― Notepad is one of window’s best little tools. As I frequently use it with logs, here are a couple of time/date tricks I have learned over the years. ∙ Notepad is simple and full of little tricks. I use it for creating and using log files all the time. Here are a couple of ways to use notepad to automatically insert the time and date. ∙ Automatically insert timestamp everytime a file is opened: ∙ 1. Open notepad ∙ 2. On the first line of the file type this: ∙ [...].