The power of Evernote shines through when its powerful search capabilities are used to find and access your notes. Take advantage of saved searches to instantly access content on your phone (and create saved searches).
ACCESS SEARCH FUNCTION
- Anticipates what you may want to search for
- Shows most recent searches
- Includes Saved Searches
ENTER SEARCH TERM IN SEARCH BOX
SAVE THE SEARCH (IF A FREQUENT SEARCH)
To effectively search Evernote, it is necessary to learn the basic search syntax. Here are a few I frequently use. Note that if the search contains multiple words, with spaces, the term must be included in quotes.
Searches for word(s) in the note title
- intitle:”data analysis”
Searches for a specific notebook (Evernote’s term for Folders)
- notebook:”_Discussion Items”
Searches for notes with a specific tag assigned
- tag:”business disruption”
filters notes containing a specific kind of media
- resource:application/PDF (finds all notes with a PDF attachment)
You can also combine searches to narrow notes further; for instance:
Filter for notebook 01_ClientNotes that have the tag INST
- notebook:01_ClientNotes tag:INST
Filter for notebook 01_ClientNotes that have the tag INST, that have a PDF attached
- notebook:01_ClientNotes tag:INST resource:application/PDF
Interested in more Evernote search information? Here are some additional resources:
- 3 Evernote Search Tips You Must Know
- Improve Your Evernote Search Results Right Now
- Advanced Evernote search — Fabrizio (Fritz) Stelluto
- Evernote Search Tricks for Search Nerds
Don Tomoff is a “recovering CPA”, who is passionate about helping organizations adapt to the changing business world that we operate in.
One lesson learned over the years is that all of us, regardless of organization type or size, struggle with similar issues — primarily information management and presentation, and effective use of our time. Let’s change that…one person at a time!