best apps for uber drivers 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned Uber driver or just starting out, chances are you’ll want to make the most of your time behind the wheel. The more money you can make in the shortest amount of time, the better!

That’s why we’ve put together this list of some of the best apps for Uber drivers in 2019. These are indispensable tools that will help you get more rides and boost your income, while making your life a lot easier in the process!

best apps for uber drivers 2019

These Apps Are an Uber Driver's Co-Pilot - The New York Times

1) Voxer
Here at The Rideshare Guy, we love to help and give tips and tricks that will help you make the most amount of money in the least amount of time. However, there is no way we can be experts in your specific area because we aren’t there. So, if you’re looking for location-specific insider stuff Voxer is for you.

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Not only can you use it to talk with friends and family, but odds are there are rideshare groups around you where they will share what’s working for them.

It’s a great way to “share the struggle” or have that “fellow employee” feel you don’t get from being by yourself all day.

Voxer for Rideshare
Voxer is a walkie-talkie app that allows you to communicate with your voice in real time. You can record by pushing the button once and then stop recording by hitting the button again. It’s really well set up for rideshare driving because it requires little input to operate while in your car. It’s not as popular as it used to be since Messenger steamrolled everyone into using it instead. I still prefer Voxer though.

Voxer Reviews:
“Awesome app! The only thing I would change is that it vibrates like you have a message when you back out of conversations or when you back out of the app. Other than that it sends and receives messages very well, little to 0 delay.” – Jacob Wright

“I love this app and my wife and I communicate on it more than any other platform. That being said, we use it quite a bit. During our normal commute there are a few spots that don’t have the best service Understand this app requires data. However, the messages don’t ever seem to come through once data is available. It is the most frustrating part and it happens all the time… :(“ – Jon M

Pro: Easy communication and fast file sharing.
Cons: Tends to get buggy about sending messages after a while (you have to clear the app’s cache)
Cost: Free for basic version but you can upgrade to PRO for $3.99/month or $29.99/year.
Free Trial Period: 7 days for PRO.
Sign up for Voxer here.

Runner up: Facebook groups! Yes, while we don’t like how Facebook has steamrolled into our lives, we admit city-specific driver Facebook groups can be really helpful and informative. If you have Facebook, you can install the Facebook app on your phone and check out what people are saying in your city almost in real time.

2) Audible
When you have downtime while driving, music is nice, but so is getting smarter about running your rideshare business or even just relaxing with a great audio book to keep you company.

Learn how to download and get started with Audible here.

You get a free audiobook and 30-day trial membership when you use our link.

3) Podcast Player
Whether you use Spotify, Apple, Pocketcast, or something else, a podcast player app is a must have!

Similar to audiobooks, podcasts give you something to listen to while driving and they can be on almost any topic you can think of. Business, personal, religious, The Rideshare Guy – whatever you are into, it’s probably on there.

Most people use Apple podcasts, but I’ve found PocketCast to be a better and easier-to-use app for listening to podcasts on an iPhone. When I had an Android I used Podcast addict and loved it.

4) Rakuten
Rakuten is one of the top cash-back apps out there, and for good reason. With the Rakuten app, you get access to cash back, exclusive discounts, and in-store coupons. Getting started with Rakuten is easy, too!

Scott on our team has earned over $400 with Rakuten so far.

Related: Our Rakuten Review

rakuten app image
Downloading the Rakuten app is easy and free
The sign-up process is super simple, and you can sign up using our Rakuten referral link here. It’s basically just like signing up for any other website. You provide your email address and create a password. You don’t provide any payment information because you do not pay through Rakuten, but through the website you’re actually making the purchase through.

Here’s just a short list of the stores that partner with Rakuten:

  • H&R Block Tax Prep (8% cash back right now!)
  • Turbotax (7.5% cash back right now)
  • Amazon
  • Advance Auto Parts (5% cash back)
  • Autozone (4% cash back)
  • Sears
  • Kohl’s
  • Walmart
  • Ebay
  • Target

And many, many more
Sign up for Rakuten here.

5) Navigation app
Not so much fun but practical, having a good navigation app is essential to having a good day of rideshare driving.

waze vs google maps

My personal favorite is Waze, not only does it work really well, but it usually finds you the best way to go, lets you know when there is an accident or detour and how to get around it. It also lets you know if there was a cop spotted in the area. I love that it also has food recommendations, which is always important to me.

On the other hand, many drivers prefer Google Maps because they’re more used to that interface. If you’re on the fence, check out our article on Waze vs. Google Maps, or take a look at the video below: Google Maps vs Waze: Which One Is Better For Lyft & Uber Drivers?

6) Music Apps (Spotify, Amazon Music, Etc.)
99% of the time while I’m delivering or driving, I listen to an audiobook or podcast. But sometimes you just have those days where you need to have some music!

