Mileage Tracking Apps

Keeping track of how much you drive is important, whether for personal information or for business and to claim as a tax deduction at the end of the year.

This week I have three for you to consider.

MileIQ allows you to distinguish if trips are personal or business with one swipe. It uses your smartphone’s GPS to track miles accurately. Probably the coolest feature of MileIQ is the ability to instantly see how much you have racked up in tax deductibles. The app is free to use for your first 40 drives of a month and $5.99 a month if you go over that. It’s available for iOS and Android.

MileBug uses your phone’s GPS to track and map your drives. It, too, makes it easy to classify drives as business or another purpose. MileBug also uses less battery power and makes it easy to email reports to you or your boss for easy recordkeeping of mileage. The app is $2.99 for iOS, Android, and Windows.

TrackMyDrive is a robust mileage app that runs in the background and automatically detects all of the drives that you make. Or you can enter them manually. You can then save info from your trip or drive and mark it as business, personal, or make a custom category. The iOS app is free for the first 10 trips of a month or you can pay $8.99 for a year’s worth of unlimited trips.

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