While apps are certainly no substitute for a doctor's opinion, period tracker apps can help you log your cycles and PMS symptoms to further understand your body. If you suspect something is wrong, you should always go see your doctor, but if you're someone who just wants an easier way to track their cycles and fertility, try out some of these apps below:
As the top free period and ovulation tracker from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists's journal, you know Clue is one of the best period tracker apps out there. You can log period flow, menstrual products used, sex, pain, moods, cervical fluid, and other PMS symptoms as well.
2. Eve Tracker App
This cute app has tons of cheeky features like a daily "Cyclescope" – a horoscope-like forecast based on where you are in your cycle, daily sex quizes, and a community of other Eve'ers that can commiserate about nasty cramps with.
3. Flo Period & Ovulation
Flo is password protected, so you can rest easy knowing nosey friends, partners, or family won't know anything about your cycle unless you want them to. You can also sync your data with the Apple Health App, track your daily sleep duration, water consumption, and physical activity in one. For those trying to get pregnant, you can track basal temperature, pregnancy test results, and see your most fertile days.
4. Period Diary
This app features over 30 PMS symptoms and 20 moods that you can track, and it syncs with your calendar app so you can see all your period info in one place. There's also passcode protection and the icon says "P.D." instead of "Period Diary" if you don't want people to know you're one of the billions of people in the world that menstruate. Because how dare you, I guess.
5. Ovia Fertility Period Tracker
This app is great for those trying to get pregnant as it uses your cycle information to give you a daily "fertility score." You can also track your nutrition information, export info to Excel, and customize the backgrounds and colors of the app. If you're not trying to conceive, you can still use the app too – there's a mode for that built into the app too.
This minimalist tracker app is designed to be shared with your partner as well. That way, they can provide more ~emotional support~ during PMS days and you never have to answer another annoying "Are you on your period?" ever again.
Available on iOS.
Dot stands for Dynamic Optimal Timingâ„¢ which uses "large-scale data sets to calculate your conception risk or chances for each day of your cycle using period start dates." While Dot isn't for pregnancy prevention, it can be a helpful tool to better understand your conception risks.