The problem with growing up is that our math skills rapidly deteriorate the more we age. While a fourth grader can pump out endless strings of long division and multiple item subtraction without blinking, the average adult is more apt with rounding and 50/50 splits. This is never more apparent than when the check comes to the dinner table.

Let’s say that your table has four people, and that the total bill comes to $65. One person got a soup and salad, one got a sandwich, one got a big pasta bowl, and the other ordered two fried appetizers and a beer. After dealing with the guy at the table that only carries cash, the other three have to decide on how to divvy up the bill. They could divide it by 3, including tip, or try to divvy out tax and tip amounts depending on order size. More than likely one of the people will say, “This is stupid, I’ll take this one and you take the next.” We live in the 21st century yet we’re still stuck on the bill.

As you’ve probably guessed by now, there’s an app for that. Split was created with the unequal split in mind, letting you assign different amounts to different people. All you have to do is add the correct number of people to the table (that is adorned with an attractive hand-drawn appearance), add bill values to the correct person, and BLAM, the app shows you how much each person should pay. It’s as easy as, well, ordering.

The only thing that I can find wrong with Split is that it was obviously made by a European who uses the comma ($40,99) instead of the decimal point ($40.99), and that really isn’t a big deal. Just don’t be the math/finance challenged guy that gets suckered into paying $4,099 when the app says to pay $40,99.

$0.99
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-02-14 :: Category: Finance

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