Insert current date

I would like to be able to insert the current date (format set-able) as a text string in addition to being able to have the !date function. This would help in updating notes, and keeping a log of actions. If this is already possible, I’d be grateful to learn how to do it. Thank you.

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+1

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If you use Chrome, there are plugins to help you do this. I’ve been playing with TextBlaze and it’s working well for me so far:

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I appreciate the recommendation, but I use Dynalist on a Windows PC, MacBook, iPad as well as in my browser (Safari on my MacBook), and I really prefer not to have to have several different text expander apps, nor to have to remember different key strokes. This should be a simple addition to Dynalist, I would think. I hope it gets done some day.

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TextExpander is cross platform now.

Textexpander doesn’t seem to have a browser extension. I have a Chromebook and so use TextBlazer, which works mostly except in Google Docs for some reason.

I would really prefer not to have to invest in another $40 annual subscription for a work-around of a basic feature that any app like Dynalist should have.

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OneNote has shortcuts for current date and current time. I would like the same here. I note that ! doesn’t have a current time option.

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+1 I also need it very much. maybe just with shortcuts like !! for current date and time , comparing ! for current date.

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+1 I would really like this.

+1 To put in the current date, time stamp (as in a log) there are 5 steps. Not a lot but I enter dozens of entries a day and a keyboard shortcut for the date/current time stamp would be handy.

One day in and like it overall

i need this feature too

Yeah, I can see the importance of this feature. Would be great if we have it built in Dynalist

I know it’s complex and obscure, but I coded relative dates into my IFTTT recipes that control my dynalist via the API.

This is the “IFTTT filter” that adds the dynalist formatted date for tomorrow whenever I say tomorrow in a note I’m speaking to my google assistant to add to my dynalist.

let today = (new Date(Date.now() - (60000 * 8 * 60) + (60000 * 24 * 60))).toISOString().slice(0, 10);

let varText = GoogleAssistant.voiceTriggerWithOneTextIngredient.TextField + ' !(' + today + ')';

let varBody = '{"token":"doooooooooooooongs","content":"' + varText + '"}';

MakerWebhooks.makeWebRequest.setBody(varBody);

Thanks for the feature request!

I’m curious, is current time also somehow useful? Or is only current date useful?

I wouldn’t find current time useful

!today !10m !3h !tomorrow !monday !next monday !3d !3m that sort of shorthand would be kind of nice, not a big deal tho

Will be included in the next update!

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Sweet