Most Accurate Period Tracking App
I don’t know how well it works for fertility as I’m not trying to get pregnant, but this app predicts my periods better than any other app I have used! That alone earns this app 5 stars! It’s usually perfect or only a day off. The community can be fun but I agree that some of the ladies on the app can be very rude, but that goes for any social based app so I won’t dock a star for it. Great app overall, just avoid the community if hash words get to you.
EDIT: I have been seeing bullying and rude comments in excess lately. I would suggest that there be harsher penalties for bullies and rude women than just having their comments removed. There are grown women on this app who will literally stalk your profile and comment rude things on your other posts as well, just because you said something that they don’t agree with. I’m still leaving it at 5 stars, but as someone who is a strong advocate against bullying, this is very concerning to me.
This app is pretty good. Not only can you track your periods, track ovulation, track your pregnancy, and keep track of your babies growth and development, but you also have a community of people where you can find a group for anything. There are groups for baby names, breastfeeding, labor, trying to conceive, relationships, etc. This app would be perfect, if I weren’t for some of the women on there. They really aren't the nicest people and they try so hard to enforce the rules that they sound very rude towards any new person that makes a simple mistake. It isn’t even their job to attack people like they do. Just report it to the admin or politely let the person know and move on. You don’t need 5 women repeating the same thing on one post. Another thing I don’t like is when you make an anonymous posts, why cant you comment on your post and still remain anonymous?? That just doesn’t make sense to me. All in all, it’s a good app. I’m on it constantly. EDIT: THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM. There are underage teenage girls on here trying to get pregnant. People are encouraging them and giving them advice. The admins are aware and so far have done nothing about it. They have not deleted the groups of underage teens planning pregnancy. That’s ridiculous.
Good Except the Community Part
I like using this app to track my cycle and find out more about my health.
However, I tried to utilize their community part of the app and it was such a disappointment that I wanted to just get rid of the whole thing. I asked for advice and I just got a bunch of nasty rude and shaming comments. There aren’t any mods, and when I sent an email about feedback I was basically told that my email was pointless because they have too many boards to have moderators watching for those kinds of posts so I would have to individually report every single comment and/or person, and sending them an email was the “least effective way to get something dealt with.” What’s the point of offering a support email then? Why have so many boards if you’re not going to have anyone moderating them? Because clearly having some type of moderation is needed since I’ve seen MANY complaints about the rude comments. Obviously people are coming to your community boards to ask advice and it’s not helpful if they’re just getting nasty rude comments back. And it’s not helpful if the Glow company themselves are going to take a “whatever” type of attitude themselves. Who wants to continue using a product from a company like that?
A very useful app
This app is very easy to use. While not being over complicated it's still pretty thorough. Also by logging things every day it helps me be more aware and objective when it comes to what's going on with my body and my emotional state. Also your partner/ significant other can use it too. They can keep they're own log and can see some of what you log (it will tell you what they can and can't see) which can be very helpful. It can give them a heads up if you're having moody PMS day or let them know that it's a high fertility day or just keep them in the loop. Also there is a "glow community" if you want to post, create a poll, or view doctors, clinics, medications, etc. that other women have recommended. One thing that can be annoying: it will "notify" you that you 'should exercise' pretty much whenever you log that you haven't or "notify" you that you 'shouldn't drink alcohol when you're trying to conceive' whenever you log that you have and other things like that making it feel kinda like a nagging parent at times. However, some notifications do have useful info. All in all a pretty useful app.
Slow, Bloated, and Busy
REVIEW UPDATED AUG. 2020 - I literally only keep this app because of how long I’ve been using it and how much data I’ve logged. It has gotten SO BAD! First I thought it was my older phone and chalked it up the that, but then I got a new phone and it’s the same.
It takes forever to load anything, it’s multiple clicks to do input data, and the app interface is busy busy! The pop ups are too much, the little widgets are too much. There also used to be a lot more free tips and graphs, and for how much advertisement happens on this app it should still have those things But mostly this app is SLOW! Glow used to be awesome, but now it’s just outdated. If you’re just getting started with tracking find a simpler app (not Eve because Glow owns them I’m fairly certain) that’s simpler and works smoothly, like Clue. That app is actually made by women for women, unlike Glow which I read was started by a bunch of men! That fact really started to show in the last couple years.
