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      50 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Applying payments directly to an expense definitely makes sense, and it’s a feature we’ve thought about for years, but unfortunately we haven’t found a great way to do it, even with a lot of thought. It’s difficult to support both rolling balances and item-by-item checklists on the same list of expenses – especially when different people might want to use both “settle up” styles within the same group. We also haven’t been able to find a design for applying payments directly to expenses without adding a lot of complexity, especially if paying for specific expenses is an “optional” feature and not the default.

      We do continue to think about this, so hopefully we’ll make a breakthrough at some point, but it hasn’t yet made it on to our official roadmap. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience! For now, one possible solution would be to add comments on expenses, which can…

      Justin CliffordJustin Clifford commented  · 

      Came to Splitwise from SpotMe, and the way they did it was actually pretty simple. Each expense had its own balance and they were all added up into a main balance per person. If you decided to make a payment by selecting the person, rather than a specific expense, the payment would apply to the oldest amount(s) that were still not yet settled. So for example, if you had expense 1 of $20, expense 2 of $10, and expense 3 of $5, and you didn't pick a specific expense before adding a payment, and paid $31, expense 1 and 2 would be settled, with the payment being linked to both of them, and expense 3 would have $1 settled and $4 remaining, also with the payment being linked to it.

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          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

          Justin CliffordJustin Clifford commented  · 

          I just ran into an issue with this. Added an expense that recurs weekly, beginning today last week, but it only shows up as owing the payment once instead of twice since Splitwise uses the creation date for recurrences rather than the expense date. Certainly not the biggest deal in the world as in my case it's only one additional payment, but hope a fix/rewrite of this is still planned!

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