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Advanced search dialogue


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Just a feature request for a real Advanced Search button that takes you to a dialogue full of fields. I just find it a huge pain every time I want to find a note, say from a particular date, that I have to look up the correct search operators/date syntax and every time I try and guess it I get it wrong and just waste more time. That's great for power users but seems unusually user-unfriendly and when I only have to do very specific searches occasionally I just want to be able to fill in the exact criteria from a selection of fields and hit the Search button. Date range could have a pop-up calendar so there's no confusion about day/month order.

 

Would be v useful for me in Android too, even in cut-down form.

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I'd like to see this for Windows 7 as well. Also, +1 on the Android.

The Android client already has a form of this type of search, if I understand the question correctly. Tap on the magnifying glass, and then "Advanced Search"

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Not sure how I didn't notice that before... Thanks Jefito!

I'd like to see this for Windows 7 as well. Also, +1 on the Android.

The Android client already has a form of this type of search, if I understand the question correctly. Tap on the magnifying glass, and then "Advanced Search"
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Yeah, the different teams have different priorities. Actually, the Windows client used to have something akin to this, but it's vanished. I found it useful for some of the more esoteric searches that pop up every once and awhile.

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