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TripLog app review: be sure you're billing for accurate mileage

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Introduction

There are many jobs which require employees to spend time in their car driving from one location to another which means you need to be able to keep accurate track of your mileage. The TripLog app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone attempts to be that complete solution for all. This business-based tool makes it possible to not just use your GPS to track your mileage but your route is also logged and shown on maps. There are all kinds of professional tools built into this offering that make logging mileage simple.

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TripLog Car Mileage Tracker

Free

Plenty of Professional Tools

The TripLog is really meant for those who need to be able to track mileage for work purposes rather than just for leisure. There are a number of professional tools and the app has been made to be very user-friendly so that you are motivated to use it. You'll be using your device's GPS to track your mileage and it then makes note of your driving route right on the map. When it’s connected to power it has Auto Start, WiFi, and GoPoint OBD-II Bluetooth scanner. When you disconnect it or stop the vehicle, the tracking automatically stops.

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A big negative in this offering is that so many of the tools and features require in-app purchases. You aren't given much for free and if you plan to use it for business purposes you'll obviously want additional tools. The in-app purchases range from $0.99 to $9.99 depending on what you want to add. The app has four out of five stars from users who seem to have a lot of positives to say about it. In its last update a number of bug fixes were made as well as performance improvements.

Easily track your mileage
Easily track your mileage

What to Expect

As mentioned you get a number of features in the TripLog app such as being able to backup/restore data on the Cloud, the ability to calculate fuel economy, the app can support more than one vehicle, and you can sync the data between your devices. There is an online map service for any questions you may have regarding driving time and distance, you can take photos of receipts, create reminders of expense, and it is IRS compliant with the 2012, 2013, and 2014 mileage rates.

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This is a decent offering that is definitely user-friendly and easy to navigate. If you're looking for a professional tool and don't mind shelling out money on in-app purchases, this may be the one for you.

TripLog Car Mileage Tracker

Free

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The app is filled with user-friendly tools
  • It’s got a professional look and feel to it
  • Track multiple vehicles
  • The app has the built in IRS mileage rates for 2012, 2013, and 2014
  • The app is IRS compliant

Cons

  • There are a number of in-app purchases required if you want all the functions and features

TripLog screenshot
TripLog screenshot

Final Thoughts

The TripLog app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone may just be exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to tracking your mileage; its major downfall is the fact that you will end up having to purchase multiple in-app products in order to get everything you need.

TripLog Car Mileage Tracker

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