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  1. update the label to change the word "owes" when someone has paid for others.

    Example: We have a shared expense in a group that was paid by NiceGuy1. He paid $1000 to be split equally among 10 people.

    In the details of the expense, one can read "NiceGuy1 paid $1000 and owes $100". This confuses him, because "owes" suggests that NiceGuy1 should pay someone something.

    Thanks!

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

      This is the expanded information which is used to indicate that as one of the 10 members of the expense, “NiceGuy1” owes 1/10 of the expense or in this case $100. Since he paid all $1,000 the simpler information displayed before you expand the expense should say that he is owed the outstanding $900 from the members he paid for.

    • 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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        3 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

      • 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

        • Confirmation of removal of bills by other party

          Guy A adds a expense of $ 100 and splits it equally with his friend Guy B.

          Then Guy B deletes this expense saying it did not happen. Guy A does not get any notification and thus when next he logs on splitwise he does not see this change.

          Now, such changes by Guy B should be confirmed by Guy A.

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            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for the feedback! You should see the deleted items in the Recent activity feed with a highlight if there’s new stuff there. You can also opt-in to email or push notifications from the notification settings for expenses.

            Marshall

          • allow receiver to confirm payment before it reflects in splitwise

            Today my friend updated that he maid a payment to me for the money he owed me. This got reflected on my dashboard, which now shows that he does not owe me any money. In this case, he transferred the money through internet banking. Before the changes get reflected on the dashboard, splitwise should ask me for confirmation whether I have received the payment. If I say yes (after checking my bank account) then only it should show on my dashboard that my friend does not owe me any money.

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              23 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Splitwise actually used to work this way, but we got rid of the confirmation step because people complained that it was too much of a hassle (and we agreed). We think that Splitwise becomes too difficult to use if you have to manually approve every change in your account.

              Our in-between solution was email notifications. By default, you should get an email any time someone says they have paid you, and then if you wish you can double-check that they have actually given you money. (And if they haven’t, then you can delete the payment from Splitwise!) You can also see a full record of changes in your account at any time by going to the “Recent activity” screen.

              Hope that makes sense! Let us know if you have questions or concerns.

            • Add 'My share' view

              Currently the expense detailed are itemized either 'You borrowed' or 'You lent'. Suggest to add a view of 'My share' to see how much I spent in a group on an itemized level (I see there is a Group Total function to see in aggregate only). Thanks.

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                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Thanks for the feedback! I don’t think we will add an itemized share amount to the app, though we will probably add a month-to-month breakdown by expense category at some point to the mobile apps (we have this under trends on the website now).

                Marshall

              • custom tax plan

                trying to create a tax plan but couldn't add more brackets. basically I want to create the following brackets

                from 10k to 100k, every 10k your tax rate goes up by 1%
                from 100k to 1m, every 100k your tax rate goes up by 1%
                from 1m to 10m, every 1m your tax rate goes up by 1%
                from 10m 10 100m, every 10m your tax rate goes up by 1%
                from 100m to 1b, every 100m your tax rate goes up by 1%

                I want to see how much revenue this would create compared to the current plan.

                also…

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

                  Thanks for the feedback! We’re not planning to make any major changes to our tax plan calculator at this point and I don’t think we even have the underlying data to make this kind of calculation in any event. Sorry I don’t have better news!

                  Marshall

                • Add upgrade possibility from free app

                  Several friends have asked me how to upgrade their free apps so they can handle currencies. It is hard for app only users to find out that they have to go to the web for this.
                  Add an upgrade button in the free version.

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

                    So sorry for the trouble! Splitwise Pro is currently a patronage program – it is for people who like to support us and our development, and the small added features are an extra benefit. By far, most users do not need the advanced features that Splitwise Pro users get, so we choose not to advertise it or make it available in the app.

                  • Add user permissions when editing/deleting bills

                    For example: if A adds a bill, only A should have the right to edit it or delete it.

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                      16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We’ve thought about this a lot since we started Splitwise, and we think it’s important that anyone involved in an expense be allowed to edit or delete it. (We also think this is true for anyone in the same group as an expense, even if you’re not directly involved.) We don’t expect to add permissions in the near future.

                      You can read more about our reasoning here: http://feedback.splitwise.com/knowledgebase/articles/89944-why-can-other-people-edit-or-delete-expenses-that-

                    • Track the amount of unequal splits in cents

                      When the bill is 10 divided among 3, the expense is splitted as 3.33, 3.33 and 3.34 randomly. if i edit the expenses and add a comment, it changes the person paying 3.34. so I would suggest a change in algo that tracks who has paid more cents each time so that in the next expense, he has to pay 1 cent less.

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

                        We think that over a period of time, choosing a random person every time to assign the extra pennies to leads to a more fair result. If you feel like one of your friends is being assigned pennies more often than others, simply tap edit expense and hit save without changing anything.

                      • filter the expenses in the activity tab based group participants....

                        I want to see expenses done by me since last settlements.

