|PCOS Tracker app
||By Applied Informatics, Inc.
- Diary – notes in the calendar section, this is free text and is not collated in any way.
- Tracking – of PCOS symptoms, PMS and menstrual cycle.
- Calculator or counter – survey results for each day/month are collated.
- Reminders – can be turned on to complete daily activities (surveys and ‘active tasks’).
- Graphs and reporting – daily and monthly options, can be exported and shared.
- Other: Educational information – articles/videos/talks. These are links to external information, not specific to the app.
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|Security and privacy
||Does the app:
- collect medical information? Yes
- require a login? No
- have password protection? No
- require internet access? No
Cons: Monitors your activity levels via phone sensors/wearables
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Pros: Data collected is not linked to your identity (users are anonymous)
||This app contains no ads.
What does the app do?
The PCOS Tracker app helps you track your menstrual cycle, PCOS symptoms and PMS symptoms. This information can be downloaded and shared via a link. This app also allows the monitoring of physical activity (by step count) and has a step-count leaderboard of (anonymous) users. The app also has daily ‘active tasks’ to monitor motor function and cognition. There's also a list of articles, videos and talks on topics related to PCOS that are available through the app.
For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link), App Store(external link) or, for a more detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ App is well-designed and easy-to-use.
✔ App has been around >4 years, with updates more than once/year.
✔ Available in 24 languages.
✔ Fairly comprehensive symptom-tracking with detailed surveys.
✔ You can track symptoms without wifi/data (wifi/data is required to get insights/leaderboard however).
✔ Data can be downloaded and shared.
✔ The app tracks the menstrual cycle as well as PCOS symptoms.
✘ To track symptoms, you need to complete a ‘survey’ for that day or month, which is time consuming.
✘ There isn’t the option to record individual specific symptoms on a given day, all data is entered through surveys.
✘ Surveys regarding symptoms are limited to the descriptors given.
✘ You're not able to record symptoms or activities for dates in the past.
✘ The reference and link page is not sorted into categories/topics, so it's not easy to quickly find a specific topic.
Date of review: July 2023
Platform reviewed: Apple
Version: iOS App2.7
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