Who do you know that tracks mileage for tax purposes? Plenty of people go through the routine every day by capturing odometer readings from their car or truck and dutifully entering the numbers in a logbook.
That makes the accountant happy and keeps the IRS from knocking too loudly on your door. But odometer readings is a relic from decades ago. There must be a better way. Here’s one.
AutoMile is a handy little Mac app that uses Google maps to calculate miles from here to there. How it works is far simpler than tracking odometer readings.
Record where you went into AutoMile. Include the date and starting point. AutoMile then figures out the mileage between points and the resulting numbers are accountant ready.
That means you can record the mileage at your convenience instead of having to fumble with a log and tracking odometer readings. Your most visited locations can be imported into AutoMile from Contacts, Address Book, Outlook, or even vCards.
Your account will appreciate the data export which is easily imported into Microsoft Excel. It tracks monthly and annual mileage totals and does both kilometers and miles.
The only thing I don’t like is that it’s a Mac app. This kind of functionality is screaming to be used with GPS on iPhone.