DrinkControl: Alcohol Tracker 17+

Drink less, track sober days


    • 4.7 • 1.6K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Keep calm and count your drinks! Stay within moderate (low-risk) alcohol limits, get motived to drink less and save money. Track, understand and make a positive change!

DrinkControl demystifies units of alcohol (also known as standard drinks) in ways other apps don't. People don’t understand the guidelines for moderate/low-risk alcohol consumption and DrinkControl helps to make sense what these really mean.

DrinkControl is your alcohol consumption diary, helping you to keep track of what you drink and when to help keep yourself accountable — a vital motivation in making changes like drinking less often, opting for lighter drinks, or going for a sober streak.

Instead of considering our consumption in alcohol units (also known as standard drinks) or grams of pure alcohol (the basis of moderate drinking guidelines), we simply consume our beer, wine and spirits in their available containers without giving them a second thought. But not all beers, wines or shots are equal.

DrinkControl helps you be better informed about the drinks you consume and the amount of alcohol/calories they contain. Whether it's to reduce alcohol intake on the advise of a doctor, goal of spending less or losing weight, tracking drinks will help you with moderation or cutting down.

Now, that’s a sobering thought!

- Easily and quickly track your drinks and alcohol expenses
- Track and see your drinking history in calendar
- Mark your dry/sober days and streaks
- Compare your alcohol use with moderate/low-risk drinking guidelines from leading health institutions
- Sync alcohol units (standard drinks) and alcohol calories consumed with Apple Health
- Get statistics and charts on alcohol use, sober days, money spent and calories in alcohol
- Get your personal infographic on drinks consumed

Premium features include:
- Set and customize drink tracking reminders/notifications
- Get statistics and charts for last/calendar month/week, quarter or year and previous time periods
- Look back in the history, create an infographic for whole month/year
- Add your favourite types of drinks
- Export data to .csv file for use in Excel/Numbers
- Choose your favourite app icon
- Back up your data to iCloud or Dropbox

Terms, Conditions and Privacy:

What’s New

Version 5.8.1

== NEW ==
- Sober/dry days are included in infographic as separate section.
- New alternate app icon "Op art".

- Improved displaying of sober/dry and empty periods in the charts.
- It is now possible to mark today as dry/sober before noon.
- Minor UI changes and improvements.

== FIXED ==
- Fixed issue that ocassionally prohibited marking of day as dry/sober in the Calendar.
- Fixed ocassional issue/crash when saving new custom drink type.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

TheMadMac ,

It’s a very good app

Edit: still using Drink Control several years later. In 2019 I managed to lose twenty pounds largely from cutting back my drinking which I tracked using the data in this app—-and then promptly gained it back once the pandemic hit. It’s nice to see I’ve been tapering back in 2021. Hopefully I can lose that weight again. But I still suggest a “water” option by default! It’s important to have a placeholder on nights you don’t drink!

With drinks that have different alcohol content it’s very hard to be sure how much you actually drank over just a few days. Tracking over a month? Several months? A year? It’s impossible. I have that data now and it’s useful. It’s a great way for me to be accountable but also let myself relax when I’m within my limits. Very responsive developer too which is great. Thank you. I should share that I added in a custom drink called “water” to indicate for myself that I tracked my drinks that night and I had zero. It might be a helpful drink to add by default simply as a placeholder. That way I know later that I was being honest! And then I get it on the infograph as well. I can check how many days I skipped drinking over a time period by checking how many times I marked down “water” for my drinks. Very useful. Thank you

tjasonbrown ,

Really helps bring visibility and peace of mind

I admit I’m a worrier. I tend to overthink things. Meaning that I can get paranoid about how healthy or unhealthy I perceive my habits to be. I enjoy drinking but I find it easy to feel like I’m overdoing it either in how many days a week I drink or with how many drinks I have in a social outing (whether it is real or perceived is a different topic). This app has been very helpful in bringing some stability to my own perceptions of that. It is easy to just pop into the app and tally a drink as I go, or the next day if I got too busy chatting to stop and enter. The weekly tally is great because I can see how many drinks I’ve had and I can see the upcoming day when the tally will go down so that I don’t feel pressure for drinking again until the running tally drops lower. Overall, it is easy to use and I’ve consistently recorded all my drinks for the past 6 months. I’m less stressed and can easily see when I feel like I need to dial down a bit, or when it is ok to let loose and have some more fun. For me, it takes the worry away and that has been great.

crisikius ,

Very useful app

I’ve never seen myself as a big drinker, but after having a stroke, I knew I needed to more carefully and completely monitor my alcohol intake. This app has not only helped to monitor my drinking, but more importantly, help measure actual alcohol units. For example, I like microbrews, especially IPAs. With this app I discovered the true volume of my alcohol intake I never had considered: a single IPA pint, clearly not a problem drinker kind of drink, is actually nearly 2 alcohol units given the high average alcohol content of modern microbrews. Think of it, in my younger days, 2 pints would be the norm yet that’s actually equal to 4 alcohol units. Without a doubt, an eye opener. I really appreciate the app for its usefulness but also for its well thought out layout. Inputting information is straight forward and simple. The data presentation is clear and meaningful. Great app!

App Privacy

The developer, E-protect, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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

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