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  1. Split reimbursements unequally

    After a weekend getaway we returned some unused supplies that had already been entered on Splitwise. We split costs using shares (some people were paying for them and their partner's share) and thought we could add reimbursements in a similar fashion. Unfortunately it appears reimbursements may only be shared evenly.

    We worked around this by editing the original expense which wasn't as smooth as I've come to expect from Splitwise.

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      6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi Nikesh,

      Thanks for the idea – the workaround you chose makes sense, and sorry / thanks for your patience. We really appreciate your feedback.

      I’m going to leave this suggestion as under review to see how many other people are having the issue. Reimbursements are a tricky feature that we are happy to support, but adding additional functionality to them it is not currently a high priority since they are not very commonly used. As a result, I’m sorry I can’t promise a specific place in the roadmap for your suggestion.

      Best,
      Jon

    • Backdated recurring bill

      I have add some bill for the past that should be recurring.
      If I add now (11-Dec.-2014) a monthly bill starting from 1st September it will not add the monthly payment off October, November and December, but says nex bill on January.
      Please add the ability to create a full set of recurring bill starting from a back date.

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        8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Our recurring bill feature is probably one of the oldest pieces of code in the Splitwise service at this point. We’ve been meaning to update it for a while, but we’re a pretty small company, so it’s rare we find to the time to work on something that mostly works right. This is one of the broken pieces of recurring bills we’d like to fix when we can find the resources.

        Marshall

      • to add a widget for the homescreen

        Hi folks,

        it would be great to have a widget for the Android app with the following functionality:
        - Display one Friend per line
        - Display the Avatar, the name, the total owed amount or the amount the friend owes me
        - Have a little icon to add a bill and to settle up

        If you have any questions please feel free to contact me :)

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

          An Android widget is a great idea :) We just started work on a pretty big Android update – for now, we’re mostly focused on improving the core app, but we’d love to include cool stuff like widgets in a future release.

        • Ability to select transactions from bank or card history

          Can ask users to link cards and bank accounts in order to show transactions in split wise so user can select transactions instead of having to do manual entry. Plaid makes a great API (demo.plaid.com) for this: harvey@plaid.com

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            6 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • enable mass editing of expenses

            I have a bunch of expenses that I want to put in a group but I can't find a way to do it other than one at a time. There should be a way to edit several fields on multiple expenses at once. I see there's a suggestion called "Bulk Edit Expense" but it hasn't been commented on since 2012.

            By the way, I just clicked to sign in with Google and got this security message from Chrome: You attempted to reach feedback.splitwise.com, but instead you actually reached a server identifying itself as *.uservoice.com. This may be caused by a…

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              11 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Updating this as it’s been a while. We’ve discussed this a few times and can see how it would be useful in a few cases (such as mass-moving expenses between groups – if you or anyone else needs help with that, feel free to send us a support email). We’ll keep it open for now for further voting and comments.

            • Monthly expense Tab

              To have a monthly expense tab, that shows monthly expenses till now and past month expenses like you send in every month at mail. It will also help the person to keep track of his expenses in different categories.

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                11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                We’re working on some features like this now! In the meantime, you may want to check out the printable summary page for groups on our website (go to a group, then click “view printable summary” at the top of each month’s expenses), as well as the trends view for groups on our website (go to a group, then click the “Trends” button at the top of the right sidebar, then click “View full details” at the bottom of the right sidebar). Hope that helps!

              • make a way to transfer debt between two people

                i go out with two of my friends, who they dont interact with each other on their daily lives. One of them paid for all of us. So he is stuck with a dept to a guy that he barely knows. Best solution is to transfer the dept to me. In order to do that right know we need two people and three different transactions. Apart from that, I want to let you guys know you do an amazing job! Thanks!

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                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Thanks for the suggestion! I can definitely see how this would be a useful feature, but it’s also a fairly rare case in our experience, so it’s not yet on our roadmap. If we do eventually add it, we’ll want to make sure that it works in a non-confusing way, as we’ve found that various other features that transfer debt (the “simplify debts” setting in groups, etc) can sometimes cause serious confusion for the people involved.

                • Periodic payments

                  I have to add the same amount for Comcast and electricity bill every month. It would be nice to have a periodic payment for such types of bill

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                    11 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hey there! I can’t quite tell from your description – are you trying to add a recurring bill (e.g. a cable bill that’s the same cost every month), or a recurring payment to another Splitwise user (e.g. you pay back your friend $50 every week)? We don’t support recurring payments to friends right now, but we do support recurring bills: just click on the date when adding or editing a bill, and you’ll see options to make that bill recur weekly/monthly/etc. Hope that helps!

                  • Slack Integration

                    It would be great for teams (corporate or otherwise) to use a slack integration to keep track of SplitWise data. Slack is one of the top most platforms where most of us are always on - any plans to get that integration done?

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                      7 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • "Who paid" column in Excel export

                      When you export your data to Excel there should be an additional column indicating who paid for each expense.

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                        4 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • support local decimal mark

                        US way 1,234.56 = 1.234,56 (german way).
                        Right now I can not enter "4,56 Euro" as an amount

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                          4 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Custom keywords for auto categorization

                          Splitwise already detects words like "pizza" or "bar" to set a category, but it doesn't know location specifics. Thus would it be great if I were able to set my own keywords like "Shop XYZ" > groceries or "McMurderBuger" > Dining out.

