samrose 1 Posted December 21, 2014 Share Posted December 21, 2014 I'm thinking of moving from DevonTHINK (DT) to evernote, and am trying to find out if evernote is capable of doing what I currently do in DT OR if anyone has some idea of a better way to do what I want in evernote. In DT, when I have an new proposal for a specific project, I create a tag of the form "stuff pTOPIC pslDUE Dec 2014" where "stuff" is something that I will remember to identify this particular proposal ("USDA lettuce thing" for example). pTOPIC is a "p" followed by a short code for my 5 - 7 projects (pCDI or pFLUO etc). When the proposal is submitted, I change the tag name to have pslSUB, and then pslACT or pslREJ etc depending on where it is in the flow. Now, I have a series of saved searches in DT - one will look for any tag with pslDUE - this gives me a list of tags, one for each proposal that is due in the near future. Another will return a list of tags containing pTOPIC and DUE - giving a project specific look at anything upcoming and due. The key is that DT can return a list a tags containing a set of strings. I can also file my saved searches into a hierarchy (everything about proposals vs everything about a project for example). As far as I can tell, evernote CANNOT return a list of tags that match search criteria - it can only return a list of notes. The notes include the notes with tags containing the search criteria, but it mixes up the notes between tags (I couldn't separate pslDUE + pCDI from pslDUE + pFLUO for example). It also seems that I cannot sort my saved searches in a hierarchy - I would need to have one big list of them. My first question - IS THIS TRUE? Or is there some way to do this in evernote that I don't know of? If evernote cannot do this, I'm wondering if I can get the same functionality. I DO NOT want to create a tag for pslDUE and another for pTOPIC and then constantly do a search for the intersection of three tags. The reason is not the search, though that is annoying to do over and over (and I can't easily save a lot of searches because they are all in a single list) - it's that I put a LOT of information into these categories very frequently. With DT, once I create the tag, I get an autocomplete list for the whole tag just by writing "stuff" or whatever the first words are - I only need to add pslDUE and pTOPIC when I create the tag. While tagging something with 3 tags doesn't sound like much, with the frequency with which I tag, I really don't want to tag every little thing three times and still have type in a search for three tags every time I want this view. My second question - is there any other way to get this functionality in evernote that is as easy as DT? Thanks in advance. Link to comment
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