Ate Food Journal - Photo Diary 4+

Nonjudgmental Easy & Intuitive

Piqniq Inc.

    • 4.8 • 8.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Transform your relationship with food and life! Try Ate — the nonjudgmental, intuitive, and body positive journaling tool. Enjoy eating again!

Ate Food Journal promotes mindfulness, positive self-talk, and is easy-to-use.
Only 3 taps to log a meal. Try it today!

Ate Food Journal is not about crash diets or restrictive living by calorie counting. It’s about building a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. A better version of one’s self, one small habit at a time. One that is easily maintained and enjoyed in the long run.

Ate increases intuitiveness to help you find food freedom!

Ate makes it easy to:
- Quickly capture meals using photos.
- Reflect on and record the reason for eating.
- Quickly glance at the most recent meal, using Widgets.
- Build sustainable healthy behaviors for lasting change.
- Experiment with new habits, to see what works best.
- Look back on previous eating experiments, to see how it felt. 
- Automatically track fasting (IF 16/8).
- Share the journey with friends or a coach.
- Stay connected with friends through food.
- Start conversations around meals or just send them some love.
- Share your meal images with each other directly in the built-in chat.
- Share the day on Social media, if desired.
- Export stats and entries for the past 7-days as a beautiful PDF. 
- Share Timeline/Profile via the web (read-only).
- Customize Q&As under meal details for more personalized tracking.
- Use giant Emojis to answer self-written questions for easy selection and fun.

Ate also enables logging and reflecting on other areas of life:
- Record Beverages (Water, etc.), Movement, Emotions, and daily Notes.
- Log Measurements (Body Weight, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar Levels, or Cholesterol)
- Sync it with Apple Health (Water, Movement, and Measurements)

Mindless eating is a thing of the past with Ate!

Start food journaling today with the #1 Mindful Photo Food Journal — Ate!

Ate is a subscription based app with a 7-day FREE trial. See subscription details below.

So why we built Ate?
With all the distractions and stress in our lives, it's easy to eat mindlessly. Often it’s hard to remember what and why we ate. 

Mindless eating has an impact on health — physical, mental, and emotional. 
Diets and other quick fixes don’t work in the long run. Sometimes they even cause more stress and frustration.

Ate was built with this in mind. It’s a nonjudgmental mindful diary that is thoughtfully designed to help increase self-awareness of eating habits, behaviors, and feelings. 

Ate is an easy to use food journal built around positive reinforcement. It fits easily into life and is a joy to use. Ate reveals existing healthy behaviors and shows how to turn them into healthy habits. Ate also provides guidance on how to turn unhealthy habits into healthy ones. 

Ate worked with health professionals around the world and built this app on journaling techniques that have been proven over decades.

Regarding Privacy:
Ate does not run ads. 
Ate does not share personal data with others, ever. 
Ate respects privacy, as a top priority. 

Subscription Details:
Ate is a subscription app that comes with a 7-day FREE trial. 
Sign up for monthly or yearly auto-renewing plans which will start at the end of the FREE trial period. The subscription gives you full, unlimited access to the app- no hidden fees, gated features, or ads. It enables Ate to continuously provide new features and updates, while maintaining a private and secure environment for you to journal in.

Subscription processing is handled by Apple. Your credit card will be charged through your Apple App Store account when you confirm your purchase. Subscription renews automatically at the same price unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription term. You can manage subscriptions in Account Settings in the Apple App Store after purchase. Refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the subscription term.

What’s New

Version 3.5

Ate Lock Screen Widgets — help capture meals even faster or just on the last time you ate. (Available on iOS 16)

Ate Discover section — a brand new collection of expertly created articles, covering evidence based approaches to improving health and wellness. Digestible, practical, and actionable to support you on your journey.

All recent updates
- New Chat Attachments options to start more meaningful conversations.
- New Friend Connect with latest meal feed, meal zoom, new chat, and profile page.
- New Ate Widgets to capture everything faster.
- Hide Fasting option, if it’s not your thing.
- Pre-meal questions for quick reflections.

