Plan Itinerary, Track Expenses, Set Budgets, Convert Currencies,
& Calculate Tips and Meal Splits, or keep a Travel Journal
with Trip Boss™ travel manager, available in four flavors.
Add additional modules via in-app purchase.
(Help best viewed using iOS device.)
Trip Boss™ travel manager is designed to manage all your
travel needs, business & personal, international & domestic.
Modules work together to bring you travel data synergy. For example,
add a flight in Itinerary, then add the ticket to Expense in a few
Expense & Budget edition
includes expenses, budgets, fuel economy tracking, tip/split
calculator, & currency converter. Add Itineraries via in-app
Itinerary edition includes complete
itinerary planning and tracking,
plus route planning. Includes bonus travel time calculator. Add
Expense & Budget via in-app store.
Itinerary, Expenses & Budget edition
of the above modules.
To start, tap Trips icon to create the first Trip.
For your convenience, Trip Boss has dual navigation options for viewing Trip data--via each Trip or through each Module (i.e. expenses or budgets or itinerary).
Navigation options from the main screen: (icons displayed depend on modules purchased)
TIP: Data is organized by trip, but trips can also be "projects".
Budgets: View all trip budgets. Quick-look graphic for budget status. Tap a row to view specific trip budgets.
Expenses: View all trip expenses. Quick-look orb graphic to track report submission status.
Tap the graphic to change status. Tap a row to view specific trip expenses.
Itineraries: View all trip itineraries. Tap a row to view specific trip itinerary.
Tip/Split Calculator*: Determine tips and splits without creating a trip.
Currency Calculator*: Quickly convert currency.
Travel Time Calculator*: Calculate speed/time/distance.
Store: Browse and purchase add-ons.
The toolbar contains two icons, one for Settings, one for global Travel Data. Please reference the "Configuring" section screen below for more details.
Tap the "i" button at any time for menu to find or request help or to provide feedback.
*also accessible via "tools" toolbar icon
Tap the "+" in the top right hand corner to add a new trip.
By default, the trip name will be current date, which can be changed. The "description" from Trip Details will appear in the Trip row when viewing All Budget and All Expense screens. Indicate the expense report submission status in Trip Details, or tap on the colored orb on the All Expenses screen to change.
Tapping the back button will show a screen of Trips. Select a Trip to navigate to all enabled modules for the Trip. Tap on one of these rows to view or enter trip data. Tap back again to view and change trips.
After creating a trip, tap on Budget to add, edit, & view the budget.
Users can create budget templates for reuse, either from within a trip budget, or via the Travel Data toolbar icon.
To start a budget, first select a template.
Tap "Edit" to rename the budget, set the total, allocate amounts to categories, and add, delete, or rearrange categories. Tap the organizer icon to save or load templates. TIP: to "save as" a new template, change the name before saving.
Expenses have been sorted to logical Budget Categories to start, but Budget Categories can be reassigned under each Expense Category.
Add new Expense and Budget Categories directly under settings, or from within trips. Be sure to assign a Budget Category when adding a new Expense Category or new expenses in that category will appear under "Other", with the unallocated budget amounts.
Expenses are totaled under Spent, by category, in the selected budget currency. Tap on a row to view each category's expenses. Expenses can be edited, but new expenses must be added from within the Expense module.
Budgets default to the home currency, but can be reassigned. The currency is indicated at the top left of the table.
Choose the budget status graphic (piggybank or wallet) for All Budgets screen under Settings.
After creating a trip, tap on Expenses to add, edit, view expenses, & export reports.
Tap the "+" in the top right hand corner to add a new expense.
On the New Expense screen choose a main expense type.
Six main categories are listed by default, but over 50 different categories are available--organize or create your own via Settings. TIP: Edit the categories into your own language.
Expense screen input fields are customized for six main types of input. Choose Type on the expense input screen to pick a sub-category.
Use Get-Location to automatically record the address, or use the Camera to take a photo of a receipt.
Record expenses in actual currencies--daily sums and budget sums automatically converted into home currencies, using rate at time of expense, but actual raw amount/currency exported for reporting purposes.
Record amount, currency, payment type, date, place, notes, and specify clients for each expense.
If you've purchased the Itinerary module, quickly add an itinerary item, right from within an expense item.
Expenses are grouped by date with a daily sum in the home currency. Category totals are automatically sent to the budget.
Expense reports can be exported via email in six different formats. A header, footer, and categories/order can be configured in Settings.
Photo receipts can be emailed individually or batch copied from iTunes after syncing.
After creating a trip, tap on Itinerary to add, edit, view itineraries, & email/print an itinerary.
Tap the "+" in the top right hand corner to add a new itinerary item.
On the New Itinerary screen choose a main itinerary type.
13 main categories are listed by default, but over 50 different categories are available--organize or create your own via Settings. TIP: Edit the categories into your own language.
Itinerary screen input fields are customized for different types of input. Choose Type on the itinerary input screen to pick a sub-category.
Each itinerary item displays important data in a list, view item for complete info.
Email complete itinerary to friends/family/colleagues or print for your records.
If you've purchased the Expense module, quickly add an expense, such as plane tickets, right from within an itinerary item.
Trip Boss has two major configuration areas, Settings (gear icon) and Travel Data (filing cabinet icon). Certain settings and data only available if applicable module is active.
Available rates are updated over-the-air.
Places: Places is your Trip Address Book. Places can be entered manually, or automatically via Get-Location icon in the toolbar, and assigned a category. Alternately, if address is available, Geo-location Coordinates can be obtained from the Address. Tap on Map Location to view the location on Maps.
Place Categories can be specified for Expense Categories, making places easier to pick when entering expenses.
Data backup: How is data backed up?
Trip databases are backed up during iTunes sync. If you need to restore the database, you will have to do an iTunes Restore, which will only restore data since the last sync. We recommend syncing often in order to minimize any potential loss of data.
In addition, the trip database is exposed in iTunes, so you can make a backup copy from your computer. Photo receipts are also exposed, so you can batch copy them from iTunes.
Expense Status: How do I change the colored orb graphic on All Expenses?
Either tap on the graphic to update the status, or change status on the Trip Details screen.
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Be sure to check out our Date Wheel date calculator.
Date Wheel™ calculates the time between two dates in months, weeks, days, and business days. Create countdowns to an important date. Save calcs for future reference. This valuable tool is great for both personal and business applications.
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