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  1. [BUG] splitting expense by shares calculation isn't accurate

    A lot of the times I am trying to split a bill between friends for food. I want to know how much I owe based on the price of my item, and how much we paid after taxes and tip. Owed = (total w/ taxes & tip) * (pre tax price / pretax total)

    I try to do this with shares instead, so for an item for $15.50 I will enter as 1550 shares. The problem is, this calculation is rounded too much and the amount I owe is not deterministic.

    For example, my friends ordered items that are $15.50,…

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      1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks for the feedback! We designed this feature around the idea that a couple might take two shares on an expense or a family might take 4 shares to avoid needing to have everyone on the expense, so the system currently calculates all the shares to the exact penny, with some getting an extra penny when rounding is necessary. As you noted, with large numbers of shares, the extra pennies get randomly assigned with a much larger variation than would be ideal.

      In theory, over time the way the extra pennies get assigned will be fair, but the next version of the Android app will use a different methodology that will handle these cases with much less variation. Most cases will not vary at all, but in some rare situations you might see the exact rounding vary by 1 penny.

    • Edit/manage recurring payments on mobile

      It would be nice to be able to manage recurring payments on mobile. There is currently no indication of which payments are recurring unless you happen to remember which ones they are, and you open them up to edit. Even if there had to be a separate view where you could edit/remove recurring payments.

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        2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Please support Hebrew as a language.

          Please support Hebrew language. Beside that it is great!

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            0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Chart legend sorted by percentage

            Currently Charts legend is sorted by pie slices order (probably Google Visualisation's default). But it would be useful to have it ordered in descending order or as a separate table that can be sorted.

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

              We have plans to revisit the charts in the future and improve them based on data we’ve received. However with our small team it is hard to give an estimate as to when this will happen. The best course is to subscribe to this thread which we’ll update when the feature has been completed.

            • Charts should not aggregate "Other" from different categories

              It looks like Splitwise combines all "Other" expenses from different categories. It would be great it they were shown as separate ones like "Life: Other", "Transportation: Others" etc.

              Here's screenshot: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xt2yx9rcp765c6u/Screenshot%202016-02-15%2012.42.42.png?dl=0

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

                We have plans to revisit the charts in the future and improve them based on data we’ve received. However with our small team it is hard to give an estimate as to when this will happen. The best course is to subscribe to this thread which we’ll update when the feature has been completed.

              • Payment options available/changeable in account settings

                It would be good to select whether or not you would like payments to be received by paypal or not. Sometimes people, like myself, have more than one Paypal account and not necessarirly the one used for splitwise is the correct one. So adding the option to either say you are not accepting paypal payments or the option the change the paypal account would be very helpful and not require to return funds.

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                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the suggestion. This is something we are planning! We can’t give you a specific date yet, but we are hoping to implement this feature in the medium term future.

                • Change the Settle All balances

                  Team,
                  The option of "Settle All balances" seems to be confusing, instead of this, can we not record a cash payment. Alternatively, this option should be read only since it is automated. We have also noticed that this is getting added automated when we record a cash payment but doesnt get deleted when we delete the cash payment.
                  Looking forward to hear back from you.
                  Thanks,
                  Anuj

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

                    Thanks for the suggestion. We do plan to improve this feature at some point. We will most likely not make it read only (adding things you can’t edit or delete is rarely a good thing). You can currently record a cash payment and avoid this. To do so, you must record a payment separately in each group you owe money in instead of making one payment for everything.

                    Marshall

                  • Add "QFC" for auto-categorization for "Groceries."

                    QFC is owned by Kroger and is a 24-hour grocery store (mostly?) in the Northwest United States.

                    Adding them to the database will make data entry just a bit easier.

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                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • the left pane lists like "friends" and "groups" should be collapsible

                      The left pane lists like "Friends" and "Groups" can be a long one. I suggest you allow them to be collapsible (by clicking on the list name or something similar) and allow that state to be saved for convenience and a cleaner appearance for users with long lists (like me).
                      P.S. Splitwise is great. Please keep it up!

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                        1 comment  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sharing money function

                        Thank alot for a very very usefull application.
                        I saw that in web version the sharing money has a custom tab that allows people to share each items in the bill. But I cannot find that tab in mobile version. I think that is a very reality function that will be good to be had on mobile version.
                        By the way, Splitwise only be used for sharing money without expense management. If Splitwise includes expense management function. It's really an excellent application, I think.

                        Thanks alot for your application.
                        KhiemNS

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                          0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We have plans to add the various split methods available in the web to the mobile apps in time. However we’re a small dev team so we do not know when we’ll be able to achieve this for all splits on all platforms.

