Listen up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, guys and dolls. Not all Mac apps are created equal. Some apps are meant for you, and some Mac apps are meant for me. Here’s a quick look at a Mac app I’m willing to be gets used more by the feminine side of the fence.
What differentiates dolls and guys? Almost everything; physically, emotionally, clothing, interests, childbearing responsibilities. See? Chances are pretty good that most Mac users are male, but not by too much as the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Watch have become popular among the rest of us as well.
Enter the Menstrual Period Tracker and Ovulation Calendar app for the Mac. Well, for Mac-toting women. I’ve tried a few of these on my iPhone and iPad, but this is the first to get a whirl around the block on my Mac.
If your chromosomes don’t require such tracking, feel free to pass along knowledge of the app to the those of us with the proper mix. You might be accused of being sensitive or overly in touch with your feminine side or someone who totally understands the dangers of PMS, but give it a try.
Menstrual Period Tracker and Ovulation Calendar runs on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and even Apple Watch, so with all that tracking and all those notifications going on it’s likely that that one of us will appreciate the recommendation.
My preferences is the iPhone and Watch version of Menstrual Period Tracker and Ovulation Calendar, but your mileage may vary, and even I acknowledge that not every woman is a Mac user.
The list of features and functions and benefits is extensive.
- Smart calculation: if you enter period dates that are different from predicted days, the app recalculates its predictions.
- iCloud support (synchronizes data between all your devices).
- Today widget (extension).
- Keeps history of your menstrual cycles.
- Can different symptoms (e.g. migraine or abdominal pain).
- Symptom names may be changed.
- Calendar colors may be changed.
- Can track body temperature (in Fahrenheit and Celsius degrees).
- Displays basal body temperature charts.
- Text notes (e.g. about period, taken medications, mood, friends) may be attached to each day.
- Automatically predicts menstruation periods.
- Automatically predicts probable ovulation days.
- The user interface is easy to use and looks good.
- Full screen mode.
What you get on the Mac version is much like what you’ll find on the iPhone and iPad version, just with more screen real estate. Menstrual Period Tracker and Ovulation Calendar is the only one of the many I’ve tried which I recommend to others, and one of the big reasons is the customizability options.
Menstrual Period Tracker and Ovulation Calendar tracks menstrual cycles, keeps a history of cycles, tracks body temperature (if you want, and are willing to take your own temperature), displays charts of tracked data, even captures notes from each cycle.
Data is synchronized between Mac, iPhone, and iPad, too. There just isn’t much to not like about Menstrual Period Tracker and Ovulation Calendar, but if it’s something you don’t need then it’s likely you know someone who might. Well done. Priced right. Great gift idea.