Add image/PDF from cloud storage service (Drive, Dropbox support)
I download electronic (PDF) versions of all my expense statements (electric bill, gas bill, etc) and save them to a folder in Google Drive. It would be great if I could attach the PDF file from Google Drive (or Dropbox, Box, iCloud whatever) to an expense, much like you can already attach a photo from the photo library.
Interesting idea! This isn’t anywhere on our timeline yet, but I’ll pass on the suggestion and add it to our list of possible future improvements.
Greg Johnson commented
I fully support this. My work around at the moment is to save the first page of the utility bill as a JPG, upload it to Google Photos then attach it to the expense which is really annoying.
I get 99% of my bills online as a PDF document and it would be so much easier if I could upload it to Google drive and share it with the group.
I upload it to Google drive or whatever cloud based storage and the other users in the group just retrieve the document directly from said service via a share link in the background. You don't even have to upload it to the Splitwise servers.
Ryan Boyd commented
I support this change idea. I'm running into a situation where I'd like to attach an invoice to an expense so folks can see what they're paying on. The invoice was sent via email which was converted to PDF and stored in our project folder. Converting to an image is cumbersome, awkward, and inelegant. Being able to quick pluck from Dropbox the PDF invoice and attach to the expense would be nice.
Needless to say, Dropbox integration to perform that very operation is a pretty common thing in today's app ecosystem, so I imagine there are probably many libraries and use case patterns to leverage.
Florian Lüdtke commented
I couldn't find a PDF upload button inside the iOS app, I always needed to upload a document from the computer.
I think you should consider this. I need receipts in higher quality with Backup so this would be perfect