Tab is the simple way to split a bill among friends. Snap a pic of the receipt and tap your items to claim them. Tax and tip are calculated for you. No more back-of-the-napkin algebra or typing in prices by hand!
Here’s how it works:
- Take a picture of your itemized receipt. Tab automatically detects all the items and prices.
- Select which items each person ordered. Everyone that has Tab on their phone can join onto the bill and select their own items - the app keeps everything synced in real-time.
- Multiple people can select the same item if they shared it.
- Tax and tip are automatically divided proportionally.
- If it's someone's birthday, you can split their total evenly among everyone else.
- Settle up within your group using integrated Venmo or by recording a cash payment.
- View and share detailed summaries of your past bills
In addition to settling up by paying someone else, you can now request money from your friends if you're covering their portion of the bill! Just like when you make a payment, you can make requests with integrated Venmo or by recording an "offline" exchange of cash. And, to speed things up, if you're paying for multiple people you can request from all of them at once with a single tap!
Ratings and Reviews
Tax handling is too simplistic
In Malaysia restaurants often add a 5% service charge and a 6% tax to each item which is calculated cumulatively in the totals section of receipts. Naturally if you are splitting a bill evenly this is not problem, but what happens when individuals ordered a few items just for themselves! Well this app will fail you. As the tax is only entered as a dollar amount, not a percentage.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback! In fact, the app should handle this situation correctly: the total tax amount is distributed amongst bill participants proportionally, based on their individual shares of the subtotal. So, fewer items means less of the total tax amount; the item-level percentage should be upheld. (Do note that we don't officially support Malaysian receipts, so there may be some other geographic quirks that we're unable to account for.)
A great simple app for splitting the tab at a restaurant. Great for people like myself, an Australian, going to America who don’t normally have to add tax or tips to a bill.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.