Timeline with relevant dates (object creation/modification/content age)

Is your feature request related to a problem?


Describe the solution you’d like

As of right now, Anytype supports a graph view, connecting all objects. Nevertheless, this displays meaning/content-focused relations, at time t (now). It would be super useful and awesome if a timeline could be displayed, showing when I created and edited a specific object, contextually with all of the other significant dates.

As a further step, It would be great to add to this timeline also dates which are mentioned/added/relevant to the objects themselves (for example, if I have an object for Stanley Kubrick, his birth date should be added to the timeline, too).

Describe alternatives you’ve considered

No possibilities.

Additional context

Ultimate purpose

My personal final ideal purpose is noted in these two pages:

In other apps

Furthermore, on forums of other note-taking apps there are very useful examples and ideas:


@tommi, thanks for sharing this idea.

Right now, there already is a (very) basic timeline available on the Object level.


You can browse the version history by clicking the different versions, but there is no way to compare versions or see what changes apart from manually comparing the versions.

I would like to bring some other feature requests into your request as I think they are related:

Do I understand your request correctly that you’d like to have a separate view (like the Graph view) to see what Objects changed chronologically instead of what changed within an Object (like I shared above)?


Thanks for your very insightful and comprehensive reply, @sambouwer! What you shared, though, is a way to navigate through the history of one single file and its versions. Nevertheless, what I intend to be having is an all-encompassing solution for all of the notes, also where arbitrary dates can be set manually. Not a history, rather a timeline.

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Anytype is awesome, if you could really add an option to navigate through all the elements in a space based on their creation and modification times, you would be transforming it in a time machine of our life… it would be mind blowing!


I am trying to remember the name of this cool app someone once showed me. It was basically a time machine that allowed you to scroll back to any moment back in time on your Mac (MacOS only unfortunately, so I never used it myself). It would get back to the open documents and apps. Something similar (what did you create and edit at a specific point in time) would be very cool!

And you answered your own question! It’s part of the macOS operating system, and it’s called … Time Machine.

Yeah, but this app was more than the built in feature. It also let you scroll back in time to a specific place on a webpage in the browser. As of you could rewind your actions as a video

Edit: it’s actually called Rewind :wink:

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Oh, yes! Sorry I misunderstood from your description. Rewind has saved my bacon several times over the past eight months! Highly recommended.

I could see Anytype implementing something similar but even better, since they wouldn’t be limited the way Rewind is to (essentially) storing and interpreting screen shots – they’d know exactly what objects were being manipulated and how.

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So cool you know AND use that tool! I’m a jealous Windows user ;). Exactly that, for two of the three reasons Rewind mention on their website:

  • Great indexing to make search super powerful
  • All local
    (* and yes, compression to keep the indexes small is also nice)
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