Filter your notes list

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Filter your notes list

All Notes filtering in Evernote Web

In Evernote, you can use filters to help you find what you need faster. The following filters are available:

  • Tags - Select from a list of tags in your account.
  • Located in - Select from a list of notebooks, stacks (excludes Evernote Teams), or spaces (only Evernote Teams) that you have access to.
  • Contains - Select from a list of specific content types, such as images or PDFs. More detail can be found in the "Contains" filter section below.
  • Created - Select a specific date or date range when the note was created.
  • Updated - Select a specific date or date range when the note was most recently updated.

Note: Note filtering is only available in the new Evernote for Mac, Windows, Web, iOS, and Android.

Filter your notes

There are several ways you can apply filters to your notes and searches.

Filter your entire notes list or notes in an individual notebook

  • Desktop: Click the filter icon at the top right of the notes list and select from the options in the Add Filters box. To remove filters from your note list, click Clear All in the upper right corner of the "Add filters" box.
  • Mobile: Tap the three dots and select Filter notes. Select your filters and tap Done to apply. To remove filters, tap Clear All at the bottom of the "Filter notes" screen.

Add a filter when executing a search in the search bar

  • Filters may appear in the search dropdown based on the type of content you have. Alternatively, you can type the name of the filter into the search bar, then click or tap on the filter name to apply it. Note that the filter will not appear if you do not have notes with that type of content.

Narrow your search results by adding filters after executing a search

  • Apply filters to search results by clicking the filter icon at the top right of the note list.
  • To help you find what you're looking for even quicker, Evernote will show suggested filters when applicable at the top of the note list after you perform a search or add a filter.

Learn more about narrowing your search results with filters by watching the video below.

"Contains" filter

The "contains" filter allows you to filter your notes for specific types of content. There are dozens of filters available. The table below describes what kind of content to expect when using some of these filters.

One thing to keep in mind while using the "contains" filter is that some filters are based on very specific, concrete items, such as a certain file type, while other filters, such as names and addresses, use AI-detected attributes that are specific to the English language. Because of this, the "contains" filter may not always or fully yield the expected result.

Item Examples
Addresses
  • "Mosses & Things: 49 Main St, Mountain View 650-353-3355 (Ask for Beth) "
  • "4732 N. Oracle Rd., Ste 217. Tucson, AZ 85705"
  • "SUITE 5A-1204 421 E DRACHMAN TUCSON AZ 85705. USA."
Archive files

File types with the following extensions:

  • 7z|arj|deb|pkg|rar|rpm|tar|tar\\.gz|zip
Audio files

File types with the following extensions:

  • aif|cda|mid|midi|mp3|mpa|ogg|wav|wma|wpl|m4a
Calendar events
  • Events from linked calendar events
Checkboxes
  • Notes with at least one checkbox list
Code blocks
  • Notes with at least one code block
Contacts
  • Notes with at least one Contact block (for example, from a scanned business card)
Dates
  • "January 13"
  • "January 13, 2012"
  • "January 13 - 15, 2012"
  • "Tuesday, january 13, 2012"
  • "12 - 13 january 2012"
  • "12:30"
  • "12.30am"
Document files

File types with the following extensions:

  • doc|dot|rtf|pages|odm|odt|stw|sxw|gdoc
Email addresses
  • "fox@fox.com"
Encrypted text
  • Notes with at least one encrypted text block
Google Drive
  • Notes with at least one Google Drive link ("https://drive.google.com/")
Images

File types with the following extensions:

  • ai|bmp|gif|jpg|jpeg|png|psd|svg|tiff
Integers
  • "2"
  • "17"
  • "944"
Lists
  • Numbered lists
  • Bulleted lists
  • Checklists
Numbers
  • 144.20
  • 2021
Office files

File types with the following extensions:

  • doc.?|dot.?|rtf|pages|odm|odt|stw|sxw|gdoc|Xls.?|xlt.?|numbers|ots|ods|stc|sxc|gsheet|pps|ppt.?|pot.?|sld.?|key|keynote|odp|otp|sti|sxi|gslides
PDF files

File types with the following extensions:

  • ps|pdf
Percentages
  • "2%"
  • "17%"
  • "944%"
Person names
  • "George Lucas"
  • "Peter Jackson"
Presentation files

File types with the following extensions:

  • pps|ppt.|pot.|sld.|key|keynote|odp|otp|sti|sxi|gslides
Prices
  • "$ 17.56"
  • "71 usd"
  • "70.1usd"
Spreadsheets

File types with the following extensions:

  • xls.|xlt.|numbers|ots|ods|stc|sxc|gsheet
Tables
  • Notes with at least one table
Tasks
  • Notes with at least one task
Tasks (Completed) / Tasks (Not Completed)
  • Notes with at least one specifically completed or not completed task
Time
  • 12:30
  • 5:00
URLs
  • “https://abc.com”
Video

File types with the following extensions:

  • aif|cda|mid|midi|mp3|mpa|ogg|wav|wma|wpl|m4a
Web clips
  • Notes with content created from Web Clipper

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I save a specific set of filters as a saved search?

All Notes filtering in Evernote Web

Yes. You can do so by first executing a search using the search bar. Then, applying one or more filters to the search results list, clicking the More actions button (three dots), and selecting Save search.... You can also do so after using the "add filters" option in your Notes list.

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