These 15 Life-Saving Apps Are Only One Click Away

In Wisdom of the Crowd, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) develops a crowdsourced crime-solving app called Sophe that could end up saving lives. In the lead-up to the series premiere, here are 15 different types of real-life apps that also have life-saving benefits. Watch the series premiere of Wisdom of the Crowd on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Sophe

Sophe

When Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner (Jeremy Piven) decides to give up everything to track down his daughter's killer on Wisdom Of The Crowd, he develops a crowdsourced crime-solving app called Sophe that allows users to submit and dissect evidence in real time... and it could end up saving lives.

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In fact, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of apps that are capable of preventing or warning of potentially dangerous situations.

As evidence, in the lead-up to Wisdom Of The Crowd, here are 15 different types of apps that have the power to save lives.

Watch the series premiere of Wisdom Of The Crowd on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.
S.O.S. apps

S.O.S. apps

S.O.S. or "safety button" apps are a catch-all for people in need of help in urgent situations. These can range from sexual assault and robbery to road accidents and medical emergencies.
Blood drive finder apps

Blood drive finder apps

If you're physically able, it's never a bad idea to donate blood to someone who needs it. Blood drive finder apps can help you find local blood drives in your area.
Disaster warning apps

Disaster warning apps

Disaster warning apps can be invaluable when you're caught in or around a natural disaster, especially as it's happening.
Fetus movement tracking apps

Fetus movement tracking apps

For pregnant women, tracking fetus movement lets them know that their baby is healthy and safe.

Luckily, consumer apps are available to give real-time updates on these bundles of joy to the mothers-to-be.
Flashlight apps

Flashlight apps

The darkness can be both terrifying and dangerous, especially if you don't know where you are.

It definitely pays to have a phone with a bright screen, but even better are dedicated flashlight apps to illuminate your flash, turning your mobile device into a flashlight.

"Find my friend" apps

Worried about a friend or loved one's whereabouts? "Find my friend" apps let you know exactly where they are by using location services, so you can be sure they're safe.
Amber alerts

Amber alerts

Amber alerts—usually in the form of push notifications to your smartphone—give crucial updates on missing persons and child abductions in your area, along with critical information to help the authorities bring them home safe and sound.
Map apps

Map apps

For the directionally impaired, map apps can be a life saver. Not only do they show you where you are but how to get to your next destination, complete with step-by-step directions.

Be lost no more!
Medical ID apps

Medical ID apps

Medical ID apps are a great way to provide EMTs and doctors with your preexisting conditions (allergies, for instance) at a glance.

This way, they can assist you in an emergency situation where you may not be conscious to provide the information yourself. 
Physical wellness apps

Physical wellness apps

Let's face it: you're nothing without your health. That's why it's smart to keep tabs on your body—what you eat, exercise regimen, the calories you burn—through one of the many physical wellness apps out there.
Mental health apps

Mental health apps

Your mental health is just important as your physical health.

Thankfully, there's a wealth of apps, including ones for meditation, that can help you find your center.
Password protection apps

Password protection apps

Passwords are the keys to our most sensitive information.

Sure, it's easy enough to write them on sticky notes or keep them in an open document, but there are also specific apps that keep all your passwords in one place and safely guarded.
First aid apps

First aid apps

First aid apps offer information and advice related to medicine, accidents, and health issues—be they everyday or circumstantial.
Rideshare apps

Rideshare apps

Driving under the influence can be deadly. Why risk it?

Call a rideshare service instead and save yourself from getting a DUI—or worse, dead.
Smartphones in general

Smartphones in general

In the end, smartphones are the common thread through all these apps.

If you don't have one already, it's well worth the money—if not for the convenience and entertainment, then for the ability to save your life at the touch of a button.

Watch the series premiere of Wisdom Of The Crowd on Sunday, Oct. 1 at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.