I want to create a list (\itemize) where the labels of each \item is a (static) representation of the time the bullet point is made. (I understand that there would have to be a better definition of this "now", e.g. first compiling with that item in the document etc. but I want to leave this open. Essentially, I want to add bullet points and have the date(time) saved when the bullet point was written.

Is there any way of achieving the below without manually typing the dates?

\title{Collection of thoughts with (date and time)}
        \item[2020-07-15 16:22] \textbf{Point one} \lipsum[2] % written on Jul 15, 16:22
        \item[2020-07-16 08:42] \textbf{Point two} \lipsum[3] % written on Jul 16, 08:42

As a comment suggests this might be on the editor-level, the solution would ideally work in TeXstudio and/ or Overleaf.

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    Some editors have menu entries to write the date and time at the moment of invocation. I think what you want is more a matter of your editor of choice than TeX, that was thought for typesetting. Probably you are better served with a note taking application, a log recorder or a diary. I use for this purpose Notepad2-mod, that does what you want, but it save in pure text.
    – djnavas
    Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 7:53
  • You might delete or add a item half way, TeX is unable to record such change.
    – ZhiyuanLck
    Commented Jul 16, 2020 at 8:19


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