Hey @Bill_French, another solid post, thanks for responding to me! For me, the bottom line is being able to add in the date via keyboard, no matter what the actual shortcut is. In fact in the last few years I started using Evernote, which has yet another combo for adding the date. But in the case of Excel and Evernote, I do use the ability to paste a date in a heartbeat with that shortcut extensively.
I am intrigued by your discussion of the universal keyboard shortcut tool and I intend to check out TextExpander. Not to counter you any further, but one reason I posted is the thought that I may not be the only one of users discovering Coda who have it engrained in their minds that they can insert today’s date with some shortcut or another, and these may be folks, like myself, less technical saavy who won’t be up for installing an under appreciated utility such as a universal keyboard shortcut tool.
And as a complete side to this subject, but while I’m responding to you, I have to say that your praise across the community for the underlying architecture, solid design, and foresight of the Coda app itself gives me a lot of faith in my own pushing forward with Coda. I have been trying to set it up as a team management hub for about 6 months, but stopped many times due to challenges I couldn’t overcome with trying to create formulas, find the right schema, etc. But I keep coming back because I see in Coda potential that no other app out there can match, which is to let me ultimately build a too with everything I am looking for. It’s good to have power users such as yourself echo that, really makes me think it will pay off for me to go “all in.”