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  1. Please read or re-read the post I linked to in post #5 by Dave Engberg, CTO of Evernote. This doesn't scale well when you're dealing with gigabytes of data. My main database is over 37 gigs. Additionally, when organizing, you do have to set some ground rules. IE, when organizing paper, you need to know if your cell phone bill is under C for cell, M for mobile, P for phone, T for telephone or V for Verizon. Otherwise, you're going to end up with them scattered throughout your cabinet. With digital organizing in EN, you don't have to worry about that, since you can include all those words as keywords, if you wish. So if you think you may have problems remembering this note, put it in both ways. In a similar fashion, it's not unusual for me to add alternate spellings. IE, for a note about Jim Shafer, I will include a keyword of Shaffer, so I don't have to worry about how his last name is spelled, when I later search for this note. Thanks for your reply. I've read the post you linked, and I can understand the problem of scaling up. I can also understand your method as putting the texts in several ways. HOWEVER, at last, It cannot be an truly elegant way of doing it... I do suggest you try Listary as I mentioned in #12. I believe this software more or less shows that there exists the possibility of scaling up that kind of searching functionality. I also have my main database over 40GB. But what's really amazing is this software can find a sing file not only from this 40GB, but from my whole local disk, perhaps a few hundred GBs, within around 1 second. Listary uses NTFS index or something like that for searching, I'm not sure if this technique can be applied to Evernote. But it does shows the ability of searching arbitrary keywords from massive files. I recommend you have a try.
  2. BTW, have you tried Listary, a local search tool, that can search all files in your computer disks. That search function is much similar as what I expect. If I have a file in the path: D:\documents\school\course\ELEC207\moduleInfo.doc I can even find this document with key words like: school\info course\module 207\info.doc I don't even have to type the whole word: sch\modu cour\info ool\fo.doc all these key words will pull it out to me. That's what I mean, that's what finally remains in human brains. Evernote team should really try this software: Listary.
  3. I think many users use Evernote as a personal storage tool to collect and save a lot of information they are interested in. However, after a long long time, human's memory will fade. At last what remains in our brain is nothing more than some vague clues or fragmented phrases\words. There is no possibility that I can still remember the exact way that I arranged those sentences. In my situation, although what I wrote in my note is "ELEC207 Question", but after maybe one month, all I remember finally is that I did have a note related to course code 207, there is no way I can remember if I put it as "ELEC207" or with a space as "ELEC 207"..... Actually I tried again, ELEC207 won't be searched, but with a space, ELEC 207 can. Evernote's search function should serve as bridge connecting with human's unreliable and long-term memory fragments with our previously collected information. It shouldn't depend on the exact way of how we arrange the text.
  4. Hi, I have a note whose title is : "ELEC207 Questions:" When I enter "207 question" as the key words, Evernote can't even find it. WHY? I'm very confused, I thought my keywords are highly relevant and precise, why it just can't find. I've encountered such situations a few times, quite annoying.
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