PoopLog review - the Number One app of Number Twos

Some apps you just never expect to exist. One of them is PoopLog, which does exactly what you think it does: it keeps track of every time you take a dump. Not just track, but describe in excruciating detail - texture, volume, time of day, pain level... Even photos can be attached and shared via the system-wide menu to whoever needs to know about your last trip to the can. 


PoopLog has a smooth layout and an appropriately brown color scheme. Though the UI elements are all pretty basic, they’re big enough to be easily read and tapped. The FAQ section of the app is actually very informative about why it was made, and has lots of links to related information.

Embarrassed by tracking your poop? Don’t be! PoopLog has the option to hide pictures from your system gallery, and set a passkey to access the app. Unfortunately, there’s no icon masking to make the app a bit more subtle than a spiral-ring notebook with a turd on it.


PoopLog has a surprising depth of functions for something about your business on the can. When logging a log, first poopers pick a type based on consistency on the Bristol Stool Scale.Then  they pick a rough volume, and enter time of day (either just now, an hour ago, or a custom date and time). The last update included the ability to add pain level on scale of 1-10. A second scale rating odor would be nice, if only for bragging rights. Bowel movements can then have notes and pictures included before being entered into the log.

While users can share PoopLogs out to the world, the app itself isn’t an option in the share menu, meaning you can’t haul in your glorious toilet photography from the gallery app - pictures have been taken right from the app. What to do with that huge, steaming pile of poop data? Export it into plain text for your health professional, of course. There’s also an import option on the off-chance that you drop your phone in the toilet after defiling it.

PoopLog hasn’t been updated in over a year, so what you see is what you get for the forseeable future. The devs says that he’s working on custom fields such as smell, discomfort, and contents, as well as geotagging, so you can see your poop history on a map. That GPS feature which might actually be helpful for dog owners.


  • Poop pictures can easily be shared with the world
  • Surprisingly extensive functionality


  • Poop pictures can easily be shared with the world
  • No icon masking despite other security features


Despite being free and not having to deal with ads, this is one shitty app. Okay, in all seriousness, PoopLog could see some real use from folks with IBS or other health problems that require tracking of bowel movements. Whether you’re using this for juvenile fun or serious business, please, for the love of all that his holy, please don’t start sharing pictures of your poop on Facebook or Twitter. Save that for when PoopLog blossoms into a full-blown fecal social network, complete with five-flush ratings and a stall buddy system.

Simon Sage
Simon has been covering mobile since before the first iPhone came out. After producing news articles, podcasts, review videos, and everything in between, he's now helping industry partners get the word about their latest products. Get in touch with him at simon@futurenet.com.