Symple - Symptom Tracker & Health Diary
By Symple Health, Inc.
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** Apple App Store Featured Medical App for 2015 **
Symple is the easiest way to monitor the ebb and flow of your symptoms over long periods of time. Designed by both patients and doctors, Symple delivers an uplifting experience when you need it most.
"True to its name, Symple is a simple app with an elegant interface." - Men's Health
"The beauty behind Symple is the quick data capture and the ability to track your symptoms in your words, not just by a score." - Macworld
"This is so brilliant...This is the kind of data that your doctor can never get from you." - Fox and Friends
"If you’re experiencing symptoms but don’t know why, try the Symple solution." - Healthline Best Healthy Lifestyle iPhone Apps of 2015
• track up to 10 symptoms at a time, in just seconds a day
• record medications, exercise & other factors that influence how you feel
• snap up to 4 photos per day
• rotate iPhone to landscape to view interactive graphs
• share an overview with your doctor
• export data to your favorite spreadsheet app
UPGRADE for these fine features:
1. enrich your data with daily journal entries, and
2. track unlimited symptoms, and
3. track unlimited factors, and
4. view longer graphing intervals, and
5. secure your data with passcode protection
Like a thermometer in your medicine cabinet, Symple captures important information about your health. There when you need it, and out of the way when you don't, Symple makes remembering and reporting symptoms, well, simple.
THE X FACTOR
See how WHAT you do affects HOW you feel.
By tracking your symptoms & the factors that influence those symptoms (like starting a new medication, walking for 30 minutes, or adopting a gluten-free diet), you can discover what helps and what hurts.
- Does exercise affect your mood?
- Is red wine the cause of your insomnia?
- Does prednisone reduce your bowel pain?
Beautiful graphs merge factors & symptoms into one, so you can see how they relate. Rotate to landscape to launch graphs, then swipe to scroll through current symptoms.
FIVE STARS "My shoulder pain kept coming and going, but I didn't know why. Tracking it with Symple helped me figure it out."
FIVE STARS "Remembering what happens between office visits is a breeze. And I love the Doctor's Report. Yay!"
FIVE STARS "Symple offers my patients a better way to report their symptoms, which lets us be more collaborative. Good work!"
BUILT WITH BOTH THE PATIENT AND CLINICIAN IN MIND.
Please keep sharing feature requests, questions & advice.
We can't get better without you.
What's New in Version 2.0.6
Let me in, she taps
A pearl moth at the back door
screen, keeping her out.
This Update Haiku is an original, inspired by a late night on the back porch, as well as a little bug :-)
This update is a quick fix to the passcode screen, which would fail to reveal the keyboard, leaving end users fruitlessly "tapping on the screen."
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Does the trick for me!
So far, I find this app to be a good balance of simple to use, interesting features & customizable, but without being overwhelming. While it's true there's no overall daily rating, you aren't forced to track 4x a day. You could choose to just track how you slept the night before and use PM as a stand-in for reviewing your overall symptoms at the end of the day. I like that you can add (and describe) your own symptoms and factors -- I've created my own personal "f*#!'ed up scale" to include symptoms like "flashbacks" versus "intrusive thoughts," and factors such as "art journal" and "walk alone" versus "walk with others." However, the real test will be how diligently I track once I return to work after winter break, and how easily I can share graphs with my doctors. My recommendation would be to allow the option of grouping of symptoms (as they do in the symptoms setting), rather than just listing all symptoms in alpha order.
Ok but too complex
I got this app to help me try to figure out my complex of undiagnosed symptoms. I love the idea, and its pretty useable. However, it forces you to record every symptom in 4 different periods every single day. There's no way to just answer for the day as a whole. Recording the presence and severity of all my symptoms 4 times a day is unmanageable. They say this is because time of day can be an important factor, which is true, but you can't record time of day for the other factors, so there's no way to correlate, say, gluten eaten in the morning with stomachache midday, etc.
I subscribed for a while to the paid version, and when i got a notice to renew on my screen, it just renewed immediately on the first button push, with no mention of how much i was spending or for how long.
Good, room for improvement
When I first found this app I was really excited. I love the look of the interface, how easy it is to use and that it has a way to get this information to your health care provider. HOWEVER! This is where my feedback comes in, the doctor report that it sends makes no use of the graphs or the data really. It demonstrates the factors present and the most common severity level of that factor, but why not the graphs? I'm spending a lot of time in-putting data, and then in the end have little to show my doctor for it. I would really love to see the doctor report and export features upgraded. I think that this was/is a fantastic start!