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Evernote’s search function is very powerful and allows you to quickly find documents without having to remember in what notebook you’d saved them.
The most common way to search is by using a keyword search. If you remember the terms or phrases used in a document you are looking for, enter those keywords in the search bar in the upper right corner and hit “enter.”
Your search results will be displayed in the middle area. At the top of the list Evernote will display the number of Notes that matched your search and give you a few options of how you want those notes to be listed:
●By Relevance (default)
●By Source URL
Keep in mind that:
If you just type a phrase—Evernote will search for all words, but not necessarily a whole phrase
If you enter in the search bar small business owners, Evernote will pull up for you all Notes containing the words small, business, and owners.
Putting a phrase in quotation marks will ensure that Evernote searches for the exact phrase .
If you search for “small business owners,” Evernote will select for you only the Notes containing the phrase “small business owners.”
To narrow down your search, you can also specify if you want to search:
●Everything, i.e., all Evernote notes (your and shared with you)
●Just your notes
●Notes within a specific Notebook
You will see those options in the search drop down that will pop up once you start typing your keyword(s).
In the dropdown Evernote will also prompt you for your most recent and saved searches.
Besides being able to search by keywords, you can search tags; within specific Notebooks or titles of the Notes; by certain media or date the note was created, etc.
You can do that by layering a search option like:
You will see this list of options when you click “Add Search Option” at the bottom of the search dropdown.
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