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  1. Provide an option to NOT email friends

    Whenever I add a friend that owes me money, you guys send them email and (worse) don't make it clear that you are going to do so. So I've gotten an email or two from friends who are pissed I signed them up for something. Because I respect my friends privacy, this makes Splitwise FAR less useful to me.

    When adding a new friend who doesn't use Splitwise, there should be a 'do not email this person' option.

    Apps that insist on bothering your friends are bad. You guys are good. Please don't be bad. :)
    Thanks!

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      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Sorry for the confusion! We try to make it clear any time you add someone that you are in fact sending them an invite/receipt – if there’s a particular place where we missed that or did it poorly, let us know at support@splitwise.com.

      We’re definitely considering making emails optional, but it’s a complicated decision, both for business and user experience reasons. For now, it is possible to create groups where not all members have email addresses, which may help you out. Apologies for the trouble!

    • Lock group by blocking additional debts after a certain date

      We typically make groups for a getaway weekend with lots of people contributing lots of items. We would like the ability to say after x days this group is locked and all bills should be submitted before this date. Ideally, it would send a warning one day before the group is locked and then only payments are allowed to be entered into the group after it is locked.

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

        Thanks for the suggestion! We’re generally against features that can “lock” transactions and prevent other people from editing them, but I can definitely see how this would be useful. I’ll mention this at our next design meeting and add it to our list of possible ideas for future updates.

      • support local decimal mark

        US way 1,234.56 = 1.234,56 (german way).
        Right now I can not enter "4,56 Euro" as an amount

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          3 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add a 'by calendar' split method

          Our household recently had some of its occupants change, and so the payment of things like rent and bills has been complicated. We needed to figureout who was present for each bill, and for how much, and therefore how much they should pay as a result.

          Splitting 'by shares' and entering the number of days that people were around was a good solution here, but it's a pain to keep track of that manually.

          What I'd love is a calendar where people can be added or removed. Then when an electricity bill comes in (covering 90 days), the date-range for…

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          • Show dates on mobile app

            Like the design of the website, showing the dates on the list of transactions would help differentiate between multiple charges from the same place but on different days.

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

              Sorry for the trouble! I believe we originally left out dates for each individual item to prevent cluttering up the screen (there’s only so much space on a phone screen, after all). I’ll pass on the suggestion, though! For now, you should be able to see the date by tapping on an individual expense and looking at the top of the details screen, beneath the description and cost.

            • Allow linkage to Chase Quickpay

              Chase quickpay is a quick method of payment that is offered by Chase bank and something I use with a lot of people. Would be great to see it added to the payment options instead of just paypal and Venmo. Thanks! Loving Splitwise! Thanks for making life as a student easier between my friends and I - no more sending and forgetting Excel spreadsheets!

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

                Thanks for your suggestion and for your kind words about Splitwise.

                We will considering adding Chase Quickpay integration if the idea gets popular amongst our user base, and if Chase begins providing a free API for Quickpay (that’s the tech thing we’d need to do the integration).

                In the meanwhile, sorry for any inconvenience and thanks for using Splitwise!

                ZC

              • Confirm cancel/escape of itemised bill adding

                If we accidentally press Esc or if we happen to click outside the bill entering area, the and new bill popup disappears. We have to enter the whole bill allover again.

                Ask for a confirmation from the user before cancelling the bill addition

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                  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make a button for moving settle-balance from one group to another (i.e. from trip group to some general group)

                  Usually you have a group of closer friends with whom you often use splitwise and for them you want to have general, never closing, splitwise group. Now for some trips you will very often have some of those friends going with you, as well as some other people. So once the trip is over, it would be highly useful if for those closer friends you can transfer remaining settle balance to the general group. Right now that has to be done manually, meaning virtually settling in a trip group and creating same amount expense in general group. What we need…

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                    6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks for the suggestion! We have a very basic version of this on our website – the “Simplify debts with this person” button, buried under friend settings – but it’s very hard to find, and it’s not very powerful (you can’t specify which group you want to move balances into). I’ll pass on a note about this and see if we can clean up that feature at some point soon :)

                  • Add location to expense

                    It would be better if we add location of where the expense is made and filter the expense then it would be more easier..

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

                      Hey Krishna – thanks for the suggestion! We’ve thought a bit about location data before, and it’s something that might show up in a future version of the app. Until then, apologies for any inconvenience!

                    • Add expenses via email

                      It would be killer to be able to email a set email address (ie, bills@splitwise) with a bill name and attachment and have it automatically added as an expense and add the attachment.

