Welcome back to another Girl Talk!
There are so many period trackers out there and we are always wondering which ones are good and which ones aren’t. Well, I have tested 8 different ones that I’ve going to share my thoughts on and I’m going to share which are my favorites that I will keep using. They all have different features so what I like or don’t like may be different for you. You may love an app that I don’t because it all comes down to personal preference.
If you’ve followed me for awhile then you know I have irregular periods so the apps aren’t always accurate for me, but many claim to adjust based on the daily info you enter.
Clue is a free app with an optional paid version. Even though I track daily the predictions never change so it rarely predicts my period correctly. If I was using the temperature method of FAM then it would actually change predictions. Any of the other info including that I track doesn’t effect the predictions. If you have very regular cycles then it should work fine for you.
MIA is one that I have used for a long time, but it has never adjusted to info I put in and to give it’s self a buffer for the fertile window it shows 10 days instead of 5 or 6 like most apps. It says it works for irregular cycles, but it’s rarely been right for when my period is due.
Ovia Fertility ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ovia does say it has support for irregular cycles and it has been accurate at times. What I like about it is the articles you have access to and you can track cervical fluid and position. Other apps only do cervical fluid. It also includes a daily fertility score. You can also customize what you track to fit your needs and what is relevant to you. It also have little assessments and hospital look up if you are pregnant.
Flo is at the bottom of my list. It has never been accurate and gives a 2 week fertile window which is because it can’t predict ovulation. Where most apps adjust dates for ovulation after you period starts later than it says this one doesn’t. It also tends to lose info I put in so when I go to check something on a specific date it’s gone.
Fertility Friend ⭐⭐
This one only works best if you have a subscription to it. It’s a very simple layout and it teaches you how to track things and has a color coded chart. But it takes a bit to learn it and can be overwhelming to look at and understand the chart. I don’t subscribe so the free version is very limited.
This one works for irregular period too and has been accurate at times. If you are using ovulation tests or taking pregnancy tests it does have where it scans the tests to help you read them better. It works best if you are using the temperature method of FAM and if I was a prime user it probably would be better for me.
This is my favorite because it has been the only one to actually be accurate and adjust. It also has where is reads ovulation and pregnancy tests. It has a really easy to read chart and is 100% free. It seems to work really well without temperature tracking and is super easy to use.
I would love Glow more if it didn’t always push me to pay for premium. You can customize the tracking to your needs and it a bit better at being accurate. It also can read ovulation tests and has an online community in the app. I like the design and how many symptoms you can track in it.
What apps will I keep using?
I will continue to use Ovia, Premom, Femometer and Glow for now. Glow is the newest to my list so I’m going to use it and see if it gets better for me over time.