Uber connect delivery request

I personally use YouTube music. It’s a great app that makes it easy to download whatever song you want. One thing I love about it is it constantly learns what you like and will alter what is downloaded while it charges. So, even though you aren’t using any data, because the songs are all downloaded already, you are getting new songs all the time.

If you don’t want to take up space on your phone, and data isn’t a concern of yours, it will also stream music.

7) Gridwise
This is my swiss army knife of rideshare apps.

First, it tracks your mileage for you. Simply hit the tracking button when you start and stop it when you get home.

Next, it will automatically link with most services to download how much you make per shift. It will then send you an email the next day with a breakdown of how much you made per hour, per mile, and how many deliveries, passengers, etc. you did per hour.

It will also tell you what’s going on in your neighborhood, the best time to drive, which apps to drive with, how many passengers are booked at the airport, and so much more. If you want to make more money with rideshare, this is the app to get.

Looking for more rideshare mileage tracking apps? Check out our video below: 5 Best Apps to Track Mileage in 2022

8) Kindle
As much as we would love to be, we are not always driving 100% of the time! Sometimes we just have to wait (usually for deliveries, but it happens with rideshare too!) When that happens, rather than scrolling through social media, do something constructive.

I sometimes bring physical books with me, but if I forget I always have a few Kindle books downloaded so I can be sure to have something to read.

Not sure what to read? Check out The Rideshare Guide, written by Harry Campbell himself!

9) Muver
Whether you’re working part-time or full-time in the gig industry, odds are you are juggling multiple apps. Using multiple apps is a great strategy to help boost and diversify your income, but it can come with its pitfalls.

For example, it may get tedious when you’re waiting for rides, trips, and delivery opportunities on multiple apps at the same time. Being online ‘everywhere’ could risk your ability to complete the task at hand and land a good review. Luckily, there’s an app solution for this ‘app problem’.

Muver is a newer app that can help you manage all your rideshare and delivery service activity in one place.

uber driver app

A New App, Built For and With Drivers | Uber Newsroom

We live in a sharing economy, an economic model that allows individuals to acquire goods and services and provide them to one another. This includes everything from access to capital, data, fashion, employment, and even transportation. The latter is commonly referred to as ride-sharing, but you probably know it better by one of the major players in that industry: Uber Technologies.

According to Uber, some 3.9 million people work as drivers in 63 different countries, completing roughly 14 million trips every day. Those figures date from 2018, though; by some estimates, the number of drivers hit 5 million in 2020, with 18.7 million trips completed each day.

Many people become drivers to make a few extra dollars, while others drive on a full-time basis. Perhaps you have thought of signing up. Here’s what you need to know about what is required to become a successful driver.

To start with, you’ll need a car and access to a smartphone, which allows you to connect with paying passengers. But that’s not all. Keep reading to find out what it takes to become an Uber driver and to learn other important details, such as your earning potential and the tax treatment for your income as a driver.

All Uber drivers must meet requirements regarding age, driver’s license status, and driving experience.
You’ll need to pass a driver screening, which includes a review of your driving history and criminal record, and provide proof of residency, along with proof of auto insurance and car registration.
Your car will need to meet certain requirements relating to age, size, and condition.
The type of car insurance coverage that you’ll need varies by state. Uber does offer coverage, but it’s limited to only when the driver is logged in to the app and driving customers.
Uber drivers are considered independent contractors, which means that you’ll have to set aside money for income taxes, Social Security, and Medicare.
Minimum Requirements to Become an Uber Driver
Before you get too invested in the Uber process, start by filling out the application on Uber’s website. The requirements for drivers in the United States are listed below. Be aware that different countries and some cities and states within the U.S. may have different qualifications or regulations.

Minimum Requirements
These are the minimum requirements that you must meet before you can drive with Uber:

You must meet the minimum age to drive in your city
You must have at least one year of licensed driving experience in the U.S.—or three years if you are under the age of 23
You must have a valid U.S. driver’s license
You must use an eligible four-door vehicle
Vehicle requirements vary by region. Uber will tell you what is required in your region when you apply.

Documents You Will Need
You will need to share the following documents with Uber:

A valid U.S. driver’s license
Proof of residency in your city, state, or province
Proof of auto insurance and car registration
Driver profile photo, which must be in passport format and cannot be your driver’s license photo
Many localities, such as New York City, also require you to have commercial auto insurance to work for a car hire service.
Information for Driver Screening
Uber will require you to complete an online screening to review your driving record and criminal history. Uber will need your Social Security number (SSN) to perform the screening, as well as for tax purposes.

If you recently moved to a new state, you might be required to submit extra information to verify your driving history. Be sure to have your old state’s driver’s license and insurance on hand.

Steps to Become an Uber Driver
Fill out the driver application form at or on the Uber app, uploading all the requested documents when prompted. If you’re having trouble completing this process, call Uber or visit a local Uber office.
Give your consent for background screening and then wait for a response, which can take up to 10 days.
If your application is successful and your driver status is activated, enable driver mode in the Uber app. Now you can accept rider requests and start making money.


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