Love Ate? Rate it in the App Store!
Feedback is really important to Ate. It helps Ate become even better. Hearing actual stories from people who use Ate is an inspiration.

For Health Coaches!
Ate Coach is built specifically for coaches, based on feedback from coaches. 
More at

Questions or feedback are always welcome! 
Reach out to Ate via the in-app support channel or via email (

Happy Journalling!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

EugeniaZitro ,

Great alternative for counting calories

Honestly, this app is worth it. One thing I need to make clear is that it’s not free, and usually I turn away from apps with a monthly subscription. However this is one Im willing to pay for! I have a bad relationship with food and started working with a dietitian to improve my eating habits. I’ve tried counting calories and writing down my food in the past but usually end up in me obsessing, feeling guilty, and reverting back to restricting/binging. However, I wanted to find a way to still track my food and ensure I’m including more whole foods in my diets, so my dietitian recommended this app! It’s so simple to use, you snap a pic of your meal, and has a lot of different ways to reflect on your meal (why did you eat, how did it taste, where did you eat, how did you feel afterwards). This has truly helped me not only learn more about what I eat but why I eat and how I feel after that food. Not only that, but it gives you different “challenges”. Right now, I’m trying to cut back on eating out/fast food, so I’m doing the home cooking challenge. Every time I make my meal at home, I keep “on track” and if I buy food, I mark it as “off track”, really keeps me motivated to continue my streak and make more meals at home! If you having a bad history with dieting and counting calories but still want to keep some sort of accountability I would definitely give this app a try :)

SMKelsey ,

The little things are big...

After YouFood ended, I was lost. I loved taking pics of my food to keep a journal, but at some point, I realized that habitually taking the photo just became habit and I always wished for more. So far, it seems that “Ate” has it. First, as simple s concept as it is, I love, love, love the on and off path option. Actively saying that I am “on path” is an motivator😇 that I did not anticipate. Likewise, who wants to admit that they’re “off path” 🤷🏽‍♀️? I also love the integration of my water and exercise efforts as well. I’ve only been doing it for three days, so I haven’t really gotten into all of the other benefits but I also like the idea of tracking why I eat, whether I eat at home or out, how the meal was prepared, how I was feeling when I ate and a big one...who I ate with 😉! I have a feeling that in time, I’m going to see some real trends that will expose for me why I eat the way I eat and more importantly how much I eat. Aside from always saying “I just love food”, that’s a question that I don’t think I’ve truly figured out just yet. Now, I just need to find some friends for more accountability. I’m trying the upgrade and had marked my calendar to cancel after 14 days, planning to be unfulfilled, but I know already that I’m in. Yearly plan paid for. Wish me luck! P.S. I swear I’m not a developer or a friend or family member of theirs and I can prove it. Just try it and see for yourself! 😂😂

Aidan not Aiden ,

Perfect Food Tracker

I’m trying to practice mindful eating habits, so I was looking for an app I could use to track not just what and when I eat, but also how I’m feeling when/after I eat. Finding an app that’s more than just a calorie/macro counter has been tough. I admit I didn’t have high hopes for this app, but figured I’d try the free trial anyway.
This app is AMAZING. It’s so customizable that I can track everything I need (and some things I hadn’t even thought of). The day recap allows me to see trends easily without having to go through each individual post. I love being able to just snap a picture of my meals rather than having to type each thing into an app like other diet trackers. And I love that I can set an alert for a certain time after my meal to see how I’m feeling once everything has settled.
If I want to nitpick, that alert I mentioned applies to the time the meal is put into the app, not the time the meal was eaten. So if I have an alert set to check in 30 minutes after my meal, and I enter my meal in retroactively for 15 minutes ago, I won’t get the alert until 45 minutes after eating. But that’s such a minor issue I can’t even call it a complaint.
I don’t like subscription services, so I doubt I’ll continue to use the app indefinitely, but I’m definitely willing to pay for a month to help get me in the habit of choosing foods that make me feel good.

App Privacy

The developer, Piqniq Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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