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Is there an extremely basic period-tracking app that simply lets you input dates and tells you when the next start date will be? I tried using Clue, but it's screwing up the cycles - my period started 2 days early and it's recording that as "day 26 of last period" rather than "day 1 of next period" and I can't seem to change it, plus it doesn't let you forecast more than a few months in the future without paying for the app. I just want a no-frills app that isn't going to make my life harder, isn't going to sell my data, and I also don't need to track every symptom, etc. Obviously I don't want an app that refers to me as a "bleeder" either. Any recs for something super basic that will get the job done?

Is there an extremely basic period-tracking app that simply lets you input dates and tells you when the next start date will be? I tried using Clue, but it's screwing up the cycles - my period started 2 days early and it's recording that as "day 26 of last period" rather than "day 1 of next period" and I can't seem to change it, plus it doesn't let you forecast more than a few months in the future without paying for the app. I just want a no-frills app that isn't going to make my life harder, isn't going to sell my data, and I also don't need to track every symptom, etc. Obviously I don't want an app that refers to me as a "bleeder" either. Any recs for something super basic that will get the job done?

17 comments

[–] RawSienna 11 points (+12|-1)

Fuck everyone’s apps. they’re privacy violators, data miners and virtue signallers getting wealthy on the abuse of women. Pen and paper works fine. End of Luddite rant.

[–] DebraKadabra 3 points (+3|-0)

I'm with you even though I use Flo. I just can't be arsed to create a spread sheet in Excel that would essentially tell me the same things I want to know : what's my average and a rough estimate prediction of the next date.

[–] sealwomyn 1 points (+1|-0)

That's why I use Drip since it's open source and doesn't sell anything. I do use my paper planner book as well but I like the notifications reminding me ahead of time, lol.

[–] pellucidar 5 points (+5|-0)

If you have an iPhone, the built-in Health app has a Cycle Tracker.

[–] TerfSedai 4 points (+4|-0)

Someone here recommended Flo to me and I really like it so far. If you're concerned about privacy, I recommend using the app without creating an account. Ultimately everyone's tolerance for privacy and data mining is going to be different, but it's good to be aware of what's going on with any of these health data input apps.

[–] [Deleted] 4 points (+4|-0)

I’ve been using Life for 6 years now. I think you’ll have to pay for all the features and I forget how many months you get for free but there’s no “bleeder” language. Or any reference to being a woman, other than it’s obviously, you know, for women. It’s just the calendar. I’m unsure of their privacy policy. It works just fine for me, I haven’t had any problems with it.

I’ve been using P Tracker for over a decade. They don’t call us bleeders and I simply input start/end dates and they go from there.

[–] Tokenmom 3 points (+3|-0)

I used FitrWoman for awhile and it was pretty accurate. It also gives you training and nutrition tips for the different phases of your cycle, but is pretty basic otherwise. I haven't noticed any weird spam or tracking from it either.

[–] NotCis [OP] 2 points (+2|-0)

Thanks all, a few good ideas to try. I also printed out a paper calendar! Why not.

[–] sealwomyn 1 points (+1|-0)

I like to get little uterus or blood drop stickers for my planner book so I can look back on them that way as well. There are a lot of little fun ones on Etsy.

[–] alysanne 2 points (+2|-0)

drip is open source and keeps your data on your phone. It only forecasts three periods though. Also I don't know whether you'd consider it basic - it can be used for tracking fertility symptoms as well.

It's made "with gender inclusivity in mind", which apparently means it's not pink… but purple? Whatever.

[–] eyeswideopen 2 points (+2|-0)

I use drip too, chiefly because it's open source and beholden to no commercial interests. I hadn't noticed any pandering to the gender identity cult, but even if there was, the privacy aspects would come first for me.

https://bloodyhealth.gitlab.io/

[–] sealwomyn 1 points (+1|-0)

I also use Drip! I hate that you can't turn off the stupid fertility tracking as I am gay and don't want to see it, but the other apps are just unacceptably bad on privacy.

I just have to say as someone who has struggled with gender dysphoria that it's fucking hilarious that Drip devs correctly recognized that all the pink sparkly stuff annoys gender nonconforming users, and they advertise it as being made with us in mind, yet nobody on this oh so caring team thought to give us an option so dysphoric women don't have to have fertility reminders shoved in our faces every time we use it?? How trans-identified women haven't let them know how annoying and ass backwards that is, I don't understand.

[–] alysanne 1 points (+1|-0)

If I'll ever manage to push myself to contribute to the project, I'll make sure to add a switch for you so you can turn the NFP stuff off <3

[–] sealwomyn 0 points (+0|-0)

That would be amazing if you get around to it! <3 It boggles the mind that they didn't build it with one to start.

[–] Tiramisu 2 points (+2|-0)

Mine is pretty basic. It's just called Peroid Tracker and the icon is a white flower in a green box.

[–] OatsNeckties 1 points (+1|-0)

fertilityfriend.com is no frills and very good. You don't have to use it for its intended purpose (tracking your way to a pregnancy) Its stats are very comprehensive.