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.
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.
Agreed, I do a lot of online shopping and get my receipts via email. It would be nice to be able to add the expense by just forwarding the email.
Ron Casey commented
Suggestion is a custom @splitwise.com email address for an expense group. When a bill, say an electric bill or internet bill, is forwarded to the address, Splitwise parses out the amount and date and automatically adds it as a split group expense. Perhaps add the email as an attachment so everyone can verify.
I would subscribe to Pro for that, as it would totally automate my monthly use of Splitwise.
ally mammen commented
With the pandemic, I buy most things online these days - I never have physical receipts! The receipts in the emails are too long to screenshot on mobile, so it’s hard to keep a record of exactly what I need to pay for and what my partner needs to pay for.
Aseem Kishore commented
Would love this too! I bought a bunch of things on Amazon, Apple.com, and Doordash just now and would love to just forward those receipt emails to have them auto-added to Splitwise.
Brandon Hawkins commented
Check email for bills or connect external accounts. Offer to import bills (eg monthly electric) even if their amounts change slightly
Some stores and payment providers (e.g. Square) can send itemized email receipt. It would be great if I could import it (itemized).
This is my number one favorite idea. It would really help me keep up with reconciling the household bills. I always get behind
Blake Harris commented
It would be great if I could forward receipts/bills/etc. to an email address and Splitwise would automatically process these receipts by extracting the cost and the vendor, then split 50/50, or add to an "Inbox" for me to process when I login next.
Ryan Hinshelwood commented
For me, if I were able to send an email to "email@example.com" with the subject "Utility Bill $150" and have it automatically split $150 between the users of mygroupname, that would solve a lot of problems for me. Then I could use Zapier or IFTTT to set up automation for all household bills
You can implement an MVP of the idea really easily: setup a mailbox, make a PDF of the email received, and add/attach it to an "Unknown/Email" expense in the account of who sent it. You can use the date/time of the email to know where to add it.
The user will then be able to go and fix all the fields.
I can imagine people adding filtering rules to their Inbox so that bills are automatically sent your way, and then go fix them up in the app. Would be super useful!