I would like never to see relative dates (“today,” “yesterday”) in the item list — only nice, consistent
yyyy-mm-dd ISO-8601-style dates [obligatory XKCD link].
I don’t see where to change this as a preference — is it a hidden preference?
Mercifully, DT is otherwise picking up my macOS setting for
yyyy-mm-dd instead of assuming I want to use the ridiculous U.S.
mm/dd/yy or the only slightly less ridiculous
dd/mm/yy. But though the Finder honors my non-relative-date wishes:
DEVONthink does not:
Is there any way to fix this?
No, there is no setting to avoid relative date strings.
PS: mm/dd/yy(yy) isn’t so ridiculous when you’ve used it for your whole life.
Thanks for the reply, @BLUEFROG! What’s the best way to submit a feature request?
(As for ridiculous, I stand by it; I’ve lived almost my whole life in the U.S. and was born in the U.S. — so I have indeed been forced to use it aplenty; but I “invented”
yyyy-mm-dd as a young programmer in the ’80s and have never looked back. “Invented” in quotes, of course, because it already had been invented; still, it was a good year or two before ISO-8601 was published. Thanks, though, for putting up with my curmudgeonliness.)
And while I can make no promises, the request is noted.
The next release will include a hidden preference to disable relative dates.