Calorie Tracking Archive

MyFitnessPal HD Update Brings Updates to Mirror the iPhone Version

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad has received an update today that brings the larger format version of the popular calorie tracking and weight management app on par with its smaller iPhone/iPod Touch version.  MyFitnessPal is the app that both I and Tricia (as well as our respective spouses) use for weight management, diet tracking, exercise tracking and everything related to our health.  It is the app that has helped me lose nearly 80 pounds over the past three years and keep it off.

The update has an extensive list of improvements and updates, most of which have been in the iPhone version but were not ported over to the HD version until now.  Now you get all the latest features from the app as well as getting to use

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad

their fantastic native iPad UI.

  • Sign up and log in with Facebook
  • Add and invite friends from your Facebook contacts
  • Add and invite friends from your iPad Contact List
  • Connect to your favorite apps and devices like FitBit, Withings, Endomondo, Runtastic and more through our App Gallery
  • Type-ahead food filtering
  • Repeat Last Meal
  • Default to Multi-Add for diary entries
  • Enable passcode lock protection if desired

MyFitnessPal is one of the best apps when it comes to linking to other services or exercise devices.  In my case, my daily steps and exercise from my FitBit are automatically synchronised with MyFitnessPal to both track it as well as give me calories back as I burn them.  There is a long list of apps that will synchronise with the service, all of which can be found here.

The MyFitnessPal HD app is free but does require a MyFitnessPal account which is also free.  Once you have the app installed on your iPad or iPad Mini, you can have it search Facebook for friends to follow and share diet successes.

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MyFitnessPal update improves searching and security

The popular diet and exercise tracking application MyFitnessPal has received a significant update for iPhone users.  The new version, which is available now in the iTunes App Store, dramatically improves the search functionality from foods in your favorites lists.  This includes your recent items, frequent items, foods you have created (My Foods), meals you have created (My Meals) and Recipes.  These improvements make it quicker and easier to find items that you have on a regular basis.

Another big improvement I personally like is now you can passcode lock the app.  This gives you security and privacy over

MyFitnessPal Diary Entry

MyFitnessPal Diary Entry

the contents of MyFitnessPal on your iPhone.

There are some other enhancements in this new update which include:

  • Turn Multi-add on by default
  • Change your default favorites tab
  • Quickly add items from your most recent meal under “My Meals”

There are also some bug fixes and improvements in the performance of the app.

A key note to remember is that these updates are only on the iPhone version of MyFitnessPal, not the iPad version.  No word yet from MyFitnessPal on when the iPad version will get these similar updates.

MyFitnessPal is a free application available in the App Store.  A MyFitnessPal account is required to use the app which is also free.

MyFitnessPal for iPhone – Free – Download Now