Identifying how fibromyalgia affects you can be the key to learning how best to manage the condition. The right app can help you track your symptoms so you can minimize pain and the disruption it can cause.

We searched for the most useful and user-friendly apps, based on excellent content, user reviews, and reliability. Here are our top picks for the year.

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This app makes it easier to understand your condition on a more detailed level. It will not only help you better manage your symptoms, but will also help you create evidence-based reports for diagnosis, treatment, and claims. The app is simple and quick, and offers useful insight with statistics, charts, graphs, and calendar views.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free

Created with input from doctors and chronic pain patients, the PainScale app tracks and organizes all your symptoms and relevant information. It also provides personalized pain management education, with more than 800 organized articles, health tips, exercises, and information about programs and treatment options. Use the app to log and track pain so you can identity triggers, and get pain reports and insights to help you better manage your condition.

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

With this app, you can try hypnosis techniques designed to help you relax and minimize your chronic pain by guiding you through 30-minute audio relaxation exercises. The hypnosis session includes a single passage read by the calming voice of a hypnotherapist with relaxing sounds and music as a backdrop. You can control the volume of each audio channel, repeat the session as many times as you want, and use the Hypnotic Booster feature for binaural sound therapy.

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