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Custom Data takes Kindara Fertility Charting to the Next Level

Hi Kindara Fans! We released version 1.7 of Kindara last week and it has some sweet new features! We added Custom Data, a Cycles Page, and a new design. These will help you get even more out of your fertility charting experience.  

Custom Data is the ability to keep track of anything you like right on your chart.  You can use it to keep track of spotting, positive and negative OPKs, tender breasts, etc. Anything relevant to your fertility, or anything you think might affect your fertility can go here. To add a Custom Data row, just tap the little gear icon on the Data Screen.

The Cycles Page can be found on the “More” screen.  It will give you a list of the lengths and start dates of all the cycles you have charted with Kindara.  If you want to see one of the charts, just tap that Cycle # in the Cycles page, and the chart for that cycle will load.

And finally the new design of the Data Screen makes it easier to understand your chart.  For instance, now when you tap a “Creamy” cervical fluid button, it turns the color of the “Creamy” shading in the chart.  When you tap “Protected” sex the button has an outline, and a blank center, just like the heart icon for “protected” sex on the chart. Also, we think the new design is prettier :)

If you haven’t updated Kindara in a while, go do that now. We think you’ll like the new features we built for you.  And if you’ve got version 1.7 already let us know what you think of it! Love it? Hate it? Let us know.  We are building this for you, after all, so tell us what you want! :)  (Just to give you a sneak peek, some of the next features we are building are Cervix Tracking, OPK Tracking, Passcode and Coverline.)

 

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  • Sarah

    2:42 amNovember 4, 2012

    I love this app! It is simple, easy to use, and great looking design. I don’t need to be connected to the internet to use it and the expert advice is extremely helpful. I looked through a lot of app’s and like this one the best.

    • Kati Bicknell

      7:32 amNovember 6, 2012

      Thanks Sarah!

      We are so glad you like Kindara! If you think of ways we can improve, just let us know. :)

  • sarah marshall

    8:35 amNovember 5, 2012

    what is Temperature shift?

  • Aemily

    5:29 pmDecember 21, 2012

    Definitely love the app! I’ve only had it a few weeks, but it is definitely helping me understand my body better.. I also just discovered the blog & read so much today! It’s wonderfully written, & really informative in a language anyone could understand… Thanks!!

    • Kati Bicknell

      3:25 amDecember 22, 2012

      Hi Aemily,

      Thanks! I’m so glad it’s been helpful for you. If you have any questions just let me know. :)

  • Jess

    10:09 amDecember 22, 2012

    Loving this app! Just started tracking a few weeks ago but I am feeling very informed already :)

  • Sue

    10:28 pmJanuary 8, 2013

    Hi there! I love this app! I had a miscarriage in October and since then this has been a great way to track my cycles and discover how my body is adjusting. Is there a way to change the dates on cycles already inputted? I just realized that my sporadic “spotting” two weeks ago was actually my first real period!
    Thanks,
    Sue

    • Kati Bicknell

      4:41 amJanuary 10, 2013

      Hi Sue,

      I’m so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I’m glad the app has been helpful for you in this time of healing.

      To enter the correct start date of your cycle, go to the correct day, and mark it as your “First Day” (the button under Menstruation, on the Data Screen) That will then be the first day of your cycle. Then go to the “wrong” day that you have marked as your First Day, and tick the “First Day” button there, to deselect that. “First Day” is how Kindara starts a new cycle.

      If you need help getting to the correct day, there are two ways to do this.

      1) Use the arrows next to the Cycle Day in the Data Screen to navigate back and forth through the days.

      2) Tap and hold any day in the Chart Screen to get a popup of that day’s data. You can then tap the Edit button on the popup. This will bring you to the Data Screen for that particular day, and you can select or un-select any data you like.

      I hope that was helpful. Let me know if you have more questions.

  • Kellie

    11:35 pmJanuary 14, 2013

    Should you be taking your BBT on the days you have your period? I was told you don’t have to, but your app seems like you are supposed to. Thanks!

    • Kati Bicknell

      3:53 amJanuary 15, 2013

      Hi Kellie,

      It’s best to take your basal body temperature every day of your cycle, even when you have your period. That way you’ll have the most information possible about your cycle, as well as stay in the habit of taking your temp, which is also important. :)

  • Jessica

    4:02 pmJanuary 26, 2013

    What signals the program to begin a
    new chart? I am coming off the pill
    And would like it if I could start new
    charts manually… Or at least reset
    Cycle start dates.

    • Kati Bicknell

      8:38 amJanuary 29, 2013

      Hi Jessica,

      Tapping the “First Day” button under the Menstruation section of the Data Screen is what tells the app to start a new cycle. Sorry that’s not more obvious. We’re going to change the design of that soon. If you have any ideas for how you’d like it to work, please let me know. :)

  • Crystal

    1:40 amFebruary 4, 2013

    I am breastfeeding and I haven’t had a period yet. We are trying for number two, but I am not sure if I am ovulating. When I logged on it asked for day if last menstration. Is there a way to not add this since i don’t have a date to add?

