How to use Evernote's advanced search syntax

How to use Evernote's advanced search syntax

How to use Evernote's advanced search syntax

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Evernote search is powerful. It may look like a simple text search field, but the advanced search syntax below gives you the ability to search your notes by the date they were created, the type of media they contain (audio, images, etc.) — even where they were created. Here is a list of the most common search operators and examples of how to use them.

OperatorDescriptionExample

intitle:

Searches within the title of the note.

intitle:coffee searches for notes whose title contains "coffee".

notebook:

Searches for notes stored in the specified notebook.

notebook:Finance will only search for notes within the 'Finance' notebook.

any:

Searches for notes that match any of the search terms listed. Without this operator, Evernote search will return only those notes that match all of the specified search terms.

any: pizza beer will return all notes containing either "pizza" or "beer" (removing this operator would return only notes containing "pizza" and "beer").

tag:

Searches for notes tagged with the specified tag.

tag:medical will return notes that have the tag "medical".

Note: Use tag:* to return all notes with tags.

-tag:

Searches for notes not tagged with the specified tag.

-tag:medical will return notes that do not have the tag "medical".

Note: Use -tag:* to return all notes without tags.

created:

Searches for notes created on or after the date specified. Note that the date specified must be formatted like this: YYYYMMDD (where YYYY is the 4-digit year, MM is the 2-digit month, and DD is the 2-digit day), or as a date relative to the current date (e.g., day-1 to represent yesterday, week-2 to represent two weeks ago, etc.)

created:day-2 will return notes that were created in the last two days.

created:20151218 will return notes created on or after December 18, 2015.

updated:

Searches for notes updated on or after the date specified. If a note hasn't been update since the date it was created, the 'updated' date will be the same as the 'created' date.

updated:day-2 will return notes that have been updated in the last two days.

resource:

Searches for notes that contain specific types of media (audio, images, etc.).

resource:application/pdf will return all notes that contain a PDF file.

resource:image/jpeg will return all notes containing an embedded JPEG image.

resource:audio/* will return all notes that contain some type of audio file.

latitude:

longitude:

altitude:

Searches for notes that were created at or near the specified coordinates.

latitude:37 will return all notes whose latitude value is greater than 37. Add -‍latitude:38 to your search to show results whose latitude is between 37 and 38 degrees. longitude: and altitude: work exactly the same way.

source:

Searches for notes by the application or other source used to create them (e.g., 'mail.smtp' for notes added via email, 'web.clip' for notes added using Web Clipper, etc.).

source:mobile.* will return all notes created on a mobile application of some type.

source:web.clip will return all notes added using Web Clipper.

todo:

Searches for notes containing one or more checkboxes.

todo:true will return all notes containing a checkbox that is checked.

todo:false will return all notes containing a checkbox that is not checked.

todo:* will return all notes containing a checkbox, regardless of whether or not it is checked.

encryption:

Searches for notes that include text that has been encrypted with Evernote's built-in encryption system.

encryption:

Note: This operator does not require additional values.

For more information on the full library of Evernote search operators, visit our Search Grammar specifications.

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