Thanks for the suggestion. Makes sense, sorry it’s not there already. I’m going to leave it open for further voting.
I can see how this would be a huge help for people who have many friends with the same name who refuse to add their last name to their accounts! This isn’t on our roadmap yet, but it’s something we’ll consider in the future.Arek commented
It looks like "edit friend names" is a trivial request which would help a lot. However it seems years passed and nothing has been done to resolve this. I love Splitwise and being pro subscriber for years I am a big advocate for this app among my friends. Up to now tens of people started using Splitwise with my invite. Confusing names is the biggest issue for me using the app. I am canceling my pro subscription until this little tiny feature is fixed. Maybe this is the leverage we users may use to motivate the developer?Arek commented
Sometimes friends log in only with first names or confusing names. It would be very helpful to at least have a possibility to give aliases to other users. This would prevent e.g. having four Jonhs among friends which at times can be cumbersome.
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.