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New Mothers Will Love Booby Track

Ok, let’s get it out of the way first and foremost — the name is funny. It’s a catchy name with a clever icon and…

Ok, let’s get it out of the way first and foremost — the name is funny. It’s a catchy name with a clever icon and design to match and I love it. Just because you’re doing something boring like tracking a baby’s feeding doesn’t mean you need to use a pen and paper or a note doc on your phone. If you’ve ever had to deal with breastfeeding before, you’ll know of its frustrations and tracking doesn’t need to add to it.

Booby Track is straightforward and easy to operate, keeping a minimalistic approach that lets you do what you need to do and doesn’t bog you down with various panels or a cluttered interface. To track a feeding session, you can tap the on-screen breasts that are labeled with an L and an R. It shows you when you last feed and which side it was on.

The app has support for widgets, that fit both on your Lock Screen and your Home Screen. Just tap and start a session. While feeding, you can see a live timer with the Dynamic Island and Live activities. You don’t have to leave your phone open or jump into an app just to see your progress.

Booby Tracker knows its audience here, focusing on ease of use. The app full, dedicated Apple Watch app that can run entirely on its own for when you left your phone in the other room. It even touts large buttons on Apple Watch so you can start a session by tapping the screen with just your nose.

Many apps I’ve reviewed have support for dark and light mode. Booby Track does too, kind of… instead of adopting the light or darkness of your phone, it can adopt to your skin tone. The app has several themes to make it as inclusive as possible.

This app is clever. It did a great job of being useful while also playful and fun. It doesn’t take itself too seriously and wants to quick and efficient in what it does. But it isn’t shy on features either. There is support for the Dynamic Island, Live Activities, and widgets as discussed above but it goes further. iCloud sync between devices, custom app icons, and customizable Apple Watch complications make this incredibly full-featured while reducing onboarding stressors for new mothers and caregivers.

But enough about other people's apps.


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