When comparing Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner vs Fitocracy, the Slant community recommends Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner for most people. In the question“What are the best apps to track diet and/or exercise?” Lifesum: Healthy Lifestyle, Diet & Meal Planner is ranked 4th while Fitocracy is ranked 5th.
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Pro Beautiful design
Pro High usability
Pro Big database of recipes for more nutritious meals so you can eat wiser
Pro Nutrition grade system for food
Each food has a grade from A to F based on its nutritional values.
Pro Barcode scanner
Pro Gamification keeps you motivated
Earn points, unlock achievements, take on challenges and quests and level up. Seeing progress, getting rewarded for activities and reaching a set threshold feels nice and helps in continuing to be motivated. Especially when just starting out.
There's even a leaderboard so you can compare your progress to your friends.
Pro Engaging community
You can post updates on progress and have other people comment on it, encouraging to keep working out. You can ask questions and a community of more than 1 million users will be there to answer.
There is a paid option ($4.99/mo or $44.99/yr), called Hero, that adds private messaging, ability to challenge a friend in an activity, assign yourself a title and weekly insights among other things.
Pro Workout logging UI is very simple & clean to use
Fitocracy has solutions for all manners of workout regimens and styles.
Con Expensive "Premium" membership
Anything of personalized value within the app requires a "Premium" membership. You need to pay $4.00/month for 12 months or $7/month for 3 month periods, which is absolute insanity.
Con Aggressive upselling (in app)
Con No longer has web-version
Lifesum had the web inteface but they no longer support it and cut it out from the new version of their website.