I’d really like this too. It’s not exactly a “backup” if it doesn’t re-create the original! In my workflow, I rely on having these dates. Please add the ability to output and restore the creation/modification dates in the OPML backup (or any other backup format). Expansion state also seems to be missing - is there anything else?
@Adam_Lee I looked at the API documentation, and it seems you can get the content of a document, including creation dates, with
POST https://dynalist.io/api/v1/doc/read. I guess you’re using that to create your own JSON backup files. But there doesn’t seem to be any way in the API to create a whole document, nor to create individual items with dates. So you have backups that can’t be restored. Is that correct?
Is there actually any way to make a complete backup and restore?
Being able to import/export the dates in OPML (or get/set in the API) would also help with transferring files from other outliners. I’ve seen dates encoded like this:
<outline text="testing 123" created="Sat, 29 Jun 2019 21:24:19 GMT+2" changed="Fri, 02 Apr 2021 23:14:52 GMT+2">
There are at least three other outliners that can import that particular format: NoteTaker, Legend/Moo.do, and CircusPonies Notebook.
You could also use a Unix timestamp like 1552959309804 from the API, but it doesn’t include time zone information, is not human-readable, and I don’t know of any other outliner/OPML applications that support that. But it would be better than nothing!