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windows Link to a tag within a note?

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I'd like to be able to put a link within a note, that takes me to the notes that have that tag assigned. Is this possible?

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Hi firefusion

There is no way to link to tags at the moment. Nor saved searches.

Whether there will be in the future, I am not sure.

Scott

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Kind of.. You can just write down the search term for a tag and then copy/paste this search term manually.

I think clickable search terms would be really nice to have. Much more powerful than just note links. But the good old copy/paste still does the job.

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You can link two notes together, but can't use the tags. This information from the EN database.

Copy note linking: right click on the note you want to link to another note. Go to the first note and highlight the entire note, right click and select Hyperlink, then add and then paste, and OK.

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+1 on clickable Tags. I joined the forum today just to add this feature request. Glad to see someone else already thought of it. ;)

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In the Windows client, you can Shift-click on a tag in the note info panel of a note (you may need to drop it down using F8), and that tag will be added to the current search filter. About as close as you're going to come, at least at the moment.

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+1

I really really want this too. My preference would be for a link to a search like jefito posted in another thread as it covers tags and can be extended for more:

http://discussion.evernote.com/topic/26957-request-extend-note-link-to-support-saved-searches/

Just as a point of contrast, though, I'd propose a slightly different mechanism. Rather than explicitly linking to notes, I'd propose a sort of active search that you could embed in a note, similar to a link, but when clicked, activates the client that would activate with the note link, and executes the link target as a search. So rather than having a note link like:

<a href="evernote:///view/470215/s5/b04fb763-248a-4e2b-1d47-44712e795cbd/b14fb763-248a-4e2b-bd46-447310e795cbd/" style="color:#69aa35">Evernote Activity Bug</a>

(that's what comes out of ENML), maybe something like this:

<a href="evernote:///search/notebook:work tag:ToDo/" style="color:#6935aa">Work Todo's</a>

I usually make a landing page with the same title as my tag name with reference material, brainstorming and other helpful information in it. I then link out to all my todos/other notes.

Its to much work to then keep adding other notes to the landing page manually so the idea of a link to a saved search (for me it would be to open all notes in a tag) sounds great.

I wanted this so bad that i have a rather un-elegant workaround i thought i'd share:

I make batch files that use the ENScript to load the search for me. Or rather i have a batch file that makes batch files i can attach to the landing page.

  • Note: this only works on windows :(

  • Note: your path to ENScript may be diffident

  • Note: needs clip.exe installed (think it comes with most copy's of windows). if you are unable to paste the link after running, open cmd and type "clip /?" to see if it installed.

  • Note: change the 3rd line to a path where you want to keep a copy of these batch files

create a batch file called EVTag.cmd (or what ever suits) with the following contents:

Tip - if you save it in folder that's included in your path var you can run it from anywhere.

@ECHO OFF

SET Tag=%1

SET PathToSaveCMD=d:\bin\evernote\

REM loop through all the passed in args

SHIFT

:Loop

REM concat all args into a var called tag - quit when arg is "" (nothing)

IF "%1"=="" GOTO Continue

SET Tag=%Tag% %1

SHIFT

GOTO Loop

:Continue

REM if no args then exit

IF "%Tag%"=="" GOTO Exit

REM add dir and ext to file

SET file=%PathToSaveCMD%%Tag%.cmd

REM check the file already exists - copy the path to clipboard rather than overwrite it!

IF EXIST "%file%" GOTO Copy

REM add content to the file

ECHO "C:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote\ENScript.exe" showNotes -q "tag:%Tag%" >> %file%

:Copy

REM copy location of the new batch file to clipboard

ECHO %file% | CLIP

now any time you want to add a link to a search for tags hit [Windows] and [R] Key together to bring up the "run dialogue box" type

"evtag yourtagname"

and now you should be able to ether paste the link straight into evernote (if the tags only one word) or if you prefer, click on the attachment button and paste away.

Result is a clickable link to a batch file that runs a the ENScript exe to preform a search.

It could be any search, doesn't have to be for tags. Just adjust the script as needed.

you can a fair bit with the ENScript.exe!

http://dev.evernote.com/documentation/local/chapters/Windows.php

Enjoy.

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Another +1 for this feature. You can create a shortcut for a tag, so why not a link to a tag? And links to saved searches would be nice too, but it's not worth it for me if I have to create a saved search for all the tags I'd like to do this with.

 

How I'd use it: I have a master project list note, and each of those projects has a tag associated to it. I'd like to link directly to the project tag so I could go straight from my project list to the projects. I make shortcuts for my most active projects, but this is a small fraction of them and the shortcuts field is too small to be a full project list.

 

Thanks!

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Yes, count me in too.  I have a Livescribe WiFi which syncs with Evernote, and I use Evernote directly.   Some of the Livescribe pages have content relevant to more than one tag, as do some direct Evernote notes.  For major projects I will be collecting web clippings and other attachments so I'll set up an Evernote notebook to collect these and and Evernote notes.  There'll be an index page in there for tasks and odds & ends, and on that page I would like a link to the relevant tag(s).  I would then want to click to get what I would get if I scrolled waaaayyyy down on the navigation panel and found the tag myself.  If I remembered it was relevant to this notebook.

