You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Helpful iPhone Apps For Tracking Auto Mileage

Whether you're traveling for business, charity work, or pleasure, it can be helpful to track your mileage, especially once tax season rolls around. If you are like us, your iPhone is always with you and can be a great tool for keeping mileage records. This guide will help you decide which mileage app will occupy your home screen.

MileIQ Mileage Log and Tracker
Everlance Mileage Log Tracker
QuickBooks Self-Employed
SherpaShare
Taxbot - Automatic Mileage & Expense Tracker
MileIQ Mileage Log and Tracker

Track your miles for free

MileIQ Mileage Log and Tracker

MileIQ Mileage Log and Tracker

For mileage loggers who don't want to spend a dime

MileIQ is the gold standard when it comes to tracking mileage. This app comes equipped with all of the bells and whistles, such as smart-drive technology which automatically logs your drive and calculates that drive's value. Classify all of your trips easily and then save your drive data in the cloud to access it on a different device if needed. You can even export your data for filing purposes. MileIQ allows you to track 40 drives free of charge each month, but if you need to track more, subscription services are available.

Why we love it

We can't argue with free, and that's exactly what MileIQ is if you stay under 40 trips a month. That's enough for casual use like weekly volunteering and most of your commutes. We also love that it works in the background and provides both distance and value for each trip based on current IRS rates. It's not that we aren't good at math, but that doesn't mean we always want to do it.

Everlance Mileage Log Tracker

Track your mileage without even thinking about it

Everlance Mileage Log Tracker

For people who want a hassle-free option for tedious paperwork

Everlance knows that meticulously tracking your mileage for work, volunteering, or just fun (if that's a thing) can be a drag. You could spend more time looking at your odometer than your speedometer, and that's kind of dangerous. But the calculator works in the background -- without killing our battery -- to log your trips automatically and without bringing spreadsheets or mileage logs into the proceedings. And if you're a power user, it also has features to help you find further business deductions and hopefully make tax time as painless as possible.

Why we love it

We used to keep a physical mileage log in our glove box to track our business travel. It was a huge pain, and we spent all the time we were filling it out (and making guesses for trips that we'd forgotten to jot down) wishing for technology to improve on this stupid process. Everlance not only makes it easier; it makes it automatic. And we can't argue with that.

QuickBooks Self-Employed

QuickBooks Self-Employed

Intuit Inc.

For people who need more than a mileage tracker

Intuit's QuickBooks is the go-to suite of apps and programs for independent contractors, freelancers, and other self-employed workers who might also be stuck doing all of their own accounting. This app provides powerful calculators, expense trackers, and, yes, mileage logs to take the pain out of your paperwork throughout the year. It's there so you can concentrate on working and less on administration.

Why we love it

When you're a freelancer, you get paid to work. You don't have any money waiting in filling out spreadsheets and collecting and logging receipts -- unless you're a freelance accountant, which we assume is actually a thing. And we really appreciate the extra assistance when we're filling out our tax returns, which are like the Super Bowl of paperwork, only less exciting in almost every way.

SherpaShare

SherpaShare

SherpaShare, Inc

SherpaShare

For those who want an automatic mileage tracker with route optimization.

With SherpaShare, you can track your mileage automatically using your phone’s GPS. The app provides route optimization, making it handy for Uber or Lyft drivers. You can connect with a community of drivers with real-time chat for issues along your route. SherpaShare also offers an IRS-compliant log and secure cloud backup.

Why we love it

Put away the receipts and manual mileage tracking with the easy-to-use, automatic tracker SherpShare.

Taxbot - Automatic Mileage & Expense Tracker

Taxbot - Automatic Mileage & Expense Tracker

Taxbot LLC

Taxbot - Automatic Mileage & Expense Tracker

For those who want an automatic mileage tracker with digital receipt storage.

Taxbot begins tracking your trip from the second you start driving. You can record mileage, business expenses, and receipts all in one spot. The app allows for multiple businesses and vehicles with the same account and a training library for tax assistance. Plus, if you have unclassified trips, the app will offer suggestions from items on your calendar.

Why we love it

Taxbot is a great tool for tracking your mileage as well as receipts and travel expenses.