Split the Bill in Seconds - Netted
Video • April 10, 2015

Split the Bill in Seconds

One of the greatest human struggles? Splitting the check at dinner. OK, not really. But it’s a pain. Here’s how to make it pain-free.

OPEN: Hi, I’m Netted’s Senior Editor Charlie Kaplan, and this is Cheat Codes.

INTRO: Admit it: You were the kid in math class who rolled your eyes at your teacher and muttered, “When are we ever going to need to know percentages?”

Flash forward to a double date. You get handed the check and your fellow diners want you to work out what everyone owes. A bead of sweat rolls down your forehead; somewhere, your math teacher is cackling.

THE CHEAT: So cackle right back with Tab. When the bill shows up, whip out this app, scan your receipt, tap what each person ordered, and enter how much they want to tip. Tab incorporates tax and spits out individual bills. Then call up your old math teacher and thank them. They fought the battle that brought this beautiful app into existence. [Update: Tab now integrates with Venmo to make splitting costs even easier.]

OUTRO: Also: if you’re in China or Japan, just don’t tip at all — it’s not a local custom.

And that’s your cheat code! Later, nerds.