Very Easy 5/5
By bshnsksoen dheimehdubri
This app is very easy too use and takes little amount of time. I love it!
App is very helpful 4/5
I’m satisfied with how the app works but please change the color scheme on both the logo and the app. It is nauseating.
You can now eliminate weight watchers 5/5
By love you
This app allows you to set goals, track your food, calories ,exercise ,water intake, follow your fat intake sodium intake,etc and it links to your health app on your Apple iPhone . it’s truly amazing and carefree. If there is one app that will help you to lose weight and live a healthier life it’s my plate. I love this app!!!!!!!!!
May God bless the creators of this app because they’ve helped change my life so much. I know we don’t think about those people who create these apps because they do it for profit, but this app is different and the people who created it are geniuses in that it’s so user-friendly and so intuitive.
Awesome app 5/5
It’s a great resource
Doesn’t measure vitamins 1/5
So much more you could measure. The Apple Health app supports so much and you use so little.
Needs work 4/5
I would love to see more accurate proteins and fresh veggies listed. I wanted to put in grilled organic chicken tenders without breading and it doesn’t exist. I also find that you don’t have a saved section for meals. Only repeat meals on certain days. I don’t know which day I’m eating the same thing again.
So far so good, I downloaded 3 different apps to see which one would be the best for me. This one was the easiest an best to understand for me. Thank you I’m gonna do my best at getting my weight off. Wish me luck... my short term goal is to lose 25 pounds by June! 😉
04/15/2019 I just wanted to add that the more I use this the more I love it. It keeps me on track and I don’t mind watching my calories. I will eventually get the Gold
Pretty Good Ap 4/5
I’m only using the free version but I like it. It’s very easy to learn and lets you set your own goals or simply enter your weight loss desires and it will set goals for you. I did find that the scanner cannot find many products, but to be fair I live in Central Europe so perhaps it does better with American packages. But to be completely upfront, I do have a different app that can scan many of the packages here so it is a downfall with this app. Another downfall is the “my recipes” portion of the app. Most people cook for families so I entered the entire recipe as I cooked it but then I wasn’t able to split that into servings. I couldn’t even say that I ate a quarter of the recipe, it was either the entire recipe or nothing. I wish that feature were added. But overall, great app, I will continue to use it.
Doesn’t Accurately Track Data 1/5
I scan the labels, put in my serving size and it doesn’t accurately track my sodium intake at all. I am so frustrated and disappointed by this. No matter what I put in, the app tells me I’ve only had 1.3mg of sodium, which is completely inaccurate. If the app is going to say that it is tracking it, then it needs to track it and not mislead me. The only thing is seems to actually track is calorie intake. However, at this stage I’m not convinced that the calories are accurate either. If it isn’t able to calculate the sodium correctly how do I know it’s tracking the calories correctly. Or anything else. I am just super frustrated by this. Please fix this!
Need to add more foods 4/5
The user interface is so much better than my fitness pal, but my fitness pal has a much more extensive food internal database. I find myself going to my fitness pal just to see how many calories are in an item and then coming back to MyPlate to enter it. Restaurant foods especially are needed.
Loving it! 5/5
So far I am definitely loving this app. I haven’t been using it very long. I love the fact that it’s easier to use than other ones I have used. Enjoy that there are recipes for you to make. I also love that you don’t have to focus on everything such as sodium, sugar and carbohydrates. You can just focus on calories if that’s what you are tracking.
Better but could be improved. 3/5
Update- I upgraded this to 3 stars because the developer was good enough to email me and give me some tips on using the bar scanning feature better. They also told me that some of my complaints are addressed in the web version or by upgrading. $3.75 or $9.99/month is more than I am willing to pay on a monthly basis, but I appreciate how long it takes to program and develop so they have to make money somehow. I’m just used to paying annually for my app upgrades. I will check out the recipe portioning on the web version. Thank you for your suggestions LIVESTRONG. You get an A for support.
I’ve only used this for a week but so far it has been very time consuming and frustrating.
I love that it syncs to my Apple Watch to track activity. That’s the reason I am using this and not another app.
But I hate how quirky everything about tracking food is:
1. The scanner is sooooo much worse that the one I used with “my fitness pal”. It takes me several minutes to get a scan and if the barcode is on a bottle or isn’t perfectly rectangular, it doesn’t scan.
2. When I have to manually enter a food, I can’t put in things like sodium or grams of sugar etc.
3. When I put in a food(recipe) that has multiple ingredients that has x servings, I can’t pick one serving when using my iphone7.
