Tax time is quickly approaching and regardless of whether you use an accountant, a friend, or one of those programs that allow you to do free taxes, that still means going through receipts looking for those deductions. One particular deduction that I have never taken is vehicle mileage. The reason I haven’t taken it is because I am terrible at keeping records. I tried the paper vehicle mileage logbook and writing down my start and end mileage but that just didn’t work out.
So today I’m looking at Miles for iOS, Miles is a vehicle mileage logbook which aims to help you track and document your mileage. Miles has a gorgeous interface and is very easy to use.
Features and Benefits
- Fun and easy to use graphical interface
- Driver friendly thanks to big fonts
- Use shortcuts for speeding up data entry (under 10 sec.)
- Access your contacts to pick a destination
- Fade-in calculator if needed
- Plausibility-check of your data entry
- Undo last trip store of mileage log
- Scroll through all your trips in the logbook
- Detailed trip view with average speed
- Detailed reports with quotas
- Statistics by Week, Month, Quarter and Year
- Statistics by Business, Work, Private and All
- Automated calculations for average speed
- Send specific periods and groups as PDF
- Supports both miles and kilometres
- Detailed manual included
- Supports German, English, French, Italian and Hungarian
- All for less than a paper version
- Route Definition: I used this as a general description such as “Site Visit”. There are 5 presets available to store frequently used routes.
- Destination: This can be an exact address or just a name. I put the name of my client in this field. There are 5 presets here and you can also access your contact list and choose an address.
- Destination TimeStamp: This is the date your arrived at your destination.
- Starting Mileage: Once you have been using the app it will prefill this value from your last ending mileage.
- Duration: How long the trip lasted. One nice feature is that if you make a mistake and put a duration which is far too short for the mileage driven then Miles will warn you.
- Ending Mileage: Mileage at the end of your trip.
- Depart Address: Where you left from. I used “Home” or “Work” but you can put an address in if you like.