Glow is proactive and lovely to look at plus the integration with My Fitness Pal makes me think this is a really wonderful opportunity to promote whole body health and reproductive health. You sign up for free and if you wish to contribute to the Glow First pool of funds then you may be able to use the money. Glow is already showing amazing results and this whole approach to health and reproductive health is one to watch in future. There is little here about fertility research. This app is sexy to look at and very intuitive. It triages users depending on wether they are trying to conceive or not trying to conceive, considering pregnancy or pregnant.
I can’t stress enough the potential here. Glow is already boasting 1000 successful pregnancies. It’s ground-breaking.
Specs: requires iOS 6.0 or later. Nice graphics and it tracks periods really well with sexy little graphic bubbles that tell you this is the best day for you to get pregnant OR be careful on this day, depending on your motivation in using the app.
This is a pretty basic app but good for those who want simple when organizing their fertility journey. The tracker also features My Hopeful Journey just as IVF4U does. The Infertility Survival Kit is part of My Hopeful Journey’s services. There are no overly sexy graphics or tools here. But this is the app you want if you just want help organizing. I skimmed several of the sections and found descriptions of laporoscopic surgery and other procedures. There are also infertility event listings (I would use the app for that.) But don’t expect a whole lot of detail. I clicked on surrogacy and adoption under Other Family Building Options and was sorely disappointed. There is little said about either and there is No direction at all given or links shared to connect users to resources. But, as noted it is a good organizing tool.
Specs: Health and Fitness requires iOS 4.3 or later.
This is another graphically appealing app. It’s eye candy on my phone. Kindara by Kindara Inc. is a fertility tracker and ovulation predictor. (even the name is hot) It requires iOS 7.0 or higher so not everyone will be able to use this to the maximum potential. But it’s optimized for iPhone 5. This app boasts that it’s helped over 250,000 women get pregnant.
I like that Kindara has some amazing reviews also on the site and it seems to be a crowd pleaser. It has simple data entry and the experience is customized for you depending on how you input your personal profile. (Because every body is unique and age and health issues obviously impact your fertility.) Kindara helps you own your fertility. It is most like Glow, out of this entire batch of free fertility and infertility apps. But Kindara is also a bit simpler than Glow. That might appeal to many users. This app is heavy on reproductive details and makes sense of what a temperature shift is and what basal body temperature means and how best to track these things in order to help you conceive. I enjoy the proactive approach of both Glow and Kindara.
The Kindara app is supplemented with a videos section that helps explain several things. It also has a Kindara answers section that helps you look up anything you don’t quite understand here. Kindara permits in app purchases of things like a basal thermometer and a natural planning kit. There are pregnancy books and vitamins as well for purchase.
specs: requires iOS 7.o or later. optimized for iPhone 5. Lovely to look at and easy to use.