Wickr SCIF is also available by Wickr Enterprises and offers users the ability to set up a secure chat room. The communications are secure, end to end and users can even handout set-up keys to ensure the user on the other end is verified. All communications are encrypted in transit and deleted upon delivery and each transmission has a unique key that would take one trillion years to decipher (according to Wickr). This is a great app for anyone in need of secure comms on their iPhone for either in-country operations or even conducting business matters that are sensitive in nature.
Wickr Me is the personal app developed by Wickr and is a great platform for one on one texting. Just like Wickr SCIF the connection is secure end to end, texts delete after your designated time and each message is encrypted with a different key.
Theodolite is a great app for a wide variety of missions. The screen allows you to take a photo of an object (building, intersection, target, etc.) and it will record position, altitude, bearing, range, and inclination. In addition, theodolite combines a compass, GPS, map, photo/movie camera, rangefinder, and two-axis inclinometer. These tools can be used for anything from military operations to engineering and camping/hunting.
TacNav is a great tool for any service member. The app allows you to select a location, give an ETA, draw a sector sketch, take a photo with map data, find your location’s weather and light data and a whole host of other features.
The Surefire Shot Timer by Surefire, LLC is a great backup shot timer or a great app to get if you’re looking to shoot on a budget. The time comes with the ability to record your shots, has a delayed start and par-times. While the app can have issues at times it is still a great backup. We use it to practice at home while dry-firing with the delayed start time and par-times.
The Ballistic Advanced app is arguably the most accurate ballistic apps on the market. The app contains over 5,000 commercial and military load data, the ability to link to your Kestrel, one-touch atmospheric correction, a target log, a heads up display and the world-renowned JBL ballistics. This app is perfect for snipers, designated marksman or long range enthusiasts.
The Sun Surveyor app was originally developed for photographers but it has some great tactical applications. The app tells you sun, mood, and light data to include the locations of the sun/moon rise/set. This sort of data is key for mission planning.
iSurvive offers a one-touch message service that sends pre-constructed messages to your preferred contacts. This allows you to send your position as well as any pertinent information to your trusted rescue contact. The phone also continues to record your location to your contact as long as you keep the map active. In addition, the phone will flash morse code emergency signals.
Our boys over at SOFLETE have created one hell of an app. The app offers workouts designed for the tactical community as well as comprehensive shooting programs. These workouts and programs are created by SOF personnel with a deep knowledge of what it takes to be an effective operator.