Date Span Alfred Workflow

April 2, 2014

In an unprecedented frenzy of blogworthy activity, I’ve just created an Alfred workflow for quickly getting the range between two dates. After hours of contemplation, I decided to call it Date Span.

It uses PHP’s DateInterval to take a variety of datetime formats and output the range in various units. For example, give it a single date and it’ll calculate based on the current date and time:

The interval to a single date in the future.

Give it two dates (separated by " to ") and it’ll calculate the difference between them:

The range between two dates.

And just because it’s friendly, it’ll remind you if the date is in the past:

A day in the past we all rejoiced.

I’m not thrilled with the icon I whipped up for it, and I’ve not tested my theoretical bash-centric guess at timezone detection. And PHP 5.3+ is required.

Enjoy, and please complain about anything that’s stupid!

Download or check it out on GitHub.

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by Matt Stein

Full stack tinkerer, sporadic blogger and Craft CMS fan occasionally found on the podcast.


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