My Macros+ | Diet & Calories Positive Reviews
My macros appI’m not much of a review guy.... BUT, I must say I am very happy with this app. I never liked its competitor(s) interface, however I found “my macros” to be very easy and perfect for me. The best part though, is that it has a small business vibe. There has been two occasions were my data has been lost, I’m not concerned with the why. However I’m very impressed with the how, and by how I mean how they resolved the problem. Mind you, I left the account dormant for a couple years, so it’s no surprise that updates happened or whatever else takes place in the app world. All I know, is both times I emailed, and both time Jason himself responded and found a way to correct and reload all of my saved data, much of which was manually input. SO... why?? I don’t know and I don’t care. All I know, is the app is good and nothing’s perfect, but IF there’s a problem I can count on them fixing it. And that’s all I can ask for from any professional. So thank you and yes I love and recommend this app over others..Version: 8.2.2
The best nutrition tracker I’ve usedThis app is well worth the price if you’re serious about tracking your nutrition. The level of detail and customization available is vastly superior to MFP, and the fact that it tracks net carbs for you automatically is fantastic especially if you’re following a keto diet. The food database is quite sparse, but honestly entering your own food is the best way to be accurate anyway. In reality even though MFP has an enormous database, it doesn’t have access to the usda nutrition database so most of what you find in there is inaccurate. The only problem I’ve found with MM+ is that sometimes the search function in your own favorite foods just stops working, and you have to close the app and reopen it to get it to work again. It’s a quick and simple fix but it’s annoying nonetheless. Also, many times scanning barcodes does NOT yield accurate food information seen on the food label itself. This can at times be painful to modify the food manually to match what the food label shows. Especially if you’re hungry or pressed for time. Hopefully the devs will solve the two little issues, which would make MM+ even better than it already is..Version: 8.5.1
Exactly what a macro app should beIf all you want to do is have a paid-for app that tracks your macros easily, this app is all you need. The database is fine, and the barcode and label scanner work for everything I’ve tried it on. You can set macro goals, and you can see how many grams or what ratios of each you’ve consumed. The app is not bloated with “extra features”. It’s quick, easy, and efficient.
The companion workout app is a no-nonsense, paid-for app that tracks your workouts like you would with a notepad. No fluff or gimmicks. I recommend that too.
If you prefer to pay a monthly fee for virtual coaching, web support, pretty graphics, and access to articles and recipes (that you can get anywhere), then you might prefer MyFitnessPal. But it’s hard for me to justify paying $10-20 month to track how much protein and carbs I eat..Version: 9.3
Fantastic app with room to growI’ve checked out a couple different macro tracking apps and I find myself returning to this one. Easy to use once you understand the different functions, and I get into a nice rhythm of tracking my food as I am preparing it. The “recent” and “frequent” tabs make for even faster food tracking, especially if you are like me and most of your diet consists of a few staple foods. I highly recommend having a digital kitchen scale, as it takes the guesswork out of weighing/measuring your food.
But there is room for improvement. Be careful using the barcode scanning option. I have found many of the results that come up are wildly different from the actual nutrition facts on the package. Be sure to double check when you use it. More often than not I am creating my own custom foods using the nutrition facts on the label. Not a huge deal for me, but some may find it annoying.
And secondly, it would be nice if the developers added a way to track sugar alcohols and other non-sugar sweeteners. As someone who follows a ketogenic diet, a lot of the foods I eat and prepare use these ingredients, and this affects my net carb count at the end of the day. If I could track these types of sweeteners, just another option under “carbs,” then I would be able to more easily calculate my net carbs at the end of the day. As it now stands, I have no way to differentiate between sugar and sugar alcolhol or erythritol/monk fruit/stevia and other such sweeteners.
Keeps you accountableIt’s a great app for those who know that calories don’t matter as much as macros. It’s simple and easy to use. Food data base is not as large as MyFitnessPal however the more people use it and I use it the database is expanded and a lot more accurate than MyFitnessPal.
The new feature that was added a few weeks ago called Macro Coach is absolutely incredible! The feature consists on setting a goal, adding your current info and every week do a “check in” which will cause adjustments to be automatically done to keep moving forward to your goal. The more I use it, the more effectively it works.
