This is a great web app. I was thinking, as the users who are using this app for everyday expenses management, their expense description remains same or similar. So, if you can store those descriptions and as user starts typing, you can show a probable list to select from their earlier descriptions. It will be more user friendly as then user doesn't need to type the same thing over and over again everyday or every week.
I can definitely see how that would be useful! We’ve got a bunch of features already on our to-do list, but I’ll pass on the suggestion at our next team meeting and see if we want to add that sometime soon.
Since a lot of expenses are repeated over time, like Rent, Electric Bill, Groceries, it would be nice for Splitwise to auto-suggest descriptions as we begin to type them. This will help us not having to completely retype the descriptions and help us keep the descriptions consistent with consistent spelling, wording, etc.
Pol Dellaiera commented
I'm using Splitwise with someone who lives at my home. We have recurring expenses and we try to have a proper activity history. This is why we try to write the proper name of the shop as expense same. In order to speed up the encoding of an expense, would it be possible to add some kind of auto complete of the name while encoding? Or even better, create predefined expense (groups) that we could choose upon creating an expense? Or both ideas at the same time... :)
Nicholas H. commented
Can’t believe this suggestion is from 2015 and hasn’t been implemented! This would be a HUGE time-saver!
I am sure there will be many users who are using Splitwise for tracking monthly expenses. For all such users, it will be good to have feature if Splitwise memorise the ‘Description’ field history for using it quickly next time.
If you don’t want to memorise each description for every different transaction then an option can be given to user to selection which descriptions he/she would like to memorise. If there is any issue with amount of data to be stored then can have a limit of like 25 descriptions per account.
Feel free to contact me on +91-8087678591. I don’t mind doing beta testing for this feature.
I am surprised how such a basic feature is missing.
There are certain shared expenses that happen on a regular frequency (rent, insurance etc), and every time the user has to type the title.
It would be great if the expense title can have autocomplete suggestions.
Dean Kramer commented
Have to suggest (although redundant) the auto-complete suggestion. Two stores we visit often have dorky names like 'King Soopers' (always have to stop spell-correction). Also, 3,4 characters to fill a name already in your list would be a real time-saver.
((Note to Watch users: since you can't override spell correction on the Watch, here's a trick for odd names...add the odd name spelling as a contact in your phone. Then when you speak into your Watch, it pulls the contact spelling instead of the proper spelling.))
My suggestion is when user enters a expense description there should be a suggestion or a dropdown which shows most frequent transactions in that group.for example I always enter rent,utilities so when I enter letter r a dropdown should show me rent as selectable description.
Anyways great app team
Alexis Smith commented
When I start to type something I use all the time, suggest autofill
AdminSplitwise Support (-, Splitwise) commented
Suggestion from User Voice: Splitwise should also remember the category you assigned to an expense description, and auto-select that category as well when it auto-completes the description field.