Snap Away the Right Tip with PicTip


Price: $0.99
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Reviewed by Philip Chan

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Want a unique way to calculate tips when you are out in the town? Are you not too good with math or numbers? Then the PicTip app from developer Nick Bond is just the perfect app for you! It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 6.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.


The basic premise of the PicTip app is this: take a picture of your receipt total (total currency amount only), crop it if necessary, tap and indicate which percentage of a tip you would like to give as a tip, and the specific tip amount will be factored for you right there! Perfect for the more visual centered people and less worrying about calculations for those where the subject of mathematics is not their forte. It is a more innovating and creative way for calculating the exact tip that you want to give.

Appearance and Layout:

PicTip iPhone App Review

PicTip iPhone App Review

The overall appearance of the PicTip app is simplistic and easy on the eyes. Since its specific purpose is to calculate exact tip and nothing else, there is no need for fancy graphics or nifty animation.  The color scheme is not as bright or inviting as it could be, but after several uses for just snapping receipt pictures and calculating tips, one hardly notices that anymore. The app is just as easy to use as its looks and any user should have no problem figuring it out and getting the hang of it.


The overall value of the PicTip app is average. It is definitely a creative take on how to calculate tips when dining out. However, most people in a bind would use their device to calculate the tip percentage using the device’s built in calculator (or via one the many free calculator apps available in the market today).  The amount of time for the person to calculate the tip based on the receipt total and the percentage they have in mind would take about the same time using this app or possibly even faster considering the time the user needs to crop the picture. It still is a good app for those who would rather want to not have to deal with actual numbers and calculations, and want something innovative looking when determining a specific tip amount while still paying a priced for it.

 Pic3PicTip app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 6.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.

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