs encountered in first launch

Installs : 10,000+

Download : Android

Conclusion

No matter how much careful and vigilant Indian Government is, you always need a friend in emergency situations. These 11 women’ safety apps are there for women who feel threatened and unprotected or face unthinkable situations.

They all are designed to track their specific locations and inform their close folks about their safety status. On this women’s day, these mobile apps strengthen the spirit of women!