Home Screen Actions (3D Touch):

Add Trip or Service

 

If your device has 3D touch capabilities (currently only iPhone 6S and 6S Plus) then you are able to quickly add a new trip or a new service to your active car. Press on the AutoLog or AutoLogLE App icon. The quick action menu will be displayed and you will have the option to Add New Trip or Add New Service. The second line will list the active car, just in case you do not remember which car you happened to be working with when you last used the App.

Simply select that option that you would like, Add New Trip or Add New Service. The App will launch and the new trip or new service record will be created and you are ready to fill in the details for the entry.

Managing Cars:

Manage your Cars

 

The Cars tab is used to create, edit and manage your cars. You must create at least one car before you can create Service or Trip entries using the respective entry tabs.

Once you have created one or more cars, you will be able to select, edit and manage your cars using this tab. The Make, Model and Year field data are used to create the individual record keys that are displayed on the Cars tab. This will help you to select the correct car to review or edit. A check mark is displayed next to a record in order to indicate the selected car.

Adding a Car

 

The first step to using AutoLog is to add a car. Once at least one car has been added, you can then add Service and Trip data for the car.

Touch the add button in order to begin the process of adding a car. The Add Car view will be displayed containing all of the data fields associated with a car. Touch each data field in order to enter new data. All data entered is automatically save to the database.

The default value for the Make and Model are set to Make and Model for the newly created car. Edit the values for each data field that you would like to change.

Edit a Car

 

To Edit a car simply select the car that you would like to edit from the Cars tab. The Edit Car tab will be displayed containing all of the data fields associated with the car. Touch each data field that you would like to edit and enter new data. All data entered is automatically save to the database.

Touch on the envelope Email Button to e-mail car information. Enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

Moving a Car

 

By default cars are displayed in the order that they are created. Move is used if you would like to change this default display order.

Using two-fingers, touch the and hold the Car you would like to move. The row will break free and you may move it to a new location.

When you position the Car where you would like it to be, release it and the Car will be inserted at the current position.

Your changes will be saved to the database. Your cars will be displayed in the order that you selected.

Deleting a Car

 

To delete a car swipe your finger across the car that you would like to delete starting at the right-hand side of the row. The Delete button will be displayed. If you want to continue deleting the car touch the Delete button.

If you selected the wrong car, don't worry because you can cancel the delete action by swiping across the car again.

When a car is deleted, this car and ALL data associated with it will be deleted and cannot be restored. The only recovery option is to restore a backed up version of the AutoLog database. Please use caution when deleting a car.

Note that on the iPad that a Cancel button is not displayed. Touching anywhere outside of the the pop-over dialog will cancel the delete process.

Archiving a Car

 

By default Archived is set to No. Touching this row will toggle Archived to Yes. When a car is archived it is displayed with tan shaded background to help you quick identify an archived car. To unachive a car simply touch the row again and toggle Archived back to No.

If a car is Archived and you set Show Archived to Off (under Information / Settings), all archived cars will no longer be displayed. To redisplay archived cars you must set Show Archived back to the On.

Managing Service:

Manage Service Entries

 

The Service entry tab is used to create, edit and manage service entries related to a specific car. You must create at least one car before you can create service entries.

Once you have created at least one car, you will be able to create, edit, delete and manage service records for each car using this tab. The Service Date and Description field data are used to create the individual record keys that are displayed on the Service tab. This will help you to select the correct service record to review or edit.

Add a Service Entry

 

Touch the add button in order to begin the process of adding a Service entry. The Add Service view will be displayed containing all of the data fields associated with a Service. Touch each data field in order to enter new data. All data is automatically saved to the database.

Edit a Service Entry

 

Touch an existing Service entry in order to begin the editing a Service. The Edit Service view will be displayed containing all of the data fields associated with a Service. Touch each data field in order to edit the exisiting data. All changes are automatically saved to the database.

Copy a Service Entry

 

A Service entry can be duplicated in order to help speed up the data entry process. Touch the Copy button located in the upper right-hand corner of the Edit Service view to copy a Service entry.

