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Very Helpful App ★★★★★

I’m an alcoholic. No, I don’t wake up with the shakes, drink all day or have alcohol dependency. Just an every night habit but make no mistake I’m still an alcoholic. This app helps me greatly with my drinking. I HATE putting drinks in. I’d much rather log a dry day. This week through Friday I’ve only had drinks one day. That’s huge for me. I’m so happy. I just wish you could add what time in the day you had a drink. Other than that I can’t recommend enough.
DrinkControl 5.9, January 6, 2023 (US App Store)

Very helpful ★★★★★

Very well done way to track your drinking and make sure it’s staying within limits, and a good motivator to drink less. Many well thought out features. The free version is good enough for most people, but the paid features add handy little touches and was a very reasonable way to support the development of the app.
DrinkControl 5.9, December 31, 2022 (US App Store)

GREAT ★★★★★

I upgraded to the paid version after having the free one for a long time. I find it very useful and motivating and helpful. Tracking the number of drinks, dry days, and various other settings make it easy to use. Looking back over time all super useful.
DrinkControl 5.8, April 21, 2022 (US App Store)

Great App to Keep Moderate ★★★★★

If you're using this app it's because you want the awareness that it provides. The loop is reinforced.
DrinkControl 5.8, April 20, 2022 (US App Store)

Отлично работает ★★★★★

Не могу сказать, что стал пить меньше, но повод задуматься появился) Главное не лениться фиксировать и делать выводы) Реализовано отлично, приятно пользоваться!
DrinkControl 5.8, May 28, 2022 (Russia App Store)

App really helped me ★★★★★

Wow - this app helped my cut my alcohol consumption to 1/3 of what it was!!! Thanks. The key is the 3 time tracks - today, last 7 days and last 30 days Update: loving the new version - nice changes. Especially love the "% change vs previous period" that REALLY helps!!!
DrinkControl 5.6, Oct 6, 2021 (US App Store)

Very helpful ★★★★★

Like many people, I let my drinking habit get a little bit out of control during the pandemic. But this pandemic isn’t going anywhere and I would like to make friends with my liver again. This app is a very helpful - and eye opening - way to keep track of your intake, and a very good incentive to cut your intake down. I’ve finally been able to get a handle on my drinking, and it feels good.
DrinkControl 5.5, Aug 4, 2021 (US Store)

Great, simple, easy to use tracking tool ★★★★★

I’ve been using this app for 3 years and have found it so helpful in tracking my alcohol units consumption. Seeing a downward trend overtime has felt empowering and I know that I’m being honest with myself about exactly how much I’m consuming. I used to consider every beverage “one drink”, but now I am more aware of the abv and ounces of that drink, aspects I didn’t used to pay much attention to before. Im glad to say that hangovers are incredibly rare these days, and I attribute much of that to this app!
DrinkControl 5.5, Jul 22, 2021 (US Store)

Changed my habits ★★★★★

Fantastic easy to use App that easily enables capturing of alcoholic units, plus has enabled me to reduce my consumption through my awareness of the number of units I’m consuming.
DrinkControl 5.4, Feb 14, 2021 (South Africa App Store)

Getting mindful about my drinking ★★★★★

This app has really helped me to be mindful about my drinking. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to understand how much they are drinking and what’s the right amount.
DrinkControl 5.4, Dec 10, 2020 (US App Store)

Found Moderation, thank you! ★★★★★

I’ve been using this app for almost two years. It’s really helped me reduce my drinking and allowed me to find moderation. I started drinking more during the pandemic and got back on track easily. It’s fun and easy to use and love the addition of Calendar week, month ,and year. I wish I could find a similar app for other goals that was so reinforcing. Cheers to you!
DrinkControl 5.4, Dec 9, 2020 (US App Store)

Take control of your drinking! ★★★★★

I started using this app five years ago because I was concerned that my drinking might be going over the limits of moderation. I enjoy alcohol and never want it to become a problem because I’d hate to have to give it up! It does take a lot of self-discipline to log each and every drink but if you’re serious about it, you get used to it pretty quickly. It’s really great data! I helps me make more conscious decisions about my drinking and has even gradually reduced my drinking over time, lowering my tolerance so that a drink or two is enough anyway. I’m sure it’s saved me a ton of money too. When my doctor asks how many drinks I have a week, I can show him! It’s so customizable as well. Highly recommended!
DrinkControl 5.4, Oct 23, 2020 (US App Store)

