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Introducing better date range selectors

by Doug Morris, CEO, Sharesight | May 19th 2015

The three most annoying things found on the internet are: pop-up ads, videos that play automatically (with sound!), and date selection widgets found on airline and travel booking sites (and until now, Sharesight).

Date range selectors have been the bane of website designers, UX specialists, and internet consumers for years. Nobody is foolish enough to build their own from scratch (think: leap year), which means that everyone uses the same off-the-shelf plug-ins. From what we can tell, they come from the same dusty corner of the internet responsible for those lengthy country dropdown menus.

Often the most frustrating part of booking a flight online or searching for a hotel on TripAdvisor is fiddling with the bloody date selectors. To make matters worse, starting a fresh search usually means you need to reset the dates. Experienced web consumers will notice that even after a fancy website overhaul, the date pickers are often an afterthought.

We put a lot of thought and effort into making the Sharesight interface intuitive, which is why we’re happy to announce the release of a much improved date range selection feature! This is not false enthusiasm – as investors, we’re genuinely happy about this.

Sharesight puts so much history at your fingertips, it would be a shame if you weren’t making the most of it.

First, the new date selector is bigger and easier to read:

date range selector 1

But the best part is our pre-defined date ranges, which include handy settings for "Since Inception" and "Last Financial Year":

date range selector 2

And finally, if you do want to define a custom range, our start and end calendars are large enough to actually use:

Date Range Selector (featured)

We hope this helps shave even more time of your portfolio admin!