☀☀☀ Life360 keeps journalists (or any users) safe when they are out in the field. You just hit the app’s panic button and it sends out a text, email and phone call to emergency contacts. The app features a map that displays recent crimes and nearby hospitals and police stations. Users can also view other users live on the map, useful for families and other groups.  This service provides a messaging system  so journalists can chat each other without memorizing and importing phone numbers. This app does cost five dollars a month, for the premium version. — Scotty Bara

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