Query Language in Evernote

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    active users Evernote, in notebooks that have already accumulated several hundred or even thousands of notes certainly use the search bar service not less than internet search engines. This means that the search functionality offered by our service should be comparable to what Google and others offer. To some extent, we even go around them by indexing and finding not only text notes or PDF documents, but also words in images. Evernote also has its own query language, which, we hope, will greatly simplify the everyday search for notes for those who use our service quite often or simply do not like the mouse.

    It is clear that it differs from the search engine query language due to the features and objectives of our service. Next, we will talk about the main Evernote search filters, the use of which makes sense to make a habit.

    So, the simplest. If you want to exclude from the list of notes in a notebook, all entries that contain a particular word, then it is enough to enter - (minus sign) and the exclusion word in the query line. For example:


    If you need to find notes with any of some words, use the any: parameter . For example:

    any: Барселона Каталония Таррагона

    Please note that any: should be located after all other parameters in the search bar, but before the query words. All words specified after any: are considered requests. Remember to separate the word fromany: space.



    Using another tag: parameter , you can limit the list of notes to the entries to which this or that label is assigned. Please note that tag: is spelled with the name of the tag. For example:


    If you want to use the restriction on several labels, tag: is set for each:
    tag:история tag:диаграммы

    If the label consists of several words, you need to enclose them in quotation marks:
    tag:”плотность населения”

    In order to exclude all entries with a specific label, it is enough to put a minus sign in front of the parameter:

    You can also limit the list notes on the initial letters of label names. To do this, after the first letters you need to enter the * character:


    The search area can be limited to a separate notebook or notebooks:
    notebook:работа notebook:публикации

    The notebook parameter in the search bar must go before the others.


    Also, the search area can be limited to certain words that should be contained in the headings of notes. For instance:


    It may be very useful for many users to limit the list of entries to the date range for creating or updating notes. To do this, use the terms created or updated, respectively.

    Options for using the filter by date (in the examples, the date the notes were created):

    during or before the specified date,

    it is possible to drill down to the time of day - in the example before or at 10:15 on December 3, 2009



    30 days ago

    this week

    for this month

    in this year, the

    Minus sign leaves notes in the list made before the specified date:

    until November 13: created:-20091113
    yesterday: created:day-1

    Content type

    You can also find notes by specifying the type of content you want, for example, with or without pictures, with or without audio notes, etc.

    search for notes containing pictures or gifs: resource:image/gif
    search for notes without audio: -resource:audio/*

    I hope this little memo will prove useful. We at Evernote will also appreciate comments and suggestions regarding our search for notes. And not just search.

    And for the most advanced and non-alien English users, I suggest that you familiarize yourself with the full description of the Evernote query language .

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