I used Remember The Milk for year before switching to Dynalist.
Like Dynalist, almost all metadata associated with a task can be entered directly from the keyboard for example
!2 sets the task to priority two
#groceries adds the task to a list or tag etc…
Remember the milk also has a way to set start and end dates using code code like
^2020-09-01. However, one feature I really liked was the ability to enter relative date descriptions into this.
Here are the supported date and time format.s
This was nice as often I know I want to follow up on something in a couple weeks, but I don’t know exactly what date that would be. So in remember the milk I could just type
^2 weeks, and it would figure out the date for me.
I propose that a similar system be added to the date feature of Dynalist where when you enter specific ! codes they will be immediately converted into the correct date.
For example here’s some format ideas:
!fri: Next Friday
!2fri: The friday after next
!5hr: In 5 hours
!5days: In 5 days
!2months: In 2 months
!15th : The 15th of the current month
I don’t know if I would use this much, but this could also allow for negative relative dates like this
!-fri: Last Friday
!-3weeks: 3 weeks ago