FoodNoms, the food-tracking app we've featured several times here on 9to5Mac, is getting a big update. FoodNoms 2 launches today with a range of new features including a new design, secure syncing with the Apple Health app, and more. “FoodNoms 2 is the biggest update to FoodNoms,” says developer Ryan Ashcraft.
What? new with FoodNoms 2?
There are several different food tracking apps on the App Store, but FoodNoms is one of the best. This is especially true for people who want something that follows Apple's design principles and supports new iOS features every year.
FoodNoms 2 is available for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. After the update, you will notice a number of improvements in the overall design of the application. While the general interface will be familiar to existing FoodNoms users, the focus is on making data browsing easier and making it easy to quickly register new meals.
Other design changes include a new customizable favorites bar, a revamped goals bar, and home screen widget updates.
In addition to the design, FoodNoms 2 has other nice changes. The update added support for retrieving data from other apps through Apple Health. There are several ways this can be useful, including getting data from smart devices like smart water bottles, syncing data from other food tracking apps, and integrating with meal subscription services.
Here's a rundown of what else is new in FoodNoms 2:
- iCloud data encryption. FoodNoms now automatically encrypts your food log, library, food types, and goals before uploading to iCloud. And with Apple's recently announced Advanced Data Protection for iCloud, that data is also fully encrypted. With this level of security, never again worry about who can have access to what you eat.
- Custom dish types. Set up custom dish types (for example, ” Dessert”) to organize your food log and make it easier to keep track of your re-meals.
- New favorites panel. Save your favorite meals. , recipes and dishes with customizable icons for quick and easy registration.
- Nutritional recommendations for macros, fiber, saturated fat, sodium, water, and more. These recommendations are based on published nutritional guidelines prepared by the USDA, HHS, and CDC.
- More important goals. Track your calorie intake with automatic goal adjustment based on your body profile. and energy data from Apple Health. Set percentage goals for macros.
- New database search engine. Find the right products faster with improved search results.
- And much more more. The update includes many other miscellaneous improvements and features, including CSV export and a smarter Smart Suggestion algorithm.
FoodNoms 2 is available as a free download from the App Store. Features including custom meal types, favorites bar, and Apple Health sync require a FoodNoms Plus subscription for $4.99/month or $29.99/year. You can get $10 off the annual plan for a limited time, which works out to $19.99.
In my experience, FoodNoms is much better than other food tracking apps on the App Store. Not only is the design and features better, but FoodNoms also tracks food and nutrition in a way that's healthy, customizable, and focused on a wide range of goals and benefits.