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  1. Bank account details somewhere/anywhere

    Hi. Liking this service so far.

    Its nice keeping track of debts, however, it is not much use not knowing how to pay it. (Not everyone uses paypal).

    In UK and Australia, someone just needs bank account details to do a transfer. Would be nice either to have one or all of the following:

    1. My own account details available for my friends to see. Even if not in their own fields, maybe in a "other info" memo type field.

    2. Or be able to put my own comments on my friends so I can make a note of their…

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      42 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Storing bank account #s is unfortunately tricky, as there are some serious security concerns around bank #s here in the US and in some other countries. Still, we’d like to do it if possible. It’s not on our roadmap yet, but we’re definitely considering it for the future.

    • Managing recurring expenses

      Our monthly electricity bill went up by a couple of euros, so I needed to change the recurring expense that I had setup for this. Although this is possible the process is a bit confusing. I'd suggest providing an overview of scheduled recurring expenses, separate from the list of expenses that have already been created as a result from these schedules, which is what I was looking for because I didn't really want to touch any previous expenses.

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        20 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        We agree that managing recurring bills could be better. Currently, the way to edit recurring bills is to change the most recent copy and that will change ones that follow. It will not affect the past expenses.
        We’re considering how to improve this, and will leave this under review for now.

      • Integrate Paytm with Splitwise

        You're building a great eco-system of applications and you guys are quite responsive to feedback. Congratulations for that !

        I was wondering if it was possible to integrate Paytm (https://paytm.com/) for payments with Splitwise. It will be a very convenient alternative for a lot of users.

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          28 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • enable mass editing of expenses

          I have a bunch of expenses that I want to put in a group but I can't find a way to do it other than one at a time. There should be a way to edit several fields on multiple expenses at once. I see there's a suggestion called "Bulk Edit Expense" but it hasn't been commented on since 2012.

          By the way, I just clicked to sign in with Google and got this security message from Chrome: You attempted to reach feedback.splitwise.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as *.uservoice.com. This may be caused by a…

          38 votes
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            8 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Updating this as it’s been a while. We’ve discussed this a few times and can see how it would be useful in a few cases (such as mass-moving expenses between groups – if you or anyone else needs help with that, feel free to send us a support email). We’ll keep it open for now for further voting and comments.

          • "Who paid" column in Excel export

            When you export your data to Excel there should be an additional column indicating who paid for each expense.

            31 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Periodic payments

              I have to add the same amount for Comcast and electricity bill every month. It would be nice to have a periodic payment for such types of bill

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                8 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hey there! I can’t quite tell from your description – are you trying to add a recurring bill (e.g. a cable bill that’s the same cost every month), or a recurring payment to another Splitwise user (e.g. you pay back your friend $50 every week)? We don’t support recurring payments to friends right now, but we do support recurring bills: just click on the date when adding or editing a bill, and you’ll see options to make that bill recur weekly/monthly/etc. Hope that helps!

              • Allow manual archiving of group

                Manual archiving of group should be allowed. If the trip is over and everyone is settled, I'd want to get rid of the group still keeping the record in archives.

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                  9 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  I think this is a great idea! It’s not on the roadmap yet due to lots of other priorities voted higher, but one we’ve discussed and agreed totally makes sense. Thanks for submitting.

                  - Jon

                • To have detailed expenses report and category wise if needed

                  When I see printable summary for my group apartment, I should be able to know that in a current month , how much I have spent in total presently it only show how much you owe etc. and also category wise like entertainment , groceries other.

                  This could help me to record my expenses and manage them in a better way.

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                    1 comment  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    You should be able to get some of this information already from our website. If you click the “Trends” button at the top of the right-hand sidebar, then click “View more charts” at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar, you’ll get a chart with details about your total spending and your breakdown by category.

                    We may bring some of that info into the printable summary in the future, but for now, I hope that helps!

                  • Bills paid by multiple people: "Each person paid an equal share"

                    When adding a bill which was paid by multiple people you should be able to select an option "Each person paid an equal share" in addition to the available option "Each person paid for their own share".

                    This is especially useful for couples having a shared bank account / credit card or for shared bills where everyone just chipped in the same amount of money (but one still wants to split the items afterwards).

