Allow custom categories
User defined categories that do not fit into default categories
We don’t plan to add support for custom categories in the near future, but it’s something we’d love to add further down the line. In the meantime, if there are particular important categories you feel are missing, feel free to email us with a suggestion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child related expense categories are needed. Perhaps custom categories could be added to the paid version
Short of having actual custom categories, could we have more icon options? Then we can group by icon rather than disorderly custom notes (as suggested below).
Also the various "other" categories need to be better distinguished under the "recent categories" section. They look like dupes
It would be great if splitwise would "learn" through some sort of a clasifier what categories I often use.
It would also kill the need to add a lot of keywords for every language
Jeevan Jot commented
In some families the baby expenses are divided by Mom and Dad, and the Baby category will be excellent, thanks
It would be nice to have own categories, or have the option of editing. For example , the category "work" is not listed as a category , and this accounts for much of my expenses
Shashank Shovit commented
I too opened this feedback section to suggest the same thing and noticed it already exists. I was going to suggest categories for fruits and vegetables, but this custom category would cover my point as well. We should be able to define custom category (same as Amazon wishlist) in addition to the existing ones.
Child related expenses are needed. Such as Childcare, Tuition, Child Support Activities or Extracurricular (to cover sports and kids classes)
As of now it only shows total expense, your share, you paid for. Maybe you can add an option to show expenses based on category like expenses under groceries, food, water, electricity etc
for example if i type supper i want to include that expense in food expence
Test to comm
When choosing "other utilities" etc as a category, the spreadsheet export simply lists this as "Other" which makes it hard to differentiate between categories.
I think Education related categories should be there like fees, books etc
I agree, this is one of the few missing settings that would make splitwise also a money manager....
Help with this app?
i´d like a "hotel" category please!
Hey... Custom categories are available at splitexpense.in
Steve Parker commented
I'd like a TICKET category please!
i agree with Sheryasi
While it's not "hard" to implement in a purely technical sense, it is hard from a product design point of view. For instance, if we want to improve our graphing functionality, auto-categorization functionality, etc, we now have to support an arbitrary number of new categories, and then we need to think about how that will impact all the ways that people have chosen to implement categories for themselves.
Basically, it's easier for us to build good products when some things are constrained.
We currently provide two free fields (Description AND Notes), and if you have a custom kind of thing you spend on, you should put your custom category markers in the description field. This will also work well if we implement a better global search that allows budgeting/graphs via those searches, and your "custom tags" in the description field will work just like custom categories.
I hope this helps!