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Chrome/Android tip: How to access Google’s new built-in tip calculator

tip calculatorYou can now officially uninstall any third party tip calculator that you’ve installed on your Android device, which is currently cluttering your app drawer. That’s because Google has now included a very functional, useful tip calculator in Google Now – and the best part is that it also works on the Google Chrome web browser, as well, including the Android and desktop versions.

To use the tip calculator, either speak or type, “What is the tip for $30,” “How much is the tip for $40,” or even, “How much should I tip for $50.” Google will default the tip to 15%, but this is easily adjustable up or down depending on the level of service you have received.

You can also split the bill between several different people, and Google will tell you how much each person should tip, along with the total of how much each person should pay.

I’m not sure how long this feature has been included in Google Search and Google Now, but it’s fantastic and incredibly useful. Now I just have to resist the urge to eat out and use this, when I’ve got perfectly good leftovers waiting for me in the fridge…

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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7 thoughts on “Chrome/Android tip: How to access Google’s new built-in tip calculator

  • Avatar of Samy Farrow

    As a server, I hate this. Tip based on service not percentages! A $30 should be at least a $6 tip, with appropriate service of course.

    • Avatar of Just A. Visitor

      A 20% tip means you did an outstanding job. “At least” sounds pretty presumptuous to me.

  • Avatar of Gomez

    I think this is based on regular service.. not going out of your way service. Therefore, if I get regular service you get 4.50, blow me away and obviously you get more.

  • Avatar of emmanuelC

    is server job based on commission?

    • Most servers work for minimum wage (or even lower), and supplement that with tips.

      • Avatar of Samy Farrow

        It vary’s by state, but a lot of states are at $2.13/hour. Yeouch! And you don’t even get that generally, all that goes to taxes!

  • if you can’t calculate 20% of your bill in your head… you really should not be an android user – go back to apple.


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