best ms apps

We’ve selected these apps based on their user ratings, frequent updates, and overall impact in making a valuable contribution to the lives of people in the MS community. If you’d like to suggest an app for this list, email us at bestblogs@healthline.com

For people who live with multiple sclerosis (MS), having quick access to resources and support can be extremely useful.

These iPhone and Android apps make it easy to track your medication, share details with your care team, and even connect with other MS patients. Many of them also have articles, lifestyle hacks, and information that is useful to patients and caregivers alike.

Momentum Magazine

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
3 stars Free

Momentum Magazine is the National MS Society’s official magazine. Catch up on the latest news on MS research and medications, along with lifestyle tips, advocacy efforts, and advice from MS specialists, as well as other people who are living with the condition.

MS Buddy

iPhone rating:
5 stars Free
Android rating:
3.5 stars Free

Presenting Healthline’s very own app! We’ve geared this toward people who are living with MS, as well as their caregivers. Each day, the app pairs you with another person in the network, your MS buddy! From there, you can get support, information, and trade advice with someone whose symptoms and lifestyle match your own.

MS Journal

iPhone rating:
4 stars $0.99

Stay on top of your medications with a countdown timer, and optional reminders. Developed for people who need to administer injections as part of their treatment, this app is both easy to set up and easy to use. It keeps track of injection sites, which makes it easier to figure out rotations, and can also send medication reports to your care provider.

MS self

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free

MS self lets you track symptoms and medications, along with other factors like your mood and energy level. Your journal entries are easily searchable, which can help you track patterns and trends regarding your well-being. Fitbit users will enjoy the sync feature, which allows them to sync activity more thoroughly with their Fitbit device.

MSAA Self-Care Manager

iPhone rating:
3.5 stars Free
Android rating:
3 stars Free

This self-care app from the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America helps you maintain your health records and browse news about MS from across the web. You can also create journals and track medications as well as any side effects. It’s a one-stop shop tool for anyone who wants to better manage their MS.

Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis and Management

iPhone rating:
4 stars Free
Android rating:
4.5 stars Free

Börm Bruckmeier Publishing and the National MS Society teamed up to create this app, which features extensive information about common MS symptoms. It’s a handy tool for doctors, including neurologists and other healthcare providers, since it can help them better diagnose and manage patients with MS. It also includes a screening tool for depression because this condition is common among people with MS.

My Multiple Sclerosis Diary

Android rating:
4 stars Free

Want to stay on top of your injections? This app offers a visual interface so you can track both when you take your injections, and where on the body you’re injecting them. It can also be used by people who have other conditions that require injections, such as diabetes.

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

Android rating:
3.5 stars Free

The Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis charity created this app so that people with MS could access podcasts, recipes, and other information you need to manage your MS. The recipe section includes healthful meal ideas, plus the ability to share them with friends on social media.

SymTrac

iPhone rating:
4.5 stars Free
Android rating:
3 stars Free

Want to get on top of monitoring your MS symptoms? SymTrac is a tracking tool created by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. You can record your symptoms daily and monitor your progress. All of the information from the app can be shared with your doctors. Even if you have the most unusual symptom, it can be recorded. Plus, the app features helpful exercises for MS patients.