I have now got all of them installed, but of course, while my family are chronic food photographers, going to three apps and taking a picture in each of every meal is something I probably won’t manage to do. So I’m interested in other peoples’ mileage with these apps.
Do any of them work for restaurant meals? You never know how much sugar the chef has added to even the most apparently carb free meals, but counting the croutons in a chef’s salad is probably possible, so that might work.
What about the integration with other apps, particular on iPhone where Apple provide a proprietary framework for nutrition data with Apple Health? UnderMyFork is the only one of the three that asks to access Apple Health, but it is only looking for blood glucose data (apparently), it doesn’t seem to be writing carb information, but maybe that comes later.
It sounds like UnderMyFork is the only one of the apps I found that is targeted at diabetics, as opposed to general monitoring of nutrition intake. UnderMyFork supports the Dexcom G6, which I use and has a really simple setup; just a BG range, whereas the other apps want to know about health goals and stuff like that.
Suggestic seems more oriented to telling me what to eat that telling me what I’m eating. It also requires an account to be set up, which suggests they want to sell my data. UnderMyFork says it keeps the data only on the phone, BiteSnap is less clear but it isn’t asking for any permissions up front; presumably both with ask to access the camera when I first take a picture.
My out-of-the-box take is that Suggestic has an overcomplicated UI and it doesn’t seem to be the same as the other apps; it takes pictures of written menus not actual food. I suspect it will be the first one I de-install.