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                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Updating since it’s been a while. We still really like this idea, unfortunately, there’s not a lot of momentum around it. We also haven’t figured out the best way to implement it yet. We’ll leave it open for now for further voting and comments.

                      • Add possibility for paypal.me link

                        The new service from paypal offers new possibilities to transfer money more easily to freinds and family with a link like https://www.paypal.me/username/25.43

                        It makes sense to include the possibility to settle up via this link or to generate the link as such for further sharing. (by adding the paypal.me-username to the splitwise-account)

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

                          Interesting. I haven’t seen this yet. It’s unlikely we’ll be able to support this as our control over how the PayPal code works is limited, but it’s definitely worth looking into.

                          Marshall

                        • settle up as of <date>

                          the ability to select a bill and settle up at that point, so settle up all bills before this (and perhaps insert that payment into the timeline there)

                          so if I had 3 bills and I owed $80
                          April Gas : $20
                          march Food: $40
                          March Gas $20

                          I could select "March Food" and settle up all my previous payments (march food and gas) and after it would look like this

                          you Owe $20
                          April Gas : $20
                          Rich paid $60
                          march Food: $40
                          March Gas $20

                          THANKS!

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                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            We’re not currently planning to add something like this as we believe it would not be used by many users and would therefore unnecessarily complicate the interface. If this idea gets a lot of votes, we’ll reconsider.

                            Marshall

                          • Bills paid by multiple people: "Each person paid an equal share"

                            When adding a bill which was paid by multiple people you should be able to select an option "Each person paid an equal share" in addition to the available option "Each person paid for their own share".

                            This is especially useful for couples having a shared bank account / credit card or for shared bills where everyone just chipped in the same amount of money (but one still wants to split the items afterwards).

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                              3 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • View expenses by category

                              Hi,

                              I would find it extremely useful in both the mobile and web apps if I were able to group a house's expenses by their Category (possibly putting payments in their own section of the summary). In the web app, I imagine the link for this next to 'view printable summary'.

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                                9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Are you looking for an item-by-item list, or a summary by category? If you’re looking for the latter, there’s a category breakdown chart you can use on our website – click the “Trends” button at the top of the right-hand sidebar, then click “view full charts” at the bottom of the sidebar. I’ll pass on the suggestion for a way to break things down by category. Hopefully we can add these features to our mobile apps in future updates!

                              • Suggested improvement

                                You should make it so that AFTER having amounts divided among all of the various parties, that you can combine people into a group.
                                This is useful when a couple is involved. For example, a group trip where there's 1 couple and 2 single people.
                                It's easier to have them separate to start, because they each have stayed at the hotel or eaten the meals as individuals. But then paying, it is easier to have them as 1 entity.

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                                  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • To have detailed expenses report and category wise if needed

                                  When I see printable summary for my group apartment, I should be able to know that in a current month , how much I have spent in total presently it only show how much you owe etc. and also category wise like entertainment , groceries other.

                                  This could help me to record my expenses and manage them in a better way.

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

                                    You should be able to get some of this information already from our website. If you click the “Trends” button at the top of the right-hand sidebar, then click “View more charts” at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar, you’ll get a chart with details about your total spending and your breakdown by category.

                                    We may bring some of that info into the printable summary in the future, but for now, I hope that helps!

                                  • Suggest who should pick up the tab

                                    When entering a new bill (particularly at a restaurant, but there are many scenarios), once all of the names have been entered into "With you and", figure out who owes the most money among the participants and suggest that person as the "Paid by".

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                                      1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • add a group chat feature

                                      if you have a group chat feature irrespective of the comments it would be very helpful

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                                        10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Ability to add a default PayPal address

                                        An account should have the ability to specify an alternate PayPal address so that when it's time to settle up, the alternate address will be used instead of the address associated with Splitwise.

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

                                          Thanks for the suggestion! This definitely makes sense. We’d like to add the ability for an account to include multiple email addresses, and setting different default addresses for PayPal/Venmo/etc seems like a logical extension of that.

                                        • Option to track our monthly expenditure

                                          At present, only the money owed is being tracked. It would be great if we could enter our personal expenditures too and also have the total expenditure number for each month.

                                          Provide some comparison charts for each group, comparing the expenditure of current month with the previous etc.

                                          Its highly probable that many of the users who use splitwise and similar sites to track the splitting, also use some other sites to track their own expenditures. So why not bring both together under one roof! :)

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                                            6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We are currently in the process of evaluating different types of expenses and relationships with those expenses. Tracking personal expenses is something we’ve discussed and want, we just need to figure out where it fits on the schedule.

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