"A copy bill" function
E.g. we get cable bill every month. Itemize it because different people want special features etc. Like 10 items typically in the bill. Usually the same but sometimes get PPV. Pain in the butt to re-enter every time. Should be able to copy a bill and use it as a foundation for a new bill.
This is a neat idea! We have “reoccurring bills” but I can see how “duplicate this specific bill once, now” would be a useful functionality to add. We will consider this as we continue to improve Splitwise. Regards
David Lapointe commented
TL;DR: Adding a swipe menu like the "delete" one, but that allows to repeat an expense without having to re-enter the infos.
I've seen many people suggest things about repeating bills, but none as simple as this one.
What I need is not something that repeats automatically, but something that would allow me to look at my activity feed and select an expense and simply click on "repeat". It would offer a higher accessibility since it removes the need to enter the amount every time and it could simply be hidden under a left swipe / right swipe menu like the delete option already is.
The use case for this is that we often go, on an non-regular basis, to the movies with my friends. Whoever picks up the bill enters it and it's always the same amount.
Other use case: my partner and I use the app to track our common expenses and we often do the same expense for bread at the local bakery. Having to enter the same amount and name it every time makes it a hassle.
For what I've seen, nobody suggested this that way, but I might be wrong! Don't hesitate to point any duplicates in the comments :P
I would suggest to have a neat checkbox "Add another" besides the "Save" button of a new bill which lets the "Create bill" dialog stay open and resetting the amount and attachments only. So, any properties like "Paid by", "Date", ... will stay the same. This would make entering many bills from a specific day much more simple for the one who paid and gathered all the bills.
It would be nice if you could set up presets, for example if an item is repeatedly purchased a user could set it up and then just be able to choose it whenever that want to use that one.
I want to have the ability to set up a pool where we "donate" 1 dollar every time we drink a soda
Please for pete's sake add this. There's nothing worse than having bills that repeat on an irregular schedule or which change slightly each occurrence, and having to enter lengthy itemized bills AGAIN. For bookkeeping purposes I need to have solid lines of delineation when people settle up, so if there's an error in someone shares on a grocery bill we have to re-add the bill as an adjustment expense for the following settle-up period which avoids backpedaling through other records to adjust financial information. Our thanksgiving expenses? A HUNDRED ITEMS. And I can't just copy those. Seriously, why is "duplicate expense" so complicated? And if I have an expense in one group, why isn't it conceivable that I might want to duplicate it in another? What if I'm responsible for PTA refreshments at two different schools? Come on, Splitwise; "copy" has been a feature in every software program ever. To think that complex data objects wouldn't need to be copied or duplicated is PURE FOLLY.
Please add this!
Michael Tyznik commented
I'd love this feature too. Especially when you're catching up on back bills. I just signed up and am trying to enter six months of internet bills, and I have to go through the same lengthy process each time. It'd be great to be able to do it once, then hit "duplicate" and have a "new bill" dialog box pop up already populated with the info from the old bill.
We definitely need this feature.
The problem I have is, I have a monthly reoccurring expense but every month the amounts would change. It will be difficult to manage the amounts with reoccurring expenses.
So, If I can duplicate / copy / clone an expense that would be an easy solution for me.
Andrés Mejía commented
This would be a huge timesaver! I have to re-enter all recurring bills every month.
Max Carter commented
This is definitely a must have. A small button "duplicate" next to each bill would do it.
Kyle F commented
Recurring payments if a great feature, but duplicate is still important particularly as new users adopt the system. For example, I started using this service because people were behind with monthly bills, so I want to add all of the bills for the last 6 months. Recurring doesn't do that (you have to wait for the occurrence), but if I could add one and duplicate it 6 times that would work well. Or if I could add the first occurrence (6 months ago), set the recurrence schedule and "force" the creation of the past occurrences up until today, that may also work. Still not sure it would replace the "duplicate" button. thanks!