Description of App
iTip is the perfect tipping calculator for your iPhone or iPod touch. With just a few taps you can easily determine the tip to leave your server. Easily round your tips up or down to the nearest dollar. iTip will even split your bill making it very simple to figure out what each person in your party owes. iTip allows you to calculate tips based on a percentage or the quality of service and will even allow for the exclusion of tax. iTip will provide you with the perfect tip every time.
- Allows for any Tip percentage
- Works with all international currencies
- Allows for the exclusion of Tax from the tip
- Allows tip to be calculated based on 2x tax
- Large Numeric keypad
- Split the Bill between any number of party members
- Easy one tap rounding up or down
- Only required input is the bill amount
- Summary emails
This app has a very accessible and easy to use interface, with nice options for mailing a record of the transaction, and also rounding up or down the transaction and splitting the results. It's ad supported, but the ad is the last element in the screen, and is unobtrusive, so it will not get into your way. There is one unlabeled button in the top right corner of the screen that takes you to Settings. Most users will probably either use the default settings, which only requires input of a single amount, or will immediately set the "Tax" switch in Settings to "On" in order enter both a bill amount and tax.
Double tapping in text fields brings up a numeric keypad in the bottom third of the screen, with 4 rows of number buttons in 3 columns, and a top 5th row of buttons for "delete", "clear", and "done". The top number row is "7 8 9", next is "4 5 6", then "1 2 3", and the bottom row is a "0" button that spans two columns in width with a decimal point (i.e., "period" button) at the bottom right corner. (This delimiter might be a comma, for instance, for users in European countires, and the appropriate currency symbol based on your Settings > General > International > Region Format will also be added after numbers are entered.)
Tip percentages can be entered simply via default buttons (10%, 15%, 18%, 20%, or "other" when the separate tip switch is set to "off" in settings; 15%, 20%, 2xTax when the tip switch is set to "on") or by entering either a specific tip amount or value in a text box. In the case of any changes, all amounts, percentages, and totals are automatically adjusted, and the user can simply flick through the controls to readh them off.
Similarly, a "Split BIll" section has buttons for 1, 2, 3, 4, or "other", which allows users to simply choose a number button for up to 4 people, or enter a quantity through the numeric keypad. Both the individual totals and individual tip amounts are displayed.
Buttons for rounding up and down either the Grand Total for the bill or the Person Totals for split bills into whole dollar amounts are placed in front of each of the amount text fields. The first doublle tap adjusts the amount to the nearest whole number, and subsequent double taps increase or decrease by an additional dollar. Again, all amounts and tip percentages are recalculated and displayed when any changes are made, and the number of necessary user actions and data entries is kept to a minimum