Feature request: Quick add data with today's date as default

It’s pretty self-explanatory. I have ~15 goals and I hate it that I have to add today’s date each time I wanna add new data. IMO it would be much more convenient that today’s date is a default and that you have to add date only if you want to add data for yesterday etc.

I hope this all makes sense.

Thank you,


Hi Nikola,

To enter data for today, there is a shortcut: you can just write

^ x

where x is your data point. For yesterday you can write ^^, for two days ago ^^^, and so on.

You can read more about it here: https://www.beeminder.com/faq#qcut


Thanks man but that still defeat the point. Typing ^ (I had to c/p that because I have no idea where to find that on my keyboard) instead of 14 doesn’t improve this situation. Do you get my point?

I mean, it’s not that big of a deal anyway. It’s just a bit annoying.

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The ^ is called a “caret”. On US keyboards at least, it can be found on top of the number 6, i.e. to make a caret you type Shift-6. On other keyboard layouts it may be different. Of course if it is not on your keyboard at all then that would certainly be annoying.

For me at least, typing ^ is a big improvement over 14, because I do not have to remember what the date is. But perhaps you feel that having to type anything at all is equally annoying.


Not endorsing this request, but see here for why this hasn’t been implemented.