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Find what you need

Everything in Evernote is searchable, including the contents of notes, notebooks, tags, and attachments. Evernote’s search lets you get really granular, but this just means you have a lot of ways to find what you are looking for.

You can search for notes and notebooks by:

  • Keywords or tags
  • Contact info in business cards
  • Handwritten or typed text in photos
  • Text in attached documents and PDFs
  • Notebooks other colleagues have shared
  • Team members who know about a topic at your company
  • Notes related to internet search results (with Evernote Web Clipper)

You can search within your entire Evernote account, or filter by notebook, creation or update date, and geographical location where the note was created. If you use a particular search frequently, you can save and add it to your shortcuts for quick access. We also offer advanced search syntax for even more targeted searching.

How to search notes, notebooks, and chats

  • Search for notes: Type your search terms in the 'Search notes' box located near the top of the screen.
  • Search for notebooks: Select 'Notebooks' from the side menu and enter your search terms in the 'Find a notebook' field located above your notebook list.
  • Search for chats: Slide the navigation drawer out, select Work Chat, and type in keywords or contacts in the 'Search' field.
  • Search for notebooks in your company's account (Evernote Business only): Select 'Notebooks' from the side menu, then select 'All Business Notebooks' button near the bottom of the notebook list. Type in search terms in the search box (where the 'My Business' tag is displayed).

More ways to find work in Evernote

Search suggestions

The search feature in Evernote automatically lists recent searches, saved searches, and suggest tags and notebooks as you are typing based on the terms you enter in the search field.

Search options

To narrow down the scope of your search, filter by notebook, creation or update date, or the geographical location where the note was created. Learn more

More tips

More ways to find what you are looking for in Evernote:

  • Saved searches: Save search terms and filters you use frequently as shortcuts for quick access. Learn more
  • Shortcuts: Create and save links to notes, notebooks, and frequently searched tags or terms. Learn more
  • Advanced searches: Use special search terms for more detailed searches. Frequently used combinations of these search terms can be saved and reused. Learn more



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