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Old Fri, Jan-14-05, 12:58
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This thread can be used to suggest any new features and enhancements to the current version of the tool.

Please explain in detail what the feature or enhancement does.

For example: "It would be nice to have our oun custom meal names, instead of the current meal names available. Users may choose to use the default meal names, or may enter their own names for each meal. So instead of "Snack 1", the user can replace it with "Meal 1" or "Meal 9am" etc.

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Old Fri, Jan-14-05, 19:40
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These are the most frequent request I've heard,:

1. Allow custom names for meals
2. Allow custom exercise entries
3. Allow food listings per ounces, instead of the default 100 grams
4. List fiber/ECC and water total in the monthly view
5. Allow sorting by name, in addition to nutrients

Those are now on the list of new features to add.

Feel free to add more suggestions here

Wa'il
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Old Fri, Jan-14-05, 19:46
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I see we have little pie charts showing fat, protein and carbs and alcohol. Can we get a daily breakdown by percentages to see if we hit our desired goals, ie 70%/25%/5% or 30/30/40 etc.?

Beth
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I see we have little pie charts showing fat, protein and carbs and alcohol. Can we get a daily breakdown by percentages to see if we hit our desired goals, ie 70%/25%/5% or 30/30/40 etc.?


This is currently shown in the monthly view. But yes, it would be helpful to see it in the daily view as well.

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Old Fri, Jan-14-05, 21:44
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On the food search screen, in the order by drop down, can we have a choice for alphabetical? So when I search on "beans", it just pulls up all the entries that start with the word beans.
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Old Sat, Jan-15-05, 04:58
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I second Diemde's request. Also, in references to amounts eaten: while I'm happy enough with the 100g option, and wouldn't mind ounces, since I do both......I think that an option in just "grams" would be really awesome, for those who don't have cups, ounces, etc.

This is one of my major complaints about FitDay.
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Old Sat, Jan-15-05, 08:18
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I think that an option in just "grams" would be really awesome, for those who don't have cups, ounces, etc.


I'm not sure if I understood this. Grams are very small, if the default listing is one gram, all nutrient contents would be in small fractions, and hard to figure out.

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Old Sat, Jan-15-05, 08:18
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On the food search screen, in the order by drop down, can we have a choice for alphabetical? So when I search on "beans", it just pulls up all the entries that start with the word beans.


Done

Wa'il
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Old Fri, Oct-14-05, 17:26
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Make notes for each day able to be entered withouta title since you cant post multple notes per day

Also the interface is cumbersome

Perhaps a textbox instead of going thru the whole forum-style type of entry

Also, have you considered having the daily summary / entry a page that allows entering of all data? The less clicks, the less time, the more user friendly.

I like the PLAN system. I don't like the interface.. my 2 cents
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Old Fri, Oct-14-05, 17:46
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I like the PLAN system. I don't like the interface.. my 2 cents


I think you have a point regarding the interface, but I can't do much without detailed specifics

Wa'il
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Old Sun, Jan-16-05, 19:27
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Excellent suggestions Dianne


The custom stuff is a bit complicated, and need some more work.

In regards to servings, the "Servings" field is to hold the name of the serving, such as tablespoon, cup, ounce, etc.

The gram field is defaulted to 100 grams, but if you are entering for a serving of a cup, you simply put in the weight in grams for a cup.

This will create a 100 gram serving by default, plus an additional serving that you entered.

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Old Mon, Jan-17-05, 09:52
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Dianne, most of your suggestions have now been added, including the sorting option, adding custom items to favs.

Also your comments on the long scroll ot the daily items, have now been shrunk considerably, by placing meal totlas in the same row as the meal name/seperator.

I've truncated back the serving size, to save space, but their's a tooltip to show the full serving name when you bring your mouse to each serving name.

Adding directly from the lists to today's food maybe is probably no longer needed, since custom foods showup in the fav list on the daily entry (unless explicitly removed from the favs list by the user).

Great suggestions everyone , keep'em coming

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Old Mon, Jan-17-05, 18:08
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On the new custom foods entry screen, the Title/Description text entry box doesn't accept enough characters. I've had to juggle what I enter 2 out of 3 times I've added an item. It's 35 characters now, can you make it 50 or so?

Ok, on the whole RDA thing... I'm entering a custom food and reading from the Nutrition area on the product's box. For the vitamins, the box only lists percentage of RDA, not the actual amounts. I think we need to be able to enter the percentages.... folks will just leave them blank rather than go to the trouble of translating them.

The screen changes look good, including the new food lists.

Edited to add: Doesn't look like the tool tip is showing for the dropdowns for the serving size. Should be a hover or pop up, right? I tried in all 3 browsers that I have...

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Old Wed, Jan-19-05, 05:05
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Wa'il, I've reread this thread, so I hope I'm not suggesting repeats of Diemde's suggestions. If I am, then they haven't been changed, yet, because these are a few of the things I have just encountered. (I took notes, today. )

1) I am pleased to see the "aphabetical" sort option added to the general food search, but can it be made the default option, rather than the effective carb counts? I never choose a food based on it's ECC first.......I need to find it before I'll decide that.

2) Along the same lines, can you arrange the search function so that I can find the item based on the typed word? Example...."sugar" gives me 3 pages of stuff I can't use (babyfood, cookies, etc.). All I want is "sugar". IF I type in "sugars, granulated", then I get what I want, but if I wanted to remember those values, I'd use the USDA, which is a pain. One of the reasons I like FitDay, is I just have to type in an item, and I get a listing STARTING with the item typed. Example. I type in "sugar" and FitDay immediately begins the list with "sugars, granulated" (or brown, or whatever). Or I type in "carrot", and get "carrots, raw", versus Progress Tracker starting off with Babyfood or cookies.

3) When finding an item after doing a general search, the only options for selecting an item are to "Add it to Favorites", or "Add to Recipe Ingredients". How about an option to "Add to daily menu"?

4) In the Quick Selection Box..........where it says "Add from selected ingredients" to this meal: and then there's the meal choice box.......well, is it possible for the meal choice to default to that last used? As I add to the day, I have to constantly go to the box and change it to that certain meal, everytime, and it gets tedious when I have 6 lunch items, and have to reselect "lunch" every time. (I know, poor me.)

I hope these suggestions aren't too nit-picky, but I like easy, and so far this is way more work than FitDay. ('Course, I know that's why you're testing it, huh?)

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Old Wed, Jan-19-05, 09:13
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2) Along the same lines, can you arrange the search function so that I can find the item based on the typed word? Example...."sugar" gives me 3 pages of stuff I can't use (babyfood, cookies, etc.). All I want is "sugar". IF I type in "sugars, granulated", then I get what I want, but if I wanted to remember those values, I'd use the USDA, which is a pain. One of the reasons I like FitDay, is I just have to type in an item, and I get a listing STARTING with the item typed. Example. I type in "sugar" and FitDay immediately begins the list with "sugars, granulated" (or brown, or whatever). Or I type in "carrot", and get "carrots, raw", versus Progress Tracker starting off with Babyfood or cookies.


O.k., the search should now more friendly, give it a try and let me know how the search results look.

Wa'il
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