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  1. Add an option to forgive all or a specific amount owed

    Would you consider adding an option to forgive under Settle Up > Choose Payment Method?

    After clicking "Forgive" a user could then choose an amount to forgive or to forgive the entire existing balance owed by the debtor in context.

    In my case, sometimes a bill doesn't divide evenly, other times people may repay me the amount owed but miss by one cent. in both cases I end up with stray balances of $0.01 (owed to me). It would be nice if I could simply forgive said balances instead of having to adjust the bill or the amount that was…

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      5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • away / vacation mode

      I'd like a feature where you could enter the start and end date some member temporarily leaves a group (e.g. if said member is on vacation etc.). By default all expenses would be split between the remaining members during that time period.

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        5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks for the suggestion! I can definitely see how this would be useful, but unfortunately it would also add a fair bit of complexity to how managing group members works, and it seems likely to confuse other group members. (For example, say you temporarily excluded some people from expenses, but then another user logged in to add an expense, expecting that it would be split among all group members.)

        For now, your best bet in this scenario is to actually remove those temporary people from your group, and then add them back again when they come back. While they’re gone, they won’t be able to access the group, but as soon as you re-add them they should have full access to everything, including any expenses from before they left. I realize that’s not a perfect solution, but I hope it helps!

      • Have list-sorting options for the "Groups" list in the lefthand sidebar

        My housemates and I create a new group each month to split expenses. It would be easier to locate the right group in the list if we could choose to sort by "recently created". Or, if we could reverse the alphabetical order, then we could start the group name with the number of the month, and the current month would rise to the top :)

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

          Sorry for the trouble! We don’t plan to add support for custom sorting, but groups that have been settled for more than 30 days should automatically be hidden from your list of groups. Hopefully that helps cut down the length of your list a bit!

          Also, can I ask why you create a new group every month for expenses? Most Splitwise users just use one group on an ongoing basis, since it lets them keep a history of all their spending in one place. (It also lets them use features like recurring bills, as well as debt simplification w/ many expenses.) I’d love to better understand how you’re using Splitwise, so I can pass on that feedback :)

        • Provide an option to merge expenses across groups

          Hi,

          If I am sharing expenses with few friends in one group, and all of us are part of another bigger group too, then there should be an option to transfer the balances from the smaller group to bigger group and closing the smaller group.

          Best,

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            4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            If one group is a subset of a bigger group, and you feel comfortable letting the larger group see the smaller group’s expenses/balances, you can move the expenses into the larger group by clicking “edit” on each expense and then changing the group it is filed under. This will move each expense one by one into the larger group.

            Unfortunately, we don’t have an automated way to do this right now, but we’ll keep that in mind as a possible improvement for the future. In the meantime, our apologies for the inconvenience!

          • Keep the old "add a bill" design

            It takes much longer to add an expense if the bill is not split...if one person is covering another person entirely, it takes too long to add.

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              0 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • option to verify and approve the expense under a group for group moderator

              option to verify and approve the expense under a group for group moderator

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

                Sorry, but we don’t have any plans to add expense approval or group moderators at this time. We’ve actually tried approval for payments in the past, and found that it didn’t work well for most of our users. Apologies for the inconvenience!

              • Allow payments through Amazon Payments which charges no credit card fees under 1000$ a month

                payments.amazon.com will allow you to send up to 1000$ a month for free with credit card

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

                    Splitwise is all about everyone being on the same page. We firmly believe that anyone with bills in our system should be able to look them up and see how much they owe. We do not plan to add this. We do allow dummy users that are not attached to emails in groups in the occasional case where all but one person in an apartment has agreed to use splitwise, but you still need to split things with that person.

                    Marshall

                  • Edit Simplify Debt partners

                    Lets say in a group, X owes me 200$ , Y owes me 200$ and I owe 200$ to Z. The total i get back is 200$. Lets say simplify debts considering several other transactions shows that X should pay 200$ to me. But i'd prefer taking it from Y as we are close friends and im not comfortable dealing with X. My suggestion is to Allow me to choose who pays me and likewise everyone does and overall the comfort of the transactions increases.

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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hey there! We don’t currently plan to add an actual feature for this, but “simplify debts” is smart enough to adjust if you decide to pay someone different. For example, if Splitwise says you should pay person X but you decide to pay person Y instead, then your group’s debts will automatically be recalculated and adjusted to include your new payment. Hope that helps!

                    • Payment Reminder

                      You could add option for monthly payment reminder regarding outstanding amount .

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                        2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Display date with the expense item in the list

                        Display date with the expense item in the list

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                          5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Sorry for the trouble! We chose not to display the date with each expense item in the list in order to reduce clutter and make the list easier to read. (We found that most users were not paying much attention to the date.) You can still see the date for any given item by clicking on it and viewing its details. Apologies for the inconvenience!

                        • create an app for sharing tasks

                          First of all: Splitwise is an absolutely amazing application that has saved me, my friends and my flatmates a lot of arguing and discussing. In a shared flat, there is another issue apart from splitting bills and that is splitting household tasks. The problems are actually quite similar, but unfortunately there seems to be no good solution for managing household tasks. The idea would be tasks can be 'voted up', meaning they increase their reward. As soon as someone considers a reward big enough, he does the task and gets the reward points. If a flatmember falls too far back…

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                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for the suggestion! We don’t plan to do anything other than make it easier to split expenses. I can see how this would be a useful app, but it’s not one we’re going to have the time to build.

