Quickly insert Date and/or Timestamp tag

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    VLADISLAV TIKHONOV

    Downvoted because there is a number of third party applications both for Windows and Mac that allow for keyboard macros

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    廖茂生

    I upvoted because you can not assume your users have the patience, ability or willing to install third -party applications to support timestamp insertion. If workflowy had this kind of feature, it could pull users to WORKFLOWY, not the third-party. That's important.

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    Matt Hulse

    There may be text expansion tools for windows and mac, but the interface should be the same on mobile too.  Dates are a key part of how many people use Workflowy and there should be a consistent and convenient way to insert them (and filter on ranges of them) without the requirement of a 3rd party tool.

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    David Coleman

    This makes total sense and seems to be an obvious feature.

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    George Jardim

    Upvoted!  I use TextExpander on my Mac, and PhraseExpress on iOS for this purpose.  But it’s annoying and time-consuming in iOS to have to switch keyboards just to do this.  You can use iOS Text Replacement, but you’d have to update the date every day.  iOS lacks a “Today’s Date” feature.  If anyone knows how to do that without 3rd party apps, I’d like to hear.

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    Steven Smith

    I'd love this feature.  Would be extra handy if available on the mobile app as well.  I track my time using WorkFlowy all the time but typing the date / time in on mobile becomes tedious.

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    Stephen Scaringi

    I'd still love to see this feature. Quickly inserting today's date as a tag would be immensely useful. It's allows you to filter all meeting notes at a node hierarchy level quickly, i.e. in the search bar type "#2019-06". It would be even more useful if you range syntax to specify the search critieria, i.e. "#2019-[01-06]". It would be great when doing your GTD weekly review. 

    It seems a bit ironic that Workflowy prominently shows dates on their marketing material, but doesn't support quickly adding them to an outline. It feels like this should be a core capability of Workflowy. 

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    william griffiths

    What do you think, Workflowy team?

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    We're heading more in the direction of date stamps (which our search taps into) which can be created by using natural language. We're planning on broadening the date format display options... and conceivably we may include date tags as an option. 

     

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