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  1. 38 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    My request would have been for Evernote to stop monkeying around with search terms

    If I search for "to $29.34 **?" This is exactly what should be searched 

    The tradeoff is local index size for searching for all the terms that people are unlikely to search for vs. accuracy of searching.  Personally, I don't have a problem with the user of stop words to reduce index size, but I do have a problem with the query engine dropping criteria without telling me about it.

  2. If a search contains stop words that will be ignored, flag this fact to the user instead of returning incorrect results.

    For example, if a user searches for "intitle:to" in either the Mac or Web interface, the criteria will be dropped, and all the users notes will be shown.   Which is incredibly confusing, as many of the user's notes do NOT have the word "to" in their title.

    What should (IMO) happen, is the interface should say something akin to "to is a stop word and may not be used in an intitle search".

    The thread where I asked my original question is here: 


  3. 26 minutes ago, gazumped said:

    Hi.  What version of Evernote are you using?  Mobile / Desktop / Web?  and what OS?  Apple / Windows?

    In my Windows Desktop version intitle:to gets me 2,000 or so notes which (AFAICS) all have "to" in the title.  Changing that to intitle:to* jumps the hit list to 6,000+ (out of 22,000) which have variations on together / towards / tomorrow.  I don't seem to have any issue with finding accurate results.

    I'm not sure what's causing your anomaly,  but you may want to find all your TODO and TO DO notes and apply a standard tag to all of them which will limit the number of searches you require.

    I get the same result whether I use the web interface or the desktop OSX client (Version 6.10 (454269 App Store)).

    The kind of labelling you're referring to is exactly why I'm trying to find all the notes with TO in their title. :)  Just wanted to make sure I wasn't doing something obviously wrong...

    Thanks for the reply!

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  4. I'm trying to be more consistent, and realized that I have been using the terms "TODO" and "TO DO" interchangeably in my note titles.

    Searching for "intitle:TODO" does exactly what I expect.

    Searching for "intitle:DO" does exactly what I expect.

    Searching for "intitle:TO" returns every single note (and no, not all of my notes have the string "TO" in them).

    What is going on?

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