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Can't quite figure out how to do power searches on iphone


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For example, let's say I want to search for the term "Evernote" in All Notes.  I'm not sure if I should type it into the search box on the top (Search in All Notes) or if I should use the magnifying glass icon on the bottom of the page.  They don't behave in quite the same way and I"m not really sure of the differences.  So now I see that I have 62 notes that have come up with the Evernote query.   On the top right of the screen I see a magnifying glass with a plus sign which gives me the option to "Save Search" .  However, I do not see any options on how to drill down further into my search.  For example, I only want notes that contain a pdf file and that were created in a certain date range or that are in a particular notebook.  Not sure how to drill down and filter my searches.  Any advice on where this info can be found?

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Thanks for the links but I don't see how they apply to the iphone.  Of course I use all of this stuff in the EN for windows.  However, on the iphone I have yet to find a detailed step by step set of instructions as how to do detailed and filtered searches.

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It tells it all: Just set up a search using the search grammar by typing it into the search field. Tap on the magnifying glas, then type it into the field at the top of the screen. If you type

tag:mytag MySearchWord

it will find all notes containing the word MySearchWord that are tagged with mytag .

Once you are done, and a search is working, you can hit on the 3 dots top right, and save the search. Saved searches allow to use a specific search again. You can even add it to your shortcuts, so you always have it at your fingertips.

In the 3 dots menu is as well an option to filter the search.

When you start a new search, you can tap on the filter symbol top right, and by clicking on the categories and then select items you can build a filter without typing the search syntax. These searches can be saved as well.

 

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sorry to be obtuse, but I am not seeing the second part of your suggestion.  So, if I do

intitle:evernote tag:computer

it will return 2 notes.  However, if I just type evernote it returns 66 notes.  Theoretically, once I see that there are 66 notes I should be able to drill down a little further ie: I should be able to ask it to find a title that "contains" a certain word; or perhaps I can add the tag "computer" at this point?  Or perhaps even specify that I am looking for a note that contains a pdf.  I do not see this ability to drill down on my searches on the iphone.  I agree that if I use extensive search grammar I will find what I'm looking for but that's rather cumbersome.  You mention that I can tap on the filter symbol top right but I don't see that option.  Are you referring to iphone? I do not see this filter option.

 

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I think I am seeing the problem  My iphone 6S is using v8.24.6 and I don't think that I can get the latest version on that older phone.  Since I'm getting an iphone 13 in 3 days I'm not too worried and will simply do my update then.  I think that will solve the problem and give me access to filtered searches.  Thanks for all your help with this, it's greatly appreciated.  By the way, how to you get your screenshots on these posts?....that's a terrific teaching tool on this forum.  

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On a 6S you should be able to load and run EN v10. It requires iOS 13.3 as a minimum.

We run EN v10 on our 6S+, it is a bit slow, but usable.

On an iPhone 6 (without „S“) it can’t be installed, since it will not go beyond iOS 12.

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