Show change date of a branch

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I use this great tool MM for several use cases. One is to get an overview about open issues of a customer. Even though we have a ticketing tool for bugs, we also have requests for improvements, feature requests or other project related issues like "preparing test environments".
For that purpose I'ld like to display the update and/or creation date of each node of a map. If these values would be available in the power filter, similiar as the task related start or end dates, I could easily focus on the most recent updates or the oldest ones.
Unfortunately I don't find something like this - is it perhaps not yet available? (in this case please transform this question to an idea!) 
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You can insert date info to you topics
=> Insert tab => topic elements => date/time
Note you have to right-click to set MM to show the time on/off

Powerfilter would be nice,
as would the marker index, but....

You CAN SEARCH on date-time across all you maps if needed.

Could this be the solution??
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Hmm. More or less. This would require me to know in advance, that I am going to filter for that.

In such case I can also add a tag to each node. Furthermore I have to remove and add each tag every time. And over the years I have to selected dozends or hundreds of tags, to select a timespan. A Change date would be universally right.

I found out that it's possible to unhide a Revision and a Change date for the root-node. This is exactly what I'ld like to have for each sub-node with the ability to filter for it.

A bummer. Well, probably an idea for future Version? ;-)

By the way, maybe there should also be the author as a hidden but filterable value. So you can share a map and see, who edited which node the last time.

But thanks for the advice. I didn't know about the Option to insert date-values (with CTRL+ALT+D) yet.

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Also have a look at this thread: and more specifically my comments including the suggestion about using Review Comments.

To quote what I said: All you need to do is create a new comment in the Comments section under the Review tab and to make life simpler you can add this command to the Quick Access Toolbar. These are date stamped and you don't have to add any text if you don't want to - just create the comment. You can create multiple comments on the same topic so all you have to do is create a comment when you first create a topic and another each time you edit it. You can use advanced search on comments but you can also use the Power Filter - in fact there is a specific tab set up to search on date.

There are a few downsides - you will end up with a stack of comments if you edit a topic multiple times, though you can delete individual comments, and the comments aren't visible until you click on the comments icon, but they are still the easiest way to add a date stamp.