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thanks for the feedback! I don’t think we’re likely to add this kind of feature to the activity tab. We are planning to look at adding more features in groups and friendships to let you search the expenses that should allow you to look for expenses you’ve added since your last settlement if you want.

                          Marshall

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

                            Sorry for the inconvenience. Splitwise was down for several hours earlier this week due to the Amazon S3 outage that affected many services including Quora, IFTTT, and Trello.

                            If we ever experience an outage again you can get up to date info via our Twitter page (@splitwise).

                          • Allow importing expenses from a CSV file

                            I am currently switching from a competitor service and I really don't want to reenter all my sharing history with my friends. A csv import would be great.
                            Also, this would be quite useful when I go on holidays: I can create a csv file offline on my phone and import it into Splitwise when I get home.

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                              19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              We don’t currently have plans to create a CSV importer, as there’s no standard CSV format for split expenses (and creating one would be rather messy). Importing from a spreadsheet would definitely be a good feature, but not many people have asked for the ability to import, and as a small team we’ve had to prioritize other features for now. So sorry!

                              If you’re switching from another service, your best bet is to simply transfer over your total balances, rather than your complete expense history. First add the people you have balances with, then add an IOU with each person for your current balance (e.g. “I owe Anna $36 for past expenses”, “Fred owes me $82 for past expenses”, etc.)

                            • 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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                                3 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!

                              • I need analysis on how my montly spending is on different caterogies like groceres, rent etc.

                                the analysis must portray info in a pie chart or some other graphical chart among different category of expense and must give some analysis on how to save money among different categories and how to budget monthly expense on different category.

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

                                  Thanks for the suggestion! We do have some of this on the trends in the web app (look at view full trends under the trends section on the right sidebar). We aren’t planning to add comprehensive budgeting tools to the app.

                                  Marshall

                                • Keep track of personal expenses while in the group

                                  When I am on a road trip with friends I may log expenses for myself to see the total cost of the trip (or my share). Even though app allows to do that, people freak out when see such transactions in their summary (with a total cost 0.00 for other group participants). It would be nice if such expenses do not show up in printable summary for the participant that are not involved, or hide those "you paid for yourself" transactions for other members of the group.

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

                                    Sorry for the trouble! Unfortunately, I don’t think we’re likely to add a feature like this – we generally like for all group members to be able to see all bills, even the ones they’re not involved in, because it often helps people to find and catch mistakes. For now, you may want to create a separate group for your personal expenses and save items there, which should still allow you to keep track of your totals (though you’ll still have to add those totals to the main group’s totals in order to get a picture of all total spending).

                                  • Fechamento

                                    Boa tarde. Há algum tipo de fechamento(semanal, mensal ou diária) na ferramenta?
                                    Pois isso ajudaria muito. Pois há contas que fecham o mês, e não devem ser continuadas para o mês seguinte.
                                    Obrigado.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Obrigado pela sugestão! O aplicativo foi construído com base no pressuposto de que os saldos rolam ao longo dos limites dia / semana / mês. Se você quiser manter as coisas separadas por períodos de tempo, recomendamos criar grupos separados para cada mês no aplicativo e manter as coisas separadas dessa forma.

                                      Marshall

                                    • Allow people to be removed from a group

                                      At ANY TIME, so that you can remove someone from a group without them having to zero out first. Like if they were accidentally added and then need to be removed later.

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                                        1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Unfortunately, we can’t do this – for mathematical reasons.

                                        Imagine a two-person group, where Anna owes Bob $20. If you removed Anna without settling up first, then the group would just say “Bob is owed $20” – without any idea of where that $20 should come from. The same principle applies no matter how many people there are: if you remove someone with a non-zero balance, then someone ELSE in the group is left with a debt that can’t be paid.

                                      • friends without email

                                        I have a lot of people who I owe sth. or who owe me sth. where I don't know the email address / where the people don't really use email / where the people don't even have email addresses (like my grandparents) - but I still would like to keep track of the expenses and repayments we make.

                                        My current workaround is to enter sth. like blub@blub.blub as email address in order to add "friends without email". Although this works fine (as far as I always enter another dummy email like blub2@blub.blub, blub3@blub.blub...) but I think it's not…

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                                          11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          This is a totally reasonable request – in fact, we actually used to support this feature in the past. Unfortunately, it caused people to send a lot fewer invites to their friends, which was bad for Splitwise. (We need lots of users – it’s one of the things that helps us keep Splitwise free!)

                                          Sorry for the trouble! Your fake email solution is a good workaround for anyone who really wants to add people without email addresses :)

                                        • Dashboard friends order change

                                          First Show ppl with debits/credits alphabetically then show ppl with settled debits alphabetically.
                                          Sometimes our list goes big and we have scroll down a lot to see ppl with debits or credits

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

                                            Thanks for the feedback! We don’t plan to change the ordering on that screen, but you should be able to show people you owe and owe you by tapping on the header of the friends list on mobile.

                                            Marshall

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