The Copy Service function is useful for duplicating a common Service rather than having to completely re-enter all of the trip information. This function is helps speed up the data entry assoicated with an invoice. You don't have to repeatly enter the invoice number for each item on the invoice. Selete a specific Service and then use the Copy Service button to create the duplicate.

Delete a Service Entry

 

To delete a Service entry swipe your finger across the trip that you would like to delete starting at the right-hand side of the row. The Delete button will be displayed. If you want to continue deleting the Service touch the Delete button.

If you selected the wrong Service, don't worry because you can cancel the delete by swiping across the Service again.

Touching the Delete All button will delete the selected Service record. Please be careful because this action cannot be undone and the data record will be permanently deleted from the database.

Don't worry if you selected the incorrect Service, simply touch the Cancel button and the delete action will be cancelled.

Note that on the iPad that a Cancel button is not displayed. Touching anywhere outside of the the pop-over dialog will cancel the delete process.

Managing Trips:

Manage Trip Entries

 

The Trips entry tab is used to create, edit and manage trips related to a specific car. You must create at least one car before you can create trip entries.

Once you have created at least one car, you will be able to create, edit, delete and manage trip records for each car using this tab. The Trip Date and Purpose field data are used to create the individual record keys that are displayed on the Trips tab. This will help you to select the correct trip record to review or edit.

Add a Trip Entry

 

Touch the add button in order to begin the process of adding a Trip entry. The Add Trip view will be displayed containing all of the data fields associated with a Trip. Touch each data field in order to enter new data. All data is automatically saved to the database.

Edit a Trip Entry

 

Touch an existing Trip entry in order to begin the editing a trip. The Edit Trips view will be displayed containing all of the data fields associated with a trip. Touch each data field in order to edit the exisiting data. All changes are automatically saved to the database.

Copy a Trip Entry

 

A Trip entry can be duplicated in order to help speed up the data entry process. Touch the Copy button located in the upper right-hand corner of the Edit Trip view to copy a trip entry.

The Copy Trip function is useful for duplicating a common trip rather than having to completely re-enter all of the trip information. Selete a specific trip and then use the Copy Trip button to create the duplicate.

Delete a Trip Entry

 

To delete a Trip entry swipe your finger across the trip that you would like to delete starting at the right-hand side of the row. The Delete button will be displayed. If you want to continue deleting the Trip touch the Delete button.

If you selected the wrong trip, don't worry because you can cancel the delete by swiping across the trip again.

Touching the Delete All button will delete the selected Trip record. Please be careful because this action cannot be undone and the data record will be permanently deleted from the database.

Don't worry if you selected the incorrect Trip, simply touch the Cancel button and the delete action will be cancelled.

Note that on the iPad that a Cancel button is not displayed. Touching anywhere outside of the the pop-over dialog will cancel the delete process.

Running Basic Reports:

All Cars

 

Touch the All Cars report in order to generate a report detailing all of your cars. The report can be generated in portrait or landscape mode.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

All Service

 

This report generates a list of all service entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

All Trips

 

This report generates a list of all trip entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

All Fuel

 

This report generates a list of all refueling entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

All Oil Changes

 

This report generates a list of all oil change entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

All Invoices

 

This report generates a list of all entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database and are associated with an invoice. If you enter an invoice number into the Invoice field on the service tab, then those items will be displayed on this report.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

Running Advanced Reports:

All Service (for a given Year)

 

Just like the All Service report, this report generates a list of all service entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database. However, the user is presented with a list of years from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one year's data currently in the database, then the report is generated for that year without prompting the user to select a year.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

All Trips (for a given Year)

 

Just like the All Trips report, this report generates a list of all trip entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database. However, the user is presented with a list of years from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one year's data currently in the database, then the report is generated for that year without prompting the user to select a year.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

All Fuel (for a given Year)

 

Just like the All Fuel report, this report generates a list of all refueling entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database. However, the user is presented with a list of years from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one year's data currently in the database, then the report is generated for that year without prompting the user to select a year.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

All Oil Changes (for a given Year)

 

Just like the All Oil Changes report, this report generates a list of all oil change entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database. However, the user is presented with a list of years from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one year's data currently in the database, then the report is generated for that year without prompting the user to select a year.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

Specific Invoice

 

Just like the All Invoices report, this report generates a list of all invoice entries for the active car that are currently stored in the database. However, the user is presented with a list of invoices from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one invoice in the database, then the report is generated for that invoice without prompting the user to select an invoice.

