Editors' Note: The download button opens the iTunes App Store, where you may continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed with an active iTunes account in order to download and install the software. This download may not be available in some countries.
As the name suggests, MyFitnessPal is a community-oriented site designed to help you lose weight and track fitness goals. The mobile apps let you keep these features at your fingertips wherever you are. You can input or edit your goals, enter your caloric intake (food) and output (exercise) on the go, and add new food data to the library if it doesn't already exist. There's also a progress screen that lets you track your weight and view a graphical representation of how well--or poorly--you're doing.
To test the mobile bent of the service, we downloaded the associated iPhone app and gave it a whirl. After having used Lose It for an extended period of time, we're not particularly fond of the interface for MyFitnessPal. One issue--a minor one--is that it's not as visually appealing as Lose It, which offers little icons for the majority of the food items in the library. More of a problem for some will be the tiny writing that populates the search screen, as it creates a bit of eye-strain to read the multitude of options that are presented. On the whole, we found that MyFitnessPal's interface is less polished than that of Lose It. We do, however, appreciate the multiadd function, which lets you add several foods at once; a time-saver for anyone who eats similar meals from day to day.
On the plus side, MyFitnessPal offers a community aspect not offered by the other app, as well as a dedicated Web site with a variety of handy tools. There are calculators for BMR (basal metabolic rate), BMI (body mass index), and recipe nutritional info (to be fair, Lose It offers this functionality within its app). You can also create a personalized weight loss ticker for your profile, forum signature, or blog. In the end, if you're trying to get fit, pretty much any tool or support is better than none, and MyFitnessPal is free so it's definitely worth a look.
Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the fastest and easiest-to-use calorie counter for iPhone and iPad. With the largest food database of any iOS calorie counter (over 3,000,000 foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry, well help you take those extra pounds off! There is no better diet app - period. PC Magazine Editor's Choice Selection Wired Magazine's Editor's Pick for Lifestyle AppsFeatured in Consumer Reports, the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Family Circle, Marie Claire, NBC, CNET, Shape, the Today Show and more.USER REVIEWS: This is the best calorie counter, free or paid, and Ive tried them all. The food database is HUGE! Ive NEVER had a missing food. The first diet tool that has ever worked for me! Ive lost 30 pounds!" This app takes seconds to use, its that simple." "Incredibly easy to use." "This app literally saved my life." "I cant believe this app is free! I would have paid for this. "This is the best app on my phone. I use it every day."WHY WERE BETTER THAN OTHER APPS Largest food database of any iPhone calorie counter over 3,000,000 foods and growing daily Easiest and fastest food entry remembers your favorites, add multiple foods at once, save and add entire meals, and more. THERE IS NO FASTER OR EASIER APP THAN MYFITNESSPAL. Fully syncs with the web, so you can log from your computer or your phone, whichever is more convenient. Plus your data is backed up online so you never lose it. Diet with your friends - add friends and easily track and support each other's progress Comprehensive feature set create your own custom foods and exercises, track all major nutrients, progress reports, customized goals based on your diet profile, and recipe calculator, with full support for metric and English units. IT WORKS the success of our users shows that we can help you lose weightFOOD 3,000,000+ food database of global items and cuisines. Updated daily. Barcode scanner - scan the barcode of a food and easily find its match in our database. Track all major nutrients: calories, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, cholesterol, and more Frequently used foods automatically remembered for easy access Save and reuse entire meals Recipe calculator - Enter your own recipes and calculate their nutritional contents Add multiple items at once NO OTHER APP HAS THIS Create an unlimited number of custom foodsEXERCISE Over 350 exercises Track both cardio and strength training, including sets, reps, and weight/rep Create an unlimited number of custom exercises Enter your own calorie amounts great for HRMs or exercise equipment with calorie reportsFRIENDS Connect with friends and easily track and motivate each other MyFitnessPal members who diet with friends lose 3X more weight on average!GOALS Customized goals based on your specific diet profile age, gender, activity level, etc. Enter your own goals if youve gotten specific recommendations from a doctor, nutritionist, etc.REPORTS Track your weight, measurements and more View charts of your progress over time for motivation Daily nutritional summary with all major nutrients View more detailed reports online at www.myfitnesspal.comON THE WEB AT WWW.MYFITNESSPAL.COM Get support and motivation from our huge community of millions of dieters just like you Entries are automatically synced to the web and vice versa, so you can log online or on your phone, whichever is more convenient Automatically post your progress to Twitter and Facebook (optional)Note: a MyFitnessPal.com account is required to synchronize and safely backup your data. You can create your account for free within the app.
What's new in this version:
Reminders are a powerful way to stay on track, so we've made it easier to customize them. If you haven't used reminders yet, try setting one by going to the Reminders section in the app menu. The diary editing tools also got an upgrade. Now it's easy to copy foods you ate from one day to another and save foods you eat together often as a meal. Bug fixes were always working to make MyFitnessPal faster and more stable.