The only thing I wish is that the pace calculated by Macro Coach was according to fat mass instead of body weight. The reason is that the last few weeks I have been losing fat mass at an impressive pace BUT haven’t lost weight. If the pace is calculated just by body weight then the app will keep reducing my macros and calories regardless of making a lot of process in fat loss..Version: 8.0.2
Used it for yearsMy Macros+ is hands down the best macro app out there and 100% worth every penny. I used to use MyFitnessPal but when I got into fitness and macro tracking, I needed something more. I’ve had this app for years and they keep making it better. Not only that, but their customer service is the best. I switched phones and thought my years worth of data was lost but they were able to restore it over a holiday weekend!
In the beginning there is a learning curve to using it (especially if you are getting used to tracking macros for the first time). Now it’s a simple process and I use the app daily without thinking about it. Yes, sometimes there are some glitches like with any app/technology- but it’s rare and I’ve always been able to fix it easily on my own.
Highly recommend..Version: 2020.26
Tracking the amount is cumbersomeI think that app is good for athletes who weigh all their food, but if you don’t do that there are no default serving sizes for a lot of common foods. Great database with lots of foods and a decent interface but it usually defaults to a single measure like 1 gram. If you meal prep this shouldn’t be too much of an issue. But it can be cumbersome. I’m not even sure how you would weigh some items like we had corn on the cob the other night. The option was to record grams or ozs. I didn’t eat the whole cob - just the corn. How do you weight that? Having an option for serving sizes would be nice. A few items have serving size options but not enough. It’s frustrating enough that I’ve moved on to try a new macro tracker. I work with a trainer but he doesn’t use this app to track his clients. I tried almost all the food tracking apps. My favorite stopped being supported a while ago. Great for the athlete but this is not the app I’m looking for..Version: 2020.23
Use it everyday!I've been using this app for over a year and with each update it gets improved. I love the barcode scanner though sometimes it doesn't recognize the barcode (hello just enter in macros from the nutrition label and it's saved!) the only critical feedback I have for the app is I wish it would calculate changes in nutritional value if you change something from grams/cup/oz/etc to another variable. It would just save time. And for carb cyclers if you could be able to enter different macro goals for the day and it would automatically change your goals for you. Sometimes I forget when my carb load day is (carb depleted brain anyone?) but if I was able to set a schedule for my macro goals it would make my life simple. However that is a stretch for any critical feedback, this app is awesome..Version: 7.0.1
Use it everydayI’ve had this app for a couple years and tracked macros on/off for ... 1.4 years according to the app itself. People have mentioned my fitnesspal (mfp) as a competitor. I’m familiar with mfp and its big database of foods. Does MFP have a larger database? Yes. Is it legit all the time? No. Can you put in exact macros? Not on the free version. Can you change macros per day as in carb cycling? Nope. Is it easy to just GOOGLE the food to find and easily add it instead of complaining? YEP.
I chose My Macros+ over other apps because of the following:
1. tracking is simple with Fast Track where you can instantly add carbs, protein, or fats when you don’t have time to add or when it’s not in the database.
2. Adding foods makes it easier to find later, also makes it easier for others with the same food to log. Increases database options.
3. Add recipes and copy meals to other dates. Very convenient as sometimes I don’t eat a meal I planned and add it for the next day
4. Noteworthy!!! the ability to change macros each day AND getting specific with macros (rather than rounding them according to the free MyFitnessPal)
An added plus is the weekly emails on how the % of the goal I’m trying to hit.
I recommend it to all serious trackers as well as my training clients..Version: 9.2
Not bad. Could be better.I’ll start with the good stuff – being able to scan barcodes for basic nutritional information is a wonderful future. And the recipe builder has saved me a lot of time.
Here is the big problem I found l, For which I docked it one star; when you look up a food from the master list, it will list the total carbohydrates for that food – but it won’t subtract carbohydrates from fiber, which don’t count towards bad carbs. So foods like avocados and flaxseed meal – which have a lot of carbs, but are mostly fiber - look like very bad choices, when in fact they are very good choices. The logic should subtract fiber from overall carbs.
