Hi folks, I'd like to introduce myself to y'all. I'm the author of CRON-O-Meter, and I've stumbled upon this very nice community here and thought I'd post and see what you all think I can do to improve CRON-O-Meter for LFRV users.
I've recently started developing a web version of CRON-O-Meter, at http://cronometer.com/ which is still in beta/active development. One of the big features the web version will support soon is community food & recipe sharing, which should be a big advantage over the stand-alone version.
I'd love to get your feedback and feature requests.
- When I click the [X], the [X] jumps down to the next line for a few milliseconds then jumps back up leaving the window open. I'm using Opera, don't know if that has anything to do with it.
- Ah, brilliant!
- I mean for instance for running, it says: Running, 5 mph (12 minute mile)
The 12 minute mile doesn't mean anything to me, my brain works in kilometers :)
First of all, thanks! Very useful app! I think it would be really cool if you could have some different reports like maybe one where:
Line graph with weight and calories consumed lines on the same graph, then under that maybe the overall average macro percentages for a given time period.
Then below that the food log/percentages broken down by day, or week (averages) or even months, etc. Make that something that a user can choose.
And/or a way to get the raw data from Chron-O-Meter so a person could set up their own reports.
Aaron, my man!
This thread makes me feel like a young child on Christmas morning. Many thanks for reaching out to us and hearing our feedback and using our ideas for future CRON-O-Meter! This app is soo central to my life as a 30BaDer and a mac user! Whoop! Great job and thanks again Aaron!
I <3 cron-o-meter! I have a dell, and it works great!
Kam, love this post, and this is how I feel about this too Aaron... ( though I only just discovered Cron-o-meter and I am not a Mac user! but everything else is the same ! :) )
It was only a few days ago that I had the idea to ask you Aaron if you could make Cron-o-meter even more 811/lfrv friendly and it was going to be like a project and I was thinking how could we do it and how to approach you and would you actually be interested in doing so and I sent you an email and just on the strength of that one email it feels like my wishes just magically "materialised" and came true!
So it does feel indeed just like a young happy child at Christmas, like a wish instantly materialising and coming true... and it makes me believe in magic and inspiration and acting on what you want and it does come true... It is inspiring... Of course things don't always happen immediately as in this case but they DO happen, ideas/thoughts do come to fruition and are fullfilled... THANKS again for the reminder of that and THANKS for acting so immediately and for coming to visit and listen to our requests and for your product and for helping us out! Much respect!
I would add some more requests ( already asked for the "calories burnt by exercise" thing... ) myself but I don't know enough about the program yet to be able to know more about what else I might like /need yet...
It is so great that everyone is so into giving you feedback, THANKS to everyone here ( always ... ) and to you again for a final product that I am sure will be/can be really amazing!
Thanks Aaron for creating such a useful and easy-to-use program. I recommend it to everyone.
A few things: I downloaded a while ago, so maybe this is fixed, but the integration in linux (I use ubuntu) isn't as seemless as it would seem. It works fine, but I had to download the Mac version and run it in shell. There is an extra step or two, which is nothing, but thought I'd mention it.
The only thing I prefer with nutrition data is that it breaks down different types of fatty acids. You can see what I am talking about by searching for any food and looking under 'more details' under 'Fats and Fatty Acids'. I believe this is what Moiraine was referring to in the comment earlier in this thread.
Also, in the long-term reports it would be nice to include the calorie ratio (fat, carb, protein) as it is in the daily totals.
I am also in favor of a smartphone app. The main downfall is that you have to go to a computer every time I eat!
But these are minor things. All and all it is a great program that I am very happy with. I also like the neutrality. (Nutrition data gives its opinion about the 'healthiness' of food - some thing I don't always agree with!) Thanks!
Nice program. I looks like it's going to be a real asset when it's finished.
One thing that's always thrown me about cronometer, though, is that it seems to default to some preset daily activity level without giving you the option to tell it how active you are.
In nutridiary.com, for instance, I just put in my stats, told it I was sedentary, and then told it to have me lose a pound a week (500 calorie deficit). The total calories I'm told to eat is 1672.
However, if I set it to "moderate" activity level, it tells me to eat 2396.
That's a large caloric difference, it if could mean the difference between losing weight or not losing weight for some people.
Is there any comparable setting in Cronometer? If so, I don't see it.