Post a bill only once the posted date for the bill has arrived
When I enter a date for a bill, I want it such that the totals are updated only once the bill date has arrived. Like for example if my friend before posting the bill owed me $0. Now if I post a shared bill for say $50 and I have kept its date as 5 days in the future. I want the app to reflect that my friend owes me $25 5 days in the future, not immediately. Right now, the way the app works is that, it would have reflected that my friend owes me $ 25 right now.
Updating this because it’s been a while! We still haven’t added this to our roadmap.
As we mentioned we’ve found in testing that this behavior ends up confusing people, which is why we’ve chosen not to add it so far.
We’ll continue to leave this under review for further voting and comments.
Madison Armstrong commented
I love this app but this feature would make it much better, I do not like adding bills on the day they are due because I often forget. My roommate likes to know in advance but it's intimidating when it automatically says you owe next month's rent right after paying it for the current month. Can we make it an option where people can choose to use this feature if it confused some people?
Nathan Ruttley commented
Future expenses that have been entered by another group member currently show as “owed” even though they have no payed that expense yet. E.g. rent is scheduled for the next month but it shows that I owe it now.
It would be good if these expenses didn’t show up as “owed” to that person until the expense’s date
Nenad Bozidarevic commented
When adding a new bill and choosing a date in the future, the group balance reflects it right away. It might make sense only update the group balance once that date is reached.
Samuel Auger commented
It would be nice if an incoming bill wasn't count into to total due. Kinda akward that my girlfriend owe me money for a bill I didn't pay yet.
Stephen Finucane commented
If I set an expense for a future date (in this case, a recurring bill for internet), I think that I should not see that appear in the list of monies owed until the future date passes.
Adding my voice to the chorus--please resolve this! It makes no sense to allow us to schedule future payments if we can't keep those payments off the books until that date.
Lindsay Hefton commented
This shouldn't confuse people if done correctly...it IS confusing that if I add recurring payments starting 2 months from now (e.g. rent, which will change starting January), I suddenly owe my roommate $1000 NOW even though she hasn't even paid anything.
how is this not fixed yet, does this mean that if I add a payment that is due in 1 year it will be added right now to the balances? how does that make sense
Maxence Leduc (Aerandir14) commented
we definitely need something like this.
For this suggestion, I have an idea, could be two totals in the display, one total for the day and a total for month, per example. Or a total to the specific date that the user insert. This improvement clarify this point :).
Thanks for a good work.
Nicolas Gallinal commented
I have no issues in submitting a pull request fixing this, my GitHub user is nicoabie. keep up the great work.
Robert Cook commented
I agree that this would be a useful feature.
Agreed that it should work this way... far more confusing to have the bills immediately show, despite not yet being do (especially for big ticket items like rent). Was planning to primarily use this to track all of our recurring bills and automate notifications.. the way it currently works effectively renders the "date" function useless. Going to look for a different option...
R. Mann commented
The main benefit of this is simplifying settling up on bills/payments that have already been paid. It would be especially useful in cases where a previous bill is added retroactively, so everyone in the group can settle up without also paying for future bills.
Alternatively, this could be solved by having a way of marking specific bills/payments as settled when using the "settle up" feature, but I understand that's probably more complicated to implement.
would also love this feature!
I use splitwise to track rent with my housemates...making me and my housemates very big splitwise users!
we use recurring expenses to track the recurring rents. When I want to update the rent costs (landlord price hikes) I need to delete the recurring rent bill (since changing it also changes the past values) and I then create new recurring rent charge. But when I do this splitwise says that rent is due immediately even if the date on the first rent charge is set to a future date.
we use splitwise to track the most important recurring costs in our life! would love a feature like this that made using splitwise easy for us =)
I also think future expenses should not show up until they are due
We have recurring bills setup and the values for bills coming in later in the month are included in the balances, we'd like them to not be included so that we can tell if we're square today.
Rhiannon Batstone commented
Perhaps add it as an optional feature like the simplify group debts option?
Otherwise it seems somewhat pointless to even have the ability to add a future date
Harjot Grewal commented
Yes, I'd like for this feature as well. Perhaps have a pay date as due now by default. And allow the option to change it. These expenses won't appear on the "settle up" until that date.
Alex Beaven commented
Surely an upcoming bills section would not confuse users. Keep it sort of hidden and colour code it.