Square’s Register app gains kitchen tickets, new features for restaurants

Square’s Register, the free point of sale app, has been available on the iPhone and iPad since May 2010 and has seen a number of updates since. And with the release of Square’s all-in-one $299 iPad POS bundle in February 2012, the Register app gained prominence as the POS solution was designed from the ground up to work wirelessly with the Register app. Today, Square updated the Register software with kitchen tickets and several new ordering features to better server restaurant owners…

The iPad version now includes order modifiers, which allows employees to customize orders at the counter and send them to the kitchen. These tickets are now customizable with a name, number and other details and can be printed on paper to speed up restaurant workflow.

You can also sync your standalone barcode scanner via Blootooth via Square Register for iPad in order to speed the checkout process.

The iPhone edition now lets customers enter custom tip amounts, build their item library with custom item photos, names and prices, add multiple custom amounts to a sale and more.

Square Register 3.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 001)

Square Register 3.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 002)

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Square Register 3.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 005)

In a nutshell, Square Register lets merchants accept payments, create detailed analytics, print receipts wirelessly, allow employees to use the software on a customizable permission basis and more.

Here are release notes for Square Register version 3.0:

New on iPhone:
– Item library: Add items to a sale with a tap. Build your item library to simplify and speed up checkout. Customize items with photos, names, and prices.
– Smarter payment pad: Add multiple custom amounts to a sale, add notes to each amount, and view or edit all amounts in one place before charging.
– Custom Tipping: Allow customers to enter custom tip amounts.
– New look: Ring up customers and edit settings more easily than ever with an all-new design.

New on iPad:
– Easy order modifiers: Customize orders at the counter and send them to your kitchen while your line keeps moving.
– Customizable kitchen tickets: Include a custom name or number on each kitchen ticket.
– Barcode scanning: Sync your Bluetooth barcode scanner with Square Register to speed up your checkout.

Square’s Register is available free of charge for all form factor iDevices.