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  1. 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!

  2. create a way to settle expenses between specific members of a group

    I think it would be great if you could create a way to settle expenses between certain people in a group, not everybody in a group. That was something we had when we used Billmonk - you could choose who to settle the bills with. For example, suppose that person A owes person B, and C owes A. When person C needs to settle with A, they end up needing to pay back person B. In the current group set-up, if person B doesn't really know or have contact with person C, it makes it more complicated to facilitate payment.

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

    Hey Song-My – it sounds like you’re using a group with “debt simplification” turned on. If you turn simplified debts off, the group should function just the way you’re describing (e.g. if A owes B and C owes A, that will NOT be simplified down to “C owes B”).

    You can turn off simplified debts from the web by clicking “More details” next to your balance summary to bring up the details for your full group. Then click the “Simplify debt?” toggle in the upper-right to turn off auto-simplification.

    And if I’ve misunderstood your suggestion and you’d actually like a different feature, let us know! :)

  3. 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 :)

  4. ONly the owner of the expense should be allowed to edit but not everyone . I was able to delete the data entered by others

    ONly the owner of the expense should be allowed to edit but not everyone . I was able to delete the data entered by others

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    At least for now, Splitwise’s policy is that anyone involved in a bill has the power to view, edit, or delete it. We realize this can make things difficult if two users disagree on a bill – but even if editing was disallowed, those two users could still just add more expenses to change things to their liking.

    We think it’s more important for users to be able to correct actual mistakes, and allowing editing by any involved user makes this much simpler for the majority of our users. Sorry for any inconvenience!

  5. have a app that splits up typical house chores evenly!

    You should have a section of your site dedicated to splitting up typical chores between housemates!!

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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Update: We’ve decided dealing with more than just money will add too much clutter and confusion to our app, so will probably not do this.

    This is a really neat idea, though I’m not sure how one would be able to put an actual money amount on different chores globally. Chores have different values for people depending on how much they like/hate that task.

    We’ve talked about this in the past, and it may be something we decide we’d like to peruse in the future.

  6. Expenses entered should be deleted/updated only by the person who entered it.

    Person who created the expense only should be able to delete/update the expense. What if someone deletes the expense? I see a explanation saying "What if someone inserts an incorrect expense? Then everyone should be able to delete the incorrect expense", in this case the people involved in the expense can settle among themselves and request the person who inserted the expense to delete. But what if someone deletes a correct expense?

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

    If someone deletes a correct expense or a group, it is very easy to undelete in one tap from your recent activity feed. (If someone edits an expense incorrectly, the old version is referenced as a comment on the new expense.) We don’t believe administrative control is the best way to keep things friendly.

  7. Plates: Allow user to enter absolute tip amount

    Currently we can add 0% or 10-25% billing amount as tip.
    Allow tip amount to be entered by user (calculate and show % on basis of that)

    This is because when we are in restaurant we prefer rounding up total amount e.g. if total amount to pay is $17.35 we pay @20 but plates app allow us to log it as either $19.95 or $20.13

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    3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Deleting past settled expenses

    Add a feature to allow users to delete past settled accounts without affecting the accounts of the other users involved in the transaction

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    0 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Settling bills with multi group friends

    When settling bills with a friend who is in multiple group, if exact amount is paid, the payment is divided and both the groups are settled. But if the amount paid is not exact, there should be some mechanism to settle the groups.
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    After paying a certain amount , the group with maximum due amount should be settled first followed by group with next highest due and so on.

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

    Hi there,

    I think I understand the suggestion, and thanks for your thoughts, but this solution would be very to build and even more complex to explain/design a UI for.

    Settle All Balances is already very confusing even when a payment cancels everything exactly, so we’re not likely to double down on this approach. I apologize but I’m going to decline your request.

    As a good work-around for now, I recommend you manually record one payment as two separate payments if you have strong preferences about how a partial payment should be allocated across groups.

    Best,
    Jon

  10. Groups with hidden expenses

    Have an option in groups whereby all expenses in the group are only visible to those involved in an expense. I'm specifically thinking of making a group where I can note down presents, and I'd like to call this group "Presents".

    In it, I'd keep track of all previous presents - but as the people I share with begin to use Splitwise, they'd also be able to view the expenses for others in the group - which isn't always so good as they may know each other.

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

    One of the most important features we intend to keep in Splitwise is to allow users to always be able to check the math on any amount that they owe. Hiding expenses in groups would either interfere with this or with some of our other features.

    You can create an expense with multiple people outside of a group (just add all the participants in the With: field of the expense). These expenses are only visible to the participants, so will not be seen by the recipient of the gift.

    Marshall

  11. Pay directly in-app

    Integrate with PayPal or Apple pay

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

    Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately, PayPal has not allowed us to offer our PayPal integration on mobile outside of the US. You can use PayPal with Splitwise from our website outside the US.

