Heading off for the party of your life at spring break? As well as the swimsuits and flip-flops on your packing list, don’t forget to include these seven great smartphone apps. They’re all super-useful, whether you’re at the airport, having cocktails beside the pool or stumbling home in the small hours. All of the apps are free, although some also have premium versions for a few dollars….
Do you ever come across an app and you think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” We certainly do! This past week, we have seen a couple safety apps debut on morning shows across the country that couldn’t be smarter. We highly encourage you to download at least one of these safety apps in case you ever come across a situation you feel uneasy in. It might not be a bad idea to also have a conversation with your family and friends about these important, practical apps. …
Hey! A lot of you are going to be getting out there to run, walk, bike, rollerblade (does anyone do that anymore?), etc. I know I’m planning on getting some fresh air too; but when I go out alone, I always wonder what would happen if I had an emergency. Nobody would know where to find me if I decided to change biking routes or run down a new path. That’s a little scary if I were to be injured or held up by a gang of rogue squirrels or something. I’m not the only one who gets a little freaked out by squirrels, right? They’re scary with those twitchy tails and the erratic movements! Anyway, there are a few apps that are designed to keep us safe while we’re out there gettin’ our spring on. Surprisingly, none of them include squirrel repellent.
Knowing that you have a few apps that will help you out in a potentially dangerous situation can give you the peace of mind you need to feel at ease.
We use our smartphones for everything – from accessing apps that organize our to-do lists to using apps that take and edit photos creating perfect selfies. At almost all times, we are equipped with one of the most powerful devices of our time and it’s hardly ever far from our reach. So, why not take full advantage of this technology and use it to stay safer by adding some very useful apps? Whether you are going for late night run or traveling alone for work, knowing that you have a few apps that will help you out in a potentially dangerous situation can give you the peace of mind you need to feel at ease. These easy-to-use, free apps will help if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation. React Mobile. Using GPS, this app can send silent SOS messages showing your location to pre-selected contacts. It can also send group alerts and allow a family member or friend to virtually walk you home. The home screen of the app shows a React Mobile Shield that, when tapped, activates the service and sends an SOS alert with your GPS coordinates via text, email, Twitter, or Facebook. There is also a popup to call 911 if needed, and the only way to disable is by using a cancel-alert code. This app also has a feature called Follow Me, which allows permitted family and friends to follow you via GPS in real-time. To set it up, you can choose an amount of time that it will track you, and then hit the, I’m Safe button when you arrived safely so your friends and family know you are safe and sound.