Track your Caffeine Level throughout the day

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 22, 2013
Apps, Google Android
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I drink two or three cups of coffee each morning during breakfast and afterwards when I start to work. I do that mainly because I like to drink it, especially in Winter when it is cold outside, and not so much for the other benefits that it provides, but also to get inspiration for my coffee blog.

While I do not notice much of a benefit in regards to "waking up faster", I noticed that when I drink coffee too late in the day, that I sometimes have troubles falling asleep.

That's the core reason why I do not drink beverages that contain caffeine in the second half of the day.

If you consume a lot of coffee or other drinks that contain caffeine, it may be of interest to you to keep track of your caffeine level throughout the day.

Track your caffeine level

While you could do those calculations in memory, or on paper, you can also use an app like Caffeine Tracker for that which does all that for you.

Here is how it works: whenever you drink or eat something with caffeine, you add the information to the application. It ships with four drinks, Coffee, Espresso, Soda and Tea, and options to add others to it easily. If you prefer Mocha, you can easily add it to the app.

Before you get started, you may need to make changes in the preferences as metabolism depends on factors such as your weight or whether you are pregnant.

Here you can also modify the default unit size from Ounces to Milliliters, and enable or disable the apps' notification feature.

Caffeine Tracker can notify you if your caffeine level rises above or drops below a certain level.

Adding a new drink is easy. All you have to do is pick one of the presets that shipped with the app or that you have added to it, type the size of it, and the date and time you have consumed it.

All drinks that you add this way are displayed in the program's main interface. Here you see them listed separately based on the caffeine level, and an overall level that is an accumulation of the caffeine of all drinks.

The app does not provide you with any information about the current caffeine level. Generally speaking, about 200mg to 300mg per day is not harmful to most adults.

The application itself is free, but displays ads at the bottom of the screen. A paid version of Caffeine Tracker is available which does away with the ads, and introduces new features such as a history and projecting chart, improved drink input, and editable drinks.

Verdict

If you need to pay attention to your caffeine intake, or simply want to monitor it for a period of time, then you may want to try out Caffeine Tracker as it helps you do so easily.

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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm
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    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm
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    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm
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    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am
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      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am
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    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm
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    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm
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    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm
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    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm
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      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm
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    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm
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    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm
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    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm
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    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm
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      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am
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    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm
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    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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