Driving is as big a part of business travel as flying. When getting compensated for your mileage, how do you ensure that your expense reports are accurate? Do you estimate after the trip? Note the miles on your odometer when you pick up your rental car and again when you drop it off? Or do you just guess? Well, chances are, a mileage tracker app could come in handy.
Recently, we covered apps that will help you save money and have fun on your next car trip. Now, we take a look at some of the best apps to keep your mileage expense reports as accurate as possible.
MileTracker’s features list is extensive. You can sort your fuel, tolls, and parking entries by type, create a IRS compliant report, customize the preferences to only see what you want, backup your data to iCloud or Dropbox, and more. It also offers “Live Tracking” that uses your GPS to keep track of your mileage and automatically puts it in your reports.
Expensify is more than just a mileage tracker app; it also keeps tabs on your hours, trips, and receipts. When you keep track of your mileage, tolls, or fillups at the pump, the app syncs your data with their website and across all of your devices so it’s easy to keep everything up to date. It has the best design of all of the apps on this list.
Triplog‘s biggest benefit is the ability to sync your information across devices. You can keep track of your mileage on your tablet, take photos of your receipts with your phone, and review and submit your reports on their website. Their GPS tracking also has an automatic start feature that kicks in when you have your phone plugged in and are driving more than 5 mph. They also offer a business solution for workforce and fleet management.
Milebuddy lets you track driving expenses and mileage, creates HTML or CSV reports, and let’s you customize the trips by including multiple vehicles or creating custom templates. You can back up your trips via email so you don’t lose your important data. You can also give the app a test drive with their free Lite version.
$2.99. Available on iOS.
MileBug is a great route tracker, showing pins on the roads you took to your destination. It’s simple to sort your trips by categories, cost, and mileage. You can change you deduction amount for each trip and setup frequent destinations to save you time. There is no cloud sync, but you can backup your data when you connect with your computer.
A lot of these apps share features, so be sure to read the reviews and feature lists to see which one will fit all of your needs.
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