Very helpful ★★★★★

I like the clear interface and easy inputs. The data is only as good as what I put in, which has encouraged me to be honest with myself. I better understand portions and cocktail mixtures now. “Just two drinks” can be more like 4 or 5 real units, which took me a while to face and get my head around.
DrinkControl 5.3, Sep 21, 2020 (US App Store)

Helps stick to a plan ★★★★★

I have a tendency to drink too much. This keep me honest, either not drinking or within limits almost all the time.
DrinkControl 5.2, Mar 14, 2020 (US App Store)

Awareness is key ★★★★★

Just seeing my consumption in a running chart has drastically reduced my intake. Before I started using the app, I had no idea how much I was drinking or was horribly underestimating the actual alcohol content. Now, I skip that last drink that I don’t need (most of the time...) because I don’t want to be in the red the next day.
DrinkControl 5.2, Mar 7, 2020 (US App Store)

Accuracy Counts ★★★★★

This is by far the best method/ app I have used to monitor my drinking. The app allows for accurate input and tracks the info for you. It is a huge improvement from what I was doing before, and has helped me get a clearer picture about my drinking. Its helping me get healthier and happier by not self sabotaging!
DrinkControl 4.14, Oct 8, 2019 (US App Store)

Great app ★★★★★

One of the greatest apps I have on my phone. Helps me to monitor my alcohol intake. Easy to use, great infographs and a great concept. Highly recommend if you want to keep track of how much alcohol you are drinking.
DrinkControl 4.14, Aug 2, 2019 (UK App Store)

Great Ap for keeping track of drinks ★★★★★

I have been using it for s couple of years now. Great for letting you know where you stand on your drinking habits. Easy to use.
DrinkControl 4.13, Apr 22, 2019 (US App Store)

Helps keep me in line ★★★★★

I have been using this app for over 2 years and it really helps give me a clear idea of how much alcohol I actually consume. Since starting to use it I feel that I am a comfortable moderate drinker. It keeps me accountable and healthy.
DrinkControl 4.13, Jan 15, 2019 (US App Store)

Amazing app ★★★★★

It brings right to my face the reality of my drinking, it makes me face it somehow so clearly and just that fact is altering my habits for the better, the use of colour, bar charts, daily/weekly/3monthly views, comparisons of what it means calorie wise. This is the first time online I’ve paid more than pence for an app, cos it’s so good.
DrinkControl 4.13, Nov 17, 2018 (UK App Store)

Отличное приложение ★★★★★

Не сказать, что я алкоголик, наоборот выпиваю раз в неделю. И хочу это делать реже, но социальные связи тянут и заставляют пить. Теперь могу более тщательно контролировать количество выпитого и отказывать себе когда моя месячная норма привышена. Я думаю благодрая приложению стал действительно здоровее и счастливее!
DrinkControl 4.13, Nov 14, 2018 (Russia App Store)

It works! ★★★★★

Amazed how logging my drinks in the app for a few months helped me cut down.
DrinkControl 4.13, Jul 27, 2018 (UK App Store)

Great app! ★★★★★

Excellent app. Once I saw how many calories I was consuming and how often - and for what? Hangovers.... my drinking started decreasing thanks to the data against my fitness tracker data.
DrinkControl 4.12, May 19, 2018 (US App Store)

Awesome app ★★★★★

Over four year usage, it definitely helped me to rethink my drinking.
DrinkControl 4.10, Oct 25, 2017 (US App Store)

One month in ★★★★★

The app is super helpful! Highly recommend especially if you have a partner or friend using it too! Controlling alcohol consumption is great but also good to pair with caloric intake! Cheers!! (Or not??) <3
DrinkControl 4.10, May 14, 2017 (Canada App Store)

Great App ★★★★★

The genius of this app it that it does what it says it will do: track alcohol consumption, calories consumed and the money per drink that you spend. It also lets you know when you have consumed moderate or beyond moderate 😏 amounts of alcohol and sort by day, week, and month.
DrinkControl 4.9, Feb 18, 2016 (US App Store)

I'm getting on track ★★★★★

I have found the non preachy, factual approach very helpful in keeping me accountable for my drinking choices. I have significantly cut back since being able to see my drinking patterns on a weekly and monthly basis. I enjoy the educational articles as well. Thank you for your sensible approach to an often emotionally charged topic.
DrinkControl 4.9, Sep 14, 2016 (Canada App Store)

