This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: All 30 Tip Calculators + Meal Splitters, Reviewed. Additional details may be found in the original article.

Review: QuickTip by Spare Change Software

QuickTip™ Tip Calculator ($1) from Spare Change Software is an extremely simple one-screen tip application with a field to enter the bill amount, a slider to change the tip percentage, and a reset button at the top. Once the amount has been entered, buttons appear at the bottom for rounding the total up or down. A menu in the iPhone’s Settings app allows for setting of the default tip percentage, as well as a toggle to turn tax on and off and set the amount. As the name suggests, it appears QuickTip was optimized for speed, but in doing so it left out some important features such as manual entry of tip percentage, check splitting, multiple currency support, and a well-designed interface. As a free application, QuickTip might have a fighting chance, but it is outclassed by many of its $1 peers, and falls well short of our recommendation. iLounge Rating: D.

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Company and Price

Company: Spare Change Software

Website: www.

Title: QuickTip™ Tip Calculator

Price: $1

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.