Thanks to Mark's mentioning Fitday when I discovered this site, I've been using it for a few weeks. It's pretty awesome but it has a couple of serious flaws, in my opinion. I love the reports!
As to the free online version, the rapid auto sign out is really, really annoying. What, our data needs to be secure? Or, is it an attempt to get us to upgrade to a paid version? If so, it's having the opposite effect on me. And apparently the Fitday PC, reasonable enough at $20, does not let a guy use both the online version AND PC. One download of online, and that's it, at least as how I understand it. Not so good for travel or being in the office.
But the biggest flaw with Fitday is the food database. It sucks. It has all kinds of weird things like lots of Puerto Rican foods. It is completely devoid of many common foods. One day I took a swig of regular (Mexican) Coke. Nothing but diet sodas listed. It is often WAY off base, you can just suspect that Brussels sprouts do NOT have 5 grams of fat per cup, eh? The search engine totally sucks, one word often bringing up ten pages of suggestions. I must have three dozen Custom foods by now, sometimes getting a framework of data from Fitday but using either the USDA or packaged data to modify. (nutritiondata.com and fatsecret.com have much more intensive information and use the USDA database.)
Although I have a heavy time investment in Fitday, I'd be more than happy to have a good program and pay a modest amount for it, maybe to $30 or so. I've done some searching without anything jumping out as what I want. Well, there was one that got a great review......and then I noticed that it used the Australian and Canadian db's! All that development and they didn't put the USDA in it? Wow. Google something like Ten Best Diet Software Programs and you'll get a sense of things.
Another thing which is more in the "wish list" category is the inability to break out, in all foods, the three fat types and several carb types, and all vitamins. It would be nice to have an Atkins net carbs category, I do that with some foods when there is a large difference.
Anyway, your experiences or thoughts?