Quick add feature

edited August 19 in Feature Requests

Quick add feature let's you add calories (+other macros: p,f,c) without having to look for specific food name or creating one (if it's non-existent).

It would be very convenient for many people..

What do you guys think?

Comments

  • Thanks for the suggestion @Vadim26 . We have considered doing this, and we are aware of other requests however, we are a bit hesitant to add this feature. Cronometer values complete and accurate nutrition data, and offering a quick add calories feature would promote using less accurate, more incomplete data.
    Instead (at least currently) I would recommend taking some time to mark some foods as favorites for easy access and also to create some custom recipes for foods you know you'll be eating throughout the week.
    If you don't have time to enter your food right away, you could also consider adding a note to Cronometer in lieu of adding foods with a description of what you ate so you can enter it in more detail later.

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
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  • edited August 22

    Hi Hilary,

    Thanks, but this isn't an answer I was hoping to get.

    Sorry, but you are basically telling you can't add it, because you consider this "unimportant" or some other excuse.

    This feature is crucial.

    Adding feature wouldn't promote anything at all. I've been using this apps for years and know what I'm talking about, and when the food isn't available on your database (which is poor by the way) - it's a waste of time to through all the hoops and tricks to just add "new food".

    I bought a yearly subscription to your app, and was sad to see this feature was missing (while every other app has it). At least 10 of my friends would be using your app if this feature is available. I am influencer in the fitness community and suggest your app to everyone, but no one likes when they find out there's no quick add feature.

    Hoping it will get fixed in the next couple weeks-months, otherwise I'll be looking into different apps and possibly leaving negative review.

    Fitnesspal has it, but I didn't like their interface. Cronometer is really good, because everything is on 1 screen for you to see.

    Thanks, hope it will be fixed.

  • Sorry to hear that @Vadim26,

    We certainly take all user requests seriously and we still will take yours under consideration. If there is enough demand we will certainly look into options for this. Cronometer values nutritional accuracy and completeness. I understand the importance of being able to quickly add items to your diary. We are always working to make this easier with every update, and we love getting feedback about how people would like to do this.

    We hope to be a platform to gather valuable nutrition information in order to get a complete view of your health.
    We are also proud to have a very large database of complete and verified nutrition data. We recommend using our lab analysed listings which can contain over 60 listed macro and micronutrients. Adding incomplete data to your diary can cause inconsistencies in your nutrition tracking.

    Cronometer founder, Aaron Davidson wrote a great blog post on the best ways and best sources from which to log your nutrition data. If you're interested you can read it here: https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
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  • The biggest use-case I can see for this for users that there is current no workaround for is if I go out to eat someplace that has nutritional information (chain restaurants), so they have calories (and sometimes even macro info) published and available. However, I have no way at all to input this into Cronometer. Since it's a restaurant, I can't input a recipe, I have nothing to scan, and such. Quick adding would be great in this case.

    Hilary, do you have any advice on how to do this in Cronometer in the current state without the quick-add function that I am unaware of or haven't thought of?

  • Hello @Imriela ,

    A workaround you could use would be to create custom foods for macros/calories. For example, a custom food called 'Calories' where 1 gram of the food provides 1 calorie which you could use to quick add calories to your diary.

    Cheers,
    Marie-Eve

    Marie-Eve
    cronometer.com
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