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! Once you're ready, you can settle up with integrated Venmo.
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
Tab has been featured on the Today show, "apps of the year" lists from Buzzfeed, Complex and others, Product Hunt, CNN, and more!
Welcome to our Spanish-speaking fans! With this release we’re introducing full Spanish translation of the app (in addition to the usual assortment of small improvements and technical fixes). Stay tuned for other languages, and more updates!
Ratings and Reviews
I really love this app and think everyone should download it! It’s definitely user friendly and really simplifies group meals (which I’ve often avoided in the past because of splitting the bill lol). I do have one qualm tho! I was the one to put down my card and noticed that the total bill amount did not equal the bill amount on the actual receipt. Later when I got home, I realized that Tab based the tip on the subtotal BEFORE tax whereas the restaurant based the tip on the subtotal WITH tax (which is a much higher amount). If there’s a way to change that so the user has the option to change which total is taxed, that would be great! :)
Good, could be great
I recently used this app for the first time and was able to split a bill between seven people fairly easily and give them their total. I had a question come up later but could not get back to the details to verify that we had split the bill correctly, adding some audit trail would be really useful in this situation. Additionally, another great feature would be to be able to send out, via text or email, an itemized receipt to each of the bill participants. The people I regularly split large bills with have a wide range of comfort with technology, it would be nice to be able to send them something more detailed than just their totals but show them the items selected and their portion of taxes and tip. Asking them to join the bill from their device is way beyond what they would be willing to do. With these two enhancements, this would be the perfect app for my needs.
Developer Response ,
Hey again! As promised, our latest update has addressed all of these points. Check it out and let us know what you think!
AWFUL UPDATE - deletes your data unless you give them your email!
For years, Tab has saved bills locally once you’re done with them. I rely on that to do the math while I’m still at the table, then have people send me money later.
The developers have CHANGED the behavior, with no notice. Bills are now DELETED once you leave the app, unless you sign up for a totally unnecessary account with them. The app still has the technical ability to save bills locally of course, and iCloud can sync and backup app data, but they have to find some leverage to get us to give them our email addresses so they can sell them or monetize us somehow.
I’m at least accustomed to that kind of selling-out by app developers at this point. But what I cannot abide is lacking the common decency to TELL your users what you’re doing. I relied on behavior that’s been consistent for years to save ten minutes of unpleasant manual entry work, and you tossed it in the trash with no warning, for no other reason than to strongarm me into signing up for another account I don’t need. Shame on you.
Developer Response ,
Please know that we always have our users' best interests at heart. We don't make any money, and we don't answer to any third parties. We're a tiny team of two; we created Tab because people were asking for it, and we maintain Tab because people enjoy using it. Nothing nefarious behind the scenes here!
We hope you'll stick with us. If you want to continue the dialogue in private, feel free to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.