If they would fix that, and ideally come up with a desktop application that synced through the cloud with the mobile app, it would actually be pretty ideal..Version: 8.3.4
Search is frustratingI downloaded this app to get a more customized experience than MyFitnessPal but I might just switch back. It’s not as user friendly although once you understand the layout and where everything is it’s not too bad (although at the moment I don’t see a place I can track my workout without having to buy another app). The search is pretty terrible. It’s a little slow and it’s hard to find what you’re actually looking for. For example, searching for “honey” the first hit is for a “carved turkey on honey oat.” I searched for coconut aminos and the first hit was “beef aminos” followed by 3 bean turkey chili. The barcode scanning also doesn’t find much of what I’ve tried to scan so far (I use a lot of store brand Trader Joe’s and Wegmans items). It be great if there was a “lite” version of this app as I think I would have liked to test this out before buying. And I’ll probably go back to using MyFitnessPal..Version: 9.8
Not for meI have tried most of the tracker apps out there. Pretty sure all start with MFP and look to see if we can find something more suited for our goals. I gave this one a try and can say I found it hard to use. I liked the Marcos being at the top of the screen and that’s about it. I hated the way you have to pick the meal at top before piling all your food into one meal, like I did on day one. I also found the food searches to not be accurate. I made attempt to change the way it searched for food, but no luck. This morning I put in Honey it brought up honey baked ham? I went down the list and way down somewhere in the middle I found honey. So after I few weeks of trying I can say this app is just to hard to use. I believe tracking apps should be quick and intuitive, so can get on with eating. I meal prep for the week so planning a week in as little time as possible is the key for me..Version: 2021.06
Best tracking and customer supportI’ve been using this app for 2.5 years now and can’t live without it. I’ve been able to add my own customized recipes and food and have created a pretty hefty database in that timeframe. I updated my iPhone OS a few days ago and thought I lost everything! I tried the download and sync of content which failed. I contacted support and received a reply within minutes and the data was all uploaded back. I was able to download all my personal tracking back.
Over the years the app has had many UI updates and other changes to make it even more user friendly and easy to track. Get this app if you’re looking for a way to log food and track your macros but more so to know it’s all safe. Love My Macros+!!!!.Version: 9.8
Useful yet annoyingThe good: this is the best interface for tracking macros. Presentation of information in the charts are really clear and good
The bad: there are three payment levels. There’s one to just get the basic, another to make the app a bit better, and then at least one more beyond that I haven’t gotten to.
Frankly I wouldn’t care about that if not for one thing: the food archive on this is an absolute mess. Even basic things like “blueberries” or “fried chicken” send you down a rabbit hole of all these different brands that contain that item without an accurate generic one at the top. Even a very specific brand item like a McDonald’s cheeseburger can be annoying because it came up as a 1 ounce portion — who eats exactly 1 ounce of a cheeseburger? Even scanning a barcode, seemingly a foolproof method of getting accurate info, can end up getting you the wrong information.
Basically it seems like the developers of this app have left it entirely to users to create their archive of food items rather than having any degree of moderation. If you’re charging people this much money could at least have an intern enter a few thousand of the most commonly eaten foods to come up as the top search result rather than making it so time consuming to get even the most basic consumed food items imported accurately.Version: 2020.28
Not a calorie counterThis app is awesome! Super easy to use and navigate. I love that you can follow your friends to create accountability. The barcode scanner is a lifesaver. The update is awesome with more tracking options to keep you aware of what you are putting in your body. I have recently started tracking weight since I will be doing a reverse diet to make sure my weight doesn't fluctuate too much and want to start s tracking water intake as well so that I can become more consistent with that.
