My husband and I made our new year’s resolution to be healthier. Not just exercising and eating better, but also taking vitamins regularly. We both know the positive response our bodies make to a good daily vitamin, Vitamin C and most importantly – fish oil! Don’t get me started on the ultimate powers of Fish Oil. I could go on for hours about the 101 things that vitamin does for my body! And, my husband’s body – I reap those benefits, too – if you know what I mean! With the busy lives we both lead, we’ve neglected to be faithful to our vitamins. This year, we want to stay on it, and for the past month, we have! All the props go to Dosecast by Montuno Software, LLC. It’s a reminder app that helps you remember to take your vitamins, as well as medications and even birth control!
Dosecast allows you to schedule notifications: daily, weekly, monthly, every certain amount of days or even hours! Scheduling is completely flexible, which allows my husband and I to stay faithful to our vitamins! It works! The app couldn’t be easier to use. You simply add in your medications or vitamins by adding the name, drug type, amount of pills per dose and the schedule you would like to take the pill including frequency and time. You can get more detailed if you want adding further information like an image of bottle, pill strength, the pill’s purpose, directions on how to take it, amount of pills per bottle and even a refill alert! Dosecast is free to download, which makes it a must have! There’s a premium version ($3.99) that offers multiple drug types (injections, inhalers, sprays, ointments, patches, etc.), muti-person support, drug database, doctor/pharmacy tracking and many more. I’d definitely suggest trying out this free version first before the premium. I don’t really have use for the premium version, but I can see how someone with bigger medical needs would. I love Dosecast! It’s definitely aided in us becoming better, healthier versions of ourselves!
iTunes lists Dosecast’s features as such:
- RELIABLE NOTIFICATIONS
Dosecast reliably sends dose reminders with or without an internet connection. Dosecast also tracks the time zone you’re in when travelling and adjusts reminders accordingly, so you get notified correctly no matter where you are.
- FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING
Some apps can only remind you to take your medication at the same time every day. Only Dosecast helps you take doses on a daily/weekly/monthly schedule, every X days/weeks, or even after a pre-set number of hours or days since the last dose. Plus, you can avoid dangerous overdoses by setting a maximum number of doses allowed per day or per 24 hours.
- CUSTOMIZABLE DOSE AMOUNTS AND INSTRUCTIONS
With Dosecast, set the drug name, dosage information, directions, and notes that appear in the reminders for each dose.
- POSTPONE-ABLE REMINDERS
With Dosecast, you can postpone a reminder before or after it goes off – by however long you need.
- SMART SILENCING
Dosecast tracks when you’re sleeping and when your treatment begins and ends, so there are no unwanted alarms.
- PRIVATE AND SECURE
No personally identifiable information is collected when using Dosecast, so you can keep your information private. All drug information is encrypted, even when in transit, so using Dosecast is safe even from a public access point.
iTunes lists Dosecast’s premium edition features as such:
- MULTIPLE DRUG TYPES
With Dosecast, you can track drugs taken via injections, inhalers, drops, sprays, ointments, patches, and liquid doses. You can even add custom drug types for tracking just about anything!
- DOSE HISTORY AND COMPLIANCE
Dosecast logs the date and time of doses you take, skip, or postpone so you can view or email the history at any time. It even logs late and missed doses so you can accurately track your drug compliance.
- QUANTITY TRACKING AND REFILL ALERTS
Dosecast tracks the remaining quantity of each drug you enter and delivers a refill alert when running low. It will even track the number of refills remaining and alert you when you have no refills left!
- MULTI-PERSON SUPPORT
With Dosecast, you can assign specific medications to different people (or even pets). Sort your medications by person, time of next dose, drug name, or drug type – so you can keep your whole family’s medication schedule organized.
- DOCTOR AND PHARMACY TRACKING
With Dosecast, you can use your contacts to track which doctor is prescribing which drug, as well as track the pharmacy and prescription number for each.
- DRUG DATABASE
With Dosecast, entering drug information is easy! Simply pick your medication from our drug database to pre-populate the drug name, type, amount, strength, and route. (Available in the US only.)
- CUSTOM DRUG PHOTOS
With Dosecast, you can take a photo of each drug to identify it more easily. With drug photos, you can be sure you’re taking the right drug when a dose is due.