Have you ever been in a situation (say, a taxi or at a bar) wrapping up the check and you suddenly realized you have no idea how to tip? Countries have very strict rules about tipping and if you don’t tip correctly, or in some cases tip at all, it’s a huge cultural offense. Well, worry no more fellow Travel Freaks! Tip Check Tip Calculator PRO has you covered!

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Developed by Chu Chu Train Productions, this app will cost you only $.99, but will save you social face in countless of situations to come  (and maybe even some money). Tip Check is exactly what is says, a tip calculator. However, the international tip guide and extremely details US tip guide is what sets this app apart from the rest.

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The user interface is super user friendly and the PRO version is available on both iPad and iPhone. It also has a built in flashlight option, which is really helpful in a dim restaurant or taxi at night. Other guides include a wedding tip guide and a US holiday tipping guide.

One of the best parts about this app is that you don’t need network connection on your device to use the app or calculate tips. The international tip guides include 69 different countries and is separated into four categories: porters, taxis, restaurants and bars.

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This app was recommended by Consumer Reports Shop Smart in the 2011 November issues and was also a 2011 Babble.com award winner for “Top 50 Apps for Moms.”

Tip Check Tip Calculator Pro is absolutely worth the ninety-nine cents and if you’re a true Travel Freak then you have to have this app! Available on iTunes.

Have you ever had a social faux-pas when calculating the tip?

Gabbi Ewing is a rising junior studying Journalism as well as Film & Television at NYU. She is a New Jersey native who enjoys traveling, writing, skiing, and swimming. She hopes to travel the world, but her next adventure is taking her to Sydney, Australia to study with NYU. She aspires to work for National Geographic or Discovery Channel and to use her film, photography and writing skills to help people experience new cultures and places that they don't have the opportunity to travel to themselves.

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