Ability to edit a note's creation date?

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John Lee

15 Dec, 2016 02:36 PM

Is it possible to add the ability to change a note's creation date? I have a bunch of notes copied from simplenote but would like for them to retain their original creation dates.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 16 Dec, 2016 09:00 AM

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    Hi John,

    right now is not possible to edit the note's dates, but we will add this functionality in the next updates.


  2. 2 Posted by Dave MacCorkell on 22 Feb, 2017 09:38 PM

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    Just following up on this - is this functionality available in the app or mac version, would be very useful.


  3. 3 Posted by Martin on 05 Mar, 2017 01:29 AM

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    This would be super useful! Then I could use Bear as a journaling app.

  4. 4 Posted by lp on 22 Mar, 2017 04:46 PM

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    up !! That would be much appreciated !

  5. 5 Posted by Andy on 25 Mar, 2017 09:22 PM

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    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.

  6. 6 Posted by Alex on 26 May, 2017 02:54 PM

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    Need to change it when forgot to make a note in my diary for the day before.

  7. 7 Posted by Darren W. on 30 Jul, 2017 05:36 PM

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    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.

  8. 8 Posted by Achim on 20 Sep, 2017 12:39 PM

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    I also really need this feature - pleeaase :)
    I have to copy all my notes over from simplenote, and now all the original creation dates are lost :(

  9. 9 Posted by Philosophus on 28 Sep, 2017 08:30 PM

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    Yes, please, it‘s almost a year since you made the promise of adding this. It would make the app considerably more useful.

  10. 10 Posted by John Lee on 28 Sep, 2017 10:45 PM

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    Come on guys! We love your new and fancy features but sometimes it's the little things and knowing were being listened to that matter the most!

    Remember Evernote?

  11. 11 Posted by Simon Ridsdale on 26 Oct, 2017 06:47 PM

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    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.

  12. 12 Posted by Defeng Lin on 27 Nov, 2017 05:11 AM

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    yes same here, considering importing into bear but need the creation date to remain as original (just a small feat and you can use bear as a journelling app too)

  13. 13 Posted by Tanner Larson on 09 Jan, 2018 04:11 AM

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    I would find that useful for people migrating to bear from another app!

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