 

It's the three- or even four-dimensional power of Evernote that makes it so sexy.  Not being able to link to a tag on a note is an oversight.  

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+1 on links to tags (or searches) here as well.  Would be a super "power-user" feature!

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+1 for us also.  Would love to see ability to add link to a tag that would issue a search for that tag.

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To jump to the actual spot, instead of a tag or link, I add a secret code word with a letter q in front, and change the font color to white

 

Example:

The secret code for water becomes qwater which then becomes .."qwater". Even though it is not visible, it is still searchable.

 

The q in front of the word is my arbitrary choice to ensure the code is not used anywhere else.

The search for qwater brings me to the exact spot in the note.

 

To help remember the code, I keep a note (in black font) that lists my secret codes. So in actuality a search for qwater shows 2 results - the one I want and the master list.

 

I don't have a need to do this sort of search often because I keep most of my notes short (1 or 2 pages).

Long multi-page documents are stored in other programs.

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+1 - and please add it to the API as well (if it isn't already) as I'd like to see some really awesome complimentary apps spring up.

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this is how I would use it and why I need it public links to tags

Suppose I am using a project manager and want a link to, not a a note but a tag. That tag would select all the notes relative to that project. 

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36 minutes ago, jpaz said:

this is how I would use it and why I need it public links to tags

Suppose I am using a project manager and want a link to, not a a note but a tag. That tag would select all the notes relative to that project. 

If "public" means anyone with that link can view all of your Notes with that tag, then it could be very dangerous, IMO.
It would be very easy to forget that a specific tag is a "public" tag, and then assign this tag to Notes that you would want private.

I think I understand your objective.  Perhaps an alternative solution for you is to share a Notebook with whomever you like.  Then the recipients could search and filter on the tag of interest.

OTOH, having "private" links for Tags, Searches, and Shortcuts that we can store in a Note would be hugely powerful, and not encounter the risk of a "public tag".  So you could have a master note in your shared notebook, that gives your authorized recipients the quick access to Notes that you desire.

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Totally agree JMichael about  links for Tags, Searches, and Shortcuts

Yes there is the option of using a link to a Notebook. That means creating a notebook for every. But tags are FAR MORE flexible. It is not possible to have a note in more than one notebook, like you can have a note with multiple tags.

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I've been watching this thread for over a year now - two years?  Three?  Being able to make a note as an index to organize tags and the like would make evernote so much more powerful -- and if extended to the API?  Imagine the slew of UI-type apps that could be created.  Heck, I would write one.

If indeed the real money for the Evernote team is getting to charge people for a premium membership, how on earth would this feature not appeal to them?  The more data people will put in their systems, the better, right?  The more they use it, the more likely they will hit that monthly cap and want to upgrade, yes?  

I've since given up hope and moved on to other apps for productivity and now use evernote almost exclusively for mobile reference.  It's really is a pity.

Maybe someday.  *sign*.

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56 minutes ago, niftygeek said:

 

I've since given up hope and moved on to other apps for productivity and now use evernote almost exclusively for mobile reference. 

Can you give us some info on those other apps?

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Maybe off topic for the thread, but to spotlight why tag linking would be amazing, why not?  ... Tried Asana but moved to Trello (both web and android apps, and found trello to win hands-down for my needs).  Xmind and Simplemind for PC/Android respectively for mindmaps.  Google keep (eek, the competitor, sorry!) for drop-bucket task management like errands, online orders -- with a nice widget on my phones/tablets to have that category/tag showing all the time for quick edits.  Trello widgets are terrible, but the app is slick.  (And of course, evernote for mobile reference/archiving as I mentioned).

If evernote had tag linking in their desktop app and API, they would truly be an unstoppable elephant in the market.. IMO.  Users could create their own dashboards that acted like launch points into their stored data and to-dos.  3rd party apps could be developed to compete with other UI's.  Man.  Seriously, I don't understand why that isn't a feature.

Hope the app list was useful.  Cheers.

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Nice niftygeek.

I'm using  Evernote+Google Calendar (linked by Nozbe to get the Evernote Reminders into Google Calendar) to manage all my tasks and projects - with GTD and SecretWeapon). I also use Onenote to research notes and review of papers (wished there was a way to transfer Evernote tags to Onenote tags)

Been messing around with Trello and MeisterTask (very similar but linking to Mindmeister; it is in early development) but still not made the move to use them in personal project management (but they are good in group project management). if there were links for tags maybe that would help me to move.

 

 

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thks DTLow. Don't know how that app eluded me. Seems even better with 2way sync btw Evernote and GCal.

https://www.cronofy.com/ even connects with Outlook

Before that I had tried  http://eventnoted.com/ 

Tried it. Fast creation of event. It has a prob in Google Calendar though (others also have): the link to the evernote with the reminder appears in the event description and it is not transformed into an hyperlink. Unless we use html or the workaround: put the link in the where field and we do get an hyperlink. Is there another way?

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+1

Really cool and natural feature.

I have tags in my Shortcuts section. But this section is linear and small. So I create notes with more complex lists of links and then I move my shortcuts to this notes. And I can't move tags there. So I limited by Shortcuts section only.

 

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