I’ve been using Obsidian for years and the second brain it’s offered me has changed my life!
I often use the natural language date plugin to insert timestamp links to daily note files and mark all the important stuff I do with specific dates…but one thing I’ve always wished Obsidian had is an automatic timestamp for all lines (created at and modified at times.) If this information was present for each line, I could see exactly when I entered certain lines in a note file even if I didn’t specifically add a date.
This would be very useful to remember when things happened (e.g. a todo list where I have an automatic date of when ever todo item was added) or to help me to organize and retrospect on different events that happened (e.g. I took a note that this person was VP of engineering on April 5’th, 2021, and then another note that they got promoted to CTO on Feb 2023)
I also think some obsidian queries could be made extremely powerful (e.g. show all the lines I typed from april 4’th 2021 to may 10’th 2021 that contain the tag #follow-up)
I haven’t been able to find a plugin that automatically adds time/date stamps to each line… a bonus would be that these timestampts are only made visible when requested or specifically triggered, and can be queried with normal obsidian queries.
Does anyone know if a plugin or some core functionality exists that can easily do this without me having to hit a hotkey every line that I type? Any advice would be much appreciated - if it doesn’t exist I think a plugin like this could add a lot of userful metadata to anyones vault.