Square Register

Price: Free

Square Register by Square, Inc. is a portable credit card reader for your mobile device.

If you have a business you know it’s important to be able to get paid and what better way to do it than right from your mobile device. Square Register is the answer to this problem. The card reader is free; all you have to do is download the app and sign up for your personal account. Once your account is set up you link your bank account to your Square account and as soon as you receive your free card reader you are ready to accept payments.

The card reader is a small device that plugs into your mobile device and immediately turns it into a credit or debit card machine. From the app you can create receipts which can be emailed, texted, or wirelessly printed for your customers. There are multiple options for setting up tax rates, employee permissions, and a customizable items library that makes using the Square Register very simple and efficient.

Square Register securely encrypts every transaction and ensures that you are protected from theft. This helps assure your customers that when they use your service their data is safe. The cost for all of these fantastic services is only 2.75% per transaction.

This app was updated to Version 2.5.2 on January 22, 2013 and included several bug fixes and improvements. Square Register has 8 ratings with an average of 3.5 stars out of five.

I think for any small or hobby business this is a great solution to getting paid. The low user fees and portability make this a great tool for conducting business.

For: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 5.0 or later