The 5 Best Period Tracker Apps (2020)

Period tracker apps help you to understand your cycle, to answer the question “When was the first day of your last period?” easily, and to have insights into any symptoms and patterns that can give you a signal about any possible health issues and potential concerns. 

Even if your period is regular, it gives you control over your cycle to get peace of mind. Mary Jane Minkin, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at the Yale School of Medicine says “There’s nothing wrong with using an app to predict when your period is coming.”

In this article, we have compiled a list of the best 5 applications for period tracker that can help you understand your body and track your period as easily as possible.

Before trying any of these period and ovulation tracker apps, please keep in mind that all of those apps’ accuracy depends on your accurate input of information. It is also important to understand that those period tracker apps can sometimes be wrong especially if your period is not regular. 

Clue

Used by more than 12 million people worldwide, Clue app is one of the most popular period tracker apps available on both Google Play and the App Store. 

The Clue app helps its users to understand their cycle patterns and symptoms, fertility, menstrual health, and periods. The  period and ovulation tracker app provides accurate period predictions for your next 3 cycles as well as PMS and fertile window predictions. 

Via the Clue app, you can set up calendar reminders for your PMS, period, birth control pill, or ovulation. It also allows you to understand why your cycle may be considered irregular or regular. 

The gender-neutral period and cycle tracker also provides a simple screen for the overview of your tracked data. It helps you to find out about your personal patterns with a great selection of 30+ tracking options including birth control, cramps, emotions, skin, hair, sleep, sex, pain, moods, cervical fluid, and more. 

The free to download Clue app offers a premium subscription called Clue Plus for $4.99/mo that includes an email summary for your recent cycle and education content from experts and doctors. 

Ovulation Tracking: Yes

Predictions: Period, PMS, Fertile Window 

Cycle Analysis: Yes

Additional Resources: Tips, Remedies, Educational Content

Calendar Reminder Set Up: Yes

Pregnancy Mode: Available only on Google Play

Google Play: Store Link

App Store: Store Link

Website: https://helloclue.com

Flo

As a partner of the United Nations Population Fund, Flo is a very comprehensive health app for women that offers features from period tracking to pregnancy calendar and fitness tracking. 

Preferred by more than 150 million women worldwide, the Flo app allows you to track your period by logging more than 70 symptoms and activities, get daily health insights, track your pregnancy, and much more. The period tracker app also has a secret chat feature where you can discuss urgent topics and ask your questions to get supper from other Flo users. 

The Flo app enables you to set up reminders for your period and to get notifications about your birth control, water intake, step goal, and weight. The period tracker app also lets you “keep a diary of your weight, water intake, physical activity, sex drive, moods, and PMS symptoms to monitor changes and receive accurate predictions.”

Its pregnancy mode offers features including images to follow your baby’s weekly growth, calculating your due date, setting a countdown, and learning the essentials of newborn care.

The free to download Flo app offers a premium subscription called for $9.99/mo that includes access to  additional resources, fertility assistance, and a much more customized user experience. 

Ovulation Tracking: Yes

Predictions: Period, PMS, Fertile Window 

Cycle Analysis: Yes

Additional Resources: Tips, Remedies, Educational Content

Calendar Reminder Set Up: Yes

Pregnancy Mode: Pregnancy and post-pregnancy modes

Google Play: Store Link

App Store: Store Link

Website: https://flo.health

Life

If you suffer from irregular cycles, this period tracker app might be what you are looking for. 

The period and ovulation tracker app Life allows you to predict your ovulation, set up cycle reminders, track your mood and symptoms, see your cycle history, and get support fof irregular cycles. 

The free to download period tracker app offers three different subscription options where you can avoid ads and can access premium trackers, essentials, reminders, and customization options; Life Premium for $3.99/mo; Premium Weekly Plan for $1.99, and menstrual cycle plan for $1.99/mo. Even if it is a free to download app, you are required to pay for a premium subscription to access most of its features. 

Ovulation Tracking: Yes

Predictions: Period, Ovulation

Cycle Analysis: Yes

Additional Resources: Irregular Cycle Support

Calendar Reminder Set Up: Yes

Pregnancy Mode: Not available 

App Store: Store Link

Ovia

The Ovia Fertility app is technically a fertility tracker as its name suggests. If your main motivation to use a period tracking app is to check if you are pregnant or not, Ovia might help. 

The period tracker app provides fertile window predictions and a fertility score on a daily basis to let you find your best days. It also tracks your basal body temperature, cervical fluid and position, medications, and other fertility data within the app calendar. 

Via the Ovia app, you can get real time notifications for your health alerts and customize the metrics you want to track. 

The app provides more than 2,000 free resources on fertility, and women’s health and it also allows you to communicate with other app members to ask your questions. 

Ovulation Tracking: Yes

Predictions: Fertile window, period 

Cycle Analysis: Yes

Additional Resources: Daily tips, free expert articles, and community support 

Calendar Reminder Set Up: Yes

Pregnancy Mode: Ovia Health has another app for pregnancy tracking. It can be found on its website. 

Google Play: Store Link

App Store: Store Link

Website: https://www.oviahealth.com

Eve by Glow

Eve is a free to download period tracker app that provides predictions for your next period, ovulation, and your chance of pregnancy. It tracks symptoms and moods to let you understand your trends in your cycle as well as your fertile window, ovulation day, and upcoming period. 

Thanks to the community Eve provides, you are provided a place to ask your questions and reach trusted information about birth control and more. 

As a sex app, it also allows you to track of sex and to see your health data with visualized charts. The app offers premium packages to let you access more comprehensive insights, premium content, private messages, and custom profile. 

Premium Packages

$29.99 for 3 months, first 3 months trial at $23.99

$47.99 for 1 year after 7 day free trial ($3.99/month)

$79.99 for lifetime

The premium subscription works across all Glow company apps including Nurture, its pregnancy tracking app. 

Ovulation Tracking: Yes

Predictions: Period, Pregnancy Chance

Cycle Analysis: Yes

Additional Resources: Community Support

Calendar Reminder Set Up: Yes

Pregnancy Mode: Glow has another app called Nurture for pregnancy tracking. It can be found on its website. 

Google Play: Store Link

App Store: Store Link

Website: https://glowing.com/apps#glow

Written by Sophie Blake

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