4. Apparently the android version has the feature I need in #3 above. Is it really that difficult to make the iPhone version the same as the android- or do your programmers not talk to each other(like Microsoft and Apple)?
5. I thought I found a solution to #3 by logging into the online version from my phone, but the recipes section just gives me recipes- doesn’t allow me to enter my own recipes.
6. And when I use the online version from my iPhone 7, selecting an option highlights everything and always takes me back to “recipes”.
Maybe I need to look for another app. This one is definitely NOT user friendly, although I do like the community button. Everyone has responded immediately and they are all trying to help. Thank you community.
Great app! 5/5
This app makes it extremely easy to track your calories and weight loss.
Must pay for most useful features 1/5
Despite random irritating ads, they still ask you to pay for useful features
Useless due to poor design decision 1/5
App can only track foods in the LiveStrong.com database. Since I don’t consult these randos about every meal I eat it was unable to track my caloric intake which is the only reason I downloaded it in the first place.
Edit: I guess I could have gone into more detail here. Obviously many calorie tracking apps use a universal database so the user can simply tap a food or meal rather than enter the calorie count of a particular meal manually. While this wasn’t what I was looking for, the reason I’m reviewing it poorly is due to how this app’s database is curated.
The developers decided that the user base would all work from a single universal database (to free them from the responsibility of curating or populating it themselves) rather than introduce an online database that could be consulted alongside local user data.
Meaning that if you cook for yourself rather than eat prepackaged food the calorie counts are not exact, forcing you to enter your own calorie count for that meal. So for example assume that you made yourself an egg and turkey sandwich. You search for that entry in the universal database and find a thousand entries none of which match your recipe as far as you know because you have to judge from the entry name. You don’t know if it’s fried in butter or margarine or grapeseed oil, and yours may eschew cheese for tomato. What to do? Well you create your own entry, but instead of creating an entry for a local database that augments the universal one, you are adding a new entry to the entire use base’s list. So it then asks you for every bit of nutritional information about your entry whether you care or not, or even have that data.
So at this point the app has taken way too much of your time to do something that should be basic and simple to its own function. Leaving you with 3 options: 1) pick a previous entry and live with the discrepancy thereby rendering the app’s tracking info for inaccurate, 2) Quit and find a different app, or 3) Complete your new entry by faking the rest of the data and upload your entry to the database that everyone else is also using.
Option3? Congratulations, there are now a thousand and one entries for egg sandwich on the app’s database to choose from with dubious nutritional information. For entering a single meal. Multiplied across the entire user base. No thanks.
Awesome app! 5/5
Using it to track my calorie intake. Changing my eating habits, going to make healthier choices with this app’s help! 👍🏻👍🏻
The app needs a enter button 4/5
The app needs an enter button when you try to manually enter your calorie goals.
Highly recommended!!!!!! 5/5
I have loved this app!! I am trying to be cautious of what all I eat throughout the day and this reminds me if I haven’t entered it on the app! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Requires registration 1/5
I'm disappointed the app requires email/username/password (and optional email list) for use. Should not need any of that! I don't see a way to bypass
Good enough 4/5
This app is good enough if you’re serious about tracking, but not so serious that you don’t mind it being off by maybe 50-60 at the end of the day. After using it for almost a year, I found most of the foods I scanned were off in calorie counts by at least 10, sometimes more. Ended up adding my own food based off the label on the actual item. Wish there was an update or something that would fix it.
Can’t modify allergies 3/5
Great app for working out and getting meals for meal prep. However, you are unable to state any food allergies which can mess up the meals for you (i.e. I don’t eat cheese, shrimp, and peanuts and not able to state that on app)
Easy to use 5/5
I like this app a lot and I think it will really help me reach my weight loss goal. It’s easy to use
Hard to use 2/5
I tried this for one day and wanted to change my total calorie but can’t find where to do this
1 notification becomes 99 3/5
Must be a glitch or something. Please fix, good app though.
Need more foods added to database! 3/5
The food database is small, you have to manually enter most foods. Takes too much time!
Scan of the UPS code does not work most of the time. I’ve spent so much time trying to scan and the app doesn’t pick it up.
Once an item is scanned it is not added to database. I scanned an item then deleted it from my plate because I decided not to eat the item. When I searched for an item I previously scanned it doesn’t come up.
It takes so long for the scanner to work
Very Helpful App! 4/5
I like the app and have been using it for 2weeks There are some issues from time to time. I have the app installed on both my iPad and my Android phone, so that I always have it available for use. I have noticed the app occasionally gets stuck on the previous day and does not automatically switch over to the current date at midnight. Easy solution is to turn off the device and restart, which always works, but is slightly inconvenient I love, love, love the barcode scanner for my food. Sometimes, the app is slow to sync between the two devices I use. I also like that the app will sends me optional reminders to log my food at meal times.