My one complaint about the app is regarding the calorie total at the end of the day. It always seems to be off, sometimes by more than 300 calories, so just be sure to know what you are putting into your body instead of trusting all the math of the app..Version: 7.0.1
ABOUT TIME MACRO HEAVEN, THANK YOU!A Macro app that finally doesn’t limit me!!! I can create recipes and my hubby copy it through his app being in my “cycle” making meal planning so so much simpler! Plus we can remind each other to drink protein and tweek meals for each other to hit our goals without needing to voice it. I can just view where he is for the day on the app and vise versa. Along with being able to set custom macros for different types of days “rest days”, “HITT”, and “Power Lifting” making it much more effective to hit training goals and effortless to switch from each setting. I also love the meal reminder. This app is SERIOUSLY the best and I’ve committed to several on pro versions and lets just say none actually allow me to do what I can do on this one. It’s simple, effective, and I love it!!
Doesn’t have a water reminder but you can track it on your watch and in the app. (Please add a water reminder option developers water is so awesome)
Doesn’t track micronutrients but that is complex and difficult with most food due to products not have a query of this linked to barcode. But hey that’s what nutrition education and a multivitamin are for lol but a girl can dream of the perfect Macro app.Version: 2020.11
So many great features!I have been tracking macros for the 5-6 years and used many Macro Apps in the past. I have yet to find an App that provides so many features. I enjoy being able to create my own recipes, manually log my foods, and look at each of the graphs analyzing my foods. I also like the joined My Workouts+ App. The App developers are also very professional and extremely nice when I sent an email with suggestions for copying/pasting links of websites with my favorite recipes. In addition, I’m wondering if there’s a way we can use our Smart watches, Fitbit, etc and have them sync so we have all of our information available: caloric intake vs caloric output (along with graphs that support this information). Thank you !.Version: 8.3.2
Great macro trackerThis app is the first I’ve found that allows for customization of foods down to the gram. For example if I’m entering in granola instead of limiting me to a cup serving this allows to input 64 grams. This is extremely helpful especially when putting in recipes. I was a little hesitant to try this app due to some of the negative reviews but it seems like most of them have to do with this apps ability to search for foods. I find it much more to my liking to enter my own custom foods using the labels or google to find the nutrition facts so the database of this app is irrelevant to me. Another thing I love about this app is that I’m able to connect with my wife on here and we can share meals and recipes so it’s easy to track together..Version: 2020.20
Great app, great customer service!I’ve been using MM+ for about 9.5 months. Along with help from my nutrition coach, I’ve lost almost 40lbs! The app is really great in helping me keep accurate track of what I’m eating and my macro goals. So many great features. The best is that the developers continue to listen to users and every update they have done has been helpful and worthwhile.
I recently had to restore my phone, and although I did a back up before that, my data was all gone from the app when my phone was fixed. I reached out to customer service and Savannah gave me instructions on how to get all my data back (months of food logging, custom recipes, etc) and it worked! I’m so grateful to the MM+ team for their help!!.Version: 9.7
Good app bad databaseThis app overall is great, especially the onetime fee allowing you to track your macros. If you go premium it’s cheaper then the other apps as well. It takes a bit to get used to but once you get your favorites in there it’s quick. The barcode scanner is relatively accurate too and it’s rare it doesn’t find the food that way.
The only downside is the database and search functionality is terrible. It doesn’t appear to work well unless you get a exact match for your search. When you are out to eat this can be a real pain. This leads to my second point that I can never find the food I need when searching. I generally have to enter everything manually.
To get around this I do a lot of searches on the myfitnesspal app, which has a much better search function, then copy the results to this app..Version: 9.2
Update needs to be fixedEDIT: found a work around. Instead of adding a new macro goal from the 3 dots menu in the upper right, go to the settings menu & select the option ‘set nutritional goals’. The window that pops up WILL have a save button & you can save your new goals. Annoying change but this means the app is still useful so I updated my stars. I hope this’ll help someone.
