Android App Review: Calorie Counter by Fatsecret


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Calorie counters. There are a lot out there. I guess I got lucky. Because my first installed app is one I love. Since than I have tried a few others for giggles but none compare. I really had to weigh all the apps on my phone and really decide what one to do my second review on. I picked this one because it works great, links up online which always means easier management and it has many cool features.

What do I like the most? It’s database. It is huge. From general items to specific items you can search for them or you can use the bar code scanner. If by chance you can’t  find what you are looking for or you don’t agree with the nutritional information that it comes up with you can even make your own entry to the database. This means that if you have  a favorite family dish that you like to make you can add it in. For those of us cooking at home, watching our calories and intake and taking the time to prepare it yourself this in an invaluable tool.

I have tried other counter apps and they tend to be too complicated or too simple. Another thing that makes this so great is the fact that it is really easy to adjust the portion size to how much you ate. From recommended portion sizes to custom amounts by ounce.

Yet another great feature is the fact that if you want you can track your exercise along with it see how that matches up with your calorie intake. This is very useful in having a good picture of how you are doing overall.

In the end I would highly recommend this app. It is free, works great and has no real draw backs. Hard to beat that.

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