Set carb goals on a per meal basis and see daily carb goals
Keep track of your current carb count meal by meal
Adjust serving sizes to see the exact amount of carbs in your meals
Create a "favorites" list for the foods you regularly eat for quick entry.
Add customized information for other packaged foods
Perfect for people with diabetes and those on low-carb diets, CarbsControl App keeps your carbs under control.
With 80,000 foods and details from 300 restaurants and 500 specific brands, you’ll know exactly where you stand with your carbs for the day. This App works great with the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, the Zone Diet, Protein Power Lifeplan, Go Lower Diet, and other low-carb plans. It’s also helpful for those trying to lose weight or maintain their current weight by cutting back extra carb calories. This App helps you stick to your carb goals even when eating out.
I wanted an app for my Kindle Fire that would allow me to focus exclusively on my daily carb counts without the distraction of the calorie totals. Although this app does track all the nutrient information, it does so on a separate report so you only have to see it if you choose to do so. The primary screen just dhows your total carbs, fiber, and net carbs. As an added bonus, it gives you the option of setting target ranges of carbs for the whole day and for each meal. The food library is as extensive as any I've ever seen with generic and brand name entries, and adding my own custom food items is a snap. Highly recommended!
This is so handy especially when shopping. I am one of those semi-compliant Type 2 diabetics and it is easy for me to slip and then justify it in some kind of convoluted fashion. With this app, before I stick a food in my mouth that I am not sure of the carbs it contains, I can check and by checking I keep myself in check! Lol! This app is worth having on your mobile device. And at the end of the day I can see how well I did or did not do.
I am on both lose it and my fitness pal and I find the entry screens to be similar if not a bit better. I would give this five stars except after recording an item for breakfast I went back and changed it to lunch and on the daily summary, while the net carbs are correct, the food originally entered and changed still appeared on my breakfast entries. Also the net carbs for an avocado were correct however it had the regular carbs at 3 instead of the 15-18 I would have expected to see.
On the plus side
The searches are fast and seem to be fairly comprehensive The navigation is fairly easy and logical
Potentially a great app, but so many whole foods are missing from the database. So frustrating to search for a simple food and have to scroll through a repetitive list of prepared foods. Sometimes I just can't find a food item at all, so I've been entering my own items. Also, I've double checked singer of the nutritional values on listed foods and they are often wrong in the app! I've used it a week and I'm done with it. I tried the email the log feature to have my records to print, and it's a .tab file so I can't even open it.
Like many things about Cars Control.It counts your carbs very well. It has a excellent data base of foods. Permits you to add your own foods directly from your info from the package . The only thing that really bugs me is the fact it does not synch very well. For the last two weeks it has an error message every time it tries to synch. Twice since I started using the app I lost all my info from my phone app. I know that it has synched some of my info since my foods appear on the web site. I'm not able to download data. I wrote many email to the support group and never heard from them. I even called and they did not answer me. Support deserves to be fired. At least acknowledge me one way or another. Without the synch and the support problem I would give the app. a Five.
I've been using it on my Kindle to track my progress on a ketogenic diet. It's more versatile than similar carb counters that are more popular (judging by comments on social media). There are a few minor glitches but they don't cause me any problems. I recommend this counter/tracker.
I'm giving it a 3 because, to me, it's kind of difficult to navigate around. And I'm still playing with it so once I figure it out, it might be better. It does have a ton of food listings. But every time I put in a food by the food name, it brings up restaurants that sell that food with the nutrition information. In other words, I put in homemade fried fish and it brings up a restaurant that sells fish. Well, that doesn't do me any good because my fish doesn't have same nutrition as a restaurant. I tried looking up tuna fish sandwich but I had to choose the ingredients separately and then add them up.
Purchased this at the direction of my insulin pump educator. While it works well on my Kindle Fire, the search feature does not work on my Samsung galaxy s5. That is the device I really need it to work with. I have tried Uninstaller and reinstall as well as reaching out to the developers with NO results.