VehiCal - Car Expense Management
By Red Cube
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VehiCal makes it easy to record and manage vehicle mileage and expenses for personal and business use. Track fuel consumption information, including fuel economy, gas prices, and pump totals, as well as vehicle expenses with customizable lists such as repairs, highway tolls, and parking costs. This provides you with comprehensive information of your vehicle's operational costs and can help you keep tabs on fuel efficiency and keeping your vehicle well maintained. VehiCal's flexible calculations give you a controlled view of your vehicles fuel consumption which is increasingly important as fuel costs continue to rise.
Maximize potential tax reductions by keeping convenient records of business and personal trip mileage with customizable categories and notes. Email yourself and your accountant selected entries of your choosing based on date, type, cost, etc. in HTML or CSV (text) formats. The CSV format option can be used in all spreadsheet applications while the HTML format option provides a rich table of your selected data.
VehiCal's interactive lists allow you to sort data by touching column headers and select which entries to include in your calculations by using the calculation bar. Sort and select entries by specific dates or categories giving you a touchable spread sheet in the palm of your hand. Track fuel economy information on pump entries of your choosing so that results aren't skewed if you forget to input an entry. Supports all relevant unit conversions in real time so unit settings can be changed on the fly. Experience VehiCal's innovative design today!
-Supports multiple vehicles
-Calculates: fuel economy, average gas price, total gas cost, vehicle expenses, trip distances, and more....
-Features interactive tables where specific entries can be selected, grouped, and sorted for flexible calculations
-Email selected data entries in HTML or CSV (spreadsheet) formats
-Supports all relevant units and fuel economy standards (MPG, L/100km, km/L, km/Gallon; US & Imperial)
-Change units in real time when traveling to different regional areas
-Take photos or use saved pictures of your vehicle for customization
-See a summary view of your vehicle's stats while scrolling through multiple vehicles
What's New in Version 1.0.7
Fixed an issue related to total calculations being partially obscured by the tab bar.
Got this app in Feb 2010, haven't seen and update yet.
Great app but after all the reviews and suggestions for impovement, the app designer has not listened. A backup feature would be nice, although you can e-mail the info to yourself which is kinda the same thing but not really. There still is no way to re-input the data other than reading the e-mail you sent yourself and re-entering each entry one by one. Notes section would be great. Maybe even some options to track the expenses with graphs. Oh or better yet, some instructions on the availble features, such as swipe your finger across a new or old data entry to make the delete button appear. Or how to use the green boxes on the left side to select entries, it will then change the calculations based on the entries selected. You can also e-mail the selected entries. You can select all entries by double tapping the pin in the top right corner. You can un-select all entries by double tapping the circle with the line through it. Definatly needs updates. Period.
Easy + Fast to use = More Likely to actually enter my information!
I have been using this app for more than the past 10,000 miles. I've found it's easy to operate, I can enter the data pretty quickly, and it has cool reporting functions. I also use the app's additional "expenses" option to track added costs that otherwise are easily forgotten. It has a really cool option to select which tanks you want to include in your calculations- if you decide to change your driving habits to improve mileage then this function can be really useful. Trip mode: for me it seems a little bit clunky. I'm still looking for an app to record business mileage with ease- I guess this is meant to be for expenses and not a mileage tracker anyways... Give it a try- use it for 4 or 5 fillups and see what you think. Worse case scenario is it tells you what mileage you are actually getting over a range of fillups.
Please Add Multitasking!
Update: Works great on iPhone 4s. (I don't know what others are complaining about.)
I love this app! I only use it for mileage tracking, and my only complaints are:
-No Multitasking (sometimes I have to switch to another app in the middle of an entry and come back and have to start over from the home screen.)
-Two screens instead of one to enter mileage and description (would save time if it were on one screen)
-Would LOVE it if in the settings I could set which screen the app would start on when it opens! I would just have it open to the mileage screen and save time! Although if this app were updated for Multitasking it would already do this, kind of.
Overall this is a great free app! I would give it 4 stars if I paid for it, but because it's great AND free, I'm giving it 5 stars. Thanks!
Suggestion to developer: come out with an updated new version with a slightly different name (v2, +, etc.) and charge $0.99 for it! Leaving this older version free. So those of us that really want the new features can have it! :)