CYCLES

For dead-simple menstrual tracking

Our favorite thing about CYCLES is its simplicity. It's a solid app if you want to gain more awareness around your cycle without being bogged down by a ton of features.

  • Convenience

    The app recommends relevant content depending on the current phase of your cycle.

  • Accessibility

    Tailored predictions are only available in paid versions of the app.

  • Efficacy

    The app claims its scientifically-backed, but also warns users that the app should not be used to prevent pregnancy.

Most of all, we liked that it was relatively easy to use, with clear-cut visuals and relevant content to supplement tracking. The app also provides insight into what the different phases of your cycle mean (i.e. menstruation, the follicular phase, ovulation and the luteal phase). The app seems to be right for those who are just starting to track their cycles to become more prepared or understand their body's reactions to different cycle phases.

Pros

  • The app's design is visually simple and easy to use

  • The app recommends content depending on the current phase of your cycle.

  • You can log PMS symptoms, moods, notes, sexual activity, pill intake, spotting, basal body temperature and ovulation test results.

  • There's both a calendar format and a "phase" format to visualize your cycle

  • The app provides insights on your fertility window and ovulation

  • CYCLES has a feature for your partner to follow your cycle (privately)

  • The app syncs with an Apple Watch

  • There's optional password protection for added security

  • Your reminders and notes are always kept private, even from your partner.

Cons

  • The app isn't available for Android

  • Tailored predictions on upcoming changes to your body are only available in the premium version of the app

  • The app isn't that customizable in the free version - you can only set up customized reminders for birth control, fertile days or periods with the premium version of the app

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  • Convenience

    The app recommends relevant content depending on the current phase of your cycle.

  • Accessibility

    Tailored predictions are only available in paid versions of the app.

  • Efficacy

    The app claims its scientifically-backed, but also warns users that the app should not be used to prevent pregnancy.

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