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I am trying to find all notes that actually are web clippings, but do not (yet) have a source URL. And save the search for future use/reference. 

The search grammar spec does not tell me anything about searching for a url, like

 

url:true / url:false

url:* / -url:*

 

Does anyone have a tip how to find these notes?

(My current workaround is to have a grid of notes sorted by URL)

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1 hour ago, Robert 🇳🇱 said:

url:* / -url:*

It's actually  sourceURL:*

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2 hours ago, Robert 🇳🇱 said:

Awesome! Is this documented somewhere and did i completely miss it? Or is this some undocumented feature?

It used to be a long and tedious multi-page PDF which included tons of information that I knew I would never use. So whenever I see a valuable tip I include it directly into my personal Evernote help notes.

Here are a couple cheat sheets I saved. There are many others.

https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/20-evernote-search-features-you-should-be-using/

https://cheatography.com/senseful/cheat-sheets/evernote/pdf/

 

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The sourceurl:* is helpful for a wide search, but it gets more complicated when you try to search for a more specific URL.

https and www required
NOPE - sourceurl:foxnews*
NOPE - sourceurl:www.foxnews*
YES - sourceurl:https://www.foxnews*

https required, but no www
NOPE - sourceurl:nypost.com*
YES - sourceurl:https://nypost.com*
NOPE - sourceurl:https://www.nypost.com*
 

 7,431 notes with URLs - my primary account
21,276 notes with URLs - my archived account

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3 hours ago, Robert 🇳🇱 said:

Awesome! Is this documented somewhere and did i completely miss it? Or is this some undocumented feature?

The search feature is documented here  https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313828
but doesn't included items like SourceURL 
As an Evernote developer, I'm aware of additional metadata and try them out in search

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40 minutes ago, jbenson2 said:

7,431 notes with URLs - my primary account
21,276 notes with URLs - my archived account

Completely off-topic, but why do you split your notes across multiple accounts? What's your strategy?

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2 hours ago, Robert 🇳🇱 said:

Completely off-topic, but why do you split your notes across multiple accounts? What's your strategy?

I have been using Evernote for 10 years and now have 60,000 notes. When I reached 28,000 notes I started encountering the dreaded "Evernote not responding" message. It got worse and worse - lasting for up to 10 minutes. Each time I contacted support they would suggest the usual stuff that always ended up with the complete shut down, uninstall, move the data, reinstall, reboot and wait for 4 to 6 hours to rebuild the data. Uggg!

Eventually, one support person suggested I split the account in half and open a new basic account. In order to get around the monthly update restriction, I upgraded. So I had 2 premium accounts for a couple months. After I moved half my files, I reverted back to the basic mode on my 2nd account.

What goes into the 2nd account? I am a political junkie so I have thousands of national and international news reports. I also moved some of my larger PDF files. After all, how often do I need to look at my washing machine 174 page user manual?

My personal opinion is that Evernote eventually solved the "not responding" problem.  But I'm not brave enough to test my theory by combining both accounts.

 

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6 hours ago, jbenson2 said:

My personal opinion is that Evernote eventually solved the "not responding" problem.

...Wouldn't count on it.  Got over 50.000 notes now,  and Evernote goes off to look at the flowers for a minute or more every so often...  🤥

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22 minutes ago, gazumped said:

...Wouldn't count on it.  Got over 50.000 notes now,  and Evernote goes off to look at the flowers for a minute or more every so often...  🤥

or....

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