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Is there an Android application that is able to track what we have eaten during the day? The application should not be dependent on web services.

It should have these features:

  1. make a photo of meal before eating it (core feature)
  2. automatically append the time
  3. possibility of writing the name of the meal and some notes, if we have time

other features that would be useful but not neccessary

  1. some statistics or hitparade (of what we eat most often, for textual information)
  2. Text autocompletion, if we're going to append meal that was already appended in the past
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The functionality you request in your question does not provide nutrition information at all. Forget about the photos and go with something like MyFitness Pal as described below, which tracks nutrition, exercise and weight. – Rory Alsop Mar 27 '13 at 14:10
I think you might need to add what you are trying to do. If you are trying to keep a food blog about tastes and trends (for example), you would have different needs than someone doing calorie or other nutritional tracking. – Maura van der Linden Mar 27 '13 at 19:49
@MauravanderLinden The software should make comfortable creating lists of tuples (picture, food name, description) for each day. I'd like to look at it in case of some health problem what I have eaten a few days before (or whole week). In ayurvedic medicine food is one of the factors (other factors are emotions, sleep, motion...) that can cause some health issue – xralf Mar 28 '13 at 10:03

There is also one called The Eatery - which I know is based on taking pictures, but not sure if it allows for the other elements you mention.

I have tried all of them over the years - the one that I've found is by far the best (in large part because the foods are crowd-sourced and always updated) is

The app works great on android and iPhone and they just added some new integration points - but I only use it for tracking nutrition. Honestly, it's the only one I've ever been able to stick with and it's made a huge difference in my life. I know they don't meet all the points you're asking about - but having to actually get to know quantity sizes, etc. and not guesstimate is something that once you know them - you always know them and you'll never forget. :-)

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I looked at the Eatery, but it's not available for Android yet. – xralf Mar 27 '13 at 15:13

I'm not sure it has all the features you're looking for, but Evernote Food might work for you. It is an application that works on top of the Evernote system. I'm sure it can do the photo and add notes, I'm not sure about the rest. Evernote runs on pretty much every platform currently available, and syncs between them flawlessly. Creating an account is required, but free accounts are quite capable. Offline access on handheld devices requires a paid license.

Not matching your feature set (no photo) but possibly also useful is MyFitnessPal. It lets you track the nutritional value and calories of what you eat. There's an enormous database of foods already entered, and for prepared foods it will use your handheld device's camera as a barcode scanner that is quite good. I use it on iOS, there's an Android version too. Creating a (free) account is required. Lookup capabilities are limited when offline, as it doesn't download the database to your handheld device.

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Does it work offline? Without creating an account? – xralf Mar 27 '13 at 14:22

I am using Food Diary, Food Database. An Android App is available too. You can select when you ate something (morning etc.) and have an overview for proteins, fat and carb.

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