October 18, 2008 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Remchingen, Germany - NSObjects is proud to announce the immediate availability of Calories 1.2, an update to their nutrition tracking and analysis utility for Mac OS X Leopard. Targeted at casual users who wish to keep a journal of their daily nutrition activities, Calories is a perfect compliment to body building, fitness and other sports.
Users may select foods from the applications database and add them to breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacking categories. Depending on his/her selection, Calories then automatically calculates the total consumption of calories, carbs, fat and proteins for the whole day, or for one of the categories. The application calculates and displays more than 40 nutrients; minerals and ingredients like Alcohol, Zink, Vitamins, etc.
Calories provides the capability for users to add their own Custom Foods, as well as the ability to create foods from a collection of foods: a particularly useful feature for simple recipe functionality/management. Additionally, Calories provides improved Nutrients Reporting and users may print their daily diet with a full nutrient profile. The Nutrients Inspector now shows nutrient averages for the week, month and year for all nutrients.
When in search mode, the action button contains 4 menu items: New Food, Edit Food, Duplicate Food, Delete Food. New, Edit, or Duplicate brings up a form where users can enter food details. Custom foods are conveniently marked with a green checkmark. Calories conforms to the Metric Standard (measurements in grams and milliliters). The Date and Time are now shown in the users language and date format. Weeks can start on Sunday or Monday, depending on the users system locale preferences.
Version 1.2 sports minor interface enhancements, as well as some new user requested features. Among the most prolific additions is CSV Export. Users may export their diet as a comma separated values document (CSV) that can be opened with most spreadsheet applications.
The user may now set goals for all nutrients directly in the preferences window, and all nutrients are properly ordered and grouped. Calories includes an integrated version check; an error message is displayed when the application is run on Mac OS X prior to 10.5.
New and Enhanced Features:
* Goals for all Nutrients
* CSV Export
* Ordered and Grouped Nutrients
* Secure Automatic Updates
* UI Improvements
* Custom Foods
* Metric Measures
* Nutrients Reporting
* Improved Search
* Localized Date and Time
* Relaxed Demo Limitation
* Automatic Updates
Calories is based on the USDA (US Department of Agriculture) Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary Studies 3.0, which offers more than 6900 different foods with more than 60 different nutrients (Calories incorporates 44 of them) for each food.
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 7.1 MB Hard Drive space
Pricing and Availability:
Calories 1.2 is priced at only $19.00 (USD), and a free update for all Calories 1.0 owners. A full-featured demo is available for download from the NSObjects website.
Located in beautiful Remchingen, Germany, NSObjects is a privately held company founded in 2008 by Konstantin Bender with the aim of developing best-of-breed software for the Macintosh. As a computer science major at the University of Karlsruhe, Konstantin has invested heavily in Apple Application Development Technology and Frameworks, with his first release, Calories. Copyright 2008 NSObjects. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.