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  1. Add possibility for paypal.me link

    The new service from paypal offers new possibilities to transfer money more easily to freinds and family with a link like https://www.paypal.me/username/25.43

    It makes sense to include the possibility to settle up via this link or to generate the link as such for further sharing. (by adding the paypal.me-username to the splitwise-account)

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

      Interesting. I haven’t seen this yet. It’s unlikely we’ll be able to support this as our control over how the PayPal code works is limited, but it’s definitely worth looking into.

      Marshall

    • Whiteboard on Mobile App

      I couldn't find Whiteboard option in Android App.
      It it is there, kindly guide me to it.

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

        Sorry for the trouble! You’re right, the whiteboard isn’t in our mobile apps yet, but we’re hope to add it and/or other new messaging features to our apps in the future. In the meantime, apologies for the inconvenience!

      • 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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          6 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!

        • Add location to expense

          It would be better if we add location of where the expense is made and filter the expense then it would be more easier..

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

            Hey Krishna – thanks for the suggestion! We’ve thought a bit about location data before, and it’s something that might show up in a future version of the app. Until then, apologies for any inconvenience!

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              0 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow users to 'opt-in' to expenses

              For example: if someone buys shared food and puts it out in the apartment, each user should have the option to join the split (but should not be forced to join it by default).

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              • Expense/Payment list filters

                Provide the option to select individual members, multiple members, specific expense types (grogeries, bills, payments, ect).

                Also, alowing for collapse/expand of individual months in the list would be a nice feature to clean things up.

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                  3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  This is an idea that I think would be a great addition to the site. I’m not sure when we could fit it in our schedule, but it’s something I think would be a useful way to organize expenses.

                • Allow individual reports

                  Hi, we've been using splitwise for a month now and do enjoy the simplicity of splitting our bills..

                  As an addition, it would be very nice to create individual reports according to categories and dates., e.g. how much we spent on water bills over the last 6 months, how much we spent on groceries this month compared to last month etc.

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                  • Show dates on mobile app

                    Like the design of the website, showing the dates on the list of transactions would help differentiate between multiple charges from the same place but on different days.

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

                      Sorry for the trouble! I believe we originally left out dates for each individual item to prevent cluttering up the screen (there’s only so much space on a phone screen, after all). I’ll pass on the suggestion, though! For now, you should be able to see the date by tapping on an individual expense and looking at the top of the details screen, beneath the description and cost.

                    • add the ability to link to bank accounts

                      we did this with paydivvy. its the one thing that separated them from everyone else. now that paydivvy is being acquired we need a new service. hopefully connecting bank accounts is part of your plan already! makes it a lot easier to just press "pay" rather than cutting a check each time

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                        1 comment  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        We’d definitely like to do this! It’s unlikely to happen any time in the next few months (it takes a lot of work to properly and securely integrate with banks), but hopefully it’s something we can consider in the future.

                      • Add the ability to add guests

                        When splitting bills, Splitwise works great for people that are already added into the app / website. However, for temporary guests, it becomes more of a hassle as after splitting the bill out since there's no room to add them.

                        The only solution now is to list it into comments.

                        There should be an option to add a 'Guest' slot, maybe by hitting a + button that allows you to add AND name another person that's not on Splitwise. From there, you'd be able to split the bill accordingly.

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                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Interesting thought! Normally we’d just encourage you to add this new person as a friend or group member on Splitwise (hooray, new friends!), but I’ll pass on your suggestion at our next team meeting.

                        • import from CSV take 2

                          I read through your reasoning on why you don't want to tackle supporting import from CSV. There is no standard, and creating one can be messy, particularly with the details you mentioned. However, the cases, if limited to a two-way split are simple to start and would cover that scenario.

                          I would expect to download a sample CSV (or my own db from your website), append to it exactly as it is, and reupload it to your parser. If a case isn't covered a quick "we don't understand this line please run us through it can feed back into a…

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

                            Thanks for the detailed thoughts! Building an importer is definitely possible, but it just hasn’t been a high enough priority for us yet – only a handful of people have asked for it, and we’re a tiny team (2 developers), so other updates end up taking precedence. We might get to it someday, but I wouldn’t expect it any time soon, unfortunately.

                            If you’re feeling brave though (and you’re willing to ignore XKCD’s advice), we do have an API you could use for importing! Docs are here: http://dev.splitwise.com. Maybe someone will put a nice CSV import program up on GitHub for the power users :)

                          • Export notes as well

                            When exporting to a spreadsheet, it would be awesome if all the information related to transaction is also saved as an excel file (rather than CSV). Currently notes and attached images are not exported.

                            Saving as an excel file, will give more flexibility to add links to images saved along with a transaction.

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                              1 comment  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Thanks for the suggestion! I can see how notes and attachments would be useful, though we’d have to think a bit about how exactly to structure the spreadsheet (we probably wouldn’t want just one “notes” column, or each cell might have a huge amount of text). I’ll add this to our list of possible improvements for the next time we’re working on printouts and exports.

                            • 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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                                5 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.

                              • Allow Venmo Charges

                                You venmo integration is great, but you currently cannot request money and create a Venmo charge. This would help remind people to settle debts. You've already integrated with the Venmo API, and according to their documentation, all you need to do is put a negative amount in the request to create a charge -- this should be easy (see: https://developer.venmo.com/docs/payments).

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                                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improved Debt Simplification with more clarity

                                  Debt Simplification in its current form is quite limited. Even when I initiate the Debt Simplification on my end, I am not able to quite figure out how the debt got simplified. This is because whenever a debt simplification is made, multiple entries are added and it is difficult to correlate them.

                                  It would be great if debt simplification was shown as a single entry for an individual debt simplification operation so that everyone involved is able to identify how the debts have been shuffled. This can be made clearer by showing a diagram with names or any other graphical…

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                                    5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We’d definitely like to improve clarity on debt simplification. In most situations, it’s impossible to show the full details of a debt simplification without compromising privacy, but we may be able to show only the parts of a simplification that directly involve you. (You can sort of do this already by going to the “All expenses” tab and viewing all the individual transactions involved in a debt simplification.)

                                  • Offer time banking!

                                    I'm collaborating with a couple of friends on different projects and would love if you could add "Hours/Minutes" as a currency so we can use Splitwise as our time bank without having to decide and keep track of an artificial hourly rate.

                                    Possible? Even prohibitive on the mobile version, how about a web app pilot? It would be a really progressive and fabulous thing to do.

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                                      4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi there,

                                      Really cool idea (and thanks for posting here as well as via email) – we’ll definitely think about it once most people are not using the version of iPhone OS that doesn’t support it (because our custom currency support would have to apply across all systems).

                                      - Jon

                                    • set a count for how many times an expense should recur

                                      This applies to both the Mobile and web apps. There is an option in the date pop up where you can select the expense to recur at an interval (weekly, fortnightly, monthly etc). My suggestion is to include an option to select how many times it should recur.

                                      For example, a friend of mine borrowed cash which he promised to pay back in 6 equal installments. Split wise allows me to opt for the expense to recur monthly, but doesn't allow me to limit it to 6 times.

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                                      • Month expense calculator

                                        It would be great if you can just create one column where one can see total amount being spent in a month by all the members related to you or your group. It would be great to see the month analysis, currently the monthly trends shown do not suffice much

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