“This new period tracking app is a serious game-changer.” — Teen Vogue
Staying on top of your cycle has never been easier or more fun with Spot On — a birth control and period tracker powered by Planned Parenthood.
Stay consistent with birth control reminders, guidance, and tips — no matter your method or your schedule. Track your specific brand of birth control, and receive personalized advice and guidance when you need it most.
If you’re not on birth control, Spot On can accurately predict your period and give you a heads up on when you’re likely to be fertile.
Spot On comes directly from the world-class sex educators at Planned Parenthood, so you know it’s reliable and safe.
Track Your Period, Fertility, and Menstrual Cycle
• Your flow — from spotting to light to heavy days.
• Your symptoms — fatigue, cramps, or stomach aches.
• Your activities — exercise, sex, or sleep quality
Manage Your Birth Control
• Track any method that affects your period: the pill, patch, ring, implant, shot, and IUD.
• Track your method on your schedule: including continuous use, custom continuous use, and noncontinuous use.
• Set discreet reminders specific to your birth control or menstrual cycle.
• Get tips on the right steps to take if you get off track or switch your method.
Personalized Support & Resources from Planned Parenthood
• Detailed FAQs, articles, and Q&As from Planned Parenthood experts on everything related to sexual and reproductive health.
• Easy access to book appointments at your local Planned Parenthood health center
• Connection to our Chat/Text health educator hotline to speak directly with experts.
• No judgment or assumptions about you, your reproductive goals, or your reasons for using birth control.
“...it’s probably time you downloaded the new Planned Parenthood Spot On app. Seriously, it’s pretty
awesome.” — Bustle
“...a smart, unassuming, useful piece of technology — thank the gynecological cosmic forces.” — The Cut
“We’ve already downloaded it — have you?” — Shape
This update includes general performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is all around pretty amazing. The in-app integration of being able to talk to a health care educator is so convenient. I love absolutely everything about this app except for the fact that there’s no option to put you accidentally doubled up on your pill one day. Normally if you forget to take a pill, you put it into the app, and they tell you what to do, but if you accidentally double up, the app can’t help you, and you can’t log it, so you must reach out to one of their educators. If the app was to include this feature, I’d give it a 5 stars.
Now that we’ve got the negatives out of the way, let’s go over what’s great about this app. 1) The app allows you to require FaceID to open it, so someone being nosy can’t open your app with sensitive information. 2) They allow you to insert your individual birth control method, so the app is tailor fit to you. ( I’d suggest adding the option to add multiple methods being used at once, but the app still works great without it. ) 3) If you chose to use more than one app to track your periods and birth control, you can export the data out of the app easily. 4) They have a very compact and helpful FAQ integrated into the app. 5) The app is FREE, and there’s no free trial / pay to use features.
Could use a few tweaks
I prefer this app over any of the other period tracker apps that I’ve tried for a variety of reasons — the availability of Planned Parenthood’s resources and the fact that it uses gender-neutral language throughout being central among them. But there are a few features that the app is sorely missing, and I agree with the other reviews that the old look was nicer and much easier to use.
I missed tracking a month right after the update happened because a bug made it impossible to log any information; the bug has been fixed, but for months afterward the app failed to accurately predict my period and there was no way to fix the problem except for manually adding in the missed period using guesswork; I opted to delete and reinstall the app without migrating my old data over instead to start from scratch. I also wish that there was an option to change the time that the app rolls over from one day to the next. I work evenings and am naturally a night owl, so I usually don’t settle in to record the day’s information until after midnight, when the date has already changed. It’s a mild inconvenience, but it can confuse the app into thinking that my period has already ended and makes using the app just a little bit more frustrating. I’ve used other apps that have the option to adjust the time that the date rolls over to fit your schedule and would like it if that was implemented here.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, we appreciate it and your support. We're so sorry you lost a month of data, that was never our intention in creating more secure accounts for users and is terrible to hear. You have offered some great points, especially about rolling over the date to fit your schedule, that we will keep in mind as we prioritize new features and fixes in Spot On's future. Thanks again and take care!
Wasn’t Broken, New Update Broke Everything
Longtime user since the very first days of the app. Loved it previously, faithfully updated data and tracking, but now this new update is HORRENDOUS. First, you warned us late last year about the impending update—and then don’t update until three months later? Why?
And now I can’t customize anything. I can’t edit anything. I can’t correct the date of my birth control method (why would it ask me and not allow me to select the date? It used to do this!), so now it’s off. I can’t customize the displays on my calendar, so all I see are emojis with no legend whatsoever (what do they mean??). There’s a list of changes but no tutorial, and it’s not very helpful. If I try to edit birth control and period info in Settings it gives me a very dramatic “once you do this you cannot I do, are you sure?” message, so I’m afraid to click yes and of making things worse. So, so, very frustrated with this right now. It makes me want to delete it and forgo using it completely.
Planned Parenthood, I love you, but you completely ruined an app that wasn’t in need of changes. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. You’ve broken your app and it’s incredibly frustrating to try and use now. Please go back to the way it was. Please give us customizable displays and landing pages. Please let us edit data entries. Please don’t make this overly complicated. I don’t need videos or a chat feature. It’s a period tracker, not social media. Please fix this.
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- 57.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.