Date Formats

QuickKey’s preferences allow you to customize both the shortcut you use to enter dates, and the format of the dates. By default, the shortcuts are dt for a short date, and date for a long date. However, you can change these shortcuts and the dates.

Choosing a Date Format

You can choose different date formats by typing them in QuickKey’s preferences. Some common examples are below. For more details, see this page.


Pattern Result (in a particular locale)
yyyy.MM.dd G ‘at’ HH:mm:ss zzz 1996.07.10 AD at 15:08:56 PDT
EEE, MMM d, ”yy Wed, July 10, ’96
h:mm a 12:08 PM
hh ‘o”clock’ a, zzzz 12 o’clock PM, Pacific Daylight Time
K:mm a, z 0:00 PM, PST
yyyyy.MMMM.dd GGG hh:mm aaa 01996.July.10 AD 12:08 PM