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  1. Not with the enex format. I am on Windows. I can export into a single or multiple html files and the pdf files will be exported as pdf files. Then I can use File Locator Pro to search through text, pdf and Office documents. It's a commercial product which I purchased. I can't live without it and use it on daily basis in my work. It's very fast and very capable. It can also build an index and use indexed search. You're on Mac so I guess this app won't help you but I think there are similar Mac apps. Only EverNote guys can explain why they haven't implemented search within words.
  2. A program is as smart (or as dumb) as the programmer who programmed it. I am a software engineer. How would I have created Evernote's search functionality? Search is a very important feature for documents. A note is considered a document. I will have two search implementations. One index based and one isn't which supports regex, boolean, DOS expressions and so on. I can make the default one the indexed one. The user has the option to make the other one the default. If I am smart, I can let Evernote decide which one to use based on the number and size of the user's notes. If Evernote can return result results in less 2 second or less in scan search mode, maybe I'll make the scanning search the default. Imagine I had a note with a password I entered 2 years ago like airplane123. Today I remember and I am certain that there's a password that had 123 in it but I can't remember the full password. I search for '123' and get no results back. I hate you Evernote! My workaround is to select all the notes, export them into an enex file and open it in a text editor and let the editor find it in a split second. Well darn it, why can't Evernote do the same thing?? Because it's using an index search as its only search method and it doesn't give the user any other choice to search inside Evernote. Well that's dumb you say.
  3. Searching across all your drives vs Evernote few folders and files are comparing apples with oranges. Evernote should be able to use non indexed searches and get results in a split second. There's no excuse at all. Some engineers over there thought searches must be indexed for good performance. The average Evernote user doesn't have a number of notes that will make a search take seconds.
  4. 3-15 minutes is absolutely ridiculous. I use a tool called File Locator Pro and I just used it now. It searched 44,284 files, in maybe a few hundred folders (6.36GB total size) and it came back with results in 3 seconds. That's pure sequential scanning throughout all the files. No indexes used. It includes all partial matches. For example, if I searched for 'ney', I got all the files that had the word 'money' in them. Do this little test. Export all your notes as a single xml file. Open it in a text editor like Notepad++. Do a search and you will get instant results. Windows might be slow because it's scanning thousands of folders and hundreds of thousands or millions of files, depending on your system. But of course Evernote is or should be putting all its notes in a few folders so the search area is a ton less.
  5. Yes we need something like that. I would rather wait a couple seconds for such a search to complete. I am not sure how many notes and note size a typical user has for Evenote to make a decision that only an index search should be implemented otherwise it would be very slow. Some of us use SSDs and lots of memory. I don't like software which doesn't take advantage of users' hardware capabilities. A one second index search vs a 3 second scan search which gets me all the results. I would take the 3 second search any day. It's not like I am doing a search tens of times every day.
  6. There's a free utility app which runs in the background and it strips the formatting when you paste in any app. It's called PureText. Also some clipboard managers have an option to remove formatting when pasting. I think ClipX has it.
  7. Once a while a see a note in the Conflicting Changes location. It's bad enough that Evernote doesn't offer any mechanism to resolve them and I have to do it manually using a diff app. Why doesn't it show a clear notification message when a conflict happens? I only know about these conflicts when I I look in that location or when I do a search and I find out the same note is showing up multiple times in the search results.
  8. F3 should go to next occurrence in search. This is almost like a standard in Windows applications. Is there another keyboard shortcut for going to next search occurrence?
  9. The entry in the activity log was a bit technical but now that I know the connection was down, the log entry has more meaning. They should put a tooltip on the sync button to check the activity log. I didn't know it existed.
  10. I tried to sync today and Evernote showed an exclamation mark on the sync option. Hovering over it, right clicking on it didn't tell me what the issue is. I thought it was having problems syncing my notes due to an issue with the notes. Then I found out I didn't have an Internet connection and that was the reason. Evernote needs to tell me *clearly* was the issue is. If the connection is down, then tell me it's unable to connect to the server. Don't just show an exclamation mark and run away! Pretty weak UI. Show all errors and warnings clearly.
  11. I am talking about removing the text's formatting. Not editing the text or url of the link.
  12. When I select a hyperlink, I don't get the normal right-mouse click menu. For example I can't remove all the formatting with the 'Remove Formatting' option because it doesn't exist. I hope to convert the link to text, do what I want and convert it back. Even Hyperlink -> Add prompt doesn't show the link. I need to remember to copy it first so I can paste it in there. This editor is full of idiosyncrasies.
  13. If I know for sure that the note exists and I can't find it because Evernote's search is unable to find it, is exporting all the notes to HTML format and search that file using a text editor.
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