The worst part about going out to dinner is having to pay for everyone else's expensive taste. There's always that person who gets the prime rib, or the lush who can't help but order three more cocktails than everyone else. And when it comes time to pay the check, it's usually the same person who orders more that also suggests we all just split the bill evenly because "it's so much easier." Since nobody wants to be the cheap jerk making in-depth calculations on the back of a napkin, we all just go with it. But, it's just not right.
Luckily, those days are behind us. Thanks to the technology of our smartphones and a bill-splitting app that actually makes dividing the bill easier, you won't ever have to pay for someone else's dessert again. Tab, the best we've found in bill-splitting apps, actual scans your check. That app lets you easily select which items are yours (no need to type anything in), and then calculates the total along with tax and tip. (You won't even have to pay an extra dollar to cover someone else's drink tax!)
And the best part is, this app is free.
Check out our favorite iPhone cooking apps.
Whole Foods is not only a grocery store where you can find high-end food items, but they also have an intuitive cooking app practical for everyday cooks. The app allows you to enter up to three ingredients that you have on hand and it finds recipes that use them. The app also provides you with nutritional information for each recipe.
According to the Tastebud 's description, the point of this app is to find you delicious recipes based on what you already have on hand. They say it's a three step process: 1. Open your fridge 2. Add ingredients to the virtual basket 3. Watch as the app matches your ingredients with their database of recipes.
Epicurious Recipes is a cooking app which has won numerous digital awards. The app is linked to the recipe database of Epicurious.com. They have over 30,000 recipes by professional chefs which have been featured in Gourmet, Bon Appetit and Self. Price: Free
With a database of over 250,000 recipes, you'll be sure to have your choice of recipes based on what's leftover in your fridge. If you use this app wisely, you may never have to throw out food again. Price: Free
Gojee uses recipes from over 200 hand-picked food bloggers and allows you to search their database based on what you're in the mood for -- or what you have on hand. Price: Free