Great app to monitor drinking ★★★★★

Have found this app to be very useful in logging my drinking and realising how easy it is to go beyond maximum recommended units. Very easy to use and export data. Graphical representation of units and spend on a calendar basis. Can be shocking! Recommend to anyone who wants easy way to log their drinking for monitoring.
DrinkControl 4.9, Jul 25, 2016 (UK App Store)

Informative ★★★★★

I got into the habit of using this app as I was intrigued how much I drank and how it rated in the health scale. I'm not a heavy drinker, but even I was surprised how easy it was to wind up over the recommended monthly limit, simply by drinking a few pints on a weekend night out and the occasional couple for mid week football. Once you see it all quantified in terms of calories and money and observe the peaks and troughs of the annual graph, you feel the desire to live a more healthy life whilst understanding what moderation means for when you do fancy a trip to the pub.
DrinkControl 4.9, Apr 30, 2016 (UK App Store)

Great app ★★★★★

Works well. Very simple and intuitive. I'm a data person and I like the stats and visual tracking of the app. Helps me realize what I drink over time.
DrinkControl 4.9, Nov 28, 2016 (US App Store)

Awesome ★★★★★

Kann ich nur empfehlen. Interessante Informationen Über das eigene trinkverhalten.
DrinkControl 4.8, Jan 39, 2016 (Germany App Store)

Exactly as described ★★★★★

This app is very easy to use and delivers results in a clean, simple to understand interface. I've been using for over a year now and it's really interesting to look back at the graphical results. The results are also exportable to Excel (csv file).
DrinkControl 4.5.1, Apr 18, 2015 (US App Store)

Best App ★★★★★

This is a wonderful app. It has made a huge difference in my reduction of drinking. It is very motivating to keep track and watch your progress. It's a winner!!!!
DrinkControl 4.0, Feb 4, 2014 (US App Store)

You may be surprised ★★★★★

Great app for tracking and analyzing what you're drinking. (You may be surprised at how much!) Good graphs, a money tracker, and gentle warnings when you're going a little big. Try it! Either get a handle on it or give it up all together.
DrinkControl 3.0, May 8, 2013 (US App Store)

Una App útil ★★★★★

Ayuda importante para tomar conciencia de nuestros hábitos sociales y valorar la cantidad de alcohol consumido . Favorece un consumo responsable.
DrinkControl 3.1, Apr 29, 2013 by (Spain App Store)

Simple drink tracking app ★★★★★

Easy to use, provides a simple means to track self-reported alcoholic drinks. As someone seeking help with alcohol use, it helps me provide accurate data to my physician and allows me to see patterns and progress over time.
DrinkControl 5.9, December 7, 2022 (US App Store)

Helps stick to a plan ★★★★★

I have a tendency to drink too much. This keep me honest, either not drinking or within limits almost all the time. It is very motivating to see the dry days add up.
DrinkControl 5.9, November 16, 2022 (US App Store)

Cut my consumption by 75% ★★★★★

While the app is basic, it serves the purpose of tracking and displaying consumption well. It helped me become aware of the quantity of alcohol I was consuming and then subsequently helped me cut back significantly. Particularly like the fact that it has WHO guidelines as a benchmark. It’s cheap - especially since I’ve saved a ton on alcohol purchases since I bought this app.
DrinkControl 5.9, November 3, 2022 (India App Store)

Excellent app ★★★★★

Thanks for a great app which allows you to easily track your drinking and encourages you to take stock and get real. The day in a glance - showing your daily, weekly and monthly status is invaluable.
DrinkControl 5.9, October 29, 2022 (Australia App Store)

This app works for me ★★★★★

I am finally successful at limiting my consumption of alcohol with the help of this app. By committing to record every alcoholic beverage I consume and staying below 15 units/week, this app help keeps me honest. If the app has awards and badges and challenges like I’ve seen on other apps, that might encourage me to push for more dry days. They’re silly but they seem to provide an incentive that has worked for me in a calorie counting app that I use.
DrinkControl 5.8, April 20, 2022 (US App Store)

Nice Way To Keep Drinking In Check ★★★★★

With all the discussions about drinking and your health, this app does a great job of making you aware of your drinking in terms of recommended amounts based on your country or the World Health Organization recommended limits.
DrinkControl 5.8, April 20, 2022 (US App Store)

