|Available In: App Store||Price: Free|
CheckPlease is the only free tip calculator/bill splitting application in the App Store (as of right now). This type of application is one that I like to have available on my iPhone. It is so much easier to type in a few numbers and have it spit out the totals than it is to sit around trying to guesstimate what everyone’s share of the bill is! When you open CheckPlease, you can enter the Check Total and the Tax Amount (in dollars). To enter a number just tap in the box in which you would like to enter the number and a keyboard will pop-up. When you are done typing in the amount, select Done in the lower right corner. It will automatically generate your Subtotal.
To figure out the tip amount, slide the star until it is where you would like it on the tip% bar. The tip percentage options range from 0% to 30%. Once you have the tip% where you would like it, the application will automatically generate your Grand Total. You can then choose how many people you would like to split the bill between by moving the smiley face along the bar. The bar starts at 1 and goes to 20. Once you are finished, how much each person owes is displayed at the bottom of the screen in the $ per Person option. You will also notice a i icon in the lower right corner of the app. This will bring you to the Settings where you have the options to set a default Tax % and Tip Rate. I did take a few times using the app before I was totally comfortable with it. But, it does what it is supposed to do and it does it for free.