“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. If you’re not on birth control, Spot On can help you accurately predict your period and even give you a heads up on ovulation 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 & 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
• Customize what you track and how you track it (new in v 2.2!)
Manage Your Birth Control
• Track any method that affects your period, such as the pill, patch, ring, implant, shot, and IUD.
• Set discreet reminders specific to your birth control or menstrual cycle, even appointment reminders.
• Get tips on the right steps to take if you get off track or switch your method.
Access Personalized Support
• Feel safe with access to resources and detailed FAQs from Planned Parenthood experts on everything related to sexual and reproductive health.
• Import your period data from other cycle tracking apps using HealthKit, or easily export your data anytime. Your menstrual history is at your fingertips.
• Access links to locate a Planned Parenthood health center near you to make appointment to speak with one of our health experts.
Stay on top of your sexual and reproductive health with the only app that lets you track both your period and any birth control method that affects it.
“...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
- Minor bug fixes around data backup
- If you ever *spot* anything, give us a shout! email@example.com
Ratings and Reviews
Good, but missing key elements
I’ve been using this app to track my birth control ring for the last five months or so. It is great to be able to log my physical stats every day so that I can figure out when I am likely to experience what on any given month. I also like that you can add your own symptoms to track, and personalize the tracking system to suit you.
The problem with this app is that, at least for the ring, it only works if you do everything right. There is no ability to tell it that you took the ring out for a bit, or that it fell out, so it has no way to know that it needs to give you advice or warn you that you might not be protected. It would be amazing to have a “Ring’s Out” button that would start a two hour timer or something so that if I want to take it out to have sex or go for a run or anything like that, then it will tell me when I need to get the ring back in. The app also needs to recognize that sometimes women will go four weeks with the same ring and then do a ring free week specifically to move their period, not skip it. Right now, if you leave the ring in for four weeks, it assumes that you need to start a new ring at the end of week 4, and there’s no option for still having a ring-free week.
Please update this app with features to make it helpful even when everything doesn’t happen completely “by the book”.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, thank you so much for your feedback and your request for the ability to create custom and/or more flexible birth control schedules within Spot On, specific to the ring. We are pleased to inform you that many users have requested this feature, and we are working on an update in the near future to incorporate this functionality. If you have any additional feedback you'd like to provide while we work on this feature, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Love using this app! But slight improvements can make it better!
I began to use this app on the day I visited Planned Parenthood to start my first birth control method (pills).
This app literally keeps me on track by reminding me to take my pill everyday, the same time, and it keeps record of all the days you pressed “yes” if you took the pill for the day so that if you feel unsure, forgot, or must take two pills if you missed, you can check and proceed to take action to get back on track. They also have a feature where you can add any symptoms, feelings, or when you stated your period as of well as the flow to look back on to see any changes or differences.
I gave this app four stars because as a suggestion, this app can improve if it can have an option where people can make an account or not. My phone suddenly stopped working and the four month progress I had put time to keep track of my moods, my side effects, and my period is now gone. I can’t look back on those four months to compare it to a new pill I was switched to. I would really hate to lose all of the progress I have made in the app to keep track of everything again. Thank you!
More features needed
This app is a generally fine period tracker in that I can examine the personal information on the calendar and see trends. However, I’d like to echo the other commenters who note the necessity for a comment section so this information and its causes can be more accurately assessed. Unfortunately, I have two other problems as well. Firstly, I have a problem with my not taking birth control being equated with me taking “unknown” birth control. I cringe whenever I see that in my statistics and profile because “unknown” does not represent me. Second, the app does little to account for women of different ages and with medical conditions. Information about ovulation and exact periods is unlikely to be of use for an older woman going through perimenopause or an adolescent whose cycle is not yet regular and who may be experiencing more emotional highs and lows around the time they menstruate. Clearly the app cannot give everyone feedback on their personal menstrual health, but I would feel more comfortable being able to input my health concerns (I lost an ovary a couple years ago and have struggled with mood swings and hot flashes uncharacteristic of my age) and having more resources to browse in the resources tab concerning such topics.
Developer Response ,
Hi there, thank you for providing this detailed feedback, we really appreciate it. Regarding birth control in the app, please note that the app was made with the intention of helping audiences who are newly sexually active to track and manage their birth control to find the best method for their bodies. Regarding your method, we would recommend selecting "Other (e.g., condoms, don't need or use birth control, etc.)" in lieu of "I'm not sure," which will change your profile to "You're not tracking a method" instead of "Unknown." Please know we definitely want to help as many users as possible to understand their bodies, periods, and cycles, and strive to add features that help to accomplish this. For example, Customization for Mood/Body/Action, and adding items to the Calendar to view trends over time.
We are working on larger updates to the app and hope to include more birth control options, more resources related to broader sexual and reproductive health, and more insights and advice to help users manage health concerns. Please feel free to email email@example.com if you have additional feedback to share!
- Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
- 72.9 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2016 Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.