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Date shortcut - format changed


JimPf

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  1. Keyboard shortcuts do not work in Title line - cannot add date using keyboard. This is important if you have a diary and title each note by the date like I do. 
  2. Date no longer has Day of week, only the date. This is important to me and cannot be changed or modified to include the day of the week. 
  3. Auto update is a disaster for people that want to organize based on last modification, as I do. I need to open notes and review and do NOT want a review to change the last update stamp. I only want the last update stamp to update if I make a change to the note. New version changes last update even upon a review or opening of the note. 
  4. Last updated timestamp cannot be modified or edited. 
  5. Cannot remove preview pane. 

I will come back and add more issues as they occur. 

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I also would like a solution, as it was/is an important function for dating and sorting notes. I create notes starting with date format 20201109 based on invoice, tax point, investment date record or for other project oriented reasons. It's a tool for sorting notes by note title according to dates (invoice, investment buy and sell date) not directly associated with the creation or update date of the note. I use it constantly....Now I am required to type the date versus short cut keys according to a pre-designate exact date format. Not possible anymore....short cut keys or pre-setting a date format. 

 

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On 10/25/2020 at 9:33 AM, JimPf said:

I regularly use Cmd-Shift-d to insert the current date in notes. With the "upgrade," the format used for the date has changed from my preferred short format ("2020-10-25" (set in Mac system preferences)) to the long format ("October 25, 2020" (also set in Mac system preferences). Is there a way to change this behavior back?

Personally, I use scripting to generate the date in my preferred format
In fact - the entire note title is generated by script

My scripting tools are Applescript and Keyboard Maestro

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On 11/10/2020 at 12:38 PM, DavidJR said:

Date no longer has Day of week, only the date. This is important to me and cannot be changed or modified to include the day of the week. 

I merged your post with a similar ongoing discussion    
Note my response above to use scripting to generate date in the preferred format

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Same issue here still. version info below. despite changing date on my mac preferences to xx/xx/xxxx, it still shows like "December 17, 2020". 

v 10.5.6 build 2168 public
Editor: v114.1.14753
Service: v1.25.2
© 2019 - 2020 Evernote Corporation. All rights reserved

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Not being able to use the shortcut to create the original date format is really interfering with my daily use of years and years of notes! I'm no longer able to be consistent with my note entries without typing in the date manually. Why would they do that? It doesn't make sense! Why can't they have a way to customize the date stamp back to the original way it has been formatting for all this time??!!

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1 hour ago, Ninafel said:

Why

Is there a reason you switched to the Version 10 product   
It's a wotk-in-progress and there's no indication what the date format plans are

I'm stll using the Legacy product - install at https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/360052560314-Install-an-older-version-of-Evernote

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Come on Evernote this is a basic requirement, I wonder sometimes if you actually use the product yourself! I'm sure there are hundreds of users who rely on this particular shortcut, how difficult is it to give us an option to set the format. Stop spending so much time getting Evernote to look good and address these issues. It's now really slow too, and no shortcut for 'Checkboxes' or 'Dividers' why were these options removed? We all love Evernote and have done for years, please sort these out. idff

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This is really frustrating. Changing the date from 2020-10-25 to the long format October 25, 2020 messes up my workflow too. I've been an Evernote user since 2010 but am seriously considering switching to a new app. Has anyone from Evernote even commented on this issue? Feels like they don't care if they're just silent about it. 

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I am running on Windows 10 on two computers (Desktop and Laptop). I am getting different date formats on each machine. I have no idea what is impacting the format. One is MONTH DD, YYYY and the other is DD MONTH YYYY. (Both have US keyboard and region Australia).

Very frustrating

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Changing the shortcut-inserted date from 2020-10-25 to the long format October 25, 2020 messes up my workflow too.

Why can't they just use the date format I've defined in my Mac Preferences?

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I was mucking around with this.   Put these pieces together on your mac and you'll be set.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8651300 <-- Instructions for setting up an automator quick action and assigning it to a script.

https://gist.github.com/Glutexo/78c170e2e314f0eacc1a <-- Script for creating differently formatted dates.

And my script (a mashup of both of those two pages)  I use for yyyy-mm-dd:

on zero_pad(value, string_length)
	set string_zeroes to ""
	set digits_to_pad to string_length - (length of (value as string))
	if digits_to_pad > 0 then
		repeat digits_to_pad times
			set string_zeroes to string_zeroes & "0" as string
		end repeat
	end if
	set padded_value to string_zeroes & value as string
	return padded_value
end zero_pad

on run
	set now to (current date)
	
	set result to (year of now as integer) as string
	set result to result & "-"
	set result to result & zero_pad(month of now as integer, 2)
	set result to result & "-"
	set result to result & zero_pad(day of now as integer, 2)
	
	tell application "System Events"
		keystroke result
	end tell
end run

 

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That's a great idea 'Not my name' I've set it up and added 'Evernote' and 'Notes' as explained using System Preferences->Security & Privacy->Accessibility.

It's working fine in 'Notes' but it will not work in 'Evernote' at all, which is frustrating.

Any ideas anyone?

Does anyone from Evernote actually read this? Surely it's best for them to add that option in Evernote, or at least acknowledge this thread?

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I find it a disaster that this problem is still completely ignored by Evernote. An app where you can't even set your own date format?

After being a paying user of Evernote for many years I'm getting really close to end this and switch to OneNote instead on my Mac.

I've tried to write Evernote directly - but (surpise..) not even a response!

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+1 for options to format the date. There's a workflow now to edit global shortcuts, they could add a date formatting option to the Date shortcut on the keyboard shortcuts list.

Losing the ability to format dates (and originally the keyboard shortcut all together) has been the single most disruptive aspect of the new version of Evernote. I hope the team prioritizes re-adding this feature soon.

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I am in same boat as idff, the automator works well in anything other than Evernote.

I too use a certain date format for my workflows, this makes my work almost as challenging as working with OneNote. Please EverNote if anyone is listening/reading let's get some basics back to the app.

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