A common way of expressing dates nowadays is to represent them as an approximate age.
For example, rather than saying something happened at 5/5/2008 4:21:01 PM, we can say it happened one minute ago.
I tried it out, it was OK.
Looking through the comments on John’s post, I saw that Dean Landolt posted an updated function that I liked better.
I tried it, but it still had a few issues.
Finally, Zach Letterman commented that he updated Dean’s script, and posted a newer version.
Success! Exactly what I was looking for.
Now when I see my search results, I can also see how current my search data is, in an easy to consume format, without having to do any date arithmetic in my head:
I’m wondering if this would also be useful when displaying dates in other places in Dovetail applications, such as the case history. Do you care that John logged a note at 5/2/2008 1:20:01 PM, or do you care that it happened 3 days ago? Perhaps the activity log still shows the exact date/time, so that data can be easily retrieved, if needed.