                    25 votes
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                    • support local decimal mark

                      US way 1,234.56 = 1.234,56 (german way).
                      Right now I can not enter "4,56 Euro" as an amount

                      23 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Mac App

                        It would be great if there was a mac app version - it could integrate with the notification centre for transfers and thing.

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                        • Add possibility for paypal.me link

                          The new service from paypal offers new possibilities to transfer money more easily to freinds and family with a link like https://www.paypal.me/username/25.43

                          It makes sense to include the possibility to settle up via this link or to generate the link as such for further sharing. (by adding the paypal.me-username to the splitwise-account)

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                            2 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Interesting. I haven’t seen this yet. It’s unlikely we’ll be able to support this as our control over how the PayPal code works is limited, but it’s definitely worth looking into.

                            Marshall

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                            • add the ability to link to bank accounts

                              we did this with paydivvy. its the one thing that separated them from everyone else. now that paydivvy is being acquired we need a new service. hopefully connecting bank accounts is part of your plan already! makes it a lot easier to just press "pay" rather than cutting a check each time

                              18 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                We’d definitely like to do this! It’s unlikely to happen any time in the next few months (it takes a lot of work to properly and securely integrate with banks), but hopefully it’s something we can consider in the future.

                              • import from CSV take 2

                                I read through your reasoning on why you don't want to tackle supporting import from CSV. There is no standard, and creating one can be messy, particularly with the details you mentioned. However, the cases, if limited to a two-way split are simple to start and would cover that scenario.

                                I would expect to download a sample CSV (or my own db from your website), append to it exactly as it is, and reupload it to your parser. If a case isn't covered a quick "we don't understand this line please run us through it can feed back into a…

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                                  2 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Thanks for the detailed thoughts! Building an importer is definitely possible, but it just hasn’t been a high enough priority for us yet – only a handful of people have asked for it, and we’re a tiny team (2 developers), so other updates end up taking precedence. We might get to it someday, but I wouldn’t expect it any time soon, unfortunately.

                                  If you’re feeling brave though (and you’re willing to ignore XKCD’s advice), we do have an API you could use for importing! Docs are here: http://dev.splitwise.com. Maybe someone will put a nice CSV import program up on GitHub for the power users :)

                                • Export notes as well

                                  When exporting to a spreadsheet, it would be awesome if all the information related to transaction is also saved as an excel file (rather than CSV). Currently notes and attached images are not exported.

                                  Saving as an excel file, will give more flexibility to add links to images saved along with a transaction.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for the suggestion! I can see how notes and attachments would be useful, though we’d have to think a bit about how exactly to structure the spreadsheet (we probably wouldn’t want just one “notes” column, or each cell might have a huge amount of text). I’ll add this to our list of possible improvements for the next time we’re working on printouts and exports.

                                  • Ability to add a default PayPal address

                                    An account should have the ability to specify an alternate PayPal address so that when it's time to settle up, the alternate address will be used instead of the address associated with Splitwise.

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                                      5 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Thanks for the suggestion! This definitely makes sense. We’d like to add the ability for an account to include multiple email addresses, and setting different default addresses for PayPal/Venmo/etc seems like a logical extension of that.

                                    • Add Date Range Search

                                      I feel like it would be better to filter out the details based on the expense logged in dates. Like giving a date range selection and after I search, I would be able to see the results (either within a group or in all the group) particularly in the selected date range.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the suggestion! Just to be clear: you want to view your bills filtered by the day they were added, instead of by the date on the bill, correct? I’ll pass on that feedback.

                                        For now, your best bet is probably to take a look at the “recent activity” screen, which shows all changes in your account in order of when they happened. I realize that’s not the best screen for looking through a large amount of data, though, so apologies for the trouble!

                                      • Allow group summaries for the whole time, not just month by month

                                        Trips may span month boundaries. It would be nice to have for trip-based "groups" to be able to show the summary info for the whole trip, rather than only month-by-month.

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                                          2 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Lock group by blocking additional debts after a certain date

                                          We typically make groups for a getaway weekend with lots of people contributing lots of items. We would like the ability to say after x days this group is locked and all bills should be submitted before this date. Ideally, it would send a warning one day before the group is locked and then only payments are allowed to be entered into the group after it is locked.

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                                            4 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Thanks for the suggestion! We’re generally against features that can “lock” transactions and prevent other people from editing them, but I can definitely see how this would be useful. I’ll mention this at our next design meeting and add it to our list of possible ideas for future updates.

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