I chose this app a while ago because of the ability to have more than one goal & it’s so easy to change each day. They update this app so many times, and with one of these updates I can no longer add or update my macro goals. The “done” button is hidden (white font on white background) & when you press it, it doesn’t save anything. Not worth it any more. Super frustrating.Version: 9.9
Too spread outThis app is almost good. At the bottom I’d recommend status bars or circles so that people can see their progress and how much further they have to go in order to achieve their macros. I love the social aspect so people can follow and I can keep up to date with my clients. I’d like to remove the Diet Coach tab because I won’t use it and it’s really just taking up space. Additionally, why can’t I track my workouts or calories burned with another app? I should be able to include calories burned and not be forced to use the macrosplus fitness tracker. Lastly, what about app themes? Making the application easier to look at will improve people’s desire to use it. Also, water consumption/weight should not be their own tabs.. It should be two buttons on the main page. All that is to say, the app is too spread out and could easily be condensed..Version: 8.3.4
Simple Effective All You NeedI love this app because it is simple to do what I want: track macros. It offers more features, but I don't need or use them. I began tracking with this a few years ago, so my list of foods is built. Like any food journaling app, there is plenty of prep work but once you have your basics, it's a breeze.
I use the custom food and recipe features most. I eat little packaged food because I do a Keto diet. I used it at first just to see how I was eating, not for goal setting. But this app has helped me get back to basics when I strayed now that I have my own benchmark for what balance of macros works for me.
The developer was also responsive when I sent email questions. I highly recommend this..Version: 7.0.1
Very good app, but not quite perfect (yet)I love this app for many reasons. Tracking carbs and net carbs, tracking by mg and percent of calories, ability to quickly access frequently or recently used items, and the ability to add custom recipes are all great.
Things that could be improved - searching for food items is often frustrating. The list could really be expanded and the search should allow for more specific terms so you don’t have to search through so many. The barcode scanner is really hit or miss which can be frustrating. And finally, I’d like to be able to enter a whole recipe and then select a portion rather than having to figure out the portion proportions manually..Version: 8.0.6
Getting better, but still needs some tweakingI have been using this app for a couple of years now. Every update seems to have some good improvements and I love that goals automatically sync to my Avatar Nutrition account - it would be great if the weight tracking did as well.
Meal orders: requesting a default order option for meals to reduce having to reorder meals every day. It would be really nice to not have to do this all of the time. I do love that it gives you the option to name your own meals and add as many as you want.
Food database: much better than it used to be, but the search results are weird sometimes. It can be difficult to find simple items.
Recipes: a great feature, but a few issues here. There is no place to store instructions or notes for the recipe and when you go to add ingredients that are not in the database you have to exit, enter the ingredient as a custom food, and then go back and re-enter the recipe. Also, it would be nice to be able to enter the quantity when you add the ingredient instead of adding all ingredients first and then going back to update after the ingredient is added.
My Circle: great feature, but still glitchy..Version: 7.0.1
It’s great!I quite enjoy this app! I like how much more it focuses on macros and how much more customizable to your own personal macro numbers it is.
When compared to its competitor, it has pretty much everything and then some! The only thing I miss from it is the ability to “sign off” a day and have it spit out to me an estimate on what I’ll weigh in a month based off of how I ate that day. I know it’s not accurate and is not necessary, but it’s something I looked forward to when using competitor apps, and it motivated me to do that great every day, or to do better tomorrow. It helped me keep my head on straight and look towards little goals. I hope my macros + adds that feature at some point! Then it would be perfect!.Version: 8.4
SO usefulThis is by far the best app I have tried for tracking macros. It has a huge database for food, and adding your own custom food is super, super easy. I love that you can search for things by meal, macro or frequency. The customer service is also excellent - if you email with a question, they get back to you quickly and thoroughly (and they are also just super nice!). I do wish you could permanently change the order of your meals, and that you had the option to save an entire meal as a recipe. Other than that, it’s amazing. Highly recommend!
