Shannon Wagner 4 Posted October 27, 2010 Share Posted October 27, 2010 I appreciate the hard work that is going into moving forward to Evernote 4!One "feature" of this and the previous versions that has only caused me frustration is "search as you type" - so that when I start typing into the search box the application will begin its search while I am still typing.First, the feature seems to work better than it used to. It used to be that if I tried to search for "apple", the search would[*:1owyyi0k]Bring back all notes containing "a" (which was sort of silly)[*:1owyyi0k]Then bring back all notes containing "ap" (almost just as silly)[*:1owyyi0k]And eventually bring back my "apple" notes after the user interface got enough thread time to let me finish typing the full search termNow, the search seems to be triggered by two characters typed, and the search itself is faster. But still, a search for "apple" will bring back results for "ap" before letting me finish.A few suggestions:[*:1owyyi0k]Since I don't ever like "search as you type", my vote would be to give an option to turn it off. Of course, if it could reliably work as quickly as Google's new "instant search", that would be fine, but Evernote's implementation is not even in the same ballpark as Google's, even though the data is all local. This is not a criticism of Evernote - I think it's a darned hard feature to implement effectively.[*:1owyyi0k]If giving an option to turn off the feature is not possible, then I vote for implementing search in a non-blocking thread that does not cause the user interface to hang. From what I can tell, just as a user of the interface, the current code is using the same thread to get input and search the database, with a big "hippo" of a slow search stuck in the middle. :-)So, that's my feedback. Everything else about the product and service has been great, or at least good enough that I know the non-good bits will be resolved quickly. But the search feature seems like maybe it is intended to stay in what I think is still too rough an implementation for daily usage..Thanks for any consideration, and I hope my comments get filed in a special notebook in your personal digital memory!--sw Link to comment
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