Foodish ($1.99) by Alexander Repty is a beautiful food diary for your iPhone.
Keeping track of your diet isn’t exactly the funnest thing to do, with the counting calories thing and all. Fortunately, there’s a new app that makes keeping track of what you eat fun and easy, without the hassle of worrying about calories.
Foodish is essentially a food journal that lets you keep track of what you’re stuffing into that pie hole of yours every day. It also provides a fresh, beautiful, and intuitive interface that makes it easy for users to start their food diary right away.
In a nutshell, Foodish allows users to take a photo or upload one from their Photo Library of what they’re eating or drinking that day.
To add a new food item, simply tap that + button. Foodish allows you to enter in a Meal, Snack, or Drink. From here, you can give your item a title, add a photo to it, and give it a rating. For the rating, you have four choices: Unhealthy, Somewhat Unhealthy, Healthy, and Very Healthy. These ratings are represented by smiley faces.
I found the rating system to be a lot better than counting calories every time I want to record my food for the day. It may be a bit harder than using calorie counts to determine an item as healthy or unhealthy, but it’s pretty easy to tell if something is good or not. A salad? Put that with a big and enthusiastic happy face. Having a big slice of chocolate cake? That should probably get a unhappy face. The rating system is simple and leaves little room for mistakes – just use your best judgement.
Now what’s the fun of going out and having an awesome meal if you can’t share with your social networks? There is Twitter and Facebook integration for each food entry (at the bottom) so you can brag about that amazing steak you had, or whatever floats your boat. The image will be uploaded and you can edit the tweet or Facebook update. There is even Wikipedia support, so you can look up the history of your favorite dish.
As you collect food entries everyday, there will be a message at the top that will show you how well you’re doing for the day. Over time, these results will show you how healthy your overall diet is, which you can view by tapping that graph button in the top left corner. There’s a line for the “average” meal (between Healthy and Very Healthy), so you can track your progress.
Foodish is an app that makes keeping track of what you eat fun and fresh. The stress of calorie counting is replaced by photographing and simple ratings.
The only problem I have with the app is that it seems to lag sometimes. I will press a button and it displays like it was pressed but nothing happens. It will take another tap to get the app to respond accordingly. I hope that the developer can address this little issue accordingly in the future.
For those that want to keep track of how they eat but without the fuss of calorie counting, then get Foodish. Plus, it gives you the reason you need to take a photograph of every meal! The interface is a plus. So what are you waiting for? Start your food diary now with Foodish.