Killer Treo App: Highway Manager

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Date: Thursday, June 1st, 2006, 14:48
Category: Software

highway-mgr.gifWith the gas prices today, everyone is keeping a closer eye on their fuel economy. I used to carry a little printed spreadsheet in my glove box and meticulously track every fill up to keep tabs on my MPG. Now with the advent of the Treo 650 smartphone I’ve found the replacement for the little piece of paper in the the glove.
Highway Manager (US$15) is a great little application from the developer of Tiny Stocks (another of my Treo faves) that allows you to easily track your fuel economy on a Palm or Windows Mobile powered device. At each fill up you enter the odometer reading (in miles or kilometers), the amount of fuel (in gallons or liters) how much you paid, and the rest is done for you.
Highway Manager not only shows you the bad news (!) it also presents it in a number of different ways. The charts and graphs are compelling but I mostly keep it on the MPG screen. Highway Manager will even give you statistics a vehicle basis (it tracks up to 10) or on a date range basis (“how much did I spend last quarter?”).
Every entry can be assigned to a different category (e.g.: business, personal, etc) allowing you to easily categorize all the expenses relating to your car or motorcycle. Highway Manager also supports the concept of a trip allowing you to track of statistics based on an event. Each entry can be annotated with notes which are handy come tax time.
Sure beats that little piece of paper.


highway-mgr.gifWith the gas prices today, everyone is keeping a closer eye on their fuel economy. I used to carry a little printed spreadsheet in my glove box and meticulously track every fill up to keep tabs on my MPG. Now with the advent of the Treo 650 smartphone I’ve found the replacement for the little piece of paper in the the glove.
Highway Manager (US$15) is a great little application from the developer of Tiny Stocks (another of my Treo faves) that allows you to easily track your fuel economy on a Palm or Windows Mobile powered device. At each fill up you enter the odometer reading (in miles or kilometers), the amount of fuel (in gallons or liters) how much you paid, and the rest is done for you.
Highway Manager not only shows you the bad news (!) it also presents it in a number of different ways. The charts and graphs are compelling but I mostly keep it on the MPG screen. Highway Manager will even give you statistics a vehicle basis (it tracks up to 10) or on a date range basis (“how much did I spend last quarter?”).
Every entry can be assigned to a different category (e.g.: business, personal, etc) allowing you to easily categorize all the expenses relating to your car or motorcycle. Highway Manager also supports the concept of a trip allowing you to track of statistics based on an event. Each entry can be annotated with notes which are handy come tax time.
Sure beats that little piece of paper.

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