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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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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 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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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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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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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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On 10/25/2020 at 10:03 PM, 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?

The absence of any meaningful preferences to set in Evernote | Preferences (just a checkbox for "Save Data at Log Out") is kind of astonishing . . . . 

exactly - i have same feelings..!!

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On 12/25/2020 at 3:25 AM, Ninafel said:

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??!!

Evernote is becoming crazy with the new updates. Voice recording is gone. Screenshot is gone. Date Format is gone. Preferences is gone. All in the name of upgradation.

Lamenting for being a Evernote user. Used to advocate for Evernote. But I can't anymore.

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Hi Evernote. Please fix this to use the system short date format, like it used to. This new format is no good at all. Having to type dates since the new version.

 

When they announced the date shortcut was back I was "Yeah!". but then after CMD SHIFT D I was "Nooooooo!" 

You can always add as a preference if users really requested the Long Date format ( I seriously doubt that anyone likes this format).

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Evernote is the worst regarding long-wished-for or long-complained-about issues.  I feel like the next software company that features -- front and center -- their new policy of listening to their customer base (what, something like .. when 20% of all registered users have clicked ✔ "I want this feature", we will make it a top priority for next release...?), they're going to become very, very popular, and quick.  Why not include a current list of requested features within the app itself, and let users vote on the their top 5 favorites, or something.. direct feedback.  What gets included on that requested feature list could come from an official feature/bugfix suggestion mechanism.  Was going to say, and just show the top requested features/bugfixes.. but to be completely transparent, you could show the most popular, in a main list, but allow users to see the complete list as well, and if some bizarre little obscure request suddenly gets a lot of traction, it could enter the main requests list...  Simple voting dictates Evernote (or whichever app) development priorities, at least on some track of the company's future efforts.  If there is an unusual reason why the company cannot oblige a request, it must explain that reason in full (e.g. "feature would be too difficult to implement because of X, Y, Z.", or "here are our current priorities, and resources..  we can't do both things, pick one, or crowdfund your new feature request outside the normal roadmap timeline"..).    Obviously no one thinks a customer base should be able to willy nilly dictate the direction a company takes, but if the company structures itself from the outset with that sort of mechanism in place, and offers it as a value to customers, it could work.  Would be interesting to see several incarnations of that idea play out.

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Probably EN currently is too busy to implement and release what they have on their agenda to think about a bunch of users to create another one.

If I look at the most cited threads here in the forum, a few made it above a voting count above of 1 vote per 1 million users.

On needs to be pretty desperate to base long term decision making on a 1:1.000.000 representation quote. 

You can personally participate in decision making by using the feedback function build into the clients.

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