FoodScanner is an application that works with the
Before I downloaded the $1.99 ($3.20 including tax) app, I thought long and hard about giving Apple and the folks at The Daily Burn my money. But I looked at reviews for FoodScanner and they were universally good. So I thought I'd give it a try. First I watched this demo video provided by the people who made the app. I want to congratulate them for a lucid video that showed me exactly how scan the packaging. After that, I went over to my pantry and pulled out a box of angel hair pasta, opened the icon, pressed a little button that looked like a lightening bolt, and aimed my camera at the bar code. As soon as I got the bar code within the limits on the application, the phone automatically took a picture of the code and converted it into this piece of information:
Then I was given the option to input how many servings I had of this item.
I selected two servings and hit the Next button. There I found this:
Maybe I'm easily impressed, but this little program will probably be very useful in my life. No, it doesn't factor in all of the fiber in this product, so you won't be able to use it to count points for programs like Weight Watchers. However, it should be a very good addition for those Boomers who want to know our calorie counts.