We aren’t planing to add support for custom categories in the near future. We’re considering better ways to allow people to sort expenses into categories other than the ones we’ve provided. In the meantime, if there are particular important categories you feel are missing, feel free to email us with a suggestion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short of having actual custom categories, could we have more icon options? Then we can group by icon rather than disorderly custom notes (as suggested below).
Also the various "other" categories need to be better distinguished under the "recent categories" section. They look like dupes
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!
Would really help to identify transactions easily and enable faster entry (won't have to type in lots of details). Bonus if this worked with foursquare!
Thanks for the detailed feedback – it’s always useful to hear, and I’ll pass it on :)
One small feature you may not be aware of: on our website, Splitwise does allow you to add group members without email addresses, which hopefully helps for the “large party” scenario. My apologies that the same feature isn’t available on our mobile apps!
Thanks for the suggestion! I can see how this would be useful – a lot of people do use the auto-loaded contacts, but I can imagine that being not helpful for some people.
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!
Would be really great to be able to see this in the app as well! And not just in the csv summary but as an interactive breakdown
This is an idea that the team really likes. We’re leaving it under review until we can come up with a design we like.
Updating this as it’s been a while. We still definitely want to improve this as a way to share your balances offline. Leaving this open for further voting and comments.
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!
Useful to see what our spending breakdown looks like within a group. My main need is for travel groups (how much are we spending for food vs transportation etc) but could be useful for other types of groups, such as housemates.