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When I left home and moved in to a House share, Stella was a mere £2 a pint, white Reeboks were in and Mr. Blobby duked it out with East 17 for Christmas Number 1.
I was eighteen, great times indeed!
My point though is that smartphones hadn't been invented.
One more thing I recall from those halcyon house sharing days was how hard it was get a certain house Mate to stump up for his share of the bills and takeaways.
He's still my mate, although thankfully not my house mate, and nothing has changed! And while I don't know if Splittable would help him change his ways, it might have saved me having to regularly ambush him at breakfast.
What is Splittable
Splittable is an app that aims to take the hassle and awkwardness out of asking your housemates to pay their share of the bills.
It can also come in useful when organising a group holiday, either before you go to make sure everyone pays their share of travel and accommodation, or while you are there to help split the cost of food and activities.
Gone is the need for spreadsheets and potential arguments, or notes pushed under the bedroom door.
How Splittable Works
Splittable works by splitting bills and expenditure by equal division among house mates or groups of friends. Download the app, sign in and send invites to the others in the group, by email or airdrop if they are close by. They download the app and enter the invite code upon receipt from you and it's all systems go.
How to use Splittable
To use Splittable click on Cost, then choose from one of eight icons that best match the expenditure, from Food & Groceries, Rent/Mortgage, Utilities to Other. Enter the amount, who paid it and was it a one-off. Then send it to the other house mates. Them and you need to add a credit card or enter bank details for the transactions to take place.
Splittable is quick, secure, easy to use and a fun way to sort out and potentially diffuse group financial situations. After everyone pays their share of the bill the transactions are deleted, because the moment has passed and life moves on.
So that's my review of Splittable, the app to 'reduce financial tension, avoid arguments over who spent what and pay back your friends in seconds.' Their words but I have to agree. I wonder if I could retrospectively apply it to 1993 ...