I'm not sure I completely follow what you are trying to do. It could be really simple. For example, place Years on Columns and Months on Rows and you can see # Applications year by year. You could do that at the day level too.
But I suspect you are asking something a little more complex. If so, please let me know and I'd be happy to take a look!
Thanks! Actually, being able to see graphically changes over time comparing one day to another In a given month. Make sense? Thanks for any support you can provide :). Best, Jim