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Search Operators

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2019 12:31PM EDT
1) OR operator

hello OR world

This operator will help if you need notes that contain a range of words you are searching for, For instance, if you enter in the search field news OR cnn OR bloomberg, you will be able to view all notes containing those words.



2) NOT operator

hello -world

Let's say you need to locate all notes that contain the word news, but not the keyword cnn. You just need to type in news -cnn to get the required results.



3) Exact phrase operator

"hello world"

This operator will show only the search results those that contain the exact phrases entered. For example, "cnn news".



4) Strict order operator

aaa << bbb << ccc

Let's say you know that the note you need contains the word news and then cnn, or vice versa. In the search field, you type in news << cnn to be able to view the notes you need.



5) Date operator - searching by creation date.

date:

This operator allows you to locate notes that were created on a specific day or during a specific period.



Examples:

date:06/09/2017 - will display all notes created on September 6, 2017. If the western date format is used, notes for June 9, 2017 will display.

date:06/09/2017-25/09/2017 - will display all notes created during the period between September 6 and September 25.

date:09 - displays all notes created in September this year.

Search word date: 06/09/2017 - will display notes created on September 6 and contain the search word.

6) Folders operator - searches in specific folders

folders:

With this operator, you can find notes located in specific folders. :

Examples:

search word folders:folder1,folder2 - looks for notes in folders folder1 and folder2 containing the search word. For long folder names, you can use quotation marks.

For instance, search word folders:"my main folder" - looks for notes from folder called "my main folder" containing the search word.

7) Tags operator - searching through notes with specific tags

tags:

If you want to find notes with specific tags, enter tags: in the search field, and then enter the tag you are looking for.

This works in the same way as the "folders" filter. Therefore, folders: must be replaced with tags:

If you need to find a tag that consists of more then one word, use commas. Here are some examples:

tags:“my tag”

tags:“three words tag”

8) Files operator: This allows you to search for notes that contain specific file types.

files:

Allows you to locate notes that contain specific types of files.



Examples:

files:mp4 - allows you to locate notes containing mp4 files.

search word files:mp4 - finds notes that contain mp4 files and the search word in the text.

9) Encryption:yes operator - This operator helps you find all encrypted notes.

encryption:yes

Examples:

encryption:yes - will display all encrypted notes.

search word encryption:yes - will show all encrypted notes containing the search word in the name.

11) Intitle operator - If you want to find a note based only on its title, you can type intitle: in the search field, and then enter the keywords you are looking for. This will filter your results based only on the name of a note.



intitle:

Examples

intitle:game - will find all notes containing the word "game" in the title

12) Todo operator - By using this operator, you will filter your results based on whether notes have tasks in them.

todo:

Examples

todo: - will display all notes with tasks to do

todo: false - will display all notes with UNcompleted tasks.

13) Color operator -  With this operator, you can filter your results based on the color of your notes. If you want to find a red note, search color: red.

color:

Examples:

color:purple
color:blue
color:lightblue
color:red
color:yellow
color:orange
color:green


search word color:green - will display notes that are color-tagged green and contain the search word.

14) Highlight operator- You can use this operator to search through highlighted text in your notes.

highlight:yes

Examples:

highlight:yes - displays all notes with highlighted text.

search word highlight:yes - displays notes with the search word in highlighted text.

15) Inurl operator - this operator allows you to search for notes saved from a specific site (for example, via Nimbus Clipper).

inurl:

Examples

inurl:techcrunch.com - locates all notes that were saved from techcrunch.com

search word inurl:techcrunch.com - allows you to locate notes that were saved from techcrunch.com and that contain the search word.

Complex queries

Nimbus Note supports complex queries. For instance, let's say you need to locate all notes that are color-tagged green, saved from mashable.com, and contain the word "game". To do this, you just need to enter the following in the search field: game color:green inurl:mashable.com

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