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Search Operators

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2017 02:01AM EST
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

For instance, you need to locate all notes that contain the word news, but there is no word cnn in them. You just need to type in news -cnn to get the required result.



3) Exact phrase operator

"hello world"

The operator will show among the search results only those that contain the exact phrase 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:

Allows locating 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

folder:

Allows you to find notes located in specific folders

Examples:

search word folder: 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 folder: "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:

Allows you to locate notes with specific tags.

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

8) Files operator: searches for notes with 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 - allows you to locate notes that contain mp4 files and the search word in the text.

9) Encryption:yes operator - Allows you to locate 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 - allows searching through note titles only.



intitle:

Examples

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

12) Todo operator - shows notes with tasks to do

todo:

Examples

todo: - will display all notes with tasks to do

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

13) Color operator -  displays notes of specific color.

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- allows searching through highlighted text.

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 - allows locating notes that were saved from a specific site (for example, via Nimbus Clipper).

inurl:

Examples

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

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

Complex queries

Nimbus Note supports complex queries. For instance, 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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