Great app 5/5
By Preacher barry
Helps with the tracking of food and exercise.
By lola gigs
Love this app. So easy!
Very impressed 5/5
This surprised me a lot! I’ve tried a few different food diary apps but this it by far the best one I’ve tried. It is easy to use and has a lot of features. The free membership gives you access to enough features to successfully use the app and the upgrade was reasonably priced. Still new it but so far I am very impressed.
Error adding food 3/5
The app errors every time I try to add my own food
Easy to use! 5/5
Scanner is awesome and really works! I like to track my macros as well! Really simple to use.
Easy to use 5/5
Best way to track my nutrition
Not sure how 3/5
I started 3/4/2019 and end date is 3/6/2019
I do not really understand the app how it works
Not Accurate 2/5
Been using this app for two days. Thought it would be something worthwhile. The biggest problem is the inaccuracy of the info (listed) for certain foods. I compare the info to the actual label and notice both don’t match up. I’m not too keen about using an app that gives me inaccurate readings. Will be deleting after my review.
I LOOOOVVVVVE this app!!
Best app to keep track of what you eat 5/5
By Homie boy 6
my favorite part is that the app has everything you need, so you don’t have to buy “packages” in order to properly document your progress
Awesome Food Tracking App 5/5
Never had a problem finding the foods I need and it shows macros which I love! Thanks!!!!
Good but needs more 3/5
First, I'm following the IIFYM flexible method. I've been looking for a good replacement for my current app and while I like this one is not enough to make me switch. Yep things I think I definitely needs...1) Ability to set macros to specific grams instead of 5% increments of total and 2) Ability to set specific portion sizes instead of 1/2, 1/3, 1/2, etc. Sometimes I do a snack with just 3 of 5 pieces which doesn't equate to any of the possible portion sizes in the app. Give this app more flexibility and maybe I'll switch.
By CodeName Kevvv
What I would like is to be able to save recipes somewhere
Count your calories!! 5/5
Years ago, I was resigned that I would just be 220# for the rest of my life. At 6-1, that’s kinda heavy, especially if I want to keep up with my buddies on mountain bikes. Talking to people and reading, I figured out that it doesn’t matter how hard you work out, if you’re exceeding your calorie output with your input. Time for a change. With the help of this app, I lost 28# in about 5-months. Now if my weight starts to creep up over the winter, I hit the gym a little harder and go back to “MyPlate” for an eating tune-up.
Does the job well 4/5
I use this app to track my weight, calories, and macro nutrients. For that, it works great. I appreciate that you can enter your own meals and exercises. I do wish the database of foods was a little more comprehensive. And since an update, the bar scan feature has not worked very well. It takes a long time to recognize the item. But it’s a good, simple and useful app.
I like it but it glitches 3/5
It keeps lagging or glitching me off when I go to to track the calories.
Nothing unique... 3/5
How am I supposed to start a meal plan tomorrow with no idea what I’m going to eat for breakfast?
Has great potential 1/5
By F r a n k y
I can’t contact customer support because it says it needs my email but I already signed in with my email. I’m trying to remove an exercise but that doesn’t seem possible. Endless loop of frustration.
Bring back the RDA analysis 2/5
This app has gone backwards over the years. It has gotten less analytical and filled with more fluff.
I particularly miss the tool where the app would show your daily consumption broken down and presented in the Nutritional Information format shown on every food product in America. I paid for a Gold membership specifically for that feature only to find it no longer exists.
I do appreciate the food database but find it more difficult to add food to the community datadase.
Glitchy- won’t let me add foods 2/5
App keeps glitching and saying I can’t add foods at this time, as a college student who is primarily eating non brand name foods from dining halls it’s frustrating to not be able to accurately log what I’m eating because it’s not already there in the app
Love it!! 5/5
So easy to use and very helpful. I’ve been using this app for a few months now and I have said good bye to 35lbs!!! It make tracking so easy. Even adding foods that I make myself is no issue. Thanks so much!!!!
I want to love this app but.. 3/5
It has a lot of bugs in it. Recipes don’t load. It doesn’t let you create recipes with ease. This planner is almost perfect. I want to be able to enter receipes, count calories, and make a grocery list... the shopping list it the thing that is missing from all the apps that excel at calorie counting. It would also be great if I could import recipes.