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  1. allow users to make payments with Dwolla!

    It would be awesome if users could make payments with Dwolla. One of my roommates doesn't like to use Paypal for ethical reasons, and I'm starting to agree. Dwolla is cheaper, anyway. I would be thrilled if I could use it to make and receive payments.

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      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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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        27 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.

      • Each time i need to set the option " Hide Items not involving me ". It would be better made this option as part of account setting.

        Each time when i log in to spliwise, i need to set the option " Hide Items not involving me ". It would be better made this option as part of account setting. So it would be more user friendly.

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          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            18 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-

          • group admin

            I share expenses with some friends. We divided the big group in some subgroups (for example "dinner out", "gifts" etc) because not all the people participate in all expenses.
            I usually check that everything in right.
            Now i would like to quit a group.
            Is there a possibility that i can still view expenses and modify if needed even if i'm not involved?
            thank you

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

              No, sorry. Group administration is a tough feature to build a good experience around and a simple permission system (members of the group can view and delete expenses) is the best way we’ve found to handle things.

              Best,
              Jon

            • 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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                20 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.)

              • Making certain expenses be private or invisible for people within groups

                We are a group of friends that share expenses on parties and presents. Not seeing items not involved in would make it possible to handle presents in SplitWise and thus migrating our data to here...

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                  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  We’ve committed to keeping all expenses visible in groups so any member can do the math themselves and add up the amounts. If you really want a private expense, add it outside the group.

                  Marshall

                • Confirmation of settle up

                  Because anyone can post settle up so why dont we have a confirmation for the receiver when he receives the money

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

                    Thanks for the feedback Romy! We are committed to keeping Splitwise ‘wiki-style’, meaning everyone can add/edit/delete things. It makes the app easier to use.

                    You can choose to get an email / push notification anytime someone adds a payment with you, and you can see a list of payments made (and other activity) in your ‘Recent Activity’ tab. I hope these measures will be enough to help you feel like you always know what’s going on.

                    Thanks for using Splitwise and best!
                    Zoe

                  • Backup

                    Provide an option to create a backup of all entries of all friends and groups at one click in spreadsheet form.

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

                      We don’t plan to bring a more comprehensive CSV export for Splitwise. If you’re looking for a total backup of your account, Splitwise Pro (in your web account settings) has an option to download a complete copy of your data from Splitwise.

                    • 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 →
                      • Create an option to have a group deadline

                        My friends and I love to use your service and it makes our lives much easier. However, we do consistently run into the same issue. Some people inevitably are always anxious to settle up (or be paid), while others drag quite a bit in their entering of expenses. This always ends up with having someone pay too early and there having to be multiple payments of small amounts to settle up in the end.

                        Due to this, I think it would be helpful if there was an option to have a group deadline. At the creation of the group, all…

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                          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This is an interesting feature but it is rather complex and would require a large amount of infrastructure (and case handling) that could be obviated by better communication and coordination between friends.

                        • Shopping list (checklist)

                          Hi guys!

                          We use Splitwise for traveling and household issues.

                          For our household group we miss a shopping list, where we can write down what we need to buy for our house. This way all members can enter to the list when they are out for shopping and buy the stuff needed.

                          This feature would incluse a checkbox that can be marked when the product is bought. At the time you mark the checkbox, an "Add new bill" screen could be shown to add the new bill.

                          We talked about it at home and we would find it very useful…

                          8 votes
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                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Thanks for the suggestion! We do think this is a useful thing for housemates, but we’re planning to keep working on just the splitting side of things for the foreseeable future. We would be open to working with existing shared list apps to work on something like this.

                            Marshall

                          • 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 →
                            • 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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                                4 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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                                  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!

                                • 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 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.

                                    • 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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                                        2 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!

                                      • 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.

                                        • 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!

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