Clue Period Tracker & Calendar

Health & Fitness
Rating
4.8 (356K)
Size
262.5 MB
Age rating
12+
Current version
169.0
Price
Free
Seller
BioWink GmbH
Last update
4 weeks ago
Version OS
15.0 or later
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User Reviews for Clue Period Tracker & Calendar

4.77 out of 5
356K Ratings
2 years ago, Queenbri2302
More than Just a Period Tracker
I honestly can’t thank the creators of this app enough. I’ve been using this app for years and Clue has continued to update their app to improve function and usefulness for the masses. It not only tracks your period, but just about anything else health-related, too! It follows your moods, cravings, energy levels, exercise levels, weight, acne, you name it. If you mess up with following your period, you can even go to your analysis section and choose to omit a specific cycle from your overall period tracking; for example, I forgot to track my periods for a few months. When I came back, I simply hid that cycle from in history so it wouldn’t skew my future period predictions. Even from an educational standpoint, the app offers plentiful resources to gain access to information about contraception, love and sexuality, fertility, and even postpartum symptoms. You can use this app to do, literally, WHATEVER you need—it all depends on how much information you pour into it. The more data you enter, the more accurate and helpful the app will be for you. It also helps you be more attentive to what you’re feeling and how every internal and external factor is influencing all the different aspects of your personal health. I love how expansive and all-encompassing Clue is, and it has become a staple in my own health/self care journey. Thank you, Clue!
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3 years ago, Panorainian
5 Stars
This app is literally the best period tracker I’ve ever had. I started using it just over a year ago(ish), and it’s truly been helpful. I added in my past periods from another app and that helped a lot with it being able to always be spot on for my days. One thing I would recommend, is having a “Notes” section for days. I feel like that would be nice because I can remember why I didn’t take my BC (birth control) at a certain time and I can work on being more on time with it. It’d also be nice to keep track of other things in there, such as “my cramps were this bad today because xyz.” And instead of using just the cramps button, I can make a note of how bad or mild they were on which days so I can expect it for next time. I also feel as if it would be easier when talking to an OB/GYN about my periods because my cramps can sometimes be too horrible to the point I can’t even get up and out of bed (the top reason why I’m even taking it - and how irregular my cycle was before). A couple months ago I got the subscription to Clue, and it’s even better than I imagined! I enjoy getting the articles for what I feel on my period; certain emotions, why my cramps can be killer, etc. I’d definitely recommend this app to all my fellow friends. 💕
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3 years ago, dhakdlowlq
Great, if you're just menstruating
I like this app. I just started using it maybe 7 months ago, and even though I only had three pretty irregular periods, I was pleasantly surprised at how accurate the ovulation and period predictions were. It only took the first cycle for the next predictions to be shockingly accurate. It was very nice to have a discrete little banner warning me that my period was supposed to start soon. I love all the symptoms we can track, and the cycle analysis over time. Overall I would like to say I love the app. But I can't. Because I'm now pregnant, and there's no way for me to change my life stage to "pregnancy" from "menstruating" without signing up for Clue Plus. I understand and accept that Clue wants us to pay for the pregnancy information, but I don't understand why I can't even change my status (and effectively put my cycle on "pause") until I give birth. I feel disappointed that this excessively long "cycle" could skew the information they collected from the previous ones, making my predictions less accurate for a long time postpartum. I can't imagine how much more disappointing this would be if I had been using this app for longer. I also think it would help to add a "postpartum" or "breastfeeding" life stage, since you aren't pregnant anymore but those situations still effect if/when you menstruate.
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9 months ago, Kaiakuma
Loved this app until an add began popping up after every log
This app was marketed as the best free and privacy considerate period tracking app back when i first began using it two years ago. While i can appreciate and understand needing to promote the paid option to support the function of your Business, having an add pop up after every time I log my symptoms for a day is really damaging to my perception and want to use this app further. I dread logging now because i know I'm going to be "reminded" if i pay i can get xyz. But i cant pay which is why i sought out a free app to track my cycle , and i am happy with the app features i use and i just feel sort of bombarded with this push to pay for features i do not use or need. I am simply someone with a womb who wants to track symptoms and know what day i am going to start my period that i do not need to be reminded to upgrade EVERY-TIME i use the app to log a symptom. The rest of the functions of the app are already behind a paywall gatekeeping useful information from people who need an education not their bodies natural process capitalized. So please, as a compromise, can you cut down the adds on the free version of your app? Everything else is great, the app works flawlessly and all the features are amazing. You deserve to be paid for your work, but this new model for marketing the paid version is really off-putting and i hope it changes.
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1 year ago, yepepya
Update-disappointment
Used this app for several years. I pard for monthly and was well worth it. I can no longer conceive so so I didn’t use the app for that However, the app provided much more, in understanding my cycle and my state of mind, so many aspects that I would have never connected. The ‘prediction’ was one of the very best parts of the app. Before when I started to feel sad I would think it was depression setting in which is terrifying. With this app I USED to be able to look at my previous cycles, all the way back… several years.. and see that this is the time during my cycle that I have these feelings. This kept anxiety down and helped greatly. Other examples I could go on with, it was a blessing to have. Now, for the past 2 months or so I am paying the same amount for the app but all my information logged over the past few years is gone. No predictions… I can log my symptoms but I don’t see the point if there’s nothing to compare it to. Emailed customer service 2 times asking when the info would be updated and restored (my personal logged info) should be available and the response was that the app is going through an update…blah blah. Tried to give it time but after much time and no improvement… thing is, everyone else that pays for the upgraded version is still paying and not one of us are getting what we are paying for.. so will we all get our money back for the past months? It seems only right since we aren’t receiving the benefits that we are paying for.
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4 years ago, erika562
More than anticipated
I got clue because I was having a difficult time remembering to track my period on my messy calendar. When I began using it, I found that it was very easy and straightforward to use with customizable tracking options besides just the period bleeding itself like emotional state, pain, ovulation, sleep, digestion, etc. I just wish that the exercise tab had more options to choose from. After using it for a few months, the app had enough data to show me patterns during my cycle which were very enlightening to me. By recording my daily experiences and looking at the generated patterns and predictions I have been learning a lot about my body that I was previously unaware of before. But my favorite thing about discovering clue is that the company provides articles on women’s reproductive health for free on many different issues, and that these articles are fact-checked and use peer-reviewed journal studies as their sources (and list the sources so I could look them up myself if I wanted to). These articles provide me with information I otherwise didn’t have access too or was too embarrassed to ask about like the many birth control options available, how they work, and their pros and cons. Definitely more than just a period tracking app.
