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  1. Add expenses via email

    It would be killer to be able to email a set email address (ie, bills@splitwise) with a bill name and attachment and have it automatically added as an expense and add the attachment.

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      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Updating since it’s been a while. We still really like this idea, unfortunately, there’s not a lot of momentum around it. We also haven’t figured out the best way to implement it yet. We’ll leave it open for now for further voting and comments.

    • 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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        5 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

      • 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

        • Bills paid by multiple people: "Each person paid an equal share"

          When adding a bill which was paid by multiple people you should be able to select an option "Each person paid an equal share" in addition to the available option "Each person paid for their own share".

          This is especially useful for couples having a shared bank account / credit card or for shared bills where everyone just chipped in the same amount of money (but one still wants to split the items afterwards).

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            3 comments  ·  Web app  ·  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!

            • Suggested improvement

              You should make it so that AFTER having amounts divided among all of the various parties, that you can combine people into a group.
              This is useful when a couple is involved. For example, a group trip where there's 1 couple and 2 single people.
              It's easier to have them separate to start, because they each have stayed at the hotel or eaten the meals as individuals. But then paying, it is easier to have them as 1 entity.

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                6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • To have detailed expenses report and category wise if needed

                When I see printable summary for my group apartment, I should be able to know that in a current month , how much I have spent in total presently it only show how much you owe etc. and also category wise like entertainment , groceries other.

                This could help me to record my expenses and manage them in a better way.

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

                  You should be able to get some of this information already from our website. If you click the “Trends” button at the top of the right-hand sidebar, then click “View more charts” at the bottom of the right-hand sidebar, you’ll get a chart with details about your total spending and your breakdown by category.

                  We may bring some of that info into the printable summary in the future, but for now, I hope that helps!

                • Suggest who should pick up the tab

                  When entering a new bill (particularly at a restaurant, but there are many scenarios), once all of the names have been entered into "With you and", figure out who owes the most money among the participants and suggest that person as the "Paid by".

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                    1 comment  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add a group chat feature

                    if you have a group chat feature irrespective of the comments it would be very helpful

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                      10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                        7 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.

                      • Option to track our monthly expenditure

                        At present, only the money owed is being tracked. It would be great if we could enter our personal expenditures too and also have the total expenditure number for each month.

                        Provide some comparison charts for each group, comparing the expenditure of current month with the previous etc.

                        Its highly probable that many of the users who use splitwise and similar sites to track the splitting, also use some other sites to track their own expenditures. So why not bring both together under one roof! :)

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                          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We are currently in the process of evaluating different types of expenses and relationships with those expenses. Tracking personal expenses is something we’ve discussed and want, we just need to figure out where it fits on the schedule.

                        • Mac App

                          It would be great if there was a mac app version - it could integrate with the notification centre for transfers and thing.

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                            3 comments  ·  Web app  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Display the old and new balances for each person involved in Debt Simplification

                            Debt simplification is a very good idea, but it lacks one most important thing. The old and new balances for each participant with the friends they simplified with. This is causing a lot of confusion, as to who was owing how much before the debt was simplified. So, it is urgently required if you could add the details about how much each person paid and how much each person gets back after the debt simplification.

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                              3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                5 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.

                              • Pooling the money

                                Lets say an future event/trip is planned where by several group members pool in the money with only one or two of the group over a period of time. And at the event or trip these one or two people spend the money on behalf of others. So this would ideally be a transfer at the beggining and then the actual expense.

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                                  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  I’ll pass on the suggestion! For now, you might try creating a group with an extra member named “Pool” – you could have everyone pay that fake member some money to start, and then that fake member could pay for expenses that come out of the group pool. Hope that helps!

                                • Add Date Range Search

                                  I feel like it would be better to filter out the details based on the expense logged in dates. Like giving a date range selection and after I search, I would be able to see the results (either within a group or in all the group) particularly in the selected date range.

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

                                    Thanks for the suggestion! Just to be clear: you want to view your bills filtered by the day they were added, instead of by the date on the bill, correct? I’ll pass on that feedback.

                                    For now, your best bet is probably to take a look at the “recent activity” screen, which shows all changes in your account in order of when they happened. I realize that’s not the best screen for looking through a large amount of data, though, so apologies for the trouble!

                                  • Calendar

                                    a calendar feature that helps a home group keep track of who gets paid when, and when bills are due. To help figure out who will actually pay the bill, and then be owed by the rest of the group.

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

                                      Thanks Randy! Have you tried using the ‘recurring bill’ feature? Interested to know whether that meets this need, or whether you think we need a calendar function on top of it. Thanks for using Splitwise and writing in!

                                    • Allow an end date for recurring payments, or build an incremental recurring payment option

                                      This would allow me to pay someone back in increments until the whole amount is paid back. For example, my fiance paid for flights for our upcoming vacation. I want to pay him back $700 over the next 6 months, so I'd like to set up a recurring monthly payment of $117 that ends after 6 payments. Alternatively, you could add another option for divided bills that automatically calculates and schedules gradual payments.

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

                                        Thanks for your feedback! I see how this would be a good improvement. Are you aware that you can set a payment to reoccur already, although we don’t have as fine tuning as you’d like? If you need any help setting our (basic) reoccuring feature up please email support@splitwise.com. Thanks, Zoe

                                      • More mobile notifications rather email

                                        Like if someone pays me then it must be a push notification. For every notification i am the one who should choose what type of msg i get bt in most push notification is bot an option.

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                                          4 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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 :)

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