Headache sufferers — quickly and easily add them to Apple Health with this app

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What you need to know

  • Super Headache is a simple app for tracking when your head hurts.
  • The app feeds all of your tracking data into the Health app.
  • Super Headache is available in the App Store for free.

I'm a sufferer of headaches. I have been since I was a kid, but I've never really tracked them to see if there are patterns. The Health app has long supported tracking of headaches but entering data is cumbersome — but that's where Super Headache fills the gap and it's absolutely free.

On the surface, Super Headache appears to be a simple app that does one thing and one thing only — give you a big button that's used to tell the app when you have a headache. Once the app knows it'll funnel that information into the Health app and that's where you go to find all the fancy graphs and charts we've become accustomed to. And that's it. That's all there is to it.

The fastest way to record your headaches & migraines in Apple Health. Start recording now and come back later when it's over to finish.

If that doesn't sound like a big deal to you, it's probably because you don't suffer from many headaches. But those of us who do will know that entering data into an app is one of the last things we want to do. By making data entry as simple as possible, this app nails its one job perfectly. It doesn't get carried away with itself, instead preferring to leave all of the data handling to the Health app. I wish more apps of this ilk took the same approach!

If Super Headache sounds like an app you could make use of, grab it now. You can download it from the App Store and it's absolutely free. It might just be the best iPhone app you install this month.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.