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                            12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Great idea! To be honest, it’s a lot of extra work to create a custom user-by-user system (maybe a good idea for the Pro version?), so that’s not likely in the near term. But if you have suggestions for words to add, please feel to email us at support@splitwise.com or add them to the comments. We also review the system periodically and add new “magic” words when we think of ones to add.

                            Best,
                            Jon

                          • Make a button for moving settle-balance from one group to another (i.e. from trip group to some general group)

                            Usually you have a group of closer friends with whom you often use splitwise and for them you want to have general, never closing, splitwise group. Now for some trips you will very often have some of those friends going with you, as well as some other people. So once the trip is over, it would be highly useful if for those closer friends you can transfer remaining settle balance to the general group. Right now that has to be done manually, meaning virtually settling in a trip group and creating same amount expense in general group. What we need…

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                              7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the suggestion! We have a very basic version of this on our website – the “Simplify debts with this person” button, buried under friend settings – but it’s very hard to find, and it’s not very powerful (you can’t specify which group you want to move balances into). I’ll pass on a note about this and see if we can clean up that feature at some point soon :)

                            • Ability to add a default PayPal address

                              An account should have the ability to specify an alternate PayPal address so that when it's time to settle up, the alternate address will be used instead of the address associated with Splitwise.

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                                8 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Thanks for the suggestion! This definitely makes sense. We’d like to add the ability for an account to include multiple email addresses, and setting different default addresses for PayPal/Venmo/etc seems like a logical extension of that.

                              • Provide an option to NOT email friends

                                Whenever I add a friend that owes me money, you guys send them email and (worse) don't make it clear that you are going to do so. So I've gotten an email or two from friends who are pissed I signed them up for something. Because I respect my friends privacy, this makes Splitwise FAR less useful to me.

                                When adding a new friend who doesn't use Splitwise, there should be a 'do not email this person' option.

                                Apps that insist on bothering your friends are bad. You guys are good. Please don't be bad. :)
                                Thanks!

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                                  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Sorry for the confusion! We try to make it clear any time you add someone that you are in fact sending them an invite/receipt – if there’s a particular place where we missed that or did it poorly, let us know at support@splitwise.com.

                                  We’re definitely considering making emails optional, but it’s a complicated decision, both for business and user experience reasons. For now, it is possible to create groups where not all members have email addresses, which may help you out. Apologies for the trouble!

                                • Lock group by blocking additional debts after a certain date

                                  We typically make groups for a getaway weekend with lots of people contributing lots of items. We would like the ability to say after x days this group is locked and all bills should be submitted before this date. Ideally, it would send a warning one day before the group is locked and then only payments are allowed to be entered into the group after it is locked.

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                                    6 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Thanks for the suggestion! We’re generally against features that can “lock” transactions and prevent other people from editing them, but I can definitely see how this would be useful. I’ll mention this at our next design meeting and add it to our list of possible ideas for future updates.

                                  • add a 'by calendar' split method

                                    Our household recently had some of its occupants change, and so the payment of things like rent and bills has been complicated. We needed to figureout who was present for each bill, and for how much, and therefore how much they should pay as a result.

                                    Splitting 'by shares' and entering the number of days that people were around was a good solution here, but it's a pain to keep track of that manually.

                                    What I'd love is a calendar where people can be added or removed. Then when an electricity bill comes in (covering 90 days), the date-range for…

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                                      8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Confirm cancel/escape of itemised bill adding

                                      If we accidentally press Esc or if we happen to click outside the bill entering area, the and new bill popup disappears. We have to enter the whole bill allover again.

                                      Ask for a confirmation from the user before cancelling the bill addition

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                                        10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • View expenses by category

                                        Hi,

                                        I would find it extremely useful in both the mobile and web apps if I were able to group a house's expenses by their Category (possibly putting payments in their own section of the summary). In the web app, I imagine the link for this next to 'view printable summary'.

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                                          9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Are you looking for an item-by-item list, or a summary by category? If you’re looking for the latter, there’s a category breakdown chart you can use on our website – click the “Trends” button at the top of the right-hand sidebar, then click “view full charts” at the bottom of the sidebar. I’ll pass on the suggestion for a way to break things down by category. Hopefully we can add these features to our mobile apps in future updates!

                                        • settle up as of <date>

                                          the ability to select a bill and settle up at that point, so settle up all bills before this (and perhaps insert that payment into the timeline there)

                                          so if I had 3 bills and I owed $80
                                          April Gas : $20
                                          march Food: $40
                                          March Gas $20

                                          I could select "March Food" and settle up all my previous payments (march food and gas) and after it would look like this

                                          you Owe $20
                                          April Gas : $20
                                          Rich paid $60
                                          march Food: $40
                                          March Gas $20

                                          THANKS!

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                                            5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            We’re not currently planning to add something like this as we believe it would not be used by many users and would therefore unnecessarily complicate the interface. If this idea gets a lot of votes, we’ll reconsider.

                                            Marshall

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