So I'm a total geek, and last week bought a cheap Android tablet to have in my kitchen (I mounted it below the cabinets so it can just stay there all the time except when charging). I did this mostly because I want to encourage myself to learn to cook more, and also because I am constantly running back and forth between my kitchen and my computer when I am preparing food. Now this tablet lets me have an accessible (speech output) calculator, timer (I can't see the one on my oven), recipes, and also watch YouTube or listen to podcasts while I do things like dishes. I was also hoping to use the camera on the tablet as a video magnifier so I could look at ingredients and nutritional information, but being a cheap tablet the camera is only 0.3 megapixels so isn't clear enough to zoom in to a level I can see. So I'll still need to use a video magnifier, which is a bit annoying but when I get a new one (I have one I've had for the past five years so will probably save up for a new one) I'll keep my current one where I keep my food scale so it's easily accessible.
The two apps I haven't found yet are a food database and SiDiary (well, I found SiDiary has an Android version but it says it's incompatible with my device so won't let me install ...). Anyone have any recommendations? I need one that is as simple as possible so it will work with the TalkBack screen reader, no fancy graphics or visual breakdowns needed.
I have started using SiDiary for my diabetes logbook, by the way, and LOVE IT! I was using Diabetes Pilot but that requires you enter everything manually, which I just can't keep doing because its' soooo time consuming to enter dozens of separate records each day. SiDiary allows me to upload my pump data (although it seems like I have to download it to ezManager first then upload, which is annoying). The one thing I DON'T like about this is that downloading from the Animas is so slow. I really hate that. No reason it has to take five or ten minutes to download pump data! SiDiary is synced to an online service so I can enter things manually (like exercise, notes about food or stress, etc.) on my computer or my iPhone. If I can get the Android app installed I can enter stuff from my kitchen, too, which would be nice. SiDiary also supports screen readers in all of its desktop software, mobile apps, and its website, which is great and something that can't be said of almost all other diabetes companies. Trying to make everything in my life as simple and easily accessible as possible.