                          - Aaron

                        • add expense categories related to children

                          There aren't any categories related to children, and yet I would imagine sharing household and childcare expenses is a major use case. I would like to see categories like "daycare", "toys", "children's activities" etc

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                            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Great idea for a new category/categories! Thank you for sharing. The next time we review our categories this will definitely be in the list for consideration. Childcare expenses are becoming a common use case for Splitwise.

                          • Make each entry in "Recent activity" pop open the relevant expense

                            Currently, clicking on an item in "Recent activity" takes you to the group where the expense resides, but it doesn't actually show you the relevant entry in that group. Clicking on one of these entries should take you to the relevant group AND pop open the edit dialog for the expense, or at least highlight the expense on the list.

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

                                Thanks for the follow-up! We include a more comprehensive backup option in Splitwise Pro on web only right now that we will probably bring to mobile eventually. If you have Splitwise Pro (available in your web account settings) there is an option to export a full backup of your entire account under advanced settings in your web account settings.

                                Marshall

                              • Improve on-boarding and FTUX

                                First time experience is horrible and confusing to non-technical users. Please improve the emails and on boarding so friends know what they are being invited to. Even worse: friends who already had accounts mistakenly signed up with second accounts and didn't know how to merge. We had to delete the group and start over. I had to hand hold everyone and tell them not to add bills or make payments until we were all signed up correctly.

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                                  1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hey Cindy – really sorry for the trouble! We know this is a weak spot for Splitwise right now, and we’re working on improving it.

                                  The “second accounts” issue is a particularly thorny one, and we’ve been adding features recently to try to help the problem, like a “merge accounts” option on the account settings page of our website. In the longer term, we’d like to add the ability for accounts to have more than one email address, in the hopes of preventing this kind of problem in the first place. We’re also working on a big iPhone update to address a bunch of usability issues, and to give new users more instruction the first time that they use the app. (Those changes should make their way to Android as well, once we measure their impact to learn what works and what doesn’t.)

                                  Again, apologies for all the confusion! If…

                                • Provide screenshots of the Pro experience

                                  I love Splitwise, but the one problem I have is with multi-currency trips (the main reason my friends and I use it). It is really easy to muddle things up, even with separate groups, which we tried this time round. The main problem is that your entire interface was made for single currency and multi-currency feels bolted on.

                                  If Pro solves that, I'd be more than happy to sign up for it, but you're not making it easy to find out how it would work and I currently don't have the trust that it'll solve the currency problem.

                                  Providing screenshots…

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                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Fair enough! Email support at splitwise.com, happy to send screenshots, it’s something we should put there. The currency converter works quite well, I’ve used it a few times myself.

                                    Jon

                                  • Backdated recurring bill

                                    I have add some bill for the past that should be recurring.
                                    If I add now (11-Dec.-2014) a monthly bill starting from 1st September it will not add the monthly payment off October, November and December, but says nex bill on January.
                                    Please add the ability to create a full set of recurring bill starting from a back date.

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                                      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Our recurring bill feature is probably one of the oldest pieces of code in the Splitwise service at this point. We’ve been meaning to update it for a while, but we’re a pretty small company, so it’s rare we find to the time to work on something that mostly works right. This is one of the broken pieces of recurring bills we’d like to fix when we can find the resources.

                                      Marshall

                                    • make pro features more visible

                                      Currently the pro features of charts and search are in the menu under the user name. I think they should be moved somewhere more visible and explicit.

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We definitely want to make Pro features more visible! We’re planning some design tweaks on the web right now, and making those features more obvious will probably be a part of that. In the meantime, sorry they’re so hidden!

                                      • Make Plates for Android.

                                        The iOS app is gorgeous and I'm jealous.

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                                          16 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks Jesse, couldn’t agree more. In fact, I’m up-voting this too :) As the Splitwise team’s big Android fan, I keep having to ask my friends to go download Plates so we can use it. Plates for Android is definitely something we want to do, but we’re juggling a ton of priorities on the core app on both iPhone and Android right now. But for sure it’s on our minds, and thanks for submitting the suggestion!

                                          - Jon

                                        • Reauthorize Venmo

                                          It makes me re-athorize with Venmo each time? Instead of just storing the credentials? A bit annoying when trying to batch-settle up

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

                                            Hi Brian,

                                            Fair enough, and sorry for the trouble. Eventually, you won’t have to re-authorize each time. It will probably be a few months before allow anyone to store a payment credential but we love the idea.

                                            Cheers,
                                            Jon

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