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Figwee is a unique calorie counter built by people who use them and wanted more.

"We've been singing the praises of Figwee to our families since I found the app. There really isn't anything else like it", Jeff Hitchcock, founder of Children with Diabetes.


Figwee is the only visual calorie counting solution.
The use of text to enter portions is fundamentally flawed. Humans are visual.
We solved this by using photos of incremental food portions, meticulously weighed, to make logging food easier, quicker, and more accurate.

Our process:

Did you have 4 oz or 5 oz of french fries?
Search for fries, pick the photo of the fries you had from the results.
Slide the slider up and down until you see the amount you ate, then tap.
The correct amount of fries and their calories are now in your food diary.


The app is free to download. Try it side by side with any other calorie counting app.
Even if you decide you like your text-based solution better, you will still have a unique tool to help you get the portion correct.


Let's talk about food databases.
The United States has the best developed nutrient database in the world.
In this database, there are roughly 8,000 base foods.
An average person eats far fewer than this, especially when watching their calories.

We think it is important to understand that there are problems with having 10 million database entries.
This large number of entries cannot be properly managed, and users are allowed to add to them.
The result is a database that is riddled with errors and cannot be trusted, especially if you are a diabetic.

Figwee controls its own database. We tell you, for each food item, where we got our information. It is either from the Manufacturer's label/website or from the USDA database.
No one else will tell you where they got their information. It's because they don't know where they got it.

Another problem with large databases is getting 500 results for cheddar cheese.
This forces the user to do a very specific search or sift through pages of results.
This is the opposite of simplicity and we feel strongly it is the wrong approach.
The exact brand of cheddar cheese you had is not as relevant to your success as how much you had.
If you are off by as much as an ounce, you may have just blown 10% of your calories for the day!

Another problem. Having the brand doesn't always help you.
Even though you've found the brand of a sandwich, the results can be between 460-950 calories.
It also doesn't help you to scan a bar code if you didn't eat all of the food in the package.

Figwee gives you what you need to solve these problems.
We know from experience that the most important thing is getting the portion correct.

Everything you need, only what you need.



There are three versions of Figwee:

(1) Free food diary and slide functionality. Mobile and desktop integration. The core of Figwee with ads.
(2) Same as (1) with one-time nominal fee to permanently remove ads.
(3) Full featured Calorie Counter for a monthly fee, cancel anytime, reverts to (2). No ads ever.

Here is what the fully featured app does:

· PortionRight™ slider - Use photos of food portions to enter food into your diary
· Complete calorie tracking - Foods, activities, results. Calories in, calories out.
· My Foods - Store the foods you eat commonly for quick entry
· Custom food entry - If we don't have it, you can build it and save it in your My Foods
· My Activities - Store your regular activities for quick entry
· Results tracking - Over 20 charts and graphs so you can see your progress
· Desktop integration - There is a desktop version for your convenience
· Control your program - Use it your way. It's your tool, not ours.
· Controlled private database - Accurate and error free

What's New

Version 2.6

- Fixed identification of in-app purchases
- Small improvements in performance

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

$$$ pit!!!!!!


I’m a type 1 diabetic who needs to count calories more accurately. Doctor told me about this “great app,” so I signed up for what only APPEARED to be a free app (thus the “get” next to title. But once inside, it held a figurative gun to my head for a “one time payment of $3.99 for life;” so I paid it thinking that it wasn’t a bad price however deceptive it was. Then when I tried to access the exercise feature, or the food pictures, it kept sending me the the upgrade for $7.99 PER MONTH. Very dishonest and deceptive. I will immediately discard the app, wishing I could get my $3.99 back.

Developer Response

Please accept our apologies. We are very concerned that you feel we tried to trick you. This is not our intent at all.

The app can be used for free, with access to the portion slider feature, but it shows ads to help us pay for the enormous costs of developing the app. The one time payment is to remove the ads, which many people prefer. The other monthly subscription features are extremely useful, but they are not necessary for you to count carbs as a diabetic.

We provide a free version of the app to help people. We are not in any way trying to deceive you and the terms are clearly stated on the screens where you choose the option you prefer. The app is recommended by doctors because it does help people. We certainly do not want people to feel cheated. We want you to be able to use Figwee for good, for now and in the future.

We will review our registration screen to see how we can make it clearer.

Wish I could add updates


Its great for a quick check of carbs, but I’d like to be able to scan labels in and submit them for foods not found. Also would be nice to submit foods to be added in general.

Great App


Had the previous app and I’m liking the new one. Had to figure out some new things but looove that there is a lot more food! Excited to keep using!


Bellwether Ideas LLC
27.7 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© 2018 Bellwether Ideas LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Figwee Visual Food Diary No Ad $3.99
  2. Figwee Visual Fitness Diary $7.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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