Current Version: 2.1.0

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 57.2 MB - Download


DietController is a calorie counter and diet diary.

Record the foods you eat in an easy to use spreadsheet that counts your calories and other nutrients.

Keep track of your food intake, exercise and body measurements throughout your diet.


* Spreadsheet style logging of food data, type directly into the food log.

Log food intake by:
1) Clicking on the relevant meal line.
2) Start typing food name to show dropdown of matching foods, choose food, press Tab to advance to quantity field,
3) Enter quantity, press Tab to open a new line and advance ready for the next entry.

Full editing:
Undo, redo, cut, copy and paste supported.
Alter log entries by simply selecting the cell and typing the new value.

* Smart search, searches as you type, shows the most likely items first (order takes into account your favorites and foods used before).

* Converts between different units, log food intake using g, oz, lb and various portion sizes (examples: 12g, 1.5oz, 2slices, .5pie).

* Add new food definitions on the fly (if you cannot find a food in the database, you can quickly create a new food definition).

* Create new foods from lists of ingredients (recipes).

* Create menus (lists of foods, e.g. 'My Cereal Breakfast') for fast entry of multiple items in a single operation.

* Tracks Calories and 31 Nutrients.

* USDA based food database, over 7,000 foods with multiple portion sizes.

* Include exercise in your daily calorie equation, 200+ exercise database.

* Manage a list of food favorites.

* Weight and body measurement tracking.

* Create charts and reports of your data.

* Customizable, change nutrient columns, colors...

* Backup and restore your database.

* Export data to comma separated (.csv) files for import into a spreadsheet.

* Supports multiple users all sharing the same food database.

* Does not require internet access.

* Keep your Calorie counter data private (on your own Mac), password protect your data.

The tools and information in DietController are intended as an aid to dieting, and do not offer medical advice.

This software is not intended for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or for any person under the age of 18.


Release Notes:

* Added menu option to save charts as png images
* Added menu option to save reports as html files


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.1.0
Review by mousa99

DietController the logical choice! - After trying at least 3 diet programs I became convinced that this one is the best fit for me, It's a valuable aid on any kind of diet, Atkins, South Beach and even Weight Watchers; does not need a long learning curve is efective, and easy to use. Highly recommended.

Found helpful by 17 out of 17 people
Version 2.1.0
Review by Adamschicka

I wish I could get my money back. - I just bought this app based on the other reviews and it's horrible. Its too complicated. I've used several different types of calorie counters over the years and this one is the worst. I've been trying for over an hour to add my own foods to the database and I can't figure it out.

Found helpful by 5 out of 11 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.0
Review by Jen the Zombie Destroyer

Great, simple program - Have been using this program for about 2 weeks now and it's helped me to lose 10 pounds. Very easy to use. Love the way you can enter something once (like a food not on the database or an exercise that you've done) and it remembers all the details for later. Also love the metabolic rate/ calorie intake adjustment. One of the best apps I have purchased so far!

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 2.1.0
Review by Sctrayler

Good for the most part. - I use this program for it’s calorie breakdown features and exercise caluclation. It works wonders but I do not have a “diet” goal. I have a FITNESS goal. I would appreciate an option in the User preferences and goals section that doesn’t REQUIRE me to put a WEIGHT LOSS goal in mind. I would like to be able to use this solely to chart and track my intake and caloric output. My fitness goals are about burning excess fat and building lean muscle, there is no TARGET number and frankly, nobody should have a target number. That is an unhealthy and incredibly unrealistic idea that is consistently perpetuated in American culture. Please, create an option that opts out of a target weight goal.

Found helpful by 8 out of 16 people
Version 2.1.0
Review by nickiepeacher

Great App - I have this app on my computer in my kitchen. I love it. I have been able to create dishes and save to favorites. Love the copy and paste function. The reports are fabulous. As always nothing is perfect. For me I would love the app for my phone. So if and when that comes out it will be almost perfect.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 2.1.0
Review by ericbee007

Invaluable if you want to take charge of your health - I train in martial arts and am very strict with diet in order to keep healthy and build strength and endurance in various workouts. This program has been critical in tracking and understanding health problems related to diet and getting information to my doctor for yearly checkups. It is highly customizable and has never crashed. I have been using it since 2012 almost daily (I just upgraded to 2.0). My only criticism is there are no fields for Vitamin K and the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats. These are very important parts of a modern diet. It should be easy to chart them as with monounsaturated fats, zinc, etc. They are also in the USDA database which DietController uses. I've never gotten a response to them about these important fields. Hopefully they are working on it. If they had these fields, it would get a full five stars.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 2.1.0
Review by Moneyburner2

It works well for me - The interface is a bit busy, but it’s very adaptable; it allows entry of odd things I eat that aren’t necessarily in anyone’s database. There are plenty of bells and whistles if you want them, but if you don’t you can use as much or as little as you need to to keep on track. This is helping me lose weight and eat healthy. I haven’t needed anything from tech support, because it just works. Best $5 I ever spent on an app.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people