Sobering App ★★★★★

I love this app. It helps me to control the amount of alcohol I drink. This tracker shows you how many drinks you have had in a day, week and month, and if you are over the recommended amount of drinks. You can track cost so you realize how much money you are spending. You can look beck at previous months and see how many days in a month you drank. As long as you can be honest with yourself and enter your drinks, it is super helpful to see how much you are consuming, $$ you are spending, and empty calories you are drinking. Love this app!
DrinkControl 5.4, Oct 5, 2021 (US App Store)

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
DrinkControl 5.4, Oct 4, 2021 (US App Store)

Great for anyone who wants to cut back a little ★★★★★

This app makes it easy to start logging drinks - you can be very specific about the type of drink, or just log the alcohol content. By no means does this app pressure you to be sober, but it does help you celebrate in moderation! My only suggestion: BE HONEST about the number of drinks you’re having. The only way to misuse this app is by fudging the numbers.
DrinkControl 5.4, Feb 3, 2021 (US App Store)

Sehr hilfreich ★★★★★

Sehr hilfreiche App, um den Konsum im Auge zu behalten. Und motivierend, die Senkung des Konsums zu sehen in Form der Auswertung.
DrinkControl 5.4, Dec 15, 2020 (Germany App Store)

Brilliant for measuring progress ★★★★★

This is a fantastic app to help measure and remember your drink intake - the measurement reports are great to track progress in easily relatable ways - like number of calories converted into burgers - super motivating!
DrinkControl 5.3, Oct 22, 2020 (Australia App Store)

App really helped me ★★★★★

Wow - this app helped my cut my alcohol consumption to 1/3 of what it was!!! Thanks. The key is the 3 time tracks - today, last 7 days and last 30 days
Update: loving the new version - nice changes. Especially love the "% change vs previous period" that REALLY helps!!!
DrinkControl 5.3, Oct 7, 2020 (UK App Store)

Super helpful! ★★★★★

I didn’t want to quit drinking altogether, but I did want to be more mindful of my alcohol consumption. This app has been perfect for helping me increase my awareness and make better decisions!
DrinkControl 5.3, Sep 13, 2020 (US App Store)

Sober Curious Support ★★★★★

Using this non-judgemental, information-packed app has been a great help! Be sure to read the FAQs!
DrinkControl 5.2, Mar 7, 2020 (US App Store)

Very helpful app ★★★★★

I use DrinkControl every day to monitor my alcohol consumption. I have not (by personal choice) abstained from drinking, but the app has helped me to reduce my consumption significantly.
DrinkControl 5.2, Jan 21, 2020 (Canada App Store)

Wake up call ★★★★★

Using the free version it didn’t take long (one week) to put my drinking into perspective- that is the infographic feature. Highly recommend for anyone looking to cut down on drinking.
DrinkControl 4.14, Sep 13, 2019 (US App Store)

Easy to use and helps create change ★★★★★

I’ve found this app to be sufficiently easy to use such that I have been reliably entering data for over a year. Big believer in measuring things to help change them so thank you in helping me reduce my drinking!
DrinkControl 4.14, Apr 18, 2019 (UK App Store)

Helps keep me honest with myself ★★★★★

This app is great! Before I would pour a large glass of wine and count it as one drink so it helps to have to input the ounces to keep me honest. Super easy to use. Love how it shows the hamburger equivalent to what I drank that week. Thanks for helping me moderate my drinking!
DrinkControl 4.13, Jan 12, 2019 (US App Store)

Une application remarquable ★★★★★

À la fois simple et complète, cette application permet une consommation raisonnable et responsable de boissons alcoolisées. Elle peut sauver des vie sans pour autant s’astreindre à une abstinence totale.
DrinkControl 4.13, Nov 6, 2018 (France App Store)

Very helpful ★★★★★

Thanks for this great app! Very helpful for trying to cut down. I'm trying to get healthy - lose weight and save money. Great idea tracking the money per drink too!!! Great Incentive...
DrinkControl 4.13, Oct 27, 2018 (US App Store)

A Must Download ★★★★★

Excellent App. Very accurate and provides me with a real incentive to moderate my consumption to recommend limits.
DrinkControl 4.12, Aug 28, 2018 (UK App Store)

