Guestimating doesn’t cut it. With today’s technology, you shouldn’t have to throw a dart at the calendar to know when you need to stock up on dark chocolate and tampons. These 5 apps are fun and easy, just like your period would be in an ideal world.
Choose your adventure. You set up the app to say if you are trying to conceive, manage fertility treatments, or avoid pregnancy. On the days that it projects you will get your period, it gives tips like “pamper yourself.” That’s advice anyone can get behind. You can also log your physical and emotional well-being and read daily articles about sex, fertility, and all that womanly jazz.
Stay on top of your flow. Cycles gives you reminders on the estimated start of your period, ovulation, PMS, etc. It’s also a great reminder to take your birth control pill with check marks “taken,” “missed,” and “late” to keep you on track. If you get the PRO version of the app, you can connect with your partner so they know exactly when to come over, rub your feet, and spoon-feed you ice cream.
Period tracker meets best friend squad. Eve is a sex/body/period positive platform for women to connect with each other and have discussions on love, sex, and health. It’s kind of a nice reminder that we’re all in this together. You can also keep a log of your sex drive, how you’re feeling, and your mood. Oh, and on top of all of that, it also tracks your period.
Although this app won’t tell you who killed Colonel Mustard in the hall with the candlestick, it will keep track of your period as well as fertility and flow. You can add someone else’s cycle or invite someone to view your cycle, so they can get a clue (aka, now is not the time to piss me off).
“Dear Uterus…” On Period Tracker you can keep a journal of your thoughts of the day, moods, and flow. Our favorite feature of this app is that you can sync it to your phone calendar so that you don’t have to go into the app to know when you are expected to start.