With so many things to keep track of in life, the last thing any woman wants to do is worry about her period.
We all took health class growing up, so you’d think that counting days would be simple. But many, many women have a blank-face stare response when asked by their doctor when their last cycle ended. Thankfully we now live in a world of apps that do the thinking for us.
Clue is not your standard period-tracking app. There are no flowers, hearts or cheery pink colour scheme. It’s actually pretty sleek and doesn’t sugarcoat the fact that we’re dealing with menstruation — something that definitely has nothing to do with roses and fuzzy pink feelings.
When you log on to Clue, the first thing it does is ask you a bunch of questions about your period. We promise this is the last time you’ll have to remember all of this stuff! The questions are pretty basic (like how long does your period last, do you get PMS, your typical cycle, etc.). As you make each selection, it lets you know how these responses compare to the average woman in a non-judgey way. With your basic information entered, it creates a cycle with fertile windows if you’re hoping to conceive — or want to be extra cautious — and a prediction of when you might be PMSing so you can warn your coworkers, friends and family (kidding)!
To improve the accuracy of the app, you can add daily information such as how you’re feeling, what kind of period you’re having, if you’re experiencing any headaches or cramping, or if you’ve been sexually active. There’s even a selection if you’re feeling horny — hey, it happens! The more you enter, the smarter it gets at making predictions and getting to know your body. Kind of creepy, but also kind of useful when you’re at the doctor’s office and you can’t even remember what you had for breakfast that morning.
The best part of the app is that it lets you plan your life accordingly. Again, this may seem trivial but if you’re thinking of starting a family or just want a book a beach vacation without worry, the calendar predictions make it simple. We like simple.