Expense Splitter 2.0
Splitting Made Easy!
A fourth entry in the CPP club: EXPENSE SPLITTER. A bit of technicality: ExpenSplit (64-bit installer) requires MATLAB Compiler Runtime (2019a) to run. But you don't have to worry about what to download because the installer will figure it out (even whether MCR is already installed or not!) and install the right one before installing ExpenSplit. OK, so that's all good but you must be wondering what is this guy up to now?
Well, let's start the program and enter some names:
Then, click on OK and behold the main app window:
As you might have suspected, this program helps you (the leader of a 'group') split expenses incurred while sharing your existences together. As an example, if Emma's birthday gift cost ($)3400 and that amount were to be divided among all the four friends, you would enter it along with other transactions as shown. Then, you just hit the Calculate Payments button and settle what you owe others or ask for what they owe you:
Limitations of the program / What shouldn't be expected for now
The current version doesn't have a currency converter in place. If you went to a trip to the Maldives and spent money in both INR and MVR during the journey, you would perhaps have to create two copies - one for the expenses in MVR and another in INR.
We do not have any options to append two files. If the monthly expenses of a family are getting split and the members are the same and if you wish to append some monthly files together, there is no mechanism that currently enables you to calculate a final payment result.
Last but not least, if you are planning to use this program for dividing expenses between two people, this program is not going to help you. Give it a try and it may ask you to 'Get a life'. :)