TheBrain 9 Beta Release category
Your suspicion is right! But ... I think that it would be better if Thoughts had a Date field that could be used for filtering and sorting -- one editable field that records a Date/Time without having to rely a text field that is formatted a particular way. When it comes to sorting by date, "2017/01/30" is the same as "17-01-30" or "January 1/2017", just different formats of the same value. Also, if the thought is being created today and the date required is today, then there's no reason to type a date: it's just a matter of clicking "Today", or have the field default to today, with the option to edit it. A very large portion of my thoughts start with a date in the following format: sibleyd wrote: 2017/01/30 Document X I do this because many thoughts contain a dated document, and this way the dated documents are sorted by date. My suspicion is I am not the only one who does this. Instead of cluttering up the name of the thought (in addition to the comma trick and the numeric prefix trick) it would be simpler and ultimately more powerful to have a separate Date/Time attribute rather than try to cram more information into one field. TheBrain already allows five ways of arranging thoughts: Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified and Date Activated. Only two of those can be modified by the user, with "Name" bearing the biggest burden. "Thought-date" or "Custom Date" would be a sixth option. Likewise in Reports, where there's currently only one "Time" option: Date Modified.