Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker
When launching the Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker app you first have to log in or create an account. My immediate reaction is that I am turned off, because I don't want to fill out a form -- I would much rather just start using the app. You have to be careful before you click "agree" to terms, because they have a box already checked that you agree to receive a newsletter, and if you are anything like me, and don't like a lot of junk mail then make sure that you un-check the box before moving on.
Next you will see a very imaginative graphic of a scale that shows you the calories you can consume and have burned for the day. There is also a water log category, which I think is really cool, because as you add how much water you drank, your glass fills up. At the bottom of the screen is a graphic that shows you the amount of carbs, fats, protein, alcohol and other, all on a colored coded table.
In order to see the results of your calorie intake, you first have to input your calories and activity. When you click the food category, you have the option to choose breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Once you chose your category you will be brought to a page where you have many choices of how to add your food. You can search, bar code scan, choose from your favorites, meals, add from your custom foods or you can simply just add the calories. All of these categories are accompanied by a clip-art type photo which I liked. The activity category is set up the same way, which makes it very easy to add your activity. If I know how many calories I burned on the treadmill I can just add the number instead of searching for it.
I absolutely love how organized and visual this app is. The functionality is excellent and the graphics are imaginative. My favorite graphic is the scale where it shows your weight. The bottom line is that for a free app -- it's well worth the download.