Our date picker and conversion is a powerful feature. I’d love to see us make it simpler to add a date/time to a post. A common way this is done is through natural language processing. Apps like Fantastical on iOS have used this for years for date input.
Instead of fiddling with the mouse to input a date, you could type in something like:
monday at 2pmwhich would output the date and time to your timezone
next friday at 10am NZSTwhich outputs the date/time next friday in NZST
11amwhich outputs today’s date at 11am
8/9 to 8/13which outputs a date range.
This could either replace the modal shown by clicking the calendar icon in the composer with a textbox (and an advanced button which shows the existing modal contents) or a separate modal launched by a keyboard shortcut.