Generate relative dates based on a simple input format and your own date formatting parameters (there are some placeholder defaults you can delete).
Supports multiple locales/languages.
date— Generate a formatted date using the [input format]
↩— Copy date to clipboard
⌘+↩— Copy date to clipboard and paste into frontmost app
datehelp— Open (this) help file
dateformats— View saved date formats
⌘+↩— Delete date format
dateadd— Add a new date format
↩— Save the date format
datereset— Reset the saved date formats to the defaults
w = week(s),
d = day(s) and
y = year(s)
You needn't specify a sign:
+ is understood as the default, so
1d mean the same thing.
Months are not supported, as it leads to ambiguity: what if today is the 31st, but the target month only has 30 days? Similarly, a year is naively defined as 365 days.
today— today's date
1d— 1 day from now
1w— 1 week from now
-3w— 3 weeks ago
The Workflow includes a few defaults for the locales
You can specify your own custom date formats using the following symbols, and you can also specify a language (locale) with the format
lang=de_DE if you want to use dates formatted for a language different to your system's.
|%a||Weekday as locale’s abbreviated name.||Sun, Mon, ..., Sat (en_US); So, Mo, ..., Sa (de_DE)|
|%A||Weekday as locale’s full name.||Sunday, Monday, ..., Saturday (en_US); Sonntag, Montag, ..., Samstag (de_DE)|
|%w||Weekday as a decimal number, where 0 is Sunday and 6 is Saturday.||0, 1, ..., 6|
|%d||Day of the month as a zero-padded decimal number.||01, 02, ..., 31|
|%b||Month as locale’s abbreviated name.||Jan, Feb, ..., Dec (en_US); Jan, Feb, ..., Dez (de_DE)|
|%B||Month as locale’s full name.||January, February, ..., December (en_US); Januar, Februar, ..., Dezember (de_DE)|
|%m||Month as a zero-padded decimal number.||01, 02, ..., 12|
|%y||Year without century as a zero-padded decimal number.||00, 01, ..., 99|
|%Y||Year with century as a decimal number.||1970, 1988, 2001, 2013|
|%p||Locale’s equivalent of either AM or PM.||AM, PM (en_US); am, pm (de_DE)|
|%j||Day of the year as a zero-padded decimal number.||001, 002, ..., 366|
|%U||Week number of the year (Sunday as the first day of the week) as a zero padded decimal number. All days in a new year preceding the first Sunday are considered to be in week 0.||00, 01, ..., 53|
|%W||Week number of the year (Monday as the first day of the week) as a decimal number. All days in a new year preceding the first Monday are considered to be in week 0.||00, 01, ..., 53|
|%x||Locale’s appropriate date representation.||08/16/88 (None); 08/16/1988 (en_US); 16.08.1988 (de_DE)|
|%%||A literal '%' character.||%|
%d/%m/%Y— e.g. 21/01/2014
%A %B %d %Y— e.g. Wednesday March 12 2014
%A %d. %B %Y lang=de— e.g. Mittwoch 12. März 2014
Bug reports, feedback
Report any issues or feature requests either on GitHub or the Alfred Forum.
Licensing, thanks etc.
This Workflow is released under the MIT Licence.
It uses the docopt library.