Self recording=self honesty! ★★★★★

Really like the app. It’s simple, it gives me as much nuance as I need on volume/potency. Keeping a record of my drinking really became a catalyst for happily cutting down on consumption (in much the same way that seeing a workout heartrate app increased my caloric output...the competitive drive kicks in). Would like to have a baseline a pre-use questionnaire of drinking volume/frequency. That might increase the drive to keep improving, to keep beating my previous numbers.
DrinkControl 4.11, Dec 27, 2017 (New Zealand App Store)

Keeps me honest! ★★★★★

Sometimes it's abit of a shock when you write down all the misdeeds...... But it's a wake up call that I need to keep me honest.
DrinkControl 4.10, May 29, 2017 (New Zealand App Store)

Great App - use it lots ★★★★★

Really simple way of tracking intake - guaranteed. Super simple and very informative.
DrinkControl 4.10, Mar 9, 2017 (US App Store)

Great coaching app! ★★★★★

I used the free version for a while then ponied up for some more features. Definitely helpful app for keeping you aware and honest about your drinking habits and what's normal. After months (years?) of unhealthy drinking this app has helped wean me to a much healthier level--grateful to the team for the long-term health benefits--mind, body, and soul!
DrinkControl 4.9, Feb 11, 2016 (USA App Store)

Has really helped! ★★★★★

This app has some nice visuals that really motivate you to skip a day here and there. And when I do drink, it feels earned. If it keeps you from buying just one drink in a bar or restaurant, it's already paid for it's reasonable $5 cost.
DrinkControl 4.9, Oct 31, 2016 (US App Store)

Perfect, simple to use, effective motivator to track and reduce your drinking ★★★★★

I found this app after a new article ran about dangerous drinking consumption in the UK. It's the perfect twin to the Change4Life drinks tracker that is only available to UK users. In fact, this app is better in terms of it's ability to customize. It can be used for both UK and US imbibers, changing between abv (alcohol by volume) and abw (alcohol by weight). Cost of your drinking + alcohol levels in your weekly habit (and how close you are to meeting or exceeding) the weekly allowance helps to motivate you to drink less, which is important, because there is no cure for liver damage or cirrhosis. Great app!
DrinkControl 4.9, May 21, 2015 (US App Store)

I'll drink to that ★★★★★

Good, practical App. Blue for good, red for bad, purple for, you know, watch out. Easy to use, keeps you aware of how much you are drinking. Blame the guidelines for how little we can drink these days. Why I remember when...
DrinkControl 4.9, Apr 8, 2016 (Australia App Store)

The truth is always better ★★★★★

I belong to a group that teaches moderation of alcohol. This is a great reference guide to know where you fall in the quantity of drinks consumed. Great resource.
DrinkControl 4.9, Nov 29, 2016 (US App Store)

Cheers! ★★★★★

I am so grateful to this app for teaching me how to drink in a healthy manner. It taught me what drinking moderately really means. When I drink more than the recommended amount per day or week or month, they use gentle warning quotes and colors as a way to guide me. (Blue, I'm good; Purple, be careful; and Red, I'm over the limit!) I always try to be honest and I could choose to ignore the quote and color change...however, I'm amazed at how I'm just naturally drinking less and really savoring it and celebrating with it. I feel like drinking could be a weakness for me, and this app has made me stronger. Cheers!
DrinkControl 4.9, Apr 11, 2016 (US App Store)

Good for tracking intake ★★★★★

I like having the ability to enter a drink after the fact using the calendar function. That helps me be much more accurate than with other apps that assume you are always entering drinks right away
DrinkControl 4.7, Oct 10, 2015 (US App Store)


User friendly, helpful, and a rarity for me to use an app so consistently. Altogether excellent .. I'm not a heavy drinker, but that's also what heavy drinkers say ! FIVE STARS !!
DrinkControl 1.2, Oct 2, 2012 (UK App Store)

The best of it's kind ★★★★★

If you want an app to track your drinking, this is the best offered. It's easy to use, graphically pleasing/clean, tracks your intake and how much you spend, etc. I kind of wish the alcohol percentages could be given in decimals, or that when I bought alcohol in large quantities I could record it easily. (I can track how much I spend on an individual drink, but since I buy most of my alcohol in bulk or in bottles and drink it at home among friends, it's not all that useful. But it's a good feature anyway.) But nothing's perfect. Don't waste your money on a different app.
DrinkControl 1.2, Jun 26, 2011 (US App Store)