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2 years ago, hostilegoose
The Most Helpful Period Tracking App
I LOVE this app. Period tracking has never been easier and I’ve never felt like I understood my period and it’s surrounding symptoms better than I do right now. With their newest updates, I’m able to track even more and understand when what I’m experiencing has to do with my body and hormones. It makes me feel more confident and in control. I was really enjoying their birth control mode, but unfortunately they’ve temporarily disabled that function as they rebuild the app. Even so, they were extremely helpful in aiding me with my subscription refund (I had subscribed purely for the birth control function) and making sure I had access to their one year free subscription as they make changes. Despite not having the function I signed up for, I am still using the app because even just their period tracking is that helpful and good. Their predictions are always on point and I love all the helpful articles and information they provide within the app and newsletter that allows me to gain even further insight into my body. I always highly recommend this app to anyone who experiences a period or just wants to understand how their body fluctuates with their hormones.
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6 years ago, Emz_
Amazing app!!
Let me start by saying I have been using this app for around 4 years now and I love it! But ever since it came out with the whole “premium membership” thing I miss some aspects that I used to have. I no longer receive emails basically as a summary of my last cycle and I used to look forward to receiving those, it helped me get a better understanding of my cycle. And I don’t know if that is a feature in the premium membership I just noticed that when the app came out with premium membership I stopped receiving those emails, and personally I think that’s something everyone should have the privilege of receiving premium membership or not. But i also wish the app was a little more descriptive with its data, or at least had more options. For exercising I wish it had more options, it only has things like running and swimming but what about those who weight lift or walk? There are other things I wish it had as well like dizziness or how much you ate in a day or anxiety/depression, some of these things may already be on there some of them may not but I still think it’s good to have them/look into more options to collect data for. Overall, this app is great with tracking my period I just wish it went a little more in depth and helped you understand what all of it meant like it used to.
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5 years ago, Dr. Hajdhjshshsjjsjs
Love it, but a suggestion
I really love clue, it’s a really easy place to keep track of everything related to my cycle. One thing I would like to suggest is to allow us to choose if we want to log our flow (or other things) multiple times a day or just once like it is now. Personally I would love to be able to mark my flow each time I use the restroom/change my tampon/pad and have clue give me the average flow for that day. I just thought this would be a nice option since I know I sometimes have trouble deciding what I want to mark a whole days flow as (like if I’m light in the morning and night but heavy in the middle of the day). Another part of this would be to be able to log the time (if you choose), like if I get my period at 11 pm (when I normally get it in the morning). I have a really hard time remembering when I got my period and most of the time if it starts later at night it’ll go an extra day long. So it would be nice to be able to see what time I got my period, and (if marking the time for each restroom break) over time you could be able to recognize patterns of your flow throughout each day of your period. Just a couple of thoughts, but I love this app. Thanks in advance for reading my suggestions!
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3 years ago, Doodlecupcake22
easy to use and wildly helpful, but some minor issues
I’ve used Clue since 2016, if not longer. I can’t imagine ever switching to a different tracking system. there are plenty of features for detailed tracking and predictions, but if you’re like me, and you just want to know when your period hits, it’s great for that too. the UI is clean and easy to customise. it gives me detailed information and lets me input my own info effortlessly. it’s just simply a great app. all that being said, there are a few changes I’d love to see. for one, the startup and response of the app is slow. it wasn’t always like this, but in the last year or so, it’s gotten wildly slow! real bummer. I have the latest app update and the newest IOS on my device, but the app startup is still slow–sometimes taking more than a full minute to load the front page (I know it sounds silly, but actually sit and wait for a full minute or longer and tell me that wouldn’t be inconvenient or frustrating after continued use). in addition to that, I’d really love if you could rearrange the categories that you track (sex, birth control, activity, etc.). it’s nice to be able to toggle what you do and don’t track, but rearranging the categories as well would be a fantastic setting.
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10 months ago, eerydescentx
Best period tracker/pregnancy tracker ever!
Have been using this app for a very very long time now and never experienced any issues. As a woman with endometriosis and very irregular periods I never gained much from any tracker, but it was very useful for keeping track of symptoms and patterns! Fast forward, I'm now 15wks into my first pregnancy and this app has become very useful for that too. I love keeping track of my morning sickness, cramps experienced/types of pain (luckily nothing irregular), and a plethora of other symptoms! There’s also a TON of educational material within the app that has assisted me along my endo journey. MENTAL HEALTH GIRLIES: I'm sure many others who suffer mood disorder symptoms can relate: journals and other mood trackers have NEVER been of benefit to me. There’s just not enough moods to log EVER. I wish this company could put out a mood tracking app in the wonderful format of their symptom tracker! Sometimes things will just be too overwhelming for me to explain and try to journal, I like the click-and-go convenience. PLEASE take this into consideration 🩶🩶 They could even put useful articles on the app like this but for mindfulness, coping with symptoms, emotional regulation, and overall wellness!
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5 months ago, I'm famous (I wish)
great app gone downhill
i’ve had this app for over a year and have very much enjoyed it until the most recent update. when the whole flow selling data thing was big, clue was the only menstruating app i liked that was mostly transparent. the only thing i use the app for is to track my period. i don’t care about logging symptoms, i don’t want to get pregnant or track pregnancy or anything like that. all i used it for was tracking my period. i mean, i don’t even mind when clue isn’t accurate and i’m early/late. i simply like to see how many days in between each period and how long my last one was to get an idea every month. however with this new update you have to pay to see your analysis. why? even if i had the money for $10 a month/$40 a year, i wouldn’t buy it. why should i pay YOU to see MY cycle analysis. this is MY period in MY body. tracking it through an app is much more convenient but if the analysis doesn’t become free again i will be deleting the app and all my data to switch to another app or start physically tracking it myself. i understand the need for profit, but now the only thing i can do is insert when my period starts which is not cool and frustrates me. paying $40 a year to see how long my cycle length is is absurd. i know i am not the only one who finds this incredibly frustrating and not right. please fix this. at the bare minimum, make the analysis free again.
