A weight loss app can give you the motivation, discipline, and accountability you need to lose weight — and keep it off. Whether you’re looking to count calories, log meals, or track your workouts, there are tons of great apps for iPhone and Android devices. We chose some of the year’s best based on their high quality, reliability, and great user reviews.

Android rating: 4.2 stars

Price: $.99 per item

All you need to get started with this daily weight tracker and BMI calculator is your gender, age, height, and weight. The tracker will calculate your BMI with its signature Weight Wheel, and its many graphs help you understand the weight effects of recent diet choices. You can also monitor and track your progress over time.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

With an enormous food database, a barcode scanner, and recipe importer, tracking food on MyFitnessPal is fast and easy. The app tracks your nutrients and counts calories, plus it offers food insights to help you make healthier choices. You can also log your exercise and steps, as well as find support and motivation from the community.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

If you have a goal weight in mind, Lose It! is designed to help you get there. Plug in your profile details and goal weight, and the app will calculate your daily calorie budget. Then you can track your food, weight, and activities to reach that goal. Features include barcode scanning, tracking food by taking a photo with Snap It, and a status bar if you’re counting macros.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

WW (Weight Watchers) is consistently rated by U.S. News as the best diet for weight loss, and the app gives you access to food and fitness trackers, thousands of recipes, and a supportive community. Use the barcode scanner and enormous database to track what you eat, and monitor your fitness goals with the activity tracker. A nutritional science-backed system will also guide you toward a healthier diet.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.2 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Instead of telling you to eat less and move more, Noom uses a psychology-based approach to identify your deeply held thoughts and beliefs about nutrition and exercise. Then it builds a customized approach to help you create healthy habits. The app helps you track your weight, food, exercise, blood pressure, and blood sugar all in one place.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.1 stars

Price: $3.99 for iPhone, $2.99 for Android

Fitness Buddy is like a personal trainer in your pocket. The app has more than 100 gym workouts for all kinds of fitness goals, over 1,000 home workouts, and eight comprehensive fitness programs, plus exercise videos, animations, and instructions. On the nutrition side, browse more than 100 recipes, and take the meal plan test to find the right plan for your goals.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free

Anyone hoping to improve their running ability will find a lot of guidance here. Tools like GPS run tracking, audio guided runs, weekly, monthly, and custom distance challenges, customized coaching plans, and community motivation make this a great way to turn running into an effective and enjoyable form of fitness.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Put on your running shoes and get out there – Runkeeper will track your distance, time, speed, elevation, calories burned, and other stats to help you analyze your training patterns. Audio feedback from the Voice Coach will keep you motivated, and you can start training for that marathon with one of the app’s many training plans.

iPhone rating: 4.3 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Powered by Under Armour, Endomondo is a fitness tracking and personal training app designed to help you get the most out of your workouts, no matter what they are. Track, log, and analyze your workouts, set goals and take on challenges, and sync the app with other wearables and apps to share your workout data or nutrition.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This comprehensive exercise tracker features detailed workout programs, HD video exercise instructions, and the tools to log and track your workouts. Use the free fitness program database to switch up your workouts and move closer to your personal goals. Keep tabs on your progress with the planner and personal records.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free

World-class Nike Master Trainers show you the ropes in more than 185 free workouts on the Nike Training Club app. Daily “Picks For You” are personalized workout recommendations based on your routine, so the more you train with the app, the more personal those recommendations become. Enter and record all of your activities to completely track your fitness life.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Looking to lose weight, tone up, or find a helpful introduction to fitness? Daily Burn can help you do it all, with quick workouts, personalized plans, access to personal trainers and healthy recipes, and much more. The app syncs with other health and fitness apps and offers streaming on-demand so you can work out on your schedule.

iPhone rating: 4.6 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: $3.99 for iPhone, free with in-app purchases

MyNetDiary was created to make losing weight easy. Set your goal weight, and the app will create a calorie budget to help you lose weight safely. A daily weight forecast keeps you on track and makes adjustments as needed. Features include an enormous food database and barcode scanner, macronutrient and nutrition stats, and reminders to keep you logging in meals, weigh-ins, sleep, and blood pressure.

iPhone rating: 4.9 stars

Android rating: 4.6 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Designed as a walking buddy and health coach in one, Pacer helps you track all of your activities and enjoy support and motivation from its community. The app features fun challenges, insightful data, outdoor route, personalized fitness plans, and guided workouts to help you reach your personal fitness goals.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This app is an accurate, easy-to-use heart rate monitor that lets you check your heart rate in less than 10 seconds. Keep tabs on your stress levels, find your heart rate activity zone, see trends and insights, and test for fatigue and fitness with this intuitive and useful app. It also prepares professional reports you can share with your doctor.

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Android rating: 4.4 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

This nutrition and health tracker monitors the quality of your calories and offers free health and diet tips, plus support and motivation from fellow dieters. Scan barcodes for information manufacturers don’t want you to notice, including things like added sugars, artificial sweeteners, trans fats, MSG, GMOs, and much more.

iPhone rating: 4.8 stars

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Train smarter with Strava, a sophisticated tracker that monitors your distance, pace, speed, elevation, and calories burned. The world’s largest trail network helps you mix things up with new routes and maps, and the monthly challenges can create the kind of friendly competition that pushes you to work harder.

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Jessica Timmons has been a writer and editor for more than 10 years. She writes, edits, and consults for a great group of steady and growing clients as a work-at-home mom of four, squeezing in a side gig as a fitness co-director for a martial arts academy.