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Miles -- Very good driver log, but expensive
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Miles — Very good driver log, but expensive

Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 2.51.15 PMIf you like retro looking apps, you will love Miles. The user interface of this cool driver log has a vintage fifties dashboard look that is stunning and shows current Month, Year and Mileage.

But Miles is much more than just a pretty face, take a look at these features:

mzl.urbrdnbu.320x480-75– Fun and easy to use graphical interface
– Driver friendly thanks to big fonts
– Use presets 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

mzl.fnzhmiju.320x480-75Setup is simple requiring you to identify the vehicle and driver then set the language and units of measure. That done setting up trips is equally simple..you can have up to five favourites for Description and destination. The From field is filled in with the last destination but it can be edited, a few seconds is all it takes.

 

The stats screens are really impressive, they look great (the retro look helps) and they are loaded with information. There are three screens a logbook listing all your trips with the basics then a more detailed presentation of individual trips and finally a rich statistics screen which gives you stats on the past week, month, quarter and year.

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If you are a driver who needs a solid logbook  for expense, billing or tax purposes Miles does the job. The stats screens can be exported to a PDF file for those cases where documentation is required. My only beef is the price, $10.99 puts it in the stratosphere as far as iPhone apps go. But, if you are a professional driver the price of the app would be deductible and the depth of the data provide would be worth the price.

Miles is available for iPhone or iPod Touch at the App Store

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Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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