Allow creation of expenses where "you" are not involved
There are some instances where I want to create a transaction (that I am not involved in) between 2 other people in a group.
Right now, when I click "Add bill", "you" is one of the defaults and there is no way to remove myself from the transaction until after I actually save it or by going in and setting my part of the transaction to $0.
The other workaround to this is to use the quick add feature to add the expense between the 2 people i.e. "John owes Bill $2 for lunch" but it seems like this should also be possible through the add a bill interface.
Thanks for the suggestion! Most people add do not add expenses like this and including this kind of change would probably make it harder to add expenses in that do involve you. Given that there is a workaround to remove yourself from the bill while you are adding it (even if it is a few extra taps), we don’t plan to add any more optimization for this case.
I’m a little confused in when you would need to save the expense before you could remove yourself. For both adding and editing an expense, you should be able to change the payer to someone else and open the split options to remove yourself from the split.
I would really appreciate this option to not have yourself involved. i have tenants in my house and it would allow me to split the bills between the 3 of them equally. Now I can't do this.
I played around with this a little more and I see what you are saying. If under split by amount, I simply leave the amount blank next to my name, it will show me as "not involved". That will work great, but I still think it is a little confusing that "you" remains present.
On the "add a bill" window, "you" appears to be hardcoded next to the multiselect input. I.e. "With you and:". Even if I change the payer, it is still not possible to remove myself. I generally split by exact amount, so one alternative for me is to go to the exact amount split and change my share to $0.
When I go to edit an existing bill, "you" is no longer hardcoded (shows as my name with an "x" beside it) and can be removed.
At least for my use case, it would make more sense if "you" or my name was simply included in the multiselect box by default, allowing the option to remove myself. It seems like a simple change, but perhaps there are complexities that I am not aware of.