In version 0.4 I’ve included a basic timeline functionality I’ve added this feature as a quick way to visualise the creation dates of a large number of files, and show up any gaps in the dates.
I created this due to three things I discovered during my time working in counter-fraud:
- Fraudsters often use templates created months/years ago as the basis for verification documents.
- Fraudsters will often forget to change/miss a date or two out of their submission documents.
- It’s easy to overlook ‘wrong’ dates when scanning through dozens of files.
The idea is that this feature will allow you to quickly notice any file dates which are far out of your expected norm, as well as if there are lengthy gaps between files. Hopefully that will help you identify any with odd times attached to them, but be aware that metadata/exif sometimes isn’t very reliable with recording times and dates, so be careful how you use the information.
One final thing to note is that I’ve stopped files with the date and time of ”1980-01-01 00:00:00′ from showing up – this seems to be a Microsoft default date and was skewing a lot of timelines.
If you have any ideas of how this feature can be improved, feel free to send me a note on the contact page.