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  1. 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 :)

    • 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.

      • 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 →
        • Allow Generalized/Anonymous Reminders

          It would be more tactful in some situations if Splitwise could send general reminders to those who haven't settled up after a few days have gone by. Or at least permit users to request the app to send a reminder of an outstanding balance without identifying the person who requested the reminder. For example:

          "Hey username, don't forget to settle up your balances! You currently owe $###"

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

            Thanks for the suggestion! We do have a monthly summary that goes over balances with everyone and acts as an automated reminder. We also have pre-written reminders you can send to specific people if you want to ask them to settle up.

            We don’t plan to add anonymous reminders. It’s a feature that would be very difficult to build in a way that would not be open to a lot of abuse. What we might add at some point is a more general whole group reminder where you can send a reminder to the entire group that there are balances that need to be settled up. Hopefully this will help make it easier to talk about settling up in a way that feels comfortable for everyone.

            Marshalll

          • 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

            • 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

              • 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

                • 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.

                  • 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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                      4 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.

                    • Subgroups

                      Can you implement something like subgroups? Suppose we have a flatmates group but want to maintain a history of what all was spent in a particular trip. That will be convenient in a bigger scenario where we have many office colleagues in a group but went on a trip with only few of them. If we want to add multiple bills, this will be convenient.

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

                        Unfortunately, we think this would overcomplicate Splitwise, and we’re not likely to add it in the near future.

                        For any specific applications such as trips, if you have a subset/different set of people from an existing group, our current recommendation is to create a separate group. Your total balances will each friend will reflect the combined totals from both groups.

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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

                        • 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

                          • 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

                            • 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…

                              • Only Lent Person should be able to Settle Up from his account

                                When the bills are settled up, it should be done from the person who lent the money and not from the person who owes the money coz this may lead to fraud settlement

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

                                  We built Splitwise with the intention of keeping everyone on the same page with shared expenses, so anyone can add, edit, or record payments. There is a record of all of this kept in Recent Activity, so if there is a dispute, you can always reference the Recent Activity page. You also have the ability to delete the payment even if it was not recorded by you.

                                • 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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                                    1 comment  ·  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.

                                  • 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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                                    • add a "Opt In/Out" or "Disputable" tag

                                      Add a flag that lets members of a group easily identify transactions that require their input. E.g. One person bought beer for the house not knowing specifically who would want to throw in for it. It would be very helpful to have a flag/tag for transactions that need input from other group members.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We have a notes section in the expense right now. We’re planning to add some more detailed messaging to the app at some point which will make it easy to talk about particular expenses with group members to deal with the cases you describe.

                                        Marshall

                                      • Put the name of the expense in the venmo description

                                        Venmo integration is great! But I like my Venmo descriptions to have a reference to the actual expense (because it helps me categorize them later). You already prep-populate the Venmo description that lists it as a Splitwise expense, I would just like you to add the name of the expense (ie - electric bill) in that description.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Unfortunately, the Splitwise model doesn’t associate specific expenses with payments. Payments are just an amount that applies to a total balance. There’s not really an automatic way for us to match the two up reliably.

                                          Marshall

                                        • allow for "secret" expenses in a group.

                                          Dear Splitwise team,
                                          first of all thanks for a great application! It would be even more awesome if it supported the following use case:
                                          I frequently run into situations where in a group of people, we want to share the cost of a present for one of the group members among the rest. It would be awesome to use the existing Splitwise group, but of course we don't want the person who got the present to know how much we paid.
                                          Or is there a convenient way to take care of this that I have not discovered yet? As far…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We’ve decided not to do this. If an expense is in a group, every member should be able to see it. Once you can’t see all of the expenses, it’s impossible to verify that the totals are correct and we’re not willing to break this.

                                            Marshall

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