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2 years ago, Nurse Igor
Unfortunate Update
Like a lot of users I got logged out only to come back to the removal of personal tags, privacy settings reverted to share ad data, a lot of tracking I didn’t need or want to see (for triggering reasons) forcibly turned back on, and a new non-intuitive interface to struggle with. I don’t recall any email or other notice from Clue that we were about to experience huge changes and would loose our personalized tags, very disappointed in that. I dislike the new layout and hate the scroll-sideways requirement to find tags (and there’s a whole lot of new unfamiliar ones in some categories) in addition to having to save for each one. Before I just tapped what I needed once and done. I can see myself mistakenly missing that step and forgetting to save data until my muscle memory for the app changes. Also….Meditation? Partying? Why are these their own categories? We have to enter our own exact hour/minute for sleep instead of a range? PMS has ZERO symptom options under it? Why is OKs icon under Digestion a salad? Just a whole lot of really unintuitive and head-scratching choices in this update. I’ve used Clue for a very long time, in part because it still does avoid a lot of the gendered and conception-focused missteps other apps take but this has me considering going to pencil-and-paper journaling and ditching the app altogether.
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1 year ago, Mantoloking13
This app has sadly gone downhill
I downloaded this app a couple years ago and have recommended it to anyone who has asked for a good app to track their cycle. I never had any complaints. Recently, the company attempted a new app called beta and I was chosen to be one of the testers. As an incentive, they offer a free year subscription to the plus which would give you access to all their articles and advice as well as more in depth information about what you are currently going through. When I downloaded the beta app it looked the same. You track the same way and it gave pretty much the same information as far as articles and advice. Then I noticed things were starting to go missing. I was using clue conceive, and one morning when I logged on all you could do was track your cycle. I sent a report to the team in charge of the app and soon it was back up. No matter how many times I tried to activate clue plus it would never take and kept asking me to sign up every time I logged in. Eventually I gave up trying. After a couple months all of a sudden I had regular clue back and beta was over and that was that. Now, you can’t access clue conceive or pregnancy at all unless you sign up for $15 a month or $59 a year! Kind of doesn’t make me want to try it if it won’t even work on normal. Very sad how this app has changed.💔
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2 years ago, morgan_a92
Used to like it
This app used to be great. The predictions for periods were pretty on point for the longest time and Clue gave me a way to keep track so that I wasn’t in a constant state of wondering about when my period might come like I had been before I wised up and started tracking. When my cycle started going nuts, Clue was also helpful in pinpointing where things went wrong, and gave me month to month comparison that I could communicate to my doctor. Clue has now become woke. I had been wondering where the fertile window predictor was, and read this evening that it’s been removed so that the app can appeal to a larger audience. This is absolutely ridiculous to me. Women downloaded this app to know about their cycles- period days, fertile days, and all. For many women, this was used as a natural family planning tool. In an effort to appeal to the masses, Clue has not removed important bits of information. Clue, here’s a clue- men to not menstruate, a biological male does not menstruate regardless of whatever gender he thinks he is, and biological females- whether they think they’re boys or whatever, at the end of the day are still females and may benefit from knowing when their fertile windows are. I’m just not clear on what the wider audience is when there is ONE gender that menstruates, bears children, and gives birth.
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6 years ago, Bwilli74
Love this app (and a suggestion)
I have used Clue for years and I love it! It has helped me learn about my cycle and take control of my healthcare needs in a way I’ve never experienced. The only suggestion I have is that I wish I could track pregnancy in it as well- as far as I know there is a pregnancy option but it basically shuts down projections and eliminates the data from that time in the analysis. I don’t want to track fetal development or anything like that but it would be great if I could track my symptoms and experiences associated with pregnancy without having to mark a cycle as inactive. I had a miscarriage last fall and as we have started trying to get pregnant again I have wished that data was more available so I could see patterns and trends on months when I was pregnant compared to months that I wasn’t. As it is, when you say a cycle is inactive it won’t show you what day you were suspected to have ovulated, etc. which would be really valuable in trying to conceive. I really do appreciate this app and the work you are doing on it- I just wish it could track additional information and normalize the pregnancy experience without skewing or losing data. Thank you!
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5 months ago, Frustrated multitasker
They changed so much :(
Update: cycle tracking in the apple health app is actually really good!! I like that clue shows your cycle as a circle but tbh I think I’ll be switching to apple health now. It’s also much more gender neutral/non-binary friendly. It really feels like it’s just a health thing whereas with clue it still feels gendered to an extent. Old review: I’ve been using Clue for about 6 years. It’s always been easy to use and a good way to keep track of my period. But the most recent update made it so much worse :( They took away features (like being able to see common symptoms from each cycle), completely changed their interface and tracking, made it harder to track stuff (before you could just swipe through each category but now you have to individually click on them), and got rid of the widget which I had just started using and found really helpful to see when my next period was at a glance. Plus it doesn’t even seem to have settings anymore?? And there’s no way to actually access your account details as far as I can tell. I’m disappointed. Anyway, I despise that I have a period. I wish I didn’t. I’m not happy about tracking it so I will NEVER pay for your app. I get that you have to make money but seriously leave me alone. I don’t want your special features I’m just using you as a calendar.
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2 years ago, Willowitaly
The update was a kick in the face
I’ve been using this app avidly for a number of years, and I even had a premium account for a while. Well, I might move on, because this update is horrible. There doesn’t seem to be a way to turn off fertile window anymore- as a trans person with no interest or intention of ever conceiving, I don’t want to see that. It was a major draw to this particular app. Additionally, birth control reminders seem to no longer exist. Good luck to those who had been using clue to remind them of things. There’s no more notification settings, so I can’t tailor which ones I want, and I can no longer double tap on a day to add data. Plus, now you have to manually hit the “track” button for every individual item you track. Who wants more buttons to hit? Sleep now requires you to type in the exact number of hours of sleep you got, which… I guess is more precise, but it’s a lot more tapping. The one I thing I do like is more options for each individual thing you can track, but I miss being able to hide different categories I will never use. Sorry Clue, you don’t understand what your users want. And before you give me a “developer response” that you’re working on adding features back? You should have finished the features before forcing this update on everyone. Not to mention being forced to make an account. What a slap in the face.
