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  1. 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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      4 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!

    • 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 :)

      • 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 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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            4 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!

          • Have total bill payment

            Im still a little confused. So im not sure if this is already possible or if this is my idea. But when it comes to utilities all parties need to pay. At the beginning no one has "paid" it and all i nthe group needs to be notified. Once everyone has made their payment to the person responsible then it can show who owes who. can you add a "pay self" option or "pay bill" maybe. it was hard to set up rent payment because it looked like i already paid it and my roommates still owed.

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              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              We’ve had a few requests for this feature and we have discussed different ways to make this work. While we haven’t discounted the “future” payment style, it’s going to be a little bit before we can get to it.

            • 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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                3 comments  ·  Mobile  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                • Option to remove decimal display per currency

                  Just as the title says. Simple, give us an option to not display the .00 decimal in the app, or even better, determine and specify which currencies actually use decimal point amount of money.

                  I live in Korea I use Korean Won, naturally, which isn't applicable for decimal notation and I'm pretty sure quite a few more (if not most) currencies don't use decimals.

                  As a result, entering costs in Splitwise app now requires entering two more zeroes after the dot. KRW 38,500.00 is a pain...

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

                    Very sorry for the trouble! Long-term, we would definitely like to add better support for international currencies with different numbers of decimals, but it will probably be a while before we get around to it. The vast majority of our users use currencies with 2 decimal places, and adding proper support for 0 or 3 decimal places (the other two common values for world currencies) will require significant technical effort both on our servers and in our mobile apps.

                    Again, apologies for the inconvenience!

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                      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Interesting. I just had a look at Monzo’s API documentation: https://monzo.com/docs/#introduction it doesn’t seem like they support p2p transfers at the moment.

                      Splitwise is always looking to integrate with new payment partners across the world, if we get support for this in the future and there’s enough demand for it, we might consider implementing this in the future.

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                      • 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.

                        • 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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                            5 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

                          • 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!

                            • 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.

                              • 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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                                • 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.

                                    • 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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                                        3 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 :)

                                      • 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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                                        • Add an option for a lump-sum Splitwise Pro payment

                                          I like Splitwise a lot and have gotten a lot of use out of it, so I would like to subscribe to Splitwise Pro to support the site. However, I am uneasy about adding recurring, monthly expenses to my bank statement. Would it be possible to add a non-recurring subscription option? I would be perfectly fine with a resubscribe email getting sent in a (month/year) but I do not like automatic charges. Thank you!

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