MyNetDiary VS. MyFitnessPal

  • 2 Minutes Read
  • Jan 28, 2014

The New York Times thinks MyNetDiary is "friendlier" than MyFitnessPal. Find out why.

MyNetDiary VS. MyFitnessPal

The New York Times posted last week a review of a few apps that help people lose or manage weight, including MyNetDiary, MyFitnessPal, and Eatly. Though the article and video led with MyFitnessPal, journalist Kit Eaton said of MyNetDiary, "A similar but simpler app with a friendlier interface is Calorie Counter PRO by MyNetDiary... In general Calorie Counter PRO feels like its better-known rival, but you may find you can work with it more quickly. Also, it looks nicer."

The truth is that having a quicker, nicer app when it comes to daily logging activity means a great deal. It means so much because the app is a tool, and like any tool it needs to be 1) appropriate for the task 2) ready to perform 3) easy to use. MyNetDiary is all those things, and more.

First, let's talk about speed. How many people, do you think, choose to use dial-up for their Internet connection when cable Internet is available? Probably not too many. MyNetDiary makes searching and finding foods a snap. Our apps and web service search, shaving seconds off each food entry. Compound every food you enter for every meal, every day, every week, and those seconds add up to a lot of saved time.

MyNetDiary also correct typical typos during searches and remembers your personal servings, saving you from having to re-enter the same information again and again.

Another feature that saves time and makes MyNetDiary look nicer is our quality 697,000 foods database. Compared to MyFitnessPal's 3 million foods database, it may seem small, but that's because MyNetDiary includes verified foods in this database (members can choose to include user-submitted foods, making the food database even larger). Millions of foods may seem like a nice feature, but why waste time scrolling through dozens and dozens of food choices that seem like the food you want but are missing key nutrient data.

We also make our foods database available offline, in case you aren't connected to wireless or cell service. When you have an Internet connection again, everything will sync automatically.

Furthermore, if you want to add a food to or update a food in our database, it's a snap, literally. With PhotoFoods, you can simply snap a picture of the package and the Nutrition Facts and MyNetDiary will add the food for you.

MyNetDiary also syncs. Not only does it sync mobile apps to its online service, and between apps. MyNetDiary syncs to other popular health services, like Fitbit, Withings, Jawbone, Garmin and even Twitter. So whether you're on the move or making a commitment to daily weigh-ins, there is no need to enter data twice with MyNetDiary - it's always in sync.

MyNetDiary not only tracks, it keeps you on track. On the home screen of the app, you immediately see your calories consumed and calories left in your daily budget. You also see how many calories burned you've logged that day.

In short, we are very proud of MyNetDiary, and so you won't have to take only our word for it here are a few reviews from our members who love our service too.

"This is the first food/exercise journal I have actually been able to consistently maintain... I actually find the app easier to use than the website! Plus, I really appreciate the number of fitness classes that are included in the database." - Curiousfool

"I tried several apps simultaneously for a few days and found that this one was the easiest to use... Compared to the other apps, there are WAY more UPC codes already linked with nutritional information." - ShellyL93

"I have been using MyNetDiary for over 2 years now. I have used calorie tracking apps for over 10 years going back to PalmPilot days. I stick with MyNetDiary for several core reasons, namely
a) speed of entry - I can enter items quickly, especially favorite items
b) database comprehensiveness - most food are in here, and if not...
c) flexibility of custom food entry
d) useful planning tools including autopilot
e) good charts (calories tracker is my fave)
f) ability to seamlessly switch between apps and online versions.

Keep up the good work!" - Boglitz

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Ryan Newhouse - is the Marketing Director for MyNetDiary and writes for a variety of publications. He wants you to check out MyNetDiary on Instagram!

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