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  1. Last one, I promise! Love the idea of the Minus 100 Points! I should have used that with some of my software projects Tom
  2. Yes, I took some liberties with my use of quotes and I apologize. I did not intend to quote you as saying "it's too hard;" you never did. Instead, my use of quotes was meant to paraphrase. I was synthesizing across the different reasons I had read over the months for why Evernote had not implemented Boolean search. These sounded to me like the "it's too hard" that is best countered by "can do." And since I didn't (don't?) see anything fundamental preventing Boolean search in Evernote, I felt that "too hard" would indeed make it too hard. Again, I mean no offense. To the contrary, I
  3. Thanks for your thoughtful response, jefito. That's a very good point, and it depends mightily on how those databases are designed. That makes it difficult for us on the outside to have any opinion on how difficult it is to create the feature - except to reiterate our desire for it. I use Evernote at work, at home, and for play every day as well. And most every day I wouldn't even think of using a Boolean search. There is one day a year, perhaps, where I do need Boolean search (typically on cleanup days). On those days its lack is painful. Yes, we all use work-aroun
  4. Agree and no offense intended. I just meant to indicate that the algorithm itself is relatively simple. By that I am not addressing other users, but the developers of Evernote. Tom
  5. Well, ONE month of ONE subscriber would not pay for the incremental cost, of course. But that would not be the case if a sufficient number of subscribers were willing to pay more for a sufficiently long time. It is also completely beside the point. The point is that there is real interest, so real that some people would vote for it with their dollars. By contrast, there has been complete silence from Evernote on this topic and a somewhat belittling attitude of "you would stop asking if you only knew how difficult this is" from people who are meant to be ambassadors for Evernote. That is
  6. To "wake up" this thread, I still find true Boolean search an essential - and missing - capability in Evernote. All the work-arounds with temporary tags, other applications, or temporary notebooks (as suggested in other threads on this topic) seem like kludges that should be below the bar of excellence set by Evernote. There has been a lot of talk about how true Boolean search is not in the cards for three reasons: It would be incomprehensible to novice users It would require an onerous level of reworking the search engine It would overtax the serversI am puzzled by all three statements, fo
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