In Analytics, the custom date range option seems to be limited when trying for ranges that can run over a few years ( gets tedious when going for >3 years). The ability to type in or click on the particular values would help to quickly to the right year when needed.
Best answer by Julian
the solution to this might be easier than you think: You can simply type in and change the date range in the text field at the top. Then press enter, and the values you have entered will be applied:
Hope this will help!