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Dates and daily notes

Time is a fundamental pillar of Capacities and working with dates is supported in many ways. The Calendar is the main way to interact with the time dimension in Capacities.

The Calendar

You can access the Calendar by clicking on "Calendar" at the top of the left sidebar. The Calendar comes with four different views: "Month", "Week", "Three days", and "Day".

The "Day" view incorporates all available information for that day, such as content created on that day or links to a certain time.

Calendar Day view

At the top, just below the date, you’ll see quick actions to create objects with their date set to this day. All objects with a date property are shown here.

Below is a section for the daily note of that day. You can close it if you don’t use daily notes.

The next section shows all references of that day, including objects with properties to that day and mentions of the day in your writing. If a time is specified on a date reference, it will be part of the timeline (more below).

On large screens, you also have access to the calendar sidebar on the right. This sidebar shows a small calendar of the current month, with small green dots indicating the presence of a daily note. You can click on any day to jump to that day. Below is a timeline summary of all objects with a time and a date property set to this day.

Calendar Day view

The timeline is a that visualizes everything that happened throughout the day. Currently, this includes the mentioning of a specific time in a link or a date property and the creation of new objects. You can set filters to only show the categories you’re interested in.

The "Month", "Week", and "Three days" views on the other hand simply show all daily notes of each time period.

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Daily notes

A daily note is a note that is uniquely linked to one day. It often serves as a quick and simple way to write down ideas or things to remember as they occur throughout the day. Some people also use it for interstitial note-taking, to write down to-dos using our to-do blocks, or to keep a journal.

In addition, our input integrations—such as WhatsApp, Telegram, or email—simply add incoming content to today's daily note.

Calendar Day view

But working with dates is not limited to daily notes. You can reference any date from within any content by using our linking operators "@" or “[[". In the linking menu type "date" and select the "Date" option. This will open the date picker. Here you can specify a date and even include a time if you like.

These date references will show up in the "Day" view of the Calendar. References that refer to a whole day will be shown in the section "References". If in addition a time is specified, it will be shown in the "Timeline" section.

Date properties

Calendar Day view

Objects can also have a date as a property. If a date is specified here, it will be visualized in the "Day" view of that day in the Calendar.

To provide the full context, the name of the property is shown. Object types with a date property can be quickly created from the "Day" view, as mentioned above. There is a set of buttons to quickly create objects with the date property set to that day at the top.

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