Review Calorie Counter by FatSecret
Exhaustive calorie and nutritional information on the go
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 08 Jul 2014, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Powerful functionality, lots of settings, convenient interface
Complex structure, some fonts are too small, lags a bit
Calorie Counter by FatSecret for Android is a comprehensive food journal, planner and recipe resource. The information is exhaustive, thorough and would work well on the go.
Calorie Counter by FatSecret is so much more than just a calorie counter. If you’re serious about eating well, watching your calories and reaching your target weight goals, then this app can certainly help. I love all the personalization options and attention to detail. Set your current height, weight, gender and target weight, and this app will then return custom results based on your choices.
The database is exhaustive; most every major fast food establishment, supermarket and food is available for analysis. And if anything is missing, you can easily add the entry yourself. Searching through the expansive database is easy and convenient. Just scroll through all entries and categories alphabetically, or enter a search string for instant results. The restaurant would be fantastic while eating out, and assure you'll make the right choices based on factual data, not just tantalizing menu options.
The interface walks the line between modern and dated. There’s a huge amount of information to present here, so organizing all that into a user friendly interface that also looks good and makes sense are part of the challenge, but I think they've done a good job of it overall, but there's room to improve.
You can look up calories and nutritional information is a variety of ways, all of which is an invaluable resource for anyone even remotely curious about what’s being put into their bodies. The app functions smoothly for the most part, but I did experience some hangs here and there, especially when loading images. But generally, I’d say the app ran pretty flawlessly.
Calorie Counter by FatSecret has a lot going for it. I think more could be done to make the presentation more modern. However, there is an exhaustive amount of information here and it’s readily accessible and pleasing to the eye. This should definitely make food journaling, calorie counting and weight management a less daunting task. This is a really good one and certainly worth a look.