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7 free period tracker apps for effective period management

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Why do we need period tracker or ovulation tracker apps? Well, for one thing, we have apps to track just about everything else in our lives. So, why not an app that tracks our periods?

Image of a calendar - Period tracking apps

Period tracker of yore!

There is an abundance of period tracker apps all waiting for instant download at the tap of a finger. But how do you choose the app that is best suited for your needs?

Here is a list that may help to simplify that process.

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Period tracker apps for smartphones

Period Tracking Apps (free) for iOS and Android

  1. CLUE:

    This app seems to be an all-round favourite. It is ranked 4.8 out of 5 and reviewed in glowing terms by users. A publication of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology has rated it the top free period and ovulation tracker. It tracks your periods, your moods and also your exercises. It is suitable for all ages and ‘scientific, not pink’. The look is sleek and the interface is simple with informative visuals. You can check it out here.

  1. PERIOD TRACKER LITE: 

    Available on the Apple Store and Google Play. Rated 4.8. Accurate and user-friendly with interesting features that track your weight and your moods, remind you of doctor’s appointments and charts that show your symptoms, length of your period and cycle and also your weight. The app allows you to add your own symptoms as well and categorize them into mild, moderate and severe. It is customisable although some feel that it has too much pink and the visuals can be a bit OTT.  Check out the Period Tracker Lite here.

  2. GLOW: 

    Another app on the Apple Store. Rated 4.7. Winner of Webby 2014 for being the best health and fitness app. Glow syncs with other fitness apps like Jawbone and MyFitnessPal. For those who are trying to conceive, it has a mirror app that tracks the fertility of the partner as well! More suitable for older users and is rated 17+ for that reason. The free version comes with not-always-relevant ads and daily polls. You can check out Glow here. 

  3. PERIOD CALENDAR:

    Available for free download on Android, it’s pretty pink and with a little pink flower. Rated 4.8.  All you have to do is enter the data about your age, body type and period. The app will send  you an alert to ensure that you remain forewarned and therefore, forearmed. Only reason to avoid it is if you have a problem with its flowery theme. The reviews call it easy to use, accurate and adorable (given by the ones like pink) You can check out the app here. 

  4. FLO PERIOD TRACKER:

    Named ‘App of the Day’ in March 2018, in more than 30 countries, Flo claims that it’s not like other period tracking apps. Rated 4.8. It uses Artificial Intelligence to increase the accuracy of its predictions. Flo can switch seamlessly from tracking periods to being a pregnancy calendar. Publications like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and The Guardian have featured Flo in their pages. You can download the app here.

  5. EVE:

    This app comes from the stable of Glow and you can get it here. Also a Webby winner for health and fitness. Rated 4.7, it was also named as the Most Innovative app of 2016. It’s an app for love, sex and relationships, which makes it more than just a period tracker. It has a community where you can chat, make new friends and also post selfies, with or without Snapchat filters. There’s a feature called Eve Gems, which has quizzes and informative guides, along with emojis and gifs.

  6. PERIOD PLUS:

    This period tracking app is available only on the Apple Store. Rated 4.7. It’s elegant and sophisticated and comes with an exhaustive range of features it can track. These include Breakouts, Stressors, Weight Changes and also Migraines, the last not available in other apps. Period Plus has coloured themes and also a game called ‘Cotton Plop’ and it supports 3D touch. One of the reviewers actually finds it ‘creepy’ that the app is so precise and accurate in its predictions. You can check out the app here.

So, download the app that appeals to you and Happy Tracking! And while you’re at it, order your customised Nua pads here.

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