Also don’t be fooled by the pretty pictures you see here on the App Store. This app looks NOTHING like that at all! I contacted support and they told me the update was “rolling out slowly,” but that was almost a dozen updates ago...
Very good, but could be better
UPDATE: The community feature is nice but there are some very rude and nasty ladies on the forums. Post with caution.
I really do love Glow, but there are a few things I wish the app had. First of all, I wish that if you are using the app to conceive a baby that after your “ovulation date” it showed “days post ovulation” instead of “days until next period”. I don’t know why but seeing “days until next period” makes me sad and most women are symptom checking after ovulation and I feel like that information would be more helpful. If you aren’t trying to conceive then by all means leave it as is. Also, when putting in symptoms, cervix position, BBT, CM consistency, etc, I wish there were more every day insights into how that matches up to where you’re at in your cycle other than just comparing to other glow users. I never know if what I’m logging is normal for where I’m at in my cycle and I never seem to match with the other users which makes me concerned. I do feel like the newest update is very helpful though and have learned a lot from glow.
It was great...before the update
I had this app for over a year and it was great. It gave me some scientific research facts, easy to use, excellent at keep notes and easily tracked my period. Until recently, the new update made it harder to log and re-log, it’s also harder for me to edit my notes when I need to add something. The cycle analysis is always in the way and it’s only promoting glow premium; I don’t mind the advertisement until it gets in the way of everything I need to do on the app. The security lock on the app is very good and convenient. The stories that every other glow user makes it feel like social media and it makes me want to stay on the app explore and communicate with all the other women on the app which makes me feel very warm and fuzzy every time I see women supporting each other on the app. I’ll wait for the next update but if it’s really not giving me easy and quick access then sadly I have to find a more simple and easy to period app to use. Hopefully the glow staff and creator can do something about the new updates. Thank you very much for taking my opinion into account.
I joined so I could track my periods, ovulation, and eventual pregnancy. Initially I thought the community was a great addition, where I could speak to other women for support and have good conversation. But it quickly turned into a nasty experience. Majority of the conversations turned political, even when the topic had nothing to do with politics. The mass majority were 99% liberal extremist views, and a witch hunt to attack any of the remaining 1% conservative views. Especially if you’re a Christian. Majority of the women were nasty, rude, threatening, and condescending. The “report” feature and “mute/block” feature are completely ineffective, as the admin never responded or removed any of the terribly mean and disgusting content. Basically it’s just an app for bullies to fester and feed their egos. I’ve been trying for days to delete my account because I’m consistently being attacked by users, but my account is still there. I’ve been emailing admin about it for days and there’s been zero response. Let’s not even mention the slew of underage children posting photos of their vagina and discharge and asking how they can get pregnant to trap their boyfriends! This app is dangerous and legit has illegal underage activity and nudes. DO NOT get this app!!
Tracking Great, Community Not
I loved being able to track my dates, my symptoms and have all of my information in one spot to look back on. However I became turned off from the app when I began looking through the community section. A lot of people seemed extremely rude. It seems like those who can’t get pregnant want to make those who are feel bad and those who can get pregnant easily want to brag about it and make those whole can’t feel bad. There’s a forum to see if pregnancy tests are positive and some people said no even though it was an obvious yes just to be rude while others didn’t have the positive line and the comments were so harsh. I felt like this was supposed to be a place for support, a place to get advice and a partnership of women who want people to understand what they’re going through. My jaw would drop reading comments and my heart would hurt seeing responses. If you use the app, use the calendar and track your symptoms but avoid the community. There are some really nice and great people but there are more people who aren’t who ruin this app.
Pretty good up until lately
I have been using the app for about 7 months. We have been trying to have a baby and I can never keep up when I last had my period unless I look at my BC pack. Obviously, now that I’m off of them I needed something to help track it as well as ovulation. It’s been pretty good with some exceptions but I think that is mainly because of some issues I’m having and not because of the app. I have found some great support and advice among the members. It’s also just nice to have a place to go and join specific groups that are similar to your situation or interests. That has been a very positive experience. Women lifting people up. The last few days the app hasn’t been able to open. I’m not sure if it has something to do with the latest update but I have never had this issue until this week. I hope it gets fixed ASAP because I have really come to rely on this app for logging all of my information.