    Thanks!
    Crystal

    • Kati Bicknell

      2:36 amFebruary 5, 2013

      Hi Crystal,

      The “first day of last period” is what starts a new chart. You could either put the date your baby was born on, as the start of your cycle, or just the date you started charting, (if you don’t want your chart to be so loooooonnnng)

      In future versions of Kindara there will be an option to skip that step. :)

      Hope that helps.

  • Ali

    10:04 amFebruary 10, 2013

    I’m still having a little trouble reading the chat. Not sure exactly what the colored bars (or their height) means. Is there an in depth explanation of this on here some where I’m missing?! Thank you!

  • Megan

    7:49 amMarch 12, 2013

    I’m trying to learn how to use this app for the first time. I downloaded it a couple months ago and played around a little, but now that I’m trying to use it seriously I can’t figure out how to create a new cycle. It seems so basic yet I’m having issues creating a cycle 2. How do I do this??

    Thank you,
    Megan

    • Kati Bicknell

      1:38 pmMarch 12, 2013

      Hi Megan,

      To create a new cycle first go the the day that you want to be the first day of that cycle. Then tap the “First Day” button under the Menstruation section on the Data screen. That day will then be the first day of your new cycle. :)

      Let me know if you have more questions.

  • Cheryl

    9:52 amMarch 14, 2013

    How do you enter your new cycle date?

    • Kati Bicknell

      11:08 amMarch 14, 2013

      Hi Cheryl,

      To enter the correct start date of your cycle, go to the correct day, scroll down to where it says “Menstruation” and select the radio button next to “First Day” so that it turns red. That will then be the first day of your cycle.

      If you need help getting to the correct day, there are two ways to do this.

      1) Use the arrows next to the Cycle Day in the Data Screen to navigate back and forth through the days.

      2) Tap and hold any day in the Chart Screen to get a popup of that day’s data. You can then tap the Edit button on the popup. This will bring you to the Data Screen for that particular day, and you can select or un-select any data you like.

      Let me know if you have more questions. :)

  • Wanda

    5:25 pmMarch 17, 2013

    Just started using the app and was very excited to find it online. I’ve been charting FAM for 4 years and I know this will make it sooooo much easier. I’m 52 and pre men. So it really helps to chart to know what’s going on with the body. THANKS for doing this!

    • Kati Bicknell

      1:30 pmMarch 18, 2013

      Hi Wanda,

      So glad you found us! If you have any ideas for how we could make the app more useful for you just let me know. :)

  • Amanda

    8:59 pmMarch 18, 2013

    How do you start a new cycle?

    • Kati Bicknell

      3:01 pmMarch 19, 2013

      Hi Amanda,

      To enter the correct start date of your cycle, go to the correct day, scroll down to where it says “Menstruation” and select the radio button next to “First Day” so that it turns red. That will then be the first day of your cycle.

      If you need help getting to the correct day, there are two ways to do this.

      1) Use the arrows next to the Cycle Day in the Data Screen to navigate back and forth through the days.

      2) Tap and hold any day in the Chart Screen to get a popup of that day’s data. You can then tap the Edit button on the popup. This will bring you to the Data Screen for that particular day, and you can select or un-select any data you like.

      Let me know if you have more questions. :)

  • BWilson

    7:59 amMarch 22, 2013

    Is there a way to delete a cycle? I downloaded the app prior to starting my cycle and entered a date soIcould test out the app and now I can’t figure out how to remove it. Help please! Thanks :)

    • Kati Bicknell

      10:48 amMarch 27, 2013

      Hi BWilson,

      To enter the correct start date of your cycle, go to the correct day, scroll down to where it says “Menstruation” and select the radio button next to “First Day” so that it turns red. That will then be the first day of your cycle. Then go to the “wrong” day that you have marked as your First Day, and tick the “First Day” button there, to deselect that same button radio button (changing it from red to gray). That day will no longer be your “First Day”

      If you need help getting to the correct day, there are two ways to do this.

      1) Use the arrows next to the Cycle Day in the Data Screen to navigate back and forth through the days.

      2) Tap and hold any day in the Chart Screen to get a popup of that day’s data. You can then tap the Edit button on the popup. This will bring you to the Data Screen for that particular day, and you can select or un-select any data you like.

  • Chris Noyes

    7:16 amMarch 29, 2013

    New user here. How do I make the program record a new menstrual cycle? I have one month of data and have added four days of menstrual flow but it is all recorded under cycle #1.

    • Kati Bicknell

      10:10 amMarch 29, 2013

      Hi Chris,

      To start a new cycle go to the first day of your new cycle and tap the “First Day” button under the Menstruation section.

      :)

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