                            Marshall

                          • Keep track of debt w/o inviting friend

                            I'd like the ability to keep track of debts without inviting the other person. Examples of this would be me borrowing money from say my grandparents (who don't even have a computer). This would be useful as I could then have a broad overview of both money owed to me and money I owe on my dashboard and I'd be able to have a "record" of payments.

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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hey Barrett – we do allow this in groups, but we’ve decided not to allow it in friendships. Friend invites are a core part of how we grow as a site, so for better or for worse an email address is required. Sorry! Thanks for the suggestion, and let us know if you have any other thoughts or suggestions.

                            • Use historical exchange rate data (via google or forex api perhaps) per date for currency conversion

                              Instead of using the current financial exchange rate for all currency conversion, couldn't you query the historical rate at which a transaction date has been set in Splitwise, in order to convert each Splitwise transaction according to its historical exchange rate?

                              Fluctuating exchange rates for long outstanding groups (e.g. vacations with multi-country/multi-currency roadtrips) force me to use Excel/Spreadsheets to do currency conversion with historically accurate exchange rates. Not having this feature either means paying a sum of settlement that either does not reflect the historical price payed, or forces me to use another program for currency conversion.

                              Would be nice…

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

                                Thanks for the suggestion! I definitely see how this makes sense, but we’re unlikely to add historical exchange rates as a feature in the near future.

                                There are a lot of edge cases like this in currency conversion – for example, if we did implement historical rates, should we use the rate from the day that the expense was added, or the rate from the day that the expense is dated? However, most people aren’t looking for that level of detail, and we think it’s important to keep Splitwise simple as much as possible. That’s why we show the current exchange rate, and then convert all expenses at that rate. It makes currency conversion easier to understand, and we actually found that it’s what most people expect to happen anyway :)

                                If you’d like a more precise conversion on an expense-by-expense basis, your best bet is probably to export to…

                              • Have certain groups within groups

                                We went on a trip from different parts of India and 2 to 3 people were from same state. They want to get it settled combined from their side to other people on the trip and want a separate internal expense list so that they could settle it within their group. I would recommend you to add this feature for more functionality.

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

                                  Thanks for the interesting idea, but groups are confusing enough so I can’t see us ever doing this. But I understand the use case and we’ll continue to think about how to handle that case simply or elegantly.

                                • Add popular banking/wallet links

                                  Redirect to banking/wallet When you hit settleup . Else THE BEST one would be have your own wallet.

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

                                    Thanks for the suggestion! We do look at adding new payment integrations when they’re popular and have support for our kind of use. I’m declining this because we have a number of open feature requests for specific payment integrations. Please go vote for or comment on the specific integrations you would be interested in using!

                                    Marshall

                                  • Settle up in group

                                    I think it would be great if, at some point in the month, maybe the end, you could just click a button to settle everyone up - aka everyone goes back to zero.

                                    Sometimes my roommates and I decided we're all settled up and don't want to go about putting who paid who and deal with change and what not.

                                    It would be great to just decide, "we're settled up" so that every thing went back to zero and the non-simplified version of debts could restart from scratch.

                                    Current method for settle up in group is difficult, bcoz we have…

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                                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      I can see the utility of this, but I don’t see how to implement this without either

                                      - adding fake payment records
                                      - just plain deleting old data

                                      Neither of these feel acceptable to me.

                                      Your current balance in a group is calculated as a sum of all your balances from previous expenses.

                                      For your use case, if you’d like to wipe the slate, I’d recommending creating a new group with the same name and renaming the older group to something like _old.

                                    • Themes

                                      Giving the possibility to change interface colours and theme could be a nice feature!
                                      Thank you for your hard work

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks for the suggestion! We’re a really small team, so we have to be very focused on what we work on. Themes wouldn’t really change how easy it is to use our app, so it’s unfortunately not something we can spend time on at the moment.

                                        Marshall

                                      • Add Objects

                                        I started planning to build a startup until I saw your app. So, I guess thanks for being really awesome before me!

                                        I'm about to graduate college and I'm realizing that I'm missing many of my things (I loan a lot out). Now, I'm about to not see people for a long time and will probably lose many books. Being able to keep track of some of my objects that I loan out in the same place as my monetary transactions would be coolio.

                                        Thanks,
                                        Andrew

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

                                          Hey Andrew – glad we could help! :) Unfortunately, we probably won’t be adding object-tracking to Splitwise. We’ve thought about it before, and previously we decided that it would complicate the interface too much. We’d rather have Splitwise handle just one thing (money) and handle it super-well.

                                          Hope that makes sense – sorry!

                                        • intergate with dropbox or gdrive as backup

                                          Provide a option where we can sign in with out dropbox/gdrive login password account and export the data to dropbox account.

                                          Just just gives a option data backup, incase some thing goes wrong.

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

                                            Building a Dropbox or Google Drive integration isn’t in our plans right now – we take care to backup our own servers, and we already allow you to download basic backups in .csv format from the website. We’d much rather focus on improving core features.

                                            And don’t worry: if Splitwise ever shuts down, we’ll notify all our users and give ample time for you to export your information :)

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