Think fast: what are you going to do if the world is suddenly overrun with zombies? No answer? Well, perhaps it's time you thought about that--with all the zombie-lore out there today, it's hard to imagine the world won't end with a takeover of brain-thirsty undead. Luckily for you, your trusty iPhone can help you--there are tons of apps that could save your life in the event of a zombie attack.
Here are six apps that will be absolutely essential in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Of course, we suggest you download these apps sooner, rather than later, because we can't guarantee that there will still be Wi-Fi or a 3G network when the world is swarming with an army of the undead.
Zombie Survival Sheet (free):
Zombie Survival Sheet has spaces for you to type in your name, final last words, and battle anthem, as well as spaces for you to upload pictures of your weapons, clothing, stronghold, sidekick, and vehicle. Your finalized survival sheet can be saved as a picture on your phone, where it will just be a tap away, should zombies attack.
Illustrated Zombie Survival Guide ($1):
The 28-page guide (with cute illustrations to keep you both relaxed and informed) includes info on appropriate clothing, zombie-combat, fortifying hideouts, and zombie history. The guide also includes an interactive exam to ensure you can recall your newfound zombie knowledge in a stressful (read: zombie-filled) situation.
wikiHow: How to and DIY Survival Kit (free):
Enter the wikiHow: How to and DIY Survival Kit app--a collection of articles on surviving any imaginable situation (except for a zombie attack--that's why you have the other apps). This free app from
Zombie Survival Kit ($1):
There's a zombie translator, which is stocked with popular zombie phrases (such as "next door tastes like chicken"). There's also a zombie song maker (if talking doesn't work), a zombie insulter (if you just want to make them mad), and a "hypnotic zombie" video that promises (sort of) to (hopefully) reverse the process of zombification if you or one of your friends has been bitten.
The flashlight part of the app will be essential to your survival in a zombie apocalypse, as electricity may be out (zombies, for some reason, are always wandering around abandoned warehouses and places with no power), and it would be really sad if you survived a zombie onslaught only to fall down a flight of stairs and break your ankle. At the very least, shining a bright light in a zombie's eyes is sure to confuse them for a split second--which is all you need, of course, to get away.
Zombie Saw ($1):
While it's not tremendously useful against non-virtual zombies, it is essential in the event of a zombie attack. Zombies know that chainsaws are the key to their demise, and this app (with its subsequent saw-sounds and blood spurting) will work just like the Scare Bear Trail Companion and keep zombies at bay with the fear that you might have a real saw. Zombies are probably dumber than bears, so this app might get you further than you'd think.
[Sarah Jacobsson is a freelance writer who will go to great lengths to protect her brains.]
This story, "Six Essential IPhone Apps for a Zombie Attack" was originally published by Macworld.