The days of using pen and paper to keep track of your time of the month are in the past. Thanks to technology, there are now tons of period tracking apps available on iOS and Android. Some apps have community forums where you can talk health with other users, while others can monitor sexual activity, sleep patterns and exercise. Whether you want to track your fertility or plan a period-free vacation ahead of time, these apps are here to help you one cycle at a time.
Eve by Glow
Winner of 2016 Webby for health, Eve by Glow is a user-friendly app for your period and sex life. This app tracks your period, predicts your cycle and chances of pregnancy, provides sex tips, and also keeps track of your sexual activity, moods, sleep patterns and exercise. This app includes fun sex quizzes and a forum where you can discuss health-related topics with other users. Eve is available on both iOS and Android.
Period Tracker Lite
This period tracker calculates when your period will arrive by evaluating your cycle over a three-month range. In this app you can view your future period dates as well as ovulation and fertile dates, moods, symptoms and weight. This app also acts like a journal where you can take notes tracking every day symptoms like spotting, flow, cramps and bloating. You can also put the app in “pregnancy mode” where it will do a countdown to the baby’s due date. Period Tracker Lite is available on iOS and Android.
What makes this app unique is it can predict your cycle several months in advance – which is convenient for planning around upcoming events. It also lets you set reminders for when your period starts, fertility starts, PMS starts, or ovulation. Although this app is free, for $3.99 you can upgrade to Cycles Pro where you can invite your partner to connect via Facebook to stay up-to-date. This is especially useful if you’re planning to get pregnant but also so your partner knows when to come home with a tub of ice cream and flowers. The reminders and notes you make can be kept private for your eyes only. Cycles is available on iOS.
This period tracker and ovulation app uses both science and data to show you the unique patterns in your menstrual cycle. Not only can it track your period, health, PMS, birth control, cramps, ovulation, emotions, skins, sleep and exercise, but it can also track sex, pain, and cervical fluid. This app gives you must-know information about the menstrual cycle and uses medical and scientific references. Clue is available on both iOS and Android.