Adding a bunch of contribution records with a variety of dates manually - I would like to see all the records I added today - what would be an easy way to do that? Last modified would be fine too.
Since i found the answer - I might as well answer it.
Turn on Detailed Logging at Adminisiter - System Settings - Misc
When thats done - go to reports, contact logging report (now available when logging is turned on) and view results - you can filter for contributions, who entered the contibution (altered by), and other options. Customize to your liking and save as a copy so you can easily access the customized report.
After time - this report can get pretty resource heavy - but it may be worth it to you - like it is for me. Note: this will not work for past activities - only activities since detailed logging was turned on.