How to set date format in Devonthink

I like to change the create date in info for each entry.

The format proposed is 01/29/2015.

[size=150]I would like to set 2015-01-29 or 29JAN15[/size]

Tried to set the computer date setting in Yosemite but did not change Devonthink.

Searched in Devonthinks help but got no hit for Date Format.

Anyone know how to do it?

I am European and have a problem with the American date format.

What region have you set the computer date and time for. Mine is set to English U.K. and I have dates in the DD/MM/YY format.

Well, that’s not very sporting of you, chap. :mrgreen:

In what context are you referring to changing the date?

United States, just changed to Sweden see if that helps!

I have two keyboard settings but suppose that does not mean anything.

This is what I want:



Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 18.57.29.png

Note the Advanced button. That gives you the option for custom layouts.

Sorry, now I have to add a small screen shot.

I did change it there thinking that Devonthink would take/accept/copy the systems date format.

I concur, the dates in the info panel do not seem to honor Language Settings.

The specific dates in question:

  • Select an item
  • Tools->Show Info
  • Look at the dates in the General section: Added, Created, Modified

These are not simply formatted dates, but are using some kind of control so that you can modify the Created and Modified date. I suspect that control is not written to honor language settings.


  1. Under system preferences
  2. Language & Region
  3. Advanced
  4. Dates
  5. LONG (here is what I missed - I used the other fields)

And all works fine!

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