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4 years ago, Snowzyy
App struggles to load constantly FORCE CLOSES
I have been a Clue user for over 3 years now and always loved it to the point that I joined as a plus member when it became available. I am happy that it is pretty much always spot on with my period predictions but for the past about 6 months it has had a lot of struggle loading. It used to be so bad to the point it wouldn’t load even after giving it multiple minutes. The issue has since gotten a bit better and some pages will load quicker while others (mainly cycle page) still take so much longer than necessary. I just feel like an app of this age and with this amount of quality in the product, should have the basics such as app programming down. I have made sure it’s not my phone or wifi, it’s the app that has problems loading. I am just pretty disappointed that my experience on the app seems to be getting worse rather than better. I hope this issue is fixed and then I’d be happy to provide 5 stars. UPDATE: Now the app is force closing itself out after about 30 seconds (and yes it is on the latest version). As you can see below, they suggested I try reporting the issue to them via the app but I can’t do that when it force closes before I can submit it.... It just keeps getting worse and it’s HIGHLY disappointing. Definite one star and am heavily considering cancelling my subscription and moving on to a new app at this point to be honest.
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5 years ago, Ratatattat007
Works great
I love the way this app works. It makes predictions for you (after a cycle or two it gets more accurate) and you can customize notifications to however you want them to be displayed. For me personally, it doesn’t work as well as it would for most women because my period is irregular, so the averages don’t work accurately. However, the functions on the app work perfectly and any issues I have are almost guaranteed to be caused by my own inconsistencies. I know my period isn’t ever going to become regular because of my genes, but it’s convenient to have all of my menstrual information in one place in case I need to look back at the dates during an appointment. Love this app :) HOWEVER. Because of my irregular period, the averages show that my average cycle length is around 46 days, which is okay and all, but because that number is so high, there’s a little icon with an exclamation point on it. If I click on it, it tells me I need to buy the subscription to receive more info. It makes me really frustrated!! Clearly Clue is trying to tell me something about my menstrual health that could be helpful to my situation, but I need to pay in order to receive that insight. It doesn’t help that the icon looks really urgent and important.
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1 year ago, alice_renee
Oh neat, y'all are making the transition from serving your customers to selling them
I don't need to list all the ways the latest update was awful and threw UX out the window, because there's a litany of negative reviews below mine that do just that. But I'm definitely not going to stick around and feed my sensitive health data to a company that secretly opted me in to selling it. Not in this post Roe v Wade world. And especially not when the update made it so entering and reviewing that data takes 3x as many taps as before, while taking away the aggregation that made that data useful. Thanks for making it super clear that we are no longer your customers but your product. Oh and thanks for holding my data hostage so I can't export it, nice. Now the companies you're selling my data to have more access to it than I do. Switching to Euki, goodbye. UPDATE: You know what I'm talking about, Clue. Your update turned ON the settings for—and this is verbatim from your app: "I agree that Clue may collect my usage data and use third-party services for: The purposes of advertising, such as tracking or retargeting." I never opted in or consented. I only found out about it from other reviewers here. That is unethical, and so is sweeping away my complaint when you know what I'm referring to. How much user trust do you intend to destroy before you accept that this update was a huge slap in the face?
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6 years ago, This is a Nat Attack
Amazing!!
I’ve tried a lot of different cycle-tracking apps and this is definitely my favorite!! However, I really wish that there was an option to indicate that you’re switching to a different brand of birth control! Also, I think it’s be nice if we had the option to arrange our days of the week according to the day of the week our pack starts on (so I start my packs on Thursday and I would like it if the weeks started on Thursdays for me). I think that would be nice, because when I went in to my gyno to switch birth control, she was interested in which week of my pack I was having the most issues and it’s really hard to tell if it’s set up like a traditional calendar. Lastly, there are a tonnnnn of options for tracking which I really love, but I know that one of the some women literally throw up for seemingly no reason at all (I, being one of them lol) and it’s be really nice to have that specifically! Because usually when this happens to me, I end up just saying I have the flu, but that’s not really accurate since there’s no fever! Anyway, I know that’s a lot, lol, but I really do love this app and and definitely think it’s the best that’s out!
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1 year ago, caveatemptor82
Incredibly poor decision on product team’s part
Update: Found the old version of the app on my iPad with an upsell to create an account with the value prop of supporting “a refusal to sell your data, and a no-ad policy.” None of this implies that we’d be getting a pre-toggled setting agreeing to share data for “the purposes of advertising, such as tracking or retargeting.” The what? Either this is a betrayal of the core value prop or a massive missed opportunity to write reassuring content listing the contexts when this would be helpful for users. Just really gross. Original: I am a UX designer who has worked in privacy and safety for the past five years. I am mindblown by this redesign both from a product and a privacy perspective. This is not even close to MVP and should not have launched with such a poor feature set. While attempting to find my data, I discovered the pre-toggled consent to share it with advertisers, which I can guarantee I never toggled. I am curious whether this is specific to US users, as I can’t imagine that hiding and preselecting a consent preference flies under GDPR. This is a fundamental violation of user trust when the app had the advantage of being one of the few cited as “private.” I can empathize with the difficulty of rolling out new design systems and maintaining feature parity, but it’s very difficult to understand who would have not seen these reviews coming.
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3 years ago, Orrinico1122
Lots of talk but nothing special
I wanted this app because it would send my husband updates on my cycle, I thought I would be a fun and easy way to communicate about this. The app does do this but only in a very limited way. I can’t control which notifications he gets or edit the text of the notifications. For example, I want my husband to get a notice when my fertile window is approaching and I would love to be able to edit the alert to be something fun and sexy. No can do! He gets all or nothing, so instead his phone dings, “It’s (name) PMS today!” Then follows a long medical article about pms and a note about how my acne might be worse. I can not think of ANYTHING less fun and sexy. I feel like a medical specimen in a jar. So much for empowering women. Oh, and now they just took away the fertile window entirely with a message about how it “puts too much emphasis on your fertility.” Well... that’s why I got the app. Make it optional, something people can turn on and off, don’t just take it out and leave only an option for the ovulation day alone. You know, why not just take out the period prediction too since it can also “be inaccurate,” and it puts too much emphasis on menstruation. Why not just have the app predict that every day is the same inside our bodies? That way we can just be surprised when it’s not! Who doesn’t love a good surprise right! Oh wait, I guess we don’t even need an app at all then.
