It was such a close call between FertilityFriend and Kindara! I actually had a really hard time picking a winner, because they both have excellent features that any diehard charter would love. In the end, though, Kindara's simple but thorough approach to charting won out.
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When I started the Great App Debate, I was looking for an app that had the complete package in a simple, approachable way--one that was easy for someone brand new to charting, while at the same time providing the right features for someone who has charted for years. The reason Kindara won is because it is able to provide both. FertilityFriend has some amazing features for advanced charters, but (in my opinion) it can get a little too overwhelming for charters just starting out. Of course, there are beginning charters who prefer FF, and diehard charters who won't use Kindara because it doesn't have enough features, but in general, I would recommend Kindara to any charter because it is able to accommodate the needs of a range of women. Another huge reason Kindara won the Great App Debate: Wink. (We'll get to that in a second.)
So let's get started!
As a charting nut, I really loved the options provided in FF. You can tell it was designed with fertility awareness in mind, and it's definitely at the forefront of its design. The interface is not the best (we'll get to that in a second), but as far as features, data, and analytics options for diehard charters, it blows Kindara out of the water. Here are a couple advanced features I absolutely loved:
If you've been following along on Instagram, you know this past month I've been doing something called The Great App Debate. I took five of the most commonly used fertility apps (Glow, FertilityFriend, Kindara, Ovatemp, and Ovia) and tracked my monthly information in them, side by side. I wanted to see how accurate these apps were and how their algorithms held up with my paper charting.
I promised detailed reviews of each app after the challenge was over, so let's start with Ovia!
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Wink Thermometer Review
Kindara App Review
On Feeling Empowered
Let's Talk About Sperm!
To Thinx or Not To Thinx: A Review