Instructor App Review

Total Drive often get asked what are the differences of driving instructor software Total Drive, MyDriveTime and YLoo.
From free legally binding terms and repeating lessons in the app to pupil selfies and in-app payments.


The Driving Instructor App

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App Diary Total Drive MyDriveTime YLoo
1, 3, 5 & 7 Day Diary in Android & iOS Yes No No
Tap the Diary Grid-Click to Add Lesson Yes No No
Daily, Weekly, Fortnightly Lesson Repeats Yes No No
Lesson Gap Facility Yes No No
Portrait & Horizontal Diary View in App Yes No No
Private Lesson Notes in App Yes No No
Online & Offline App Yes Yes No
Google & Apple Calendar Sync Yes Yes No
Print Diary Yes Yes No
Student Records Total Drive MyDriveTime YLoo
Reporting – Reflective Logs Yes No No
Reporting – Lesson Summaries Yes No No
Record – Contact Details & Driving Details Yes Yes Yes
Record – Future & Past Lessons Yes Yes Yes
Record – Driving Tests Yes Yes Yes
Waiting List Yes Yes No
Move Students Back to Waiting List Yes No No
Syllabus – Customise Progress Keys Yes No No
Syllabus – Customise Progress Categories Yes Yes No
Legally Binding Terms & Conditions Yes Yes No
Finances Total Drive MyDriveTime YLoo
Record Income & Expenses Yes Yes No
Export Finances for Accounting Yes Yes No
Create Your Own Categories Yes No No
Claimable & Non-Claimable Categories Yes No No
Mileage Tracking Yes No No
Add Other Incomes Yes No No
Pricing Total Drive MyDriveTime YLoo
1x Instructor £10 £12 £21
Legally Binding & Dated T&Cs (per student) Free 50p (85p previously) No
App for Students Free (integrated) Separate MyDriveTime App No
App Lesson Reminders Free No No
Text Lesson Reminders (per message) 4p 4p Yes
Tax Return Service (per return) £220 £275 No
Multi-Car Schools Total Drive MyDriveTime YLoo
Manage Multiple Instructors Yes No Yes
Central school waiting list Yes No No
Add new pupil to instructor Yes No No
Allocate waiting list pupil to instructor Yes No No
Driving School Stats (KPI) Yes No No
Instructor Stats on Pass Rate & Booking Percent Yes No No
Switch Between Instructor Diaries Yes No No
Payments Direct to Instructor Bank Account Yes No No
Total Drive MyDriveTime YLoo
Instructor iOS App TotalDrive App MyDriveTime App YLoo App
Instructor Android App TotalDrive App MyDriveTime App YLoo App
Software Released 2018 2014 2017
Company Established 2014 2013 2017

Trusted Insights

Industry reviews from esteemed instructors

The app and software is brilliant, helping grow my driving school. In the current situation we need to become fully digital and this app has it all. The Total Drive team are always enhancing the software and listening to feedback. The customer service is first class, responding quickly, highly recommended! They really want a product that helps us driving instructors be more productive.

Paul Ellison: Ellisons School of Motoring

As an ADI I can’t recommend this app enough. My clients love it, they can instantly see their progress plus loads of other features for the pupil. It’s a great two-way app as the client’s app is just as good! The Developers are incredibly approachable and any technical queries or ideas are responded to swiftly, no fuss no hassle! It does more than most ADI diary apps and I have pretty much checked most of them, all of which just miss something.

Simon H ADI: Capterra Review

I’ve used TD for over two years and found it absolutely amazing! So easy to keep note of all your pupils and their progress, and I particularly like the fact that they listen to us instructors and take on board our requests… and act quickly to implement them wherever possible. Pupils love it, giving them much more responsibility for their learning, they get free lesson reminders, which cuts down the cancellation rate!

Diane Hall: L of a Way 2 Pass

Where do I start?! Progress chart so a learner can see how close they are getting to being at test standard; lesson reminders automatically sent out; reflective log for learners to complete – this is a really powerful tool for goal setting. And last, but certainly not least, the superb support we get from the developers. They are so responsive to the ideas that are submitted. This app has truly revolutionised how we work and made it so easy to administer not only my own diary but to oversee what is happening with all our instructors.

Kevin S ADI: Capterra Review

Having used one of Total Drives major competitors previously, I was convinced that they could not be beaten. Until I tried Total Drive. This app is not only perfect for the multi car school but also for the independent instructor too. Tech support is very quick and precise. All in all, there’s nothing not to like about this app and in my view, outclasses the competition in every way from cost to usability.

Drew Thompson: DrewMatic Driving School

Having looked and tried other similar products I can honestly say hands down this has been the best. As a multi-car school I needed a system where I could be more efficient for our instructors. The whole system provides everything both the instructors and pupils need. It’s easy to use and has so many additional benefits rolled into a very reasonable monthly fee. I love that I can customise it to suit our school.

Nicky Harris: The Driving Academy

Incredibly good app, the developers have been amazing from the start – very flexible and adaptable, they listen to the instructors using it day in day out. Students love the app too! Very easy to use and book lessons in, brilliant for driving schools with many instructors as well. It’s an amazing price for what you get!

Laura Morris: DKM Driving & Go Green Training

This app is absolutely brilliant. It’s easy to use and has everything I need to run my business with ease. I can and would recommend this to any instructors looking for a management app and I know my students would join me in recommending it as well. I have been using Total Drive for a while now and it makes my life so much easier and my students love the app.

Paul Loader: Paul Loader Driving Lessons

Great app for driving schools with multiple instructors. Constantly being developed and improved with new functionality on the way. Best of all is the level of service and support from Tom Wotton, always answers my questions straight away. Highly recommended for independent instructors and large schools.

Howard Floyd: How 2 Drive

I have been recommending this App to all my PDI’s when I am training them to become driving instructors since I discovered it. My PDI’s really love the App and everything is on the app that is needed for them to run their business. My PDI’s are able to monitor their pupils lessons and progress and remind their own pupils when their lessons are booked.

Rachel Kavanagh: Xcel Driver Training