mySymptoms Food Diary & Symptom Tracker app

mySymptoms Food Diary By SkyGazer Labs
Features
  • Symptoms tracking
  • Food diary

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Basic (free): paid upgrade

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What does the app do?

The app is a general diary or tracking app that has provision for the user to track a variety of things such as the content of meals, drinks, medications and  supplements. It also allows you to track a range of symptoms (nausea, headache, diarrhoea, stomach pain, bloating, eczema, hayfever, heartburn and gas), bowel movements, energy and sleep quality. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play or App website and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

PROS CONS 

✔ Comprehensive and customisable food and symptom diary. Can also log medication, stress, exercise, bowel movements, energy, sleep quality and environmental factors.

✔ Customisable algorithm that looks for foods that are associated with certain symptoms.

✔ Premium version gives you much more detailed analysis including analysis for ingredients.

✔ Creates a PDF report.

✔ Comes with a food database and barcode scanner.

✔ Extensive user manual.

✔ Data syncing.

✔ Appears to get regular updates.

✘  Login is troublesome — very challenging to select a username and password to meet the stipulated criteria.  

✘ Adding bowel movements is not simple enough. 

 It understandably works better when ingredients are entered, and many foods are in the database with their ingredients. For foods not in the database it can be time consuming entering all individual ingredients (however these can be saved).


Privacy and security

The app requires a login using an anonymous username. It requests your email address, for password recovery — states that your email is stored on your device and not in the cloud. App has a comprehensive privacy policy that states that non-identifiable data is collected and may be provided to third parties. There is an option in user settings to turn off sharing data. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.

Review details

Date of review: March 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 5.196-f
Download size: 14.39 MB
Updated on: 5/02/2018

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Common foods containing FODMAPS Healthy Live Media Ltd

Low FODMAP diet - user guide Monash University, Australia, 2012

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Credits: Editorial team. Last reviewed: 19 Mar 2018