Figwee Portion Explorer
Figwee Portion Explorer is a stirring way to discover the actual calories and nutritional value in food.
This app is visual, using over 28,000 photos of meticulously weighed portions.
And it’s really simple.
Just type a few letters to search, browse the matching photos, and then tap to select the food you want to check out.
Use a slider to adjust how much is in the bowl, on the plate, or...
iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Category: Education, Health & Fitness
Updated: May 12, 2011
Publisher: Density Limit LLC
Version 1.0 [6.163503 MB]
Figwee Portion Explorer is a mouthful to say, and its icon won't be the most elegant on your springboard, but the content in this app is extremely helpful in teaching proper portion control and aiding calorie counters. An offshoot of Figwee.com, the universal iDevice app, offers nutrition details and corresponding photos for most foods you can think of. When you launch the app, you'll see a bunch of scrollable food th...Read full review »
Really? by jessicadally
What a bizarre app. I get the idea, take a look at what a portion size of something would look like. Heck, there's even a slider so you can see what things look like as you increase or decrease the portion size. But here's the deal, it's not life size (obviously) but what size is the plate or bowl? Without that sort of reference it's hard to really know what you're looking at. Yes, you can compare it to a knife and fork by the item but it's still pretty hard to get a real idea of size and when it comes to calories, size matters. A good example of an item that doesn't make sense in this app is the Filet Mignon, my personal favorite when it comes to steak. Rather than simply increasing the size of the item (as you would if you got a larger steak) it adds another bit of a steak to the plate. Weird, and hard to use. The app has a number of items you can search for not listed on the main page. Oddly there's a number of things missing... fettucini being one of the missing items under pasta. Also interesting they seem to be connected to Starbucks as there's a whole slew of Starbucks coffee and food items in the app. This seems very strange considering you can get pretty accurate nutritional information in the Starbucks app or online. If you really have no clue what a serving size is (as in the difference between a single grape and a watermelon) this might be helpful, but for those who have a pretty decent feel for what something looks like you're not going to get a lot of refinement with this app.