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1 year ago, jackson2700
The update is terrible - do not trust them
Updating my review AGAIN since they keep lying….folks, just read their privacy policy, you don’t need to take my word for it (and certainly don’t take the developer’s word for it). When you update the app, they automatically toggle on for your data to be shared. To the developers, your responses are insulting. Please stop. Also, I’m STILL waiting for my data extract. Y’all need to comply within 30 days per GDPR. Update in response to their comment: No, actually the safest place for your customer’s data is on their own phones. Your customer service is not equipped to handle urgent requests, it takes them several days to respond. Your customers need the ability to wipe their data immediately for their own safety. If people want to create an account, great, give them the option to. But don’t force your customers to create one if they aren’t comfortable with it. The real reason they force you to create and account is Clue wants to sell your data. That is why the “sell my data to third parties” is toggled on by default in the update. Very disappointing. Forcing users to create an account is truly appalling given where we are at with women’s rights. I’ll be requesting an extract of my data (you can no longer do this yourself within the app - why???) and deleting. Bye Clue, I loved you for years but you broke my trust.
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3 months ago, ColouringQueen
Used to love, now looking for other options
I’ve have used Clue for years and years. Ever since I had an iPod Touch back in like 2010 maybe? I recommended it to my little sister and friends. Updates came and Clue only got better and better. Not only could I keep track of my period but also the pms symptoms and could make notes. Then came the subscription plan. At first it wasn’t an issue because what I needed wasn’t hidden away behind the subscription block. The ad would pop up constantly, but I could deal with that. But now I can’t even see my analysis. I can see my calendar and can look back and make my own deductions, but I cannot see the information I need at a glance. I can now do nothing but track things on the calendar, see my predicted start date, and see my average cycle length. If I want to know literally anything else, I have to sign up to pay $7.99 a month. I do not have the money to do that. The world is too expensive as is and I simply cannot justify spending any money on a period app, much less a subscription. If it was a one time payment of $10, I could do that. But a subscription is insane, especially one that costs as much as Clue does. Not everything needs to be a subscription.
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3 years ago, oliveisbatman
Perfect
I've been using this app since 2015 which blows my mind because I've been happy enough with it to be using it for 6 years. It lets you track every single symptom or lifestyle change relevant to your cycle. It also has multiple ways to view and track your period: a calendar view, a circular track for your current cycle, and a list that shows each cycle as a timeline. The only flaw that I've had is the change in my ovulation prediction since getting an IUD. I have a non-hormonal IUD which allows me to ovulate still, but since inputting this in the app in 2019, it no longer shows me my predicted fertility window since hormonal IUDs stop ovulation. I just wish there was an added feature that allows you to specify the type of IUD you have, so that I would be able to check when I'm ovulating. Not for the purpose of trying to get pregnant obviously, but knowing I'm ovulating is useful when I need an explanation for any sort of mid-cycle cramping, discharge, etc. Besides that, it's LITERALLY perfect and I love the simple, straight-forward, minimalist design. Wonderful user interface and super informative!
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6 years ago, michaelam15
Amazing!
I suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and have a number of symptoms throughout my cycle which can seem random, but Clue helps me understand patterns and recognize anything out of the ordinary that I may need to discuss with my doctor. I also suffer from anxiety, and the tracker for emotions and motivations is so helpful. When I have a bad day and feel like my whole life is going badly I can look at the calendar and see how many days I've marked as "happy" days. The other types of tracking are important to me for other reasons too. My mom died of ovarian cancer a year ago at a young age (early 40s) and I've since become worried about my health. My doctor told me that I should track my symptoms (i.e. any irregular pains) so I can have a peace of mind knowing that these problems are part of my regular cycle or something that needs to be checked. The only thing I would suggest to the developers would be to incorporate a section to track regular, daily prescription medications. I currently use another app for this but if Clue could find out a way to add it on then it would just be unnecessary. Either way I love the app and it constantly is getting better.
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5 years ago, Kellomatic
Easy to use
I love the simplicity of this app compared to other I use. I love that I could share my cycle with my partner should I choose and that all my information is available in one spot so I can easily relay it to my doctor. I came here to write a review stating that I wish you could add if your cycles are irregular or if you’ve been diagnosed with PCOS or other infertility issues when I saw there was a recent update that mentioned PCOS. After updating and looking through all the settings and options I had to go back to the update features to learn that it will only prompt you to take a survey once they’ve deemed your cycles are irregular. It would be nice if you could just input that you are irregular or suffer from infertility issues that have already been diagnosed without having to wait for a cycle to complete. Because with PCOS we could be waiting anywhere from the automatic 29 days clue starts you at to 90+ days which means you don’t get insights because you haven’t actually completely a cycle yet. If you were able to put on your diagnosis or irregularity then clue could give you insight into what your last 30 days has looked like instead of *one* cycle that could be months of waiting
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3 years ago, girl w/ a curl on her forehead
Wish I had time to explain why this app is great
I haven't used the subscription version yet, although I should try it because it's probably worth it. But kudos to these developers, because even their free version beats probably any other app out there. You can track nearly anything, and then make your own tags to track even more. You can change the settings to suit your needs, and the app can adjust to your uniqueness. These people clearly work hard on their app, and it shows. Finally writing a review on a whim after appreciating this app for a couple years and going through several other much less satisfying ones. Predictions are fairly accurate, and I love that it analyzes your data so you don't have to calculate it yourself. They also have so much information so anyone who wants to can take their life back and learn about their own bodies. Only thing I could ask for is maybe a setting to predict which of the four phases I'm in at a given point. Not sure if that's doable accurately, but would be cool to see. Everything else is marvelously put together. Thanks, Clue!!
