Update: It’s been a few months using the redesigned UI and I find it more bothersome than the beginning.
Usability fell into the gutter.
It’s a food diary.
Please make the journal the primary screen and not hidden in the bottom.
How frequently do I read starts?
Bring back the widget with complete info.
And the database is full of junk.
It takes awhile to locate a basic item like generic fruit by weight.
I don’t mind paying, as I do, but the program needs a usability upgrade and database curation.
Have used this program for numerous years and just joined the chorus here of people moaning about the new full-screen pop-up adverts, however they now seem to have been eliminated therefore upping my score as thanks for listening.
It’s easy to use, has a vast food database (albeit not always exact – better to double check), and mainly syncs with my Fitbit.
Currently trialing entire app.
There’s tons of aspects it does extremely well.
Love the barcode scanner for rapid & relatively accurate addition of things.
The calorie counter is wonderful and keeping track of key nutrition is amazing.
Love the widgets!
Syncs with shealth.
Only critique is parts of the UI might be done a little better.
Took me longer than it should to find out how to appropriately build bespoke meals!
Also design layout of food diary is fairly simple and not suitable for evaluating.
I’ve used the free version for a while and one thing that seem to have lately changed, for the worse, is the water tracking.
There are a lot of preset quantities, none of which I normally use.
I have to type in my regular amounts (20oz or 32oz) each time.
Previously the app would retain your frequent entries but now that capability has been taken away, which makes no sense.
Great for meal journaling and managing calories, macros and salt.
You may even put in your own favorite recipes and it will compute the food facts per serving.
Not as useful for recording exercise and other health measures.
I attach it to my Fitbit account (which is wonderful for logging sleep, activity, resting heart rate, breathing rate, etc). (which is great for recording sleep, exercise, resting heart rate, breathing rate, etc.).
Together they provide me a comprehensive picture of how I’m doing.
I use MFP almost daily and while I appreciate being able to input particular foods, occasionally they don’t have the right amount of food and drink goods and there’s distracting commercials.
Also, you have to pay only to receive the truly amazing features of the app, and no one wants to have to pay for an app.
I’m sure if we all had to pay for each app weve downloaded and used regularly, we’d be penniless 😵💫
I adore this app however there’s a minor concern.
I have pretty awful sleeping difficulties, I cannot sleep early at all and I have to sleep about 4-6 am, I dont sleep I generally pass out out of sheer tiredness.
This program believes I get up at 6, and that 20 is my supper hour.
I really wish there was an option to modify that, I lose all the progress I made with calories as I’m eating *my* supper (which is usually 3AM) and it truly hurts.
Please give an ability to establish our own getting up and sleeping time.
Great overall program and have liked it for the years I have used it.
However recently the advertising have grown absoutely outrageous with the amount of times they crop up and take up the full screen.
Also, MFP continues taking away free features which is incredibly upsetting.
This program used to be absoutely fantastic but it has progressively declined in value to me over the last several weeks with their adjustments to the free version.
Great free app for counting calories especially when coupled to fitbit.
Except now they’re planning to take away free barcode scanner in Oct and make it part of the Premium service you have to pay for.
Not a very smart strategy taking away a free service and then charging for it.
May have to find for new app.
The freeware version is being phased out (functions such as barcode scan are being eliminated, and popup advertisements were also just introduced), so unless you can pay $20/month, go elsewhere for your monitoring requirements.
The software works well enough, but I wouldn’t expect the freemium version to be available for long at this pace.
Assuming MyFitnessPal must be suffering for money.
The advertising have grown pretty obtrusive, and I’m not a fan of them putting the barcode scanner behind a paywall.
I enjoy a lot of the existing the features in the app.
However, placing half broken stuff behind a paywall makes me contemplate using the app entirely.
Hoping these people find a way to offer more features that’ll justify the exorbitant rates for premium.
For now, it’s not really worth it.
I used to really like the UI however the full screen advertising are destroying my delight of using it.
They’re quite tough to close and it’s actually quicker to entirely shutdown the program and reload it to restart logging.
I get the cash they’d receive from people paying premium, etc nevertheless it’s more likely to have users go onto a rival app totally instead.
Used to enjoy this app despite the frequently infuriatingly erroneous calorie information.
But now you’re continuously inundated by commercials and they’re deleting the barcode scanner, so it’s time to go to a rival.
Here’s a thought – if you want people to join up to a (ridiculously costly in these times) premium membership, why not focus on enhancing the product rather than taking away features from existing users?
You’re going to lose a large chunk of your user base.
Edit: they have eliminated the awful advertising, and this is now once again one of the finest (if not the best) applications for tracking.
New pop-up advertisements are nasty, you’re probably better of with another app unless they are removed/reduced again.
No problem with commercials in general, but full-screen ads with a timeout significantly disrupt the speedy tracking experience
MFP has become worse and worse with obtrusive advertising continually pushing premium.
The fee is outrageous for the features you receive.
The logical answer should be cutting the cost.
Instead, they just keep pulling things away from the free version.
Most recently, the barcode scanner.
Saying farewell after 10+ years.