What about setting the creation date of a duplicated note to now()? When I create a new note by duplicating a template note, I don't like that the new note has the template's creation date. Maybe that's not desired in general for duplicated notes, but I'm using duplication only from notes that serve as a template.
I'd also like this feature.
My use-case would be that I'm looking to invest in pro, but want to migrate my existing notes to Bear - this is currently copy and pasting my content from various places to Bear.
on 26 Oct, 2017 06:47 PM
Hi Guys, I am a Bear Pro subscriber and this would also be the single most important new feature for me please. I seem to be using a combination of Evernote and Bear right now and really want to bring everything over from Evernote but I need to be able to set custom creation dates for certain notes.
on 05 Feb, 2018 04:35 PM
Hi again guys,
Still no news on this after it was suggested it would be added in next update back at the end of 2016! I CANNOT migrate from Evernote until this simply feature is added. Would hugely appreciate of when this might be added. Thanks.
dates editing is still on our todo list, but unfortunately, other features are more requested by the community and we are focalizing our efforts on them (web, tables, password lock, archive...). Also, some tests in date editing showed eventual problems with note syncing as the dates are a crucial part of the note synchronization algorithm, and will require some work and a lot of testing.
on 03 Apr, 2018 03:30 AM
I suggest adding the possibility to add a new modifiable "custom date" instead, keeping creation date and modified date intact (especially if modifying them causes sync problems). Also important to be able to sort by this "custom date" in preferences (So if a custom date on a note exists, use that, and if not use creation date).
Have a look at the MacOS app "Agenda", which focuses on having timelines for your notes, and does this very nicely.
Being able to have a similar timeline in Bear would be great for i.e. a diary, or a work project where the date order of events (notes) is important. Having a modifiable "custom date" would solve this.
Biggest reason I would like to change modification date is that I'm coming from Evernote (which I've grown to hate for its bloatedness) and not everything synced flawlessly... so I'm having to modify a lot of notes... some as old as 7 yrs... that I don't really want to show that are "modified" and therefore at the top of my notes. I'd like to be able to adjust that modification date back to the originally last modified date.
on 28 Jun, 2018 06:19 PM
+1 for this feature.
Just like josh in the comment above, I brought over hundreds of evernote notes, and had to massage them (particularly code blocks) and now it's just totally janked my note ordering, many of which were interesting for historical reasons and now the modification dates have them out of order.
on 11 Jul, 2018 08:14 PM
Just to add my voice to the chorus, this is also a feature that's almost essential if I'm going to be able to use Bear as a full knowledge database, which I'd really like to do.... but for all of the reasons described above, I can't fully embrace it until I can keep historical notes in their proper place in history :)
on 21 Sep, 2018 08:51 PM
I'm hoping this is still on the radar — it's the one thing that's keeping me from going "all-in" on Bear, which is making me sad :(
The thought occurred to me, however, that one thing that might work as a stop-gap is the ability to set the creation date and modification date for new notes via the URL scheme. This shouldn't cause any sync issues, since of course we're talking about NEW notes, but it would definitely help with a lot of import scenarios.