cpufox 4 Posted September 22, 2013 Share Posted September 22, 2013 Evernote is my preferred, favorite application for all devices. I use several desktops (Windows XP/7/8/8.1 and Mac OSX 10.8/10.7/10.6) and a variety of mobile devices (primarily iOS 7/6 - ipad, iphone and Android). However, my primary purpose for keeping my notes is Evernote is for "searching" to retrieve information I need on a daily basis. There can be inconsistencies in search for embedded text, credit card digits, etc. so I've learned not to rely on it. I've also seen differences between mobile and desktop, but still working on variations to document this more fully. Evernote will not find embedded characters which do not START with the first character of a string.In short, it will not find embedded characters of a string which do not include the first charater. For example, create a note with the following four lines: 12345678901231234 5678 9012 3Testthismashofcharacterstest this mash of characters Evernote can find, "5678", but not "56789""this mash", but not "s mash", not "ash of", not "mashofcharacters"" "1234", "1234 5678" ... but not "2345" and not "34 5678" or any subset of "1234567890123", that does not begin with "1" it will not find"est this mash" or "234 5678" it will find"5678 90", but not "678 90", etc. The indexing scheme, relies on the "starting character" of a whole word, whole string for returning notes. But if you "open" the note, all the failed searches above, using the CTRL-F, Apple-F or mobile app, top right seach within note, will succeed, so it's only the global search indexing that has this issue. This anomaly is likely intentional, to reduce index time and size. Link to comment
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