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Am I the only only that thinks the EN search function needs considerable work?

I think this new collaboration with Google should also involve similar search techniques. 

I was extremely frustrated when trying to search for anything more than one word in multiple PDF attachments in one note. I really want to see features that allow me to search for phrases and modify my search criteria — just like Google!

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/20-tips-use-google-search-efficiently.html

if there are better was to search for phrases or sentences within Evernote, I haven't come across it and it's not readily apparent to everyone. 

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Hi. Please google "Evernote search grammar" or "Evernote advanced search." I think you will be impressed. I think that, overall, it is one of the better search features out there for commercial apps and, with the exception of boolean search limitations, it ought to cover most users' needs. Also, don't forget about "saved searches," which can make sorting tens of thousands of notes quite painless.

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On 5/24/2016 at 10:53 AM, Enrico Nahler said:

Let's make it very easy to understand Evernote Search. 

Advanced search:

https://help.evernote.com/hc/en-us/articles/208313828-How-to-use-Evernote-s-advanced-search-syntax

Evernote search grammar on the developers page : 

https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/search_grammar.php

 

Neither of these two often-linked pages seems to explain to me how to search for something as simple as 'every note from a certain site (by sourceurl)', and that really ought to be on both of them.

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13 hours ago, najwalaylah said:

Neither of these two often-linked pages seems to explain to me how to search for something as simple as 'every note from a certain site (by sourceurl)', and that really ought to be on both of them.

Can't speak to the documentation, but sourceurl:urlname* works as a search.

For example sourceurl:https://www.amazon* will notes from Amazon.

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On 7/20/2018 at 5:55 AM, CalS said:

Can't speak to the documentation, but sourceurl:urlname* works as a search.

For example sourceurl:https://www.amazon* will notes from Amazon.

Clearly (after some research, I say) it's the documentation rather than the search function that needs more love.

I did find in the meantime exactly what you say above outlined on another site; it should be in the chart, so let's hope someone gets 'round to that.

Pretty exactly, too, it seems like one must include the sourceurl as it was originally per the pages you are searching for, including "http<s>://" and prefixes like "www." 

Thank you so much for posting it here, for posterity.

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On 7/20/2018 at 8:55 AM, CalS said:

Can't speak to the documentation, but sourceurl:urlname* works as a search.

For example sourceurl:https://www.amazon* will notes from Amazon.

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Some urls require the www prefix in the Evernote sourceURL search

sourceURL:http://www.drudgereport.com/*
sourceURL:http://www.nytimes.com/*
sourceURL:http://www.hughhewitt.com/*

Others do not:

sourceURL:http://hotair.com/*
sourceURL:http://dailycaller.com/*
sourceURL:http://michellemalkin.com/* 
 

 

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