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  1. Confirmation of settle up

    Because anyone can post settle up so why dont we have a confirmation for the receiver when he receives the money

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    14 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback Romy! We are committed to keeping Splitwise ‘wiki-style’, meaning everyone can add/edit/delete things. It makes the app easier to use.

    You can choose to get an email / push notification anytime someone adds a payment with you, and you can see a list of payments made (and other activity) in your ‘Recent Activity’ tab. I hope these measures will be enough to help you feel like you always know what’s going on.

    Thanks for using Splitwise and best!
    Zoe

  2. 13 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Splitwise actually used to work this way, but we got rid of the confirmation step because people complained that it was too much of a hassle.

    Our in-between solution was email notifications. By default, you should get an email any time someone says they have paid you, and then if you wish you can double-check that they have actually given you money. (And if they haven’t, then you can delete the payment from Splitwise!) You can also see a full record of changes in your account at any time by going to the “Recent activity” screen.

    Hope that makes sense! Let us know if you have questions or concerns.

    Marshall

  3. Settle up should have Accept or Reject

    If someone settles up. It should allow you to accept before the payment is recorded as settled.

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    5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion – we’ve tried this approach in the past and found it didn’t work well. If you’d like to reject a payment by someone else, we’ve found it’s just as easy to delete it.

    Best,
    Jon

  4. Backup

    Provide an option to create a backup of all entries of all friends and groups at one click in spreadsheet form.

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    3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We don’t plan to bring a more comprehensive CSV export for Splitwise. If you’re looking for a total backup of your account, Splitwise Pro (in your web account settings) has an option to download a complete copy of your data from Splitwise.

  5. Payment Reminder

    You could add option for monthly payment reminder regarding outstanding amount .

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    declined  ·  3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add popular banking/wallet links

    Redirect to banking/wallet When you hit settleup . Else THE BEST one would be have your own wallet.

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    2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We do look at adding new payment integrations when they’re popular and have support for our kind of use. I’m declining this because we have a number of open feature requests for specific payment integrations. Please go vote for or comment on the specific integrations you would be interested in using!

    Marshall

  7. Allow payments through Amazon Payments which charges no credit card fees under 1000$ a month

    payments.amazon.com will allow you to send up to 1000$ a month for free with credit card

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  8. Allow Generalized/Anonymous Reminders

    It would be more tactful in some situations if Splitwise could send general reminders to those who haven't settled up after a few days have gone by. Or at least permit users to request the app to send a reminder of an outstanding balance without identifying the person who requested the reminder. For example:

    "Hey username, don't forget to settle up your balances! You currently owe $###"

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    4 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! We do have a monthly summary that goes over balances with everyone and acts as an automated reminder. We also have pre-written reminders you can send to specific people if you want to ask them to settle up.

    We don’t plan to add anonymous reminders. It’s a feature that would be very difficult to build in a way that would not be open to a lot of abuse. What we might add at some point is a more general whole group reminder where you can send a reminder to the entire group that there are balances that need to be settled up. Hopefully this will help make it easier to talk about settling up in a way that feels comfortable for everyone.

    Marshalll

  9. Pay directly in-app

    Integrate with PayPal or Apple pay

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    2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately, PayPal has not allowed us to offer our PayPal integration on mobile outside of the US. You can use PayPal with Splitwise from our website outside the US.

    Apple pay doesn’t really support peer-to-peer payments at the moment, so it’s not something we can add to our app.

    We are always looking at other payment providers.

    Marshall

  10. intergate with dropbox or gdrive as backup

    Provide a option where we can sign in with out dropbox/gdrive login password account and export the data to dropbox account.

    Just just gives a option data backup, incase some thing goes wrong.

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    0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Building a Dropbox or Google Drive integration isn’t in our plans right now – we take care to backup our own servers, and we already allow you to download basic backups in .csv format from the website. We’d much rather focus on improving core features.

    And don’t worry: if Splitwise ever shuts down, we’ll notify all our users and give ample time for you to export your information :)

  11. Expenses entered should be deleted/updated only by the person who entered it.

    Person who created the expense only should be able to delete/update the expense. What if someone deletes the expense? I see a explanation saying "What if someone inserts an incorrect expense? Then everyone should be able to delete the incorrect expense", in this case the people involved in the expense can settle among themselves and request the person who inserted the expense to delete. But what if someone deletes a correct expense?

