I’m not talking about Gmail or Facebook or Instagram or even Uber. Come on. Everyone has those. I’m always asking people about the other apps they use the most — the ones I’m convinced could change my life.
I realise this is a big ask, but the right app actually can change your life in terms of reducing friction, ,aking things flow. I’ve never met a woman who did not wish her life was easier.
I’m going to give it my best shot by sharing with you a handful of apps I use all the time which you probably don’t know about. And I’m going to ask you to do a sister a favour by adding yours in the comments or on Facebook or wherever you’re looking at this post.
We will then be able to share with the Mamamia community a whole bunch of free apps that will help us to kick the arse out of our lives.
I'm going to get straight into menstruation, because of course I am. In 2016 you need to track your period. Come on.
Whether you're trying to get pregnant or trying to remain un-pregnant, every woman should know a bit about her cycle. This is not news; back in the day, doctors and women's mags would suggest you discretely write a P somewhere in your Filofax (Milennials: it was like your gmail calendar, but on paper and held together with teeny tiny ring-binders which were like metal... oh, never mind).
There are many different period tracker apps out there that offer you ways to track everything from cravings to the texture of your discharge. Yes, I said discharge, we're all adults here.
I keep my iPeriod use pretty simple — just the days of my period. So essentially, I only have to enter the first day of my period and the app does the rest. It sends me an alert during "green week" which is when my most fertile days occur - handy if you're trying to conceive or practicing the rhythm method.
It also sends me an alert a week before my period is due to remind me why I hate everyone. There are lots of settings you can do around alerts and emails. I've set it up to email my husband six days before my period so he can put on a stack hat and strap himself in for a bumpy week.
This is the app I use more than any other on my phone. It does exactly what it says: acts as a pocket for you to pop in links you find all over the internet in your travels so you can come back and look at them later.