We are living in a day and age where there’s literally an app for everything you want – even tracking your period. Just remember those days where you had to use pen and paper to mark your periods every month in order to plan your next beach holiday around it. So inconvenient, right? We also use to knew way less about our menstrual cycles back in the day which made it much harder to spot any irregularities in our cycles like heavy bleeding or missing periods. Thankfully, that’s no longer an issue as there are many different apps available that make tracking your periods super simple. But before we look into the top 10 ones, here are some things that you should always bear in mind when using a period tracking app:
- Don’t include anything you wouldn’t want advertisers to know about.
- Don’t only rely on your period tracker to help you get pregnant. Make sure to also use urine tests as they are much better at checking whether you’re fertile right now.
- Do use your period tracker to talk to your GP about any irregularities in your cycle.
Don’t use your period tracker as birth control as they are not 100% accurate in predicting when you’re fertile.
1. Me v. PMDD
If you don’t just want to track your menstrual flow but also keep an eye on any mental health changes that might be related to your cycle, Me v PMDD could be a great choice for you. It uses a scale system that tracks the data behind your emotions, moods, and feelings, as well as physical effects like worse skin, energy levels, and nausea. With that being said, if you suspect that you’re suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD for short, make sure to have a chat with your GP about it. Don’t worry, though, you can also use the app if you don’t think you suffer from PMDD and just want to track your moods during your cycle. You can download the app for Apple and Android.
2. Period Tracker – Period Calendar
With this period tracker, you can track everything from your actual monthly bleed, weight fluctuations, and other symptoms like headaches, cervix location, bloating, as well as any mood swings. It’s super easy to use, simple to navigate, and it’s very straight forward to log and track all your symptoms throughout your cycle. And the best thing? Everyone can use it! So, if you’re looking for an app that doesn’t require much fuss and gives you more than enough room to log all your data, this one might be the right one for you. You can download it for Apple and Android.
Clue is probably one of the most popular period tracking apps out there and lets you log everything from your period flow, menstrual products you’ve used, sex, pain, cervical fluid, mood swings, and any PMS symptoms you’re experiencing. It also comes with a huge library of health articles and lets you track literally everything from the state of your hair to how much sleep you’re getting at different points in your cycle. Clue is much more than just a period tracker as it teaches you more about your body as a whole and how certain things changes with your menstrual cycle. You can download Clue for Apple and Android.
4. Eve Tracker App
The Eve Tracker App primarily focuses on tracking your period, but comes with some quirky additions like a daily sex quizzes and a daily Cyclescope. What is that? That’s nothing more than a horoscope-like forecast based on where you are in your cycle. A great function of the Eve Tracking app is the great community of users who you can talk to about all topics period like strange discharge or nasty cramps. You can download the Eve Tracking App for Apple and Android.
5. Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker
The Flo app is also a very popular period tracker that comes with a password feature so no one can see anything about your cycle that you don’t want them to know. It lets you log all your ovulation and period symptoms, and, over time, it’ll turn this data into graphs that will tell you exactly what your body is doing and when. It’ll also easily sync with Apple’s Health app where you can track how much sleep you’re getting, how much water you’re drinking in a day, and what your activity level looks like. A great feature about the period tracker? It turns into a pregnancy tracker if you ever want to get pregnant. You can log and monitor your daily basal temperature, test results, and the Flo app will estimate which days you’re most fertile. There’s also a community feature where you can ask any question about your cycle that’s on your mind and it also comes with an extensive library of articles. You can download the Flo app for Apple and Android.
Cycles is a very different type of period tracker that has been designed to be shared with your partner so they’re aware of what’s going on in your body and mind during the course of your cycle. And so they might have the extra bar of chocolate ready for when the PMS symptoms start to hit! Cycles comes with a nice colour scheme and simple graphics and is great if you don’t want people to know that you’re using a period tracker. At the moment, the app is only available for download for Apple.
7. Period Dairy
Period Diary is great as there are more than 30 different PMS symptoms and 20 moods available to log and track. You can also easily sync it with your phone’s calendar which is great if you like all your period info to be easily accessible at all times. And if you’d prefer that people don’t know that you’re using a period tracker, you can set a password for the app and the icon will be labelled as P.D. on your phone. You can download the Period Diary for Apple and Android.
If you’ve just started getting your monthly bleeds, the thought of tracking the whole thing might seem a little overwhelming. That’s exactly what the period tracker MagicGirl was developed for. It has been designed with teens in mind and makes learning everything there is to know about your period as easy as possible. The app will also teach you about the available hygiene products, you can set a daily reminder to take your birth control pill, and you can chat with others just like you about all things period. And even though it’s aimed at the younger generation who just got their period, it’s a fully functioning period tracker and can be used by everyone; no minimum or maximum age required. You can download MagicGirl for Apple and Android.
9. Ovia Fertility Period Tracker
If you’re not just trying to track your period but also want to get pregnant, the Ovia Fertility Period Tracker might be your best pick. Technically, it is more of a fertility tracker than it is a period tracker but it can totally be used even if you’re not trying to conceive. With Ovia, you can log and monitor your cervical position, cervical mucous, and basal body temperature (all the things that are also super important if you’re using the fertility awareness method as contraception), as well as nutrition information. Based on the data you put in, the app will give you a fertility score that shows you how likely you are to get pregnant that day. Don’t rely on the app to prevent pregnancy, however, as it’s not 100% accurate. Ovia can be downloaded for Apple and Android.
The MyFlo app is a great choice for you if you’re cycle is irregular, you’re just at the beginning of menopause, or if you experience any strange symptoms throughout your cycle like migraines, constipation, excessive bloating, or low energy. You can log all your symptoms on the MyFlo app which will then turn all the data into useful information about your overall health. It can give you clues about possible imbalances in your hormone levels and suggests lifestyle changes that could improve your overall wellbeing during different phases of your monthly cycle. You can download it for Apple and Android.