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.

What's New

Version 2.1.0

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
126 Ratings
126 Ratings
Atkins dieter

Very helpful app

For $5.00 this is the best money I’ve spent in a long time. I was trying to keep track of everything I ate with just a hand written journal, a couple of calorie counting books and a calculator. This app has saved me a lot of time. I do like using it a lot. Like some of the other reviews I would like to have it on my phone as well or at least be able to input from the phone what I eat when I eat it, but this is ok for now. I’ve been using it for a month and have gotten over the first big hump in my Atkins diet plan. I was having problems during the third month of my diet and could only loose about 2 pounds during that month. Since I’ve been using this app during the last month (the forth month of my diet) I have been able to sustain an average of just over 1.5 lbs weight loss every week. Yes I have taken control of my diet with the DietController. I am still learning to use the program as currently I have yet to figure out how to use the goals portion and I am wondering if there is a way to modify them once I reach my goal weight as I believe this app can be a valuable tool to maintain a healthy weight once I loose the excess body fat. I highly recommend this app and am very happy with this purchase.

Sugar Creek Ranch

Deserves 10 STARS!!

Best App I have ever purchased! This one has it all if your on a real serious diet or a weight lifter. I find it simple to track my calories, protein, carbs and fats. The fact I can put my specific brand of protien drink and how I choose to mix or make it on the daily tally is the best thing ever!! That, and keeping track of calories burned during works outs keeps me pumped to maintain consistency. The graphs help push me to maintain or smash goals. This app is worth so much more than 5 bucks if you have been hashing out your daily meal plans on paper. It’s also super easy to just play with a days diet plan and delete it if you think you want to change things up for a day. Thank you so much for making the number crunching, which I hate more than leg day, easy!! I can’t even think of anything to make it better. WELL DONE DEVELOPER!! WELL DONE!!!


Really Great NON-DATA-MINING Software Program

For those educated consumers among us that are extremely knowledgable about the priavcy-invasion involved with those so-called "free" diet apps on cell phones--which are selling your weight, height, diet habits (and what ever else you are "sharing" with them) with companies that then sell it to God Knows Who--this program is just what the doctor called for. Yes, you can only use it on your desktop computer, but that's right where you can keep your data PRIVATE. Don't trade convenience for privacy. This program has everything you need to track your own data. And NOTHING for anyone else to do it, either. The only drawback is that it appears that the author isn't updating it. Too bad. There is still a market out there for intelligent software. Too bad Apple doesn't see that.


Margaret Dangerfield
57.2 MB
Health & Fitness
OS X 10.7 or later
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2008 Margaret Dangerfield


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.