I don’t typically create multiple entries for a given date in Day One. Rather, I just use Markdown and add bullets as things occur throughout the day, usually with a time stamp. e.g.:

– 8:20AM: made requested modifications to Joe’s SQL query

This is pretty basic stuff here but I wish that there was some way in Day One to automatically expand a time stamp but there isn’t and there’s no way to do so using iOS built-in keyboard shortcuts, either.

So this is a basic shortcut that captures the text in a dialog window, adds a bullet and time stamp, copies all of that to the clipboard and then opens Day One.


  • Find a way to programmatically determine today’s Day One entry so that when Day One opens, it opens to the correct entry
  • Modify shortcut so that it can all be done using siri with speech-to-text conversion

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