Allow custom categories
User defined categories that do not fit into default categories
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 email@example.com.
I agree, this is one of the few missing settings that would make splitwise also a money manager....
Help with this app?
i´d like a "hotel" category please!
Hey... Custom categories are available at splitexpense.in
Steve Parker commented
I'd like a TICKET category please!
i agree with Sheryasi
AdminSplitwise Support (-, Splitwise) commented
While it's not "hard" to implement in a purely technical sense, it is hard from a product design point of view. For instance, if we want to improve our graphing functionality, auto-categorization functionality, etc, we now have to support an arbitrary number of new categories, and then we need to think about how that will impact all the ways that people have chosen to implement categories for themselves.
Basically, it's easier for us to build good products when some things are constrained.
We currently provide two free fields (Description AND Notes), and if you have a custom kind of thing you spend on, you should put your custom category markers in the description field. This will also work well if we implement a better global search that allows budgeting/graphs via those searches, and your "custom tags" in the description field will work just like custom categories.
I hope this helps!
This is not that tough to implement , at least in web version, please do fast.
Also please make these categories available offline as well. Andriod application crashes when you try to add category to an expense, offline.
I would pay for this feature, because then my entire art group could use splitwise for expense tracking on our projects.
Il would be really useful