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  1. please triple the photo dimensions

    What is the point of taking a photo of the receipt if the text is too small to read on the end result? This is a problem right now as the photo is way to small when clicking on the thumbnail to display the original.

    If this has been scaled down on the mobile phone to save network traffic when uploading, then please add a admin option to let the user upload large-scaled(high-traffix) images. Otherwise there is no real value in this function.

    If the images has not been scaled down on the mobile phone, and you have a larger…

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      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      There are some annoying technical limitations to our photo size. At some point we’ll fix this, but it’s not simple enough to put together easily at the moment.

      Marshall

    • 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

      • 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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          1 comment  ·  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!

        • 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.

          • Expenses Report

            In the PDF report, we have date,description,cost & balance columns in individual member's page.It will be gr8 if you add column "Expenses By" which should contain name of person who has spent money on this transaction.

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            • In the subject line of "Bill added by ..." email, include the amount you owe.

              It apparently gives my roommate a mini heart attack every time she sees "Bill ($$$$) added by Person".

              Please consider altering the subject line to something like "Bill ($$$$) added by Person (you owe $$$)". Hell, maybe just leave the amounts out of the subject altogether, and leave all the details for the body of the message.

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              • 4 Weeks doesn't = 1 Month

                The app has a small flaw. When you say monthly in your app.. you tend to mean every month from the 4th to the 4th for example.. However my bills are every 4 weeks which is not quite every month. It would be good to have an option which says every 4 weeks as well as every month that way we know and can set alarms for each due date. Another handy thing would be to be able to set up different reminders for each person for the same bill. IE she gets paid fortnightly and I get paid monthly…

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  I can see how this would throw a wrench in your billing cycle. I’d personally like our users to be able to custom pick reminder dates, and it’s something we’ve talked about internally. I’ll bring it up at our next meeting and see if/when we can get that on our schedule.

                • 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.

                  • 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 →
                    • 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…

                      • [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.

                        • Show how bills are settled using a cool visual aid.

                          This idea came from a bout of minor confusion I had when looking at the results of the "settle up" function. I was surprised to see that despite knowing that I owed various people money, the result I saw on screen was that I actually just owed one person. After some chin scratching, I realized that of course the bills were being aggregated together so as to minimize the number of payments needed to settle up. That being said, I'm not sure that everyone who uses this service will reach that conclusion, especially if they've had a long day at…

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                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Recently we’ve been thinking a lot about this exact problem. The “settle up” function is great once you understand what it does, but it confuses a lot of first-time users. We’re working to improve communication about this, including via visual aids – you should see some of those updates over the next few weeks :)

                          • Allow users to add a "Note"

                            Adding a "Note" would be the same logic as adding a bill, only the value would be 0 and it would carry some different aesthetic to differentiate itself from the rest of the items in the list. If you want help developing it, please contact me. Always looking for new opportunities. :)

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi Cory,

                              Yes, we do plan to add communication / notes / messages of some form. We used to be against this feature, but we’ve come around and are planning to slot this in at some point.

                              For now, there is a whiteboard tab if you haven’t found that yet!

                              If you are interested in working with us, email resume.black.hole@splitwise.com with your resume and general reason for applying!

                            • Download attachments for groups

                              A smart idea is to included an upload or download feature to groups. This way in differetn groups you can add pictures, receipts, leasing agreements, roommate agreements, etc.

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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Pull utility infor from company

                                In a roommate situation it can be helpful if this site would pull the our bill payment and due date from the utility company itself and send reminders. This way all roommates have the same info will no worries that another roommate jsut made up something. And this can be kept on file in the groups folder if anyone has a dispute. Example of someone that does this already is paydivvy.

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                                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  We are in the process of trying to integrate Splitwise more with all types of billing and expenses.

                                  This seems like a natural addition to some of the ways we’re trying to get Splitwise involved in bill integration.

                                • 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

                                  • Sync with Gmail contacts when entering email addresses for a group

                                    When I create a group, I should be able to access Gmail contacts when I enter their addresses

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                                      0 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Selecting members involved

                                      I have a big list of people and selecting people involved in a bill is a pain in the butt to me, as I have to scroll down and painstakingly look at all the ones. I suggest that if you have several columns ( as in a grid with all the people) it will be so much easy to check the people involved and check my checks as-well.

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                                      • 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 →
                                        • MULTIPLE FRIENDS ADD

                                          I NEED A PAGE 4 MANAGING FRIENDS, ADD, DELETE ...MULTIPLE FRIENDS, WITH AT A GLANCE VIEW OF ALL THE FRIENDS

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                                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            This is something we’ve been asked in the past and I can see being a way to speed up adding your friends to Splitwise. We’re having a big UI meeting tomorrow and we’ll be discussing how to make our groups/friendships/overall experience better for our users.

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