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6 years ago, Minnie coupe
Love the app
This app is fantastic! It allows me to stay ahead of my period, and I love that. I am never caught off guard by my period because I use it daily and pay attention to when it has predicted my next cycle. The birth control input is also very nice because i never forget to check my threads. I also like that I can track when I have sex because my doctor always asks me about the last time i had sex and i could never remember until i started using clue. The only thing I have against the app is that there is no way to add other things to track. They have a set list of things and that's all you can track. I know that there are other things I would love to track but there is no option for it. I wish you could customize your own things so that women could track things that are important to them, but not necessarily everyone. I also think it would be nice to have the option to make notes on some of the things you track, like where your cramps were or how sharp or dull they were. i know this matters to me because my iud causes me to have many different cramps. overall, i love the app and will definitely continue to use it and tell my friends about it.
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9 months ago, Memaggier
Used to be great
The data tracking on this app was great for helping me see patterns in my cycle for years. When it was time for my husband and I to start trying for a family it was pretty good at predicting my fertile window. (I confirmed ovulation with LH test strips.) All that said, I wish this app had more to offer a post partum person. I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for the promised updates, but they’re not here and it’s gotten to the point where the period of usefulness for the post partum features I so enjoyed with my first child are now almost irrelevant as my 2nd child approaches 5months of age. Which is fine, if all you consider it to be is a period tracker, and not a women’s health app. I paid for the premium subscription because I loved the post partum features with the first. This week I cancelled my subscription because I got tired of waiting for Clue to catch back up. UPDATE: the postpartum tracking IS what I was talking about in my above review. This app used to be great, for a very significant portion of a woman’s life, but it simply falls short now. There are plenty of other places I can go to find data backed articles to read, if that was what I wanted. I haven’t been able to find another app that offers the high quality tracking features that I grew accustomed to with previous versions of Clue premium.
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3 years ago, smellyfrog
it functions well, but the premium seems exploitative.
I switched from flo to clue, however I’ve used clue in the past years ago. The reason I made the switch is because the flo premium ads have gotten ridiculously in your face, and honestly I found it exploitative to be charging people for information that should be free, and IS free on nearly every medical website, especially at such a steep price. I see that clue has started doing the same thing which is disappointing, again it just seems exploitative. I do however appreciate that they don’t constantly shove it in your face and make it hard to use the app. If I remember correctly the clue premium price is more affordable, but charging 40 dollars for information you took from a free medical website, when women struggle with accessible sex education regarding women’s anatomy is pretty despicable still. It’s like putting “how to preform cpr” under a paywall. I would understand putting blog posts or some journalism on women’s health and feminism under a paywall, but charging people for free medical information is not okay. Overall, less invasive ads than flo and it’s function as a period tracker is good, charging people for free information about women’s health, especially considering the current climate of women’s health, irks me.
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4 years ago, Cowbellmaniac14783
Happy long time user
I’ve been using Clue since I was 14, and now at 18 I’m as happy as ever. When I was younger I knew my cycle was long but I didn’t really pay attention to it so I never knew when it was going to start. After using Clue for a couple months it told me my average cycle length was about 40 days! I never would have known without Clue, and this way I could plan a lot better. As I got older and my cycle began to shorten Clue dutifully informed me that my average was 34. I had a hard time realizing that the shorter cycles were my new normal but Clue laid out the data, and I knew I could trust them on it. When Clue switched to premium I happily paid the 10 dollars, and it’s worth every penny. They do such good work and I know they’ll continue to improve even more in the future. The only possible requests I have would be to allow people to create their own tracking options. My mom gets migraines, and she can put the generic “other” tag on it, but nothing for severity or duration. I would also like the ability to track what time of day my period starts, as that would be useful to know if there’s a pattern. Thanks!
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4 years ago, meowskins23
Love This App but it Has Some Glitches
First, let me start off by saying I LOVE this app, and even paid for the subscription as soon as it was an option. I’m a control freak and love being able to track details like this. HOWEVER, within the last 6 months to a year, the app has been really glitchy. I kept hoping with each update that it would get better, so I held out on writing a review, but it seems that the issues have gotten worse instead of better. Each time I log something, especially something for a previous day, the app freezes and sometimes fully crashes and I have to restart. Then the updated details take a few minutes to even appear, which makes the app freeze again and sometimes crash. Also, the app crashes as every time I open it for the first time, and I have to re-open it 1 or 2 times before I can actually use it. I have tried deleting and reinstalling, which didn’t help, and I even upgraded my phone recently, but still having the same issues. Hoping these things can be fixed soon because I love the app. I’ll end this review by saying I’m not going to stop using this app because it’s amazing and very thorough, but wanted the developers to be aware of these issues. Thank you!!
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6 years ago, rubyatarah
Informative & Helpful
In my experience, this app is awesome. Best thing ever. I have endometriosis, which causes my periods to be extremely painful. The first day of menstruation for me is always the most painful, and the severity of the symptoms I feel then will keep me from going to school, forcing me in my bed, aching and wishing for suffering to end, which sounds funny and dramatic, but is reality for people sometimes, and it’s way not fun! Anyway, I’m getting my next period on Christmas day, so that is good to know. Christmas is meant to be a lazy family day anyway, right? Jokes aside, Clue is my favorite, and the people behind it, fueling the operation seem like good eggs, thinking of the betterment of society, helping women accept and understand the nature of menstruation and what can come with being a female. My hope is that this will only immerse us further into a world where it’s okay to talk about these sorts of things that happen to most of us. Breaking boundaries and destroying societal norms is what it’s all about, and the way they are helping people in doing it is RAD! If you have a period, get this app and thank the people behind it. Thank you, Clue organizers and supporters!!!
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2 years ago, nickname 😤
Don’t use if you have irregular cycles
I’ve been using this app since 2017. I have PCOS, so my cycles are all over the place and hard to track. What I really enjoyed about Clue was how easy it was to use, and how informative it was in analyzing my cycles. Now, the new update has ruined that. Since the update I have had a cycle, and I did not bleed the last two days it expected me to. Before, the days on the calendar would be white and show I didn’t bleed and my cycle was finished. Now, it shows light pink on those days even tho I didn’t track anything. Two weeks later, they are still pink. This is not helpful, because at first glance it appears as if I bled for 9 days and not 7. Next, the analysis page. This was my absolute favorite aspect of the app before the update. Before it would have data such as the average length of my cycles and average days I would menstruate. Now that is completely gone, and all that is available is a record of my past cycles since I began using the app. The fact that it can no longer accurately record my cycles, and does not provide me helpful information about my irregular cycles, I will be looking for an app that can do that. This is frustrating, because I have been using this app for the last 5 years and I loved it. But I guess all good things must come to an end.
