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4 useful apps that you can use to track your periods

Published by Finn Hayden

Having your period can be a stressful time, and often what adds more stress to this time is when you're not sure when your current period will end or your next period will begin.

That's why period tracker apps can be so useful - instead of having to remember when your period will be happening, you can simply refer to an app which will send you notifications and other information about when your period is due. There are lots of apps like this available to download, so we thought it would be useful to round up the best that you can download. Let's get into it:

Flo

The Flo app probably doesn't need much introduction as it's easily the most popular app that people use to track their periods, with more than 100 million downloads from the Google Play Store. And as we outlined in our guide about the Flo app, we think the app is worthy of this popularity - it's pretty excellent, even the free version. The free version of the Flo app gives you all the information you need to track your periods and to have a pretty good idea of when your next period will be. For accurate predictions, the key is to input accurate information when setting up the app, otherwise, it will take longer for Flo to predict your period cycles accurately. We find the app easy to use and the only adverts within the free version of the app are adverts for the premium version of Flo, which aren't annoying. The premium version of Flo costs around £30 per year (the price fluctuates a bit) and gives you 1 really excellent feature - a live chat function. This is handy because if you're using the app and you have any questions about Flo or about your periods, you can simply open the chat and ask an expert. For younger users we imagine this feature would be especially useful and may well justify paying for the premium version of Flo. We're also impressed to see that Flo has a 'Great' rating on Trustpilot. Learn more and download the app here for Android and here for iOS.

Flo app review

My Calendar

The really impressive aspect of the My Calendar app is the number of reminders that it can give you relating to your period, all within the free version of the app - you can set reminders about your period cycle, about when to take medicine (if you take any period medicine), and even about when to take your contraceptive pill. Once you've logged a few weeks of data into the app about your periods, you'll get access to some really useful statistics. This includes information about your Cycle Lengths and Period Lengths. If you have the premium version of the app you'll also get additional information about your chances of getting pregnant. We also like that you can use the app in dark mode, so if you're in public and you don't want people snooping at your app, you can use dark mode to make it more private. There are ads in the free version of this app, but we didn't find them to be too annoying at all. The premium version of the app is a one-off payment of £70. Learn more and download the app here for Android and here for iOS.

My Calendar

Period Tracker Period Calendar

We found the Period Tracker Period Calendar app to be really simple to get started with - the app will ask you a series of questions, including about your menstrual cycle regularity and when your last period was. If you're unsure about any of the questions then you can simply click 'I'm not sure'. Once you've input this information, the app will immediately give you a bunch of information relating to your period, including what day in your cycle you are on and your chances of getting pregnant. The helpful calendar allows you to look into the future to see what days your period will likely land on, and you can also edit the calendar to add notes. As with many of these apps, the more information you input, the more accurate predictions you will get about when your period will be. It was also impressive that this app keeps track of your moods too, which is really useful information to have during your periods. Our only downside to this app within the free version would be the full page ads which occasionally pop up, but considering this was in the free version we didn't really mind. You can also use a 7 day trial of the premium version of the app. Learn more and download the app here for Android and here for iOS.

Period Tracker Period Calendar

Period Tracker +

Period Tracker + is another period tracker app which starts with a series of questions to understand as much about the regularity and intensity of your periods as possible before getting started, but it doesn't take too long at all. Once you've set up the app, you'll have access to a calendar which will include a prediction for when your current period cycle will end, and when the next cycle will begin. When you want to log the start of a period cycle, it's very quick and easy to do, and the more periods that you log within the app, the more accurate the predictions will become. We'd say that this app is very simple but very easy to use and perfect for people who want a straightforward period tracker app. You can choose to get notifications from the app for when a new period cycle will start, which is useful. Learn more and download it here - Learn more and download the app here for iOS.

Period Tracker +

We hope this guide helps you to find an excellent period tracker app. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have used any other apps that you think we should include in the guide. If you want to read something similar, we also have a guide about the best contraction timer apps.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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