One of the wonders of modern technology is the possibility to keep track of many things in our lives, including the menstrual cycle. For many years, tracking down our period was complicated, and a lot of information was lost, but thanks to apps like Clue, we can learn so much more from our bodies and their natural rhythm.
We decided to try Clue as a tracking period app and see how helpful and accurate it actually is. To do this, we used the app for several months to compare data and see how useful could be in our daily life. In this post, we share with you everything about it, our experience, and our final thoughts about apps like this one. But first, what is Clue?
Clue: the game changer period tracking app
Clue is a name that has deeply transformed menstruating people’s health management, and a platform that has received many awards. The app is a tracking tool to monitor your menstrual cycle, including all related symptoms that could appear during the month.
The main and most celebrated features of the app are the period calendar with notifications, the possibility to track related symptoms like aches, emotions, energy levels, and more, and a library of scientific research available to all premium users who want to stay informed about their health.
Innovating how to track your period
Our experience with the app was remarkable. We used it for several months, and the most surprising aspect of it was the accuracy, even for people with unreliable period cycles. The first couple of months it varies since it doesn’t have enough data to analyze and make predictions, but once it catches on, it is a helpful tool to stay on top of your cycle.
Our favorite features are:
Option to track different symptoms that other apps don’t have. Energy levels, emotions, ovulation, sex drive, birth control methods, and so much more.
The notifications are extremely helpful, especially if you want to track when you are ovulating, PMSing, or about to have your period.
Worry about your private information? Clue doesn’t share your information with third parties, so you can be sure that all your data is completely safe on the app and won’t be sold to advertisers. Their business model is through subscriptions.
And lastly, the articles, podcasts, and information that you can learn on the app. Educating millions of people about periods, through science, and demystifying and explaining many factors that you cannot regularly see out there.
Do we have a least favorite feature?
Unfortunately, yes. We love the app and its features, but we do have to admit that, on their latest upgrade, the app renovated its design, changing the calendar. Even though the rest of the app is very intuitive, clear, and user-friendly, the new calendar is unreadable, messy, and complicated to understand.
Do we recommend downloading Clue?
Our experience with the app was positive. We tried the free version of the app for a few months, and even with that version, you can do so much. You can track a lot of symptoms, add notifications, read information about your cycle and so much more.
Eventually, we got the premium version of the app, and even though the features didn’t change, now we had access to the research and great information about cycles. So, we do recommend downloading and using the app because even the free version is absolutely useful.
At the end of this post, we added shortcuts to download Clue on Android and iOS. Follow the instructions to install the app, and create your account to start using the platform.