    Apple pay doesn’t really support peer-to-peer payments at the moment, so it’s not something we can add to our app.

    We are always looking at other payment providers.

    Marshall

  12. Only group admin/creator can add or remove people from the group.

    Only group admin/creator can add or remove people from the group.

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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We have gotten a few of these requests in the past, but currently we have the mindset that people in a group trust each other enough to not abuse the system. We do have the history tab for the groups, so everyone can see anything that’s been done in the group activity wise.

    Currently group members can’t be removed from the group unless they have a zero balance.

  13. Order groups by most recent expense time

    I want to have my most recently active group to appear on top in the groups tab on Android

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

    Keeping groups in a stable position allows users to develop muscle memory. We think it would be confusing if users had to visually scan for the group they want each time they view the GROUPS tab. I hear your argument but it’s just a trade off we’ve made in the other direction. Sorry for any bother! Cheers.

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

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you like the app. I’m declining this because there’s not a specific thing to fix here – I’m not sure how to know if we have enough bunnies :)

    Marshall

  15. Bug Report - Edit Expense

    After editing a saved expense,

    1) If I make a change to the amount, the "who owes who" section defaults to splitting equally.

    For e.g. If the previous split was "a owes b fully", after editing the amount it becomes of the format "split equally"

    2) If I make a change to the description, the icon defaults to the one automatically selected by Splitwise based on description.

    For e.g. The description was "AB Juice" and default category "Groceries" changed to category "Dining Out". After editing description to "AB Juice Center", the category changes to "Groceries" from "Dining Out" based on…

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

    Thanks for the feedback! For better of worse, these are both intended behaviors – right now we don’t save how you choose to split things, just the final result of the split, so you should see when you click on the details for split equally, you should see that only one person is assigned any shares.

    The categorization based on the description was a fix we included in the most recent version of the iOS app and has been how Android has always worked.

    Marshall

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

    Thanks for writing in with this suggestion! This isn’t something we plan on adding. We generally think of comments like text messages, where once sent they can’t be unsent.

  17. Create an unpaid bill

    When I click to add a bill, it assumes it's been paid. This is a bad assumption. Use Case: I want to add an unpaid cable bill to split. Can't do it.

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    4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m declining this because we have a different solution in mind for dealing with unpaid bills that will be coming in the next 3-6 months. Handling bills in a better and cleaner way is really important to us, so we’re going to build out a more comprehensive set of features around this.

    Marshall

  18. Shared shopping list

    It would be nice if we could share a shopping list with my roommates.

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    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! We do have a whiteboard feature in the new interface on the website that you could use for a shopping list, but we will probably not support anything more complicated than that.

    Marshall

  19. Bring back the old way of entering the cost

    The latest iOS update changed the way the cost field works. It used to add digits on as you typed, starting from cents. Now it's more like a standard text field where you put in a decimal point.

    It sounds stupid, but this was one of the things I really enjoyed about this app compared with others (Google Wallet, PayPal), and I wished they'd do it your way, but now it's gone here too =(.

    Even just a setting to change back would be great (though I get the UI simplification thing and this kinda cuts against that. But I…

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

    So sorry for the trouble, Andrew! :( I was actually the original proponent for the ATM-style amount field, but the more that we observed it in use, the more issues we found: new users frequently screwed up their first expense, international users often had trouble with it, some 3rd-party keyboards didn’t work well with it, etc. It was a tough decision (especially since all our existing users were already used to the old style), but ultimately I think it’ll help a lot of people.

    I don’t think we’re likely to add it as a manual setting, unfortunately, but I’m really sorry for the loss! R.I.P. ATM-style cost field <3

  20. non-modification of payments / expenses = advance/optional features needed

    I understand splitwise's desire to make it "Wiki"-like allow all to make changes/edits. However, it really seems crazy for anyone in a group to be able to delete ALL payments/expenses.

    Yes, communal editing can be helpful when incorrect posts are made but this, in my mind, doesn't justify universal access by everyone to make changes. In the event of errors, then the poster should be able to delete or modify them. (I'm sure the poster will be notified of the error if it's identified anyhow)

    Conversely, once the payer pays his/her debt, the payer should have an icon (like $…

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

    Unfortunately, we don’t have plans to change this policy in the near future. We’ve run a variety of tests on different kinds of permissions – restricting edits and deletions, confirming that a payment has been made, etc – and come to the conclusion that more controls of this kind lead to more overall frustration and problems for a greater number of users.

    There’s definitely not one right answer to this, and there are some obvious strengths to a more rigid system of permissions, but based on our observations we’ve decided not to go that way for now. We do hope to keep making improvements that (a) make it more obvious when a bill has changed and (b) make it easier to view and revert changes.

    I’m really sorry for the trouble! This has been a hard decision for us, and we’re constantly re-evaluating it, but for now at least our…

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