Dr. Drang recently shared two date commands he uses for: i) calculating how many days have passed since a given date, and ii) another that returns the day of the year of the current date.
I was mainly interested in the first one because I often have to do that calculation.1 Because the script can also compute the days remaining until a future date, you can imagine how handy it can be. For instance, if I’d like to know how many days until the day I start my vacations, I just run the script with a future date and it’ll return a negative result in days. Or if I’d like to know how old I am in days.
This is how old I am in days.
I thought it would be something useful to have on my iPhone so I turned it into a Pythonista script that I run from Drafts. If you want to know exactly what the script does go to Dr. Drang’s post, I just modified it a bit so that it runs from Drafts when you enter a date in the following format
DD MM YY where
YY is optional, it assumes current year.
My solution is typically to google for a date calculator. Then I have to go through the links, and find the one I need. A bit cumbersome, but since I don’t do this everyday I don’t complain much. It just seems simpler to have it as a Drafts action.↩