Edit - one other thing! It would be really nice to have the option to fast for a day without having to use a vacation day for it. I’d prefer to save those for days when I’m eating outside of my goals!.Version: 9.6.2
SO Grateful!I’ve been using MM+ for a little over 6 months now. I got a new phone last week, I read that I could sync my info to be on the new phone, and then I messed up and clicked then wrong button, which meant losing all of my food entries, data, etc. Safe to say, I cried but then sucked it up and said I’d just start over. Someone in a macros group on Facebook recommended I reach out through the app, and while skeptical, I did. I am SO GRATEFUL that I did!! MM+ was able to get my data from their end, and once they had it, all I had to do was sync it correctly! All of my stuff was back, and I was quite happy. I love good customer service, and MM+ definitely exceeded it! Thank you! It’s greatly appreciated..Version: 2020.28
Great SupportI recently got a new phone and when I downloaded the app and logged in none of my meals/food was transferred over to my new phone. The app has a sync feature that means you should be able to use multiple devices to track and I couldn’t get it to work. I emailed their support email and the problem was solved in less than 24 hours. I’m so thankful that all my data was saved and that they took care of it on a weekend no less. I also think you get so much more on this apps one time payment version than any other app I’ve seen. You get way more for a one time payment of $2.99 than you do for the free version of MyFitnessPal. Love this app!!.Version: 2020.11
Perfect for what you need it to do!Barcode reader doesn’t really work but if you know how to quickly plug in the info you need, you really don’t need it! Love this app and I can really tell a difference in how great I feel. When the day ends, and see that my numbers approximately match my goals I calculated using the app, I feel so accomplished and satisfied, I don’t feel starved.
My only wish is that it could adjust my numbers to how much I move and workout during the day using data from apple health. I know that the more I move, the more calories I need to replenish my body but I don’t know the numbers I have to do that whether I workout hard or very lightly. I just want to make sure everything is accounted for so I can be as accurate as possible..Version: 2020.19
Ok appI’ve tried all the macro tracking apps and generally like this one. I like that you can go to a meal and pick from a list of your most frequent foods logged for that meal which saves a lot of time. I wish that the brand of the food was listed in the preview. I thought that the “categories” of food would be from the custom foods I added and assigned to a category, but my custom food categories don’t seem to be accessible from anywhere. The foods by type and by brand are the app’s database, a lot of it is restaurant food and I don’t eat most of those things. Also, I realize this app is for tracking macros but I wish that the micro nutrients were also tracked. I also think it would be a great feature if recipes found online could be imported instead of having to do it manually..Version: 2020.27
Makes my life easier but a couple improvements would help.I use this all the time and love it!! It makes my life easier for sure. I especially love the data presentation. I LOVE, LOVE the barcode scan feature, but here are a couple items that need some improvement
Export (please fix): I'm diabetic and wanted to store info about my blood glucose, events, activities throughout the day with my meals (all labeled by hours of the day). So I upgraded to the paid version to allow notes with meals along with the export feature in order to easily get this information for my Doctor. But only the Day notes exported-not the meal notes. AND, not every day's information exported-it missed 2 days in a 2-week period.
Search: I wish there was a way to search meal ingredients within the meals that I eat (my customs or my meal database). I know I can access through customs/favs, but if it's listed by an odd first word in the title e.g. Organic...or by the brand, I have to look through lots of ingredients or search through the global database again.
Database: ditto for me about the more complete database of food (already listed in a previous review). Please keep improving!.Version: 7.0.1
Pros and Cons but prefer over MFP nowIt’s great i no longer have to do math to enter my servings (previously used MFP) but there are a few annoyances. I wish the meal orders would stay in a specific order and I wouldn’t have to rearrange them chronologically every day since I pre-log certain meals first. I also wish the database of foods was bigger. I understand it’s more accurate to enter our own data, however sometimes when eating out or having dinner cooked by someone else, it’s difficult to log and estimate those meals because many foods aren’t listed anywhere. For that I end up referring to MFP. The app also crashes frequently, especially when changing macro goals. There are also some foods from the Macros Inc. brand that when favorited, will not show up in my custom list..Version: 2020.28
Lost data? No way!I recently upgraded my iPhone and thought everything was transferred over from my old one. Nope... not the case. Not when it came to MM+ data. I was devastated to find not one entry was saved!! That was a few years worth of data! I tried everything from restoring my phones backup data to doing the sync on the actual app. Placed my issue on the my macros inc FB as a post and someone suggested to try customer service.
Taadaa! Everything is now restored! Thank you so much!!.Version: 2021.02
Very frustrating app to navigateI dislike the functions and design of this app.
The features are good.
But trying to navigate the app is frustrating.
In time I might understand it.
But first impressions are not positive..Version: 2021.03
Great productGreat product has helped me in journey but still has a lot of products missing from its food database..Version: 7.0.1
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