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7 months ago, Meadow Farms
slowly declined in quality
this has ever so slowly become the worst period tracking app. originally based in the idea that free and equitable access to your own health data and knowledge was a right for all menstruating people has slowly devolved into a worthless app with basic features behind paywalls. the straw that broke the camels back for me was the erasure of access for all of our own historical menstrual cycles. i’ve been tracking my own period since 2016 and now the page that had all of my cycles for ease of use is no longer available to me. mine own data and health information. i have always had an extremely irregular period and the app not allowing me to see my historical data impacts my ability to manage my own health. how dare you put a barrier between me and my person information that i graciously LENT to you. how dare you force me to pay for access to my own cycle history. not even medical information or knowledge that you provide—MY INFORMATION. unfortunately i’ve lost trust that not only my personal medical information is secure, but also lost trust that the new implementation of features is in good faith and a desire to make our lives easier. I’ll be finding a new app and starting over unfortunately. wasted 7 years tracking my health after thinking you’d be on my side.
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1 year ago, Mandy23b
A shell of what it used to be
Edit: Below my previous review of this app. It no longer holds up. Now, in 2023, the app is just a shell of what it used to be. The developers have caved to the almighty dollar and everything has been put behind a paywall. Even basic analytics are gone. The new layout is not user friendly and all the things I used to enjoy are gone. Notifications don’t even work anymore. I will actively look for a new period tracker. When did the developers get so greedy? If it’s not broke, maybe don’t overhaul the whole app and put everything behind a pricey subscription. This is the best cycle tracker app you could ever find. It's not designed to be girly or even geared exclusively towards women. It's a clean, sleek, sex positive, gender neutral cycle tracker. I can't say period tracker because it tracks fertility as well. You can record the usual information (blood flow, cervical fluid, PMS, cramps) as well as small things (oily skin/hair, cravings, ailments, mental health, etc). Everything is backed by science, which is all cited, and analyzed for you to plan for the future. It reminds you to take birth control, perform a breast exam on yourself, plan for PMS/menstruation, etc. It is all you could ask for in a tracker app; I can't praise it enough. It is high quality and user friendly. Do yourself a favor and download this app!
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6 years ago, Jenna Faith💕
love this app!! (I have a suggestion)
okay, so I am a 13 year old female. I’ve had the clue app since my first period which was in december of 2017. the app helps with so much and helps me to figure out how to handle each day. it gets to know your cycle and that’s very important. here is my ONLY problem, I have an extremely heavy flow sometimes and it’s on a different day each time. so I manage to ruin a lot of pants and underwear sometimes. it would be amazing if you guys made like a timer to tell you when you should either use any other tampon, pad, or period cup. there should be an option to select your flow, if you are using a tampon; pad; or cup, the absorption level of the tampon; pad; or cup, etc.. Then it should calculate how many hours you have before you need to change it. yes, I know a tampon is not to be used for more than 8 hours, and a pad for 4 hours. but sometimes I can only use my tampon for 4 hours and a pad for sometimes only 2! and it would be helpful to at least have an idea of how long I should kept it in before I change so I can stop leaking through so many clothes. thank you, clue app!☺️
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5 years ago, Clue User :D
Clue Suggestion (mostly think it’s great!)
Hi! I really really like clue; it has a great interface and is very easy to use. I would really love if there were a way to track birth control pills a little bit more carefully though. Specifically, I would like to be able to choose whether you are taking a placebo or active pill, because it would provide better information for women on the birth control pill. It is important to be able to track how many days from the day that you begin your placebo pill you will start your period, and I really wish that clue had this feature! I also went through a period when I purposefully stopped taking birth control pills but I couldn’t figure out how to turn off the “unprotected days” feature, even when I shut off pill tracking. Also, I couldn’t figure out how to turn back on the feature that shows your probable fertile period. If I could get some answers or if this birth control feature could be considered that would be great! Other than those things, I really do like the app! I have been using it for a very long time and I really find it very useful. Ellie
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5 years ago, Maevie3321
Idea for an Improvement
Hi! First of all, this is a wonderfully helpful app not only because it’s a pretty accurate tracker, but because it’s nice to reflect on all of the little things that add up to how you feel about or experienced each day. I will say though, for some of the categories, especially most of vitality categories, I think it’d be really useful to have a slider instead of two buttons. For example, if for most of the day I was stressed, but then had two hours where I was strangely calm, I’d like to record that by having a circle on a slider be closer to “stressed” than “calm” rather than just clicking both buttons. With the current system, a lot of the days look about the same when in actuality, they weren’t. I understand that this would screw up the feature where you can see patterns in your symptoms and feelings from period to period, but that could be changed so that the categories with sliders weren’t accounted for, or if the placement of the circle is about the same, those would be seen as similar. Either way, I love the app and will continue to use it daily.
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1 year ago, hjo13
It’s changed
I used to really like this app. It was easy to track my period and ovulation for when I was trying to get pregnant. I started to feel weird about this app because once I finally got pregnant and switched to pregnancy mode the app would give me little updates about the baby every week. Some of the facts were really cool until it started to tell me that if I wanted to abort my baby I should do it before a certain time. It wasn’t just once either it would be for a couple weeks and it included information on where to get help as well. I’m sure a lot of people need that information and found it helpful I just wish they had put it in their topic section rather than the section where you watch your baby grow. I’m a few months postpartum now and I’m finally getting my period back. I want to switch to the free version but can’t figure out how because I can’t find the place in the app to do so. I feel like tracking has also become very tedious instead of just a couple clicks. If I forget to track for a couple days I can’t manually say it was from this day to this day. Instead I have to go in to each individual day and track it.
