Life360 is the leading family location app, used by more than 55 million families. It keeps your family connected throughout the day by sharing everyone’s location on a private family map. You can receive automatic alerts when family members arrive or depart specific places – like home, school, or soccer practice. Life360 is free for iPhone and Android. www.life360.com
Why we like it: Parents can breathe a little easier with this app that gives smart phones the capability to locate family, set up a private, cross-platform channel for communication and identify nearby threats. Features include messaging, alert, check-in capabilities and an easy-to-read map of nearby safe points such as hospitals and police stations.