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    2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    If someone deletes a correct expense or a group, it is very easy to undelete in one tap from your recent activity feed. (If someone edits an expense incorrectly, the old version is referenced as a comment on the new expense.) We don’t believe administrative control is the best way to keep things friendly.

  12. Plates: Allow user to enter absolute tip amount

    Currently we can add 0% or 10-25% billing amount as tip.
    Allow tip amount to be entered by user (calculate and show % on basis of that)

    This is because when we are in restaurant we prefer rounding up total amount e.g. if total amount to pay is $17.35 we pay @20 but plates app allow us to log it as either $19.95 or $20.13

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  13. Settling bills with multi group friends

    When settling bills with a friend who is in multiple group, if exact amount is paid, the payment is divided and both the groups are settled. But if the amount paid is not exact, there should be some mechanism to settle the groups.
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    After paying a certain amount , the group with maximum due amount should be settled first followed by group with next highest due and so on.

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    1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there,

    I think I understand the suggestion, and thanks for your thoughts, but this solution would be very to build and even more complex to explain/design a UI for.

    Settle All Balances is already very confusing even when a payment cancels everything exactly, so we’re not likely to double down on this approach. I apologize but I’m going to decline your request.

    As a good work-around for now, I recommend you manually record one payment as two separate payments if you have strong preferences about how a partial payment should be allocated across groups.

    Best,
    Jon

  14. 5 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve tried this in the past and found that it add significantly more stress and confusion in general because most people do not want to verify payments. So you wind up with most people just having a pile of “unverified” payments stressing them out.

    Marshall

  15. Order groups by most recent expense time

    I want to have my most recently active group to appear on top in the groups tab on Android

    5 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Keeping groups in a stable position allows users to develop muscle memory. We think it would be confusing if users had to visually scan for the group they want each time they view the GROUPS tab. I hear your argument but it’s just a trade off we’ve made in the other direction. Sorry for any bother! Cheers.

  16. 5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you so much! I’m glad you like the app. I’m declining this because there’s not a specific thing to fix here – I’m not sure how to know if we have enough bunnies :)

    Marshall

  17. Bug Report - Edit Expense

    After editing a saved expense,

    1) If I make a change to the amount, the "who owes who" section defaults to splitting equally.

    For e.g. If the previous split was "a owes b fully", after editing the amount it becomes of the format "split equally"

    2) If I make a change to the description, the icon defaults to the one automatically selected by Splitwise based on description.

    For e.g. The description was "AB Juice" and default category "Groceries" changed to category "Dining Out". After editing description to "AB Juice Center", the category changes to "Groceries" from "Dining Out" based on…

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    0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! For better of worse, these are both intended behaviors – right now we don’t save how you choose to split things, just the final result of the split, so you should see when you click on the details for split equally, you should see that only one person is assigned any shares.

    The categorization based on the description was a fix we included in the most recent version of the iOS app and has been how Android has always worked.

    Marshall

  18. 5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for writing in with this suggestion! This isn’t something we plan on adding. We generally think of comments like text messages, where once sent they can’t be unsent.

  19. Bring back the old way of entering the cost

    The latest iOS update changed the way the cost field works. It used to add digits on as you typed, starting from cents. Now it's more like a standard text field where you put in a decimal point.

    It sounds stupid, but this was one of the things I really enjoyed about this app compared with others (Google Wallet, PayPal), and I wished they'd do it your way, but now it's gone here too =(.

    Even just a setting to change back would be great (though I get the UI simplification thing and this kinda cuts against that. But I…

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    So sorry for the trouble, Andrew! :( I was actually the original proponent for the ATM-style amount field, but the more that we observed it in use, the more issues we found: new users frequently screwed up their first expense, international users often had trouble with it, some 3rd-party keyboards didn’t work well with it, etc. It was a tough decision (especially since all our existing users were already used to the old style), but ultimately I think it’ll help a lot of people.

    I don’t think we’re likely to add it as a manual setting, unfortunately, but I’m really sorry for the loss! R.I.P. ATM-style cost field <3

  20. Only Lent Person should be able to Settle Up from his account

    When the bills are settled up, it should be done from the person who lent the money and not from the person who owes the money coz this may lead to fraud settlement

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    2 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We built Splitwise with the intention of keeping everyone on the same page with shared expenses, so anyone can add, edit, or record payments. There is a record of all of this kept in Recent Activity, so if there is a dispute, you can always reference the Recent Activity page. You also have the ability to delete the payment even if it was not recorded by you.

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