Hmm. The "Evernote searches for WORDS" doesn't pan out in my tests. See below, but first: The Evernote iOS app does exactly what I expect, which is find the note when I search for 500725. Some searches I tested: "corp.com" Expected to match part of an email address in a business card, but didn't. If I expand to the full domain, it matches (think blueparrotcorp.com), but the string in the business card is the full email address, like firstname.lastname@example.org) Matched the word "Come" in an article clipped from the web, did not expect this. "New York" Expected to match "New Yorker" and did I guess overall, what I expect is to match the string of characters as entered, perhaps "preferring" results that are whole word, but not ignoring something with 3 (three!) possible targets to match. I see plenty of examples of partial word (i.e. character) matches.