Forget the digital hub nonsense. Our Macs are quickly becoming our personal companions, helping us to track important information, which helps us make better decisions.
Got asthma? Got diabetes? Get some day-to-day relief and use Logbook to track all the details associated with either affliction.
I have a number of family members who suffer from both asthma and diabetes; some severely, some moderately. Either way, tracking information is a big help to controlling both diseases.
Diabetes Logbook X tracks and reports important items such as blood glucose readings, carbohydrates in your diet, ketone tests, and insulin or any other medicine you take.
Logbook also tracks your weight over time, including calculating your personal Body Mass Index.
As with asthma, blood sugar can spike depending on various triggers, all of which can be recorded as an event or in the text notes.
Though somewhat straightforward, Diabetes Logbook X can also generate five reports, track appointments and supplies, and set up reminders in OS X’s iCal. Even contact information in the logbook can be added to Address Book.
If you know someone who suffers from diabetes and they’re a Mac user, make sure to show them Diabetes Logbook X.
A companion application is perfect for asthma sufferers. It’s creatively titled Asthma Logbook X.
I have asthma and so does one of my daughters. It can be a scary disease, but, again, tracking information leads to better management of symptoms and triggers.
Asthma Logbook X lets you track inhalers and other medicine, including peak flow readings. In addition to events, which can be tracked and flagged, logbook also lets you track general health items, spells of breathing difficulty, and more.
That lets you determine whether events or other influences are triggers so you can better manage situations and events. Of course, the asthma logbook also captures and stores health information, appointments, supplies, and reminders.
Do you see your Mac acting more like a personal companion, providing you with information to used to clutter your brain? The answer for me is a resounding ‘yes.’
The discipline required to fully utilize digital tools is still needed, but the tools themselves are easy to use, and, in the case of both logbooks, free to Mac users.