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3 years ago, sammiperks
OK to Track Cycle, Bad at Predictions
I’ve been using Clue for around a year now, ever since the Planned Parenthood period tracker stopped functioning after a few bad updates. Initially Clue was really good about predicting at least some of my more predictable cycle symptoms like cramps, but I’ve noticed that in the last few cycles it’s incapable of predicting anything. I know things like acne for me are really random, so I don’t expect predictions for that, but I have cramps and headaches pretty consistently in my cycle due to hormone fluctuations with the birth control I’m on. I, a human being, can see the patterns based on the data the app shows you from cycle to cycle, but Clue no longer predicts my cramps (always the first 1-3 days of my cycle, yet for some reason the computer won’t pick up that it’s a pattern) and refuses to track my headaches (frequently the last day of my old cycle and first few days of my new cycle because I have to remove my BC patch to have a period, so my hormone levels crash). I don’t know if it’s recently as bad at predicting for others as it is for me or if maybe there’s just something wrong with my app/account, but it’s annoying that the biggest draw to this particular period tracker, symptom predictions, won’t work.
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2 years ago, WyLilWy
Removing Tags Deleted Medical History!
I have been using Clue since my first period. My sister used it before me and recommended it. I had a very erratic cycle but no one thought too much of it because it was my first year. The next year I bring it up to my doctor and she says to wait a little while longer. It was nice to show her the data of how long in between periods and there’s no way I would have remembered on my own. We are speaking about 2 or 3 months with no period at all. Cut to about a year or two later I had a huge medical scare. My right ovary was about 8 times the size it should be and my left was better but not by much. So my doctor puts me on birth control and I start recording the pain I am having from the ovary on Clue with Tags. Later on, I get emergency surgery and then another surgery about 5 months later. During this time I start taking a different medication that I also list with Tags on Clue. I will have to ask my doctor when because that data is gone. To summarize not only did multiple years of data for an important (menstrual related) medication get deleted but also all of my data for tracking pain before, during, and after medical procedures. I got no warning my data was being deleted! If I had known I would have written it elsewhere.
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1 year ago, GetJillayy
Don’t like new update
I used to love this app and had been using this app for years to track my period. But while this new update changes the look completely with some positives i rather would have kept the old one. I don’t like that they removed the tags section where you can make custom tags of your own. I used that so much and now either I can’t find it on the new interface or they removed it. I also wish that when you click on a day when you logged your symptoms, it doesn’t show like a quick breakdown of what you selected and rather you have to click on each individual category that you picked to see the details of what you picked. I’m debating on removing this app now because of this but would like to give it a chance to see if there will be changes Update march 2023 While they started to make some improvements since their terrible update (like putting back customized tags) what frustrates me the most is that you can’t seem to see or do anything if you’re offline. I can’t see the calendar nor track anything even though it says I have 5g service and the app says I’m offline. When I needed it most while at the Obgyn I couldn’t access anything because it said I was offline. I’m deleting this app now and I’m search of another one.
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2 years ago, rosieandspooky
New Update is Awful
I don’t know what the team at Clue was thinking with this new update. First of all, I’ve been using Clue for five years and loved that I didn’t need an account. But the new update forced everyone out of the app and required an account to view the years of data. My heart stopped when it forced me out, as I thought all my data was gone for good with zero warning. On top of that, they have made it MORE difficult to view previously tracked symptoms. In the old version, you could tap on a day and could quickly see at a glance what symptoms were tracked all together. Now you have to scroll through a ridiculous page of icons and click on each individual one to see what you tracked for that particular symptom. Why can’t we see the tracked symptoms all together in a simple list like before? Who thought this was a good idea? I’ve recommended this app to everyone in my life who needed a good period tracker. It’s been my absolute favorite. But this new update really, really dragged it down. For the love of all that is good, please bring back an “at a glance” menu of tracked symptoms when you tap on any past day. Don’t make us click on each individual icon to figure out what we tracked that day.
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6 years ago, Rybal-Twinkie
Love the App; Suggestions
I absolutely love this app. When I started going to the gynecologist at the age of blooming my doctor suggested, like any gynecologist would, that I keep track of my menstrual cycles. However, their method was a little old school: I'm talking pen and paper. Now, there's nothing wrong with that, except that I'm prone to forgetting that I have an important task to complete when it's buried away in a drawer. Menstrual cycles, along with all that comes with them, make us women, and it's important to know this aspect of yourself as it makes you you. Clue has completely revolutionized womanhood and allowed for the personal tailoring of every individual, making what many dread a colorful part of life. As a loyal "customer" I would like to make a suggestion: I would personally appreciate being able to write notes on specific days in which the tracking option categories don't quite fit the funk. Or maybe have the option to create my own tracking characteristics to include other emotions, other pains, other mental states. I would love to see the app continue to develop.
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6 years ago, Nowyoshimi
Great ap, but sneaky marketing tactic.
I’ve had this ap for around two years and I love it. Even with my irregular periods, this ap has been helpful in recognizing something was off last year. Because of that, I was able to get ahead of a health condition that was getting in the way of my fertility! I recently signed up for a year of plus. I had already been thinking of it, but some information you can only see in plus. There’s a preview screen shot that you can’t read all of and then a prompt to upgrade. The screen may have stated somewhere in it that it was not specific to me, but I didn’t see it and on the screen shot it said something was irregular about my cycle, which really worried me. I upgraded and found that everything was fine and that was a default screen for when you don’t have plus. This was off putting for me because it seems like they’re using a scare tactic to sell a product, which to me is just gross. I still like this ap and will continue to use it, but for me, standard without plus was fine. It’s only ten bucks to upgrade for a year, but it is more the principle of their marketing technique.
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9 months ago, Broomonken
Hurts to have to find another app
Seeing these reviews has opened my eyes to realize I’m not crazy for my thoughts below: It feels like some features have been removed completely and not replaced by anything useful for me personally. I’m not trying to conceive or near menopause. It’s great that these are available modes! But what happened to the birth control reminders? It was useful when changing time zones. And tracking symptoms is still clunkier than it used to be for those of us who need to track multiple days in one sitting. What happened to being able to lock the app behind a password or face ID? Also, all the main “features” feel like multiple ways to look at the same data about cycle length (calendar, analytics tab, cycle tab). The available health articles aren’t the most enlightening either. I can’t imagine how this app is without the subscription anymore, as the current available Clue Plus features should really be free. It’s giving me less value than I had for free back in 2016, when I started using it. I truly feel heartache at the thought of having to find a new way to track my cycle. I used to love this app dearly as it helped me so so much as a teen/young adult. Ugh!! 💔💔💔
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