Migraine and headache apps

Recording details of your headaches can help you recognise triggers, patterns and warning signs, evaluate treatments and improve communication with your doctor by giving a more accurate description. This can be done by keeping a paper diary, or more recently with the use of migraine and headache apps on mobile phones. Read more about how to describe your headaches.

App name  Features
Migraine Buddy

  • Symptom tracking
  • Trigger recording
  • Treatment tracking 
  • Sleep tracking
  • Social networking
  • Read more about Migraine Buddy
Headache Diary (Lite)

  • Symptom tracking
  • Medication tracking
  • Response to medication recording
  • Read more about Headache Diary (Lite)
Headache Log

  • Symptom tracking
  • Trigger recording
  • Medication tracking
  • Reports for sharing
  • Read more about Headache Log


The following references relate to articles about apps for headaches and migraines:

  1. Hundert AS, Huguet A, McGrath PJ, et al. Commercially Available Mobile Phone Headache Diary Apps: A Systematic Review. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2014 Aug 19;2(3):e36.
  2. Mosadeghi-Nik M, Askari MS, Fatehi F. Mobile health (mHealth) for headache disorders: A review of the evidence base. J Telemed Telecare. 2016 Dec;22(8):472-477.
  3. Huguet A, Stinson J, Mackay B et al. Bringing psychosocial support to headache sufferers using information and communication technology: lessons learned from asking potential users what they want. Pain Res Manag. 2014 Jan-Feb;19(1):e1-8.