The 8 Best Free Period Tracking Apps for Android
Do you know your flow? Can you accurately predict when your next period will be? If the answer’s no, then you could benefit from trying one of the following period tracking apps.
Now don’t get me wrong, you don’t NEED a period tracking app to have a healthy period, but monitoring your menstrual cycle, recording your symptoms, and noting how you feel at each stage can help you to get the upper hand on your hormones and to develop a more positive relationship with your period.
Here are eight of the best free period tracking apps available to download on the Play Store.
1. My Calendar
The My Calendar period tracking app for Android is an extremely elegant application with pleasing themes and an intuitive interface. Besides helping you to track your periods, the app also predicts ovulation and highlights fertile days.
The free version of the app even lets you follow a couple of other data points, including your weight and temperature, and there’s the option to record daily symptoms, moods, sexual activity, medication, and add other notes.
Using the data provided, the app can then tell you your average cycle length and average period length, and can also show you your most common symptoms and moods.
Download: My Calendar (Free, premium version available)
Clue has been designed as a scientific fluff-free period tracking app, but what it lacks in looks it makes up for in data points. With the Clue app, you can track a vast array of things, including your digestion, hair health, cervical fluid, pain, motivation, sleep quality, and skin, to name just a few of the 30+ options available.
For those looking to learn more about their menstrual cycle, the app’s content page provides a handful of free articles, with the rest available to unlock with the premium version of the app.
Download: Clue (Free, premium version available)
Maya is another very comprehensive period tracking app with a pleasing design and simple, intuitive interface. The app can be locked from within the settings for those who value their privacy, ensuring that only you can access it.
Besides tracking your flow, Maya also allows users to record their symptoms, mood, temperature, weight, sexual activity, cervical mucus, and contraceptive use—which can come in extremely handy if you often forget!
As you begin to input more data into the app, the algorithm is able to provide insights into your cycle, symptoms, and moods, and can more accurately track your next period and ovulation.
Download: Maya (Free, premium version available)
Flow is one of the most popular period trackers on the Play Store, with more than 150 million users worldwide. Besides being a simple period tracker, the app is marketed as a “female health and well-being assistant for women of all ages”, and can also be used as a fertility and pregnancy tracker.
From the home page, you can effortlessly track your daily insights, including your flow, sex and sex drive, mood, symptoms, and vaginal discharge, and there’s also the option to record your water intake, sleep schedule, and weight.
While the free version of the app acts as a great period tracker, you will need to upgrade to the pro version to unlock unlimited access to featured articles, videos, and more.
Download: Flo (Free, premium version available)
5. Period Tracker for Women
As for many of the other apps on this list, I wish this app would use more gender-inclusive and gender-neutral terminology, however it remains a useful free menstrual cycle calendar app.
For those looking for a fuss-free period tracking app, then the free version is the one for you. Without an upgrade, there are no frills attached, just simple period tracking and period reminders. To track your symptoms and access the app’s full features you will need to upgrade to the pro version.
Download: Period Tracker for Women (Free, premium version available)
6. Period Tracker, Ovulation Calendar & Fertility App
Like Flo, the Period Tracker, Ovulation Calendar & Fertility App is one of the most highly downloaded period tracking apps on the Play Store with more than 10 million downloads.
In terms of content, it covers all of the necessary basics allowing users to track their flow, sexual activity, lifestyle factors, symptoms, moods, vaginal discharge, and contraception.
For those who like an element of gamification, the app also gives you the option to adopt a pet, and you can unlock new pets by watching short promotional videos. While I’m not quite sure what this brings to the app, there is also the option to turn the pets feature off altogether if it annoys you.
Download: Period Tracker, Ovulation Calendar & Fertility App (Free)
GLOW is a very detailed period tracking app and can actually be used as a fertility tracker to prevent pregnancy or to help you get pregnant if that’s your goal.
The free version of the app allows you to track various factors, including those related to your period, your sex life, and your health. The more data you put into the app, the more insights it can show you. Insights include pattern detection, ovulation data, and cycle charts, and with GLOW premium, you can view your data in even more depth.
If you’re keen to learn more about your periods and sexual health or simply want to connect with others, then you can join millions of GLOW users on the app’s Community page where you’ll find hundreds of articles, discussions, and groups that you can join and message.
Download: GLOW (Free, premium version available)
8. Period Tracker
Lastly, we have the Amilia Period Tracker. If Glow offers a bit too much and all you’re looking to do is keep track of your cycle, this period tracker provides all of the essentials you need.
You can easily see your predicted periods, your predicted fertile days, and your expected ovulation date from your calendar screen. By long pressing on any given calendar day, you can input notes or highlight intimacy.
The stripped-back, clean, and straightforward nature of this period tracker is what really sets it apart from the others on this list. While the ability to track every symptom and part of your cycle may be of interest to some people, it can be too much for others. If you just want to track your periods and nothing more, then check out the Amilia Period Tracker.
Download: Period Tracker (Free, premium version available)
Creating Healthy Habits One App at a Time
Like any new habit, it can take a little while to get into the swing of tracking your periods, but once you do, you’ll never look back.
Besides helping to warn you when your period is approaching, tracking your menstrual cycle can also revolutionize your relationship with yourself. Learning why you feel the way you do at certain times of the month and becoming more in tune with your body is something that everyone can benefit from.
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