DrinkControl app

An app aimed at anyone wanting to keep track of how much alcohol they drink and how often.

DrinkControl  By E-protect
  • Alcohol-use tracking
  • Graphs and reports for sharing
  • Cost and calorie calculator
  • Sync with Apple Health
  • Reminders (paid version)
  • Data exports (paid version)

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Clinical review

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? Yes
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? Yes
  • require internet access? No
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Cost Free (basic); Paid upgrade

Premium version available via subscription at $4.99/month, $12,99/year or $25.99 lifetime use  

What does the app do?

This app helps you keep track of how much alcohol you drink and how often. It uses a drinks' diary to log your drinks and a chart function to see your drinking habits in the past 24 hours, 7 days and 30 days, and whether you've reached binge drinking level. The app also helps you calculate the financial cost of your drinking. For a more detailed description of the app, see the app website(external link), iTunes(external link) and, for a detailed review, see Reviews.



✔  Easy to use.

✔ You can change the app icon, which helps with confidentiality.

✔ Good use of graphs and infographics to show data.

✔ Shows the caloric value of alcoholic drinks. 

✘ The definition of a unit of alcohol is only the same as in New Zealand if the WHO definition is selected. New Zealand users will not necessarily know to select the WHO settings.

Privacy and security

All personal information entered via the app is stored on the user's device and not shared with a third party unless authorised by the user. View the app privacy policy.(external link) Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.

Review details

  • June 2022, Version 5.8.1, Apple
  • April 2021, Version 5.4.1, Apple
  • July 2016, Version 1.2.0, Android

Learn more

DrinkControl website(external link)
Interactive tools(external link) Alcohol.org.nz

Related topics

Alcohol use apps
NZ Health App Library
Alcohol – general information
Diabetes and alcohol
Consumer guide: how to choose a health app
Clinicians guide: how to choose a health app


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Reviewed by: Dr Peter Ou, GP and Clinical Editor, Auckland Regional HealthPathways

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