The report can be e-mailed to yourself and/or others for viewing and printing. To e-mail the report touch on the envelope, then enter the target e-mail address and change and/or add any other desired information before sending the e-mail.

Charts & Graphs:

Annual Fuel Costs

 

Generates a bar graph of total fuel expenses for each year currently in the database.

Monthly Fuel Costs

 

Generates a bar graph detailing the fuel costs for each month in a given year. The user is presented with a list of years from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one year's data currently in the database, then the report is generated for that year without prompting the user to select a year.

Monthly Trip Distance

 

Generates a bar graph detailing the trip distance for each month in a given year. The user is presented with a list of years from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one year's data currently in the database, then the report is generated for that year without prompting the user to select a year.

Expenses by Category

 

Generates a bar graph detailing the expenses by category for each month in a given year. The user is presented with a list of years from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one year's data currently in the database, then the report is generated for that year without prompting the user to select a year. Only the categories that have data are represented on the bar graph.

Annual Fuel Mileage

 

Generates a bar graph detailing the average fuel mileage for each month in a given year. The user is presented with a list of years from the database and one must be selected. If there is only one year's data currently in the database, then the report is generated for that year without prompting the user to select a year.

Settings:

App Settings

 

Whenever the Info button is touched the settings view is displayed. From this view you have the option to navigate to the About view; navigate to the Backup / Restore view or adjust various settings that control how the App functions.

Backup (AirDrop)

 

New Backup (AirDrop)

This new functionality replaced the older Backup / Restore feature. Using AirDrop to backup your data does not require you to connect your device to your computer or iTunes. This new backup now includes the photos that are associated with your cars.

AirDrop

Touch Backup (AirDrop) in order to make a backup. If there are AirDrop compatable devices near by, you will be able to select the device to AirDrop your backup to this device. You may also e-mail a backup to yourself or someone else.

AutoLog and AutoLogLE

AirDrop also allows your to transfer your data from AutoLogLE to the full version of AutoLog. You can also transfer data from AutoLog to AutoLogLE, but only the first car in the database is displayed in AutoLogLE.

Please be sure to make frequent backups of your data! You should always make a backup before installing an update and alway update one device at a time.

Descending Order

 

Service and Trip entries can be displayed in Descending order or Ascending order.

Descending Order is enabled when the switch is in the On position. When the switch is in the Off postion Descending Order is disabled and Ascending order is enabled.

Show Archived

 

The Show Archived switch determines if archived cars are displayed or hidden.

Archived cars are displayed when the switch is in the On position.

Archived cars are not displayed when the switch is in the Off postion.

Use Pickers

 

This switch controls the use of Picker Wheels or Number Pads for the entry of numeric data. The Picker Wheels are an interesting effect, but really slow down the data entry process. Use of Number Pads on the other hand is much quicker.

Picker Wheels are enabled when the switch is in the On position.

Picker Wheels are disabled when the switch is in the Off postion and Number Pads are displayed instead.

Metric

 

This option allow the user to determine if the App will consider the units to be in Metric or in Inch.

Unit Cost = Gallons

 

This setting controls how the App will interpret the Unit Cost data field on the Service tab. By default the App interprets the Unit Cost field to be currency. When running reports related to fuel the Cost is divided by the Unit Cost in order to determine total gallons or liters of fuel purchased. Some users indicated that they would rather enter the quantity of fuel purchased and not the Unit Cost. When this switch is set to ON then the App exspects you to enter the quantity of fuel purchased and not the Unit Cost.

Please not that this is a global setting. Once set, all data entered or previously entered is treated according to the current setting. So if you previously entered Unit Costs and then change this setting, you will also need to update those previously entered data. Otherwise the calculations on the report will not be correct.