Perfect Diet Tracker for Mac

Perfect Diet Tracker for Mac


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 6 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.7.4
File Size:
20.54MB
Date Added:
July 14, 2013
Price:
Free to try (7-day trial); $49.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3/10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
3,603
Downloads Last Week:
4
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Perfect Diet Tracker for Mac facilitates safe and consistent weight reduction. It features a growing database of food items, a food diary, and the ability to create a personal diet plan.

Pros

Intuitive interface: Filling out all of Perfect Diet Tracker's fields (food diary, diet plan, and food database) and configuring things can be a little tedious, but it's certainly not difficult. The straightforward main screen presents the food diary and provides quick buttons for viewing and updating results, adjusting diet plan targets, and editing settings.

Informative food database: The food database offers a host of useful information that can help guide you in making healthful choices. It includes information about generic and brand name food products, which is helpful in improving the accuracy of your nutrition level estimates.

Designed for multiple users: Perfect Diet Tracker can be used by several users without the need to pay for additional licenses. However, this does not mean that you can install it on a new Mac without the need for an additional license. "Multiple users" here refers to several users using the same application on a Mac.

Cons

Old-looking interface: The interface feels dated with its prominent use of grays, scroll bar shading, and a design that can be associated with early 2000's software.

Unable to copy or import preset diet plans, no synchronization: You cannot copy the diets others are using or share or import your own diet plans. And since data is stored locally, you can't access it through another Perfect Diet Tracker installed on another Mac.

Bottom Line

While Perfect Diet Tracker's interface leaves something to be desired, its functions and features are decent enough. However, you may find it less appealing when we tell you the price: $49.95. There are cheaper, better-looking diet tracking applications available.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Perfect Diet Tracker for Mac 3.7.4.

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  • 5 stars

    "Just what I wanted"

    April 02, 2013   |   By esanoche

    Version: Perfect Diet Tracker 3.7.2

    Pros

    Counts my calories based on what I eat each day.
    Sync with my phone and merges data wirelessly.
    Subtracts calories for exercise.
    Calculates a daily calorie intake to reach a weight loss goal.

    Cons

    The interface is a little old looking.
    The windows don't resize from all sides like other windows in Mac 10.8

    Summary

    So far I like it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Still Flawed"

    January 15, 2010   |   By DTDunn

    Version: Perfect Diet Tracker 3.3.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I tried this software again, noting many upgrades since my last report. I stopped using it after the first couple of entries. Example: I ate Boca Burgers for breakfast. The data base lists the servings in ounces and inaccurately. The serving size is a burger. When you report in ounces, I have to go pull the box from the trash and make calculations. It is a damn shame this company cannot seem to use a standard database. The old outdated software I use, CalorieKing, downloads a regularly updated database, that for example lists every product sold by Boca, and it uses normal serving sizes (i.e., one burger).

    I fail to see how MacWorld gave this product five out of five stars. It is a potentially very good product that fails to recognize its database method(s) really blow.

    Back to CalorieKing.

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  • 4 stars

    "Good but not Great"

    May 14, 2009   |   By DTDunn

    Version: Perfect Diet Tracker 3.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I have downloaded and tried a number of the diet/exercise applications for the Mac. I'm a long time user of Calorie King's Nutrition & Exercise Manager. This company is not very responsive and has done little with their application in years. They don't seem focused on Mac users. Their database for food and exercise is (to my shock) better than any of the new applications I tried. I also tried Diet Controller and Weightmania. Both seemed to complex for my simple tastes.

    The main problem with "Perfect" Diet Tracker is that their food and exercise databases are lame. For example, I grab breakfast at BurgerKing today, but PDT's database has only a handful of BK's menu offerings. I had to go to the BK website to enter the meal manually. I can see that I will only like PDT if I build my own databases. Hopefully, like other products I have tried, my custom databases will not get overwritten by a future database update. That caused me to dump one application years ago when many hours of my work was destroyed in seconds.

    I'm rating PDT a weak 4, but the others got only a 3, so I sent PDT's maker my money. I hope I will not be disappointed. I'm curious to see if they add a weight goal line to their weight chart. Almost every application has this. I'd also like total flexibility to trash several of the screens I don't use and never will.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Program"

    October 24, 2008   |   By CrazyCalm

    Version: Perfect Diet Tracker 2.3.2.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Have been to many resorts and spas around the world to learn nutrition and the right way to loose weight. What I have settled on in 5 small meals during the day. This program allows me to do this very easily. It also gives me the counts I need for Protein and Carbs and sugars and sodium for the day. The graphs are great and easy to use and the program is VERY simple and straightforward. The ONLY drawback I see is that I want to loose more than 1k a week and the program will not allow me to adjust that number. It weight goal is different for everyone and should be easy to adjust for any level of desired weight loss.

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  • 4 stars

    "Worthwhile, but not \"Perfect\""

    March 31, 2008   |   By levinedr

    Version: Perfect Diet Tracker 2.0.0.2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    With a week of use, I find that PDT fits my needs pretty well: quick entry, ability to add your own items and save them to Favorite Foods, ability to enter exercise and some rudimentary stats and graphs. I would love to see (1) ability to track mono & polu unsat fats; (2) bar graph of percents of all food breakdowns (% fat, % that are sat, monounsat, polyunsat, % carbs, % of carbs as fiber, sugar; (3) BMI graph that follows user over time; (4) Calories burned as exercise graph; (5) a bit more modern GUI (although it's not bad), and (6) sync with iPhone and other computers via .mac. I really loved Diet & Exercise Assistant by Keyoe Software, but it only works with Palm and Windows and now that I use iPhone, can't use (there is no Mac desktop version). Pity, otherwise a nearly perfect diet and exercise tracker. For us mobile types, an iPhone version is pretty essential. I hope that development continues with this already nifty product so that, one day, it can live up to its name.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use"

    October 11, 2007   |   By bellavida

    Version: Perfect Diet Tracker 1.26

    Pros

    I found this program easy to use.

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