Increment fields

Is it possible to update a UI only field through something like "{{{Increment}}}"

Basically I need to be able to keep track of when a certain item gets added and using a UI only field that increases by 1, every time seemed like the most logical way. 

If this is not the best way I am open to new ideas!

Thanks!

I’ve done something similar for views of a specific object, where each object is a drawer in a table. 

I’ve actually used a separate child object in Salesforce and use a before load action to create an instance of the view. 

If you gave all of these a number field, defaulted to 1, then you could have a roll up summary on the parent object. 

This is quite long winded though, so someone else may have a better option here, as I specifically wanted to see who viewed the item, when etc.