Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be an unpredictable disease. Living with MS is different for every person and the symptoms and progression of the disease can vary widely. Thankfully, technology has come a long way with tools that make managing MS — and life in general — a bit easier.

These MS apps for Android and iPhone can help with the day-to-day tracking of treatments and medication, organizing tasks and notes, and keeping you looped in on the latest news, advancements, and information.

Android rating: 4.2 stars

Price: Free

If injections are part of your MS treatment, My MS Diary will help you track your injection sites, give alerts when to remove your medication from the fridge, and even provide a reminder when it’s time to reorder. There’s also a handy notepad to help you remember things you’d like to discuss with your doctor or symptoms you may want to keep track of.

iPhone rating: 4.5 stars

Android rating: 3.8 stars

Price: Free

In 2019, there’s no reason to go through an MS diagnosis or long-term journey alone. Healthline’s own MS Buddy is centered around creating connections among those with MS and sharing stories. Join a group and participate in live discussions, get matched with new community members every day for a chance to make new friends, and stay up-to-date on the latest MS news and research.

iPhone rating: Not available

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

MSFocus Radio, which is hosted by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, is a 24/7 online radio station with content specifically designed for MS patients. With a focus on assisting patients with visual or cognitive impairments, their audio programming delivers current information about MS to those who may want something different than traditional outlets.

iPhone rating: 3 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free

The MyMSTeam app allows those with MS to connect with others worldwide, any second of any day. Built as a social network, this app allows you to make friends, share photos, update your status, send virtual hugs, and find locals with MS.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

CareZone is like having a personal health assistant in your pocket. You can take photos of your meds for an up-to-date list of dosages, schedule reminders to refill or take your medication, and even print out a schedule to share with your healthcare team. There’s a journal feature for tracking symptoms, a calendar for appointment tracking, a space to keep your insurance information, and an easy share feature to send this info out to anyone who needs access.

iPhone rating: Not available

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

Designed for practicing neurologists, resident physicians, and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat MS patients, the MS Diagnosis and Management app is a one-stop shop for diagnostic tools for all four stages of MS. The app, which is a collaborative effort with the National MS Society, includes examples of typical tests results — like MRIs — as well as various assessment scales including a few around mental wellness.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

In Day One Journal, you can store daily records, with photos or videos, of almost anything. It allows for multiple journals so you can track your symptoms in one, your feelings in another, and your diet in yet another. It offers a secure login and data storage so your records can be backed up. With a daily reminder setting, you’ll always remember to keep track of your MS and maybe even add a daily gratitude as well.

iPhone rating: Not available

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free

BeCare MS Link includes home tests to measure where you may be on the Expanded Disability Status Scale, which was designed to measure disability in those with MS. This app will store your records to track changes over time and it also compiles your data with other users to help clinicians learn more about disability progression in the MS population.

If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at nominations@healthline.com.


Jackie Zimmerman is a digital marketing consultant who focuses on nonprofits and healthcare-related organizations. Through work on her website, she hopes to connect with great organizations and inspire patients. She began writing about living with multiple sclerosis and irritable bowel disease shortly after her diagnosis as a way to connect with others. Jackie has been working in advocacy for 12 years and has had the honor of representing the MS and IBD communities at various conferences, keynote speeches, and panel discussions.