Date Added:Sep. 22, 2004
Downloads Last Week:1
Product ranking:#28 in Health & Fitness Software
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Type in the name of the food and the program displays LOTS of information.
Limited database - in my opinion. I do more home cooking and it is hard to find just plain food items. There are plenty of brand name items.
It's free and sometimes you get a hit. Thanks for the free software.
Easy to use; lots of nutritional info.
Lists a lot of baby foods, which, for most adults, is pointless (i.e., the average adult is not going to select baby foods for a typical meal).
Simple interface, but results are confusing.
For example, I entered the word "banana", and got 40 results, about half of which were baby foods. So, I selected "Bananas, Raw", and got lots of great info . . . except for one detail: I have no idea how "Total weight: 100 grams" relates; is it a small banana, medium, or large?
Another example, It couldn't find "turkey sandwich", so I entered "turkey". I got 193 results, some of which were baby foods (there should be a way to opt out of baby foods). Of the remainder, there was a huge number of both commercial and generic items, with too many of the latter listing degrees of cooked types (e.g., skin-on, skin-off; breast, thigh; raw, roasted; etc). Quite frankly, I don't want to spend time (or calories!) searching for something relatively simple! It should have grouped the items, then let the user select sub-groups, similar to going through a Windows folder and series of sub-folders, before getting to the desired file.
I'm going to keep this on my desktop, mostly to avoid having to go online to get results, but I wish the results were easier to view/select.
P.S. FYI: There needs to be a standard for food servings. This and other online and downloadable programs have a wide range of weights and measures for a given food. For example, in 3 programs that I tried (1 online, 2 downloaded), a raw banana had 63, 92, and 110 calories. Only one (this program) gave a weight measure, which, as I said, above, was incomparable to my desired item (i.e., I'm not going to weigh everything I eat!). All these programs might be correct, if they showed a measurement, standard or otherwise, but, how is the average user supposed to know that? (granted, diet conscious folks will have scales, but, I'm willing to bet that some won't have the "right" unit of measure for the given calorie counting computer program!).
Updated on Sep 11, 2010
Easy to use, reasonably comprehensive
Bit clunky. Tries to commnicate via internet without warning. American data.
Easy to use, doesn't have a load of unnecessary features. Well set out
Its set up for American guidelines and thats it. Could do with a few tweaks, but that would be getting too picky. May be a little confusing to install for someone who is not very computer illeterate
I like it because it has all the data I am looking for in one place. A few changes I would like to see is a setting to choose what country the user is from (ie Australia), and the addition of choline content. Also an update would be nice :) I do like this program a lot.
1. Can see how much 100 grams of food is in relativity to a measuring device such as a cup.
2. Contains product foods like Kraft and Kelloggs
3. EASY to use
The enter button won't perform the search and you must manually use the mouse to click on the search button
It might be a nice database, but I did not like that it also installed Christmas Snow/Fireplace screensavers, and did it in a sneaky way - the install did not start until a minute after the install for the program completed. I tried deleting the programs, but the next time I opened Nutrition Access, they tried to load again. Not good.
Reply by skaizun on September 10, 2010
I found no screensaver or similar pop-up or spy/mal/adware, either while downloading Nutrition Access or running it at any time. It's possible that "skywalk2" had an earlier version that did have such, but the current version does not.
Reply by Zolosoft on March 24, 2005
The program does not contain any spyware/adware. CNET screens programs for such things before offering them for download. You have apparently picked up a trojan type program from someplace else.
I watch what I eat and there isn't much decent and this big on the internet. this program will give you everything you need to know... seriously. I reccoment it to all of the non junkies.. or even the.
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|Publisher web site||http://www.zolosoft.com|
|Release Date||September 22, 2004|
|Date Added||September 22, 2004|
|Subcategory||Health & Fitness Software|
|Operating Systems||Windows 95/98/Me/XP|
|Additional Requirements||Windows 95/98/Me/XP|
|Downloads Last Week||1|