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Search and filter pages

You can find the needed page typing phrases in the search. Pages with the search phrase “in the title” come first, while pages with the search phrase in the body are gathered below.

How to find a page through search? #

  • Click into the search field.
How to find a page through search?
  • Enter the desired keyword in the search field.
  • Press Enter.
  • Once the search is completed, you will see the results, which will include the following.
    • Pages – a list of pages containing the keywords you entered. Nimbus Note searches through both text and pictures (available only to Nimbus Pro users). Text fragments containing the entered keywords can be viewed immediately in the search results. Clicking on the page title will take you to that page.
 Text fragments containing the entered keywords can be viewed immediately in the search results. Clicking on the page title will take you to that page.
  • If a page contains documents or pictures with the searched keywords, you will also see them on the list of pages. Click on the name of the file to open it immediately.
If a page contains documents or pictures with the searched keywords, you will also see them on the list of pages. Click on the name of the file to open it immediately.

Click on the page to open it. If several results are found within that page, you can navigate through them using the alt + [ / alt + ] keys or by clicking on the arrows.

Click on the page to open it. If several results are found within that page, you can navigate through them using the alt + [ / alt + ] keys or by clicking on the arrows.

👆Note: Currently, search in Nimbus Note works only within the activate workspace.

Is it possible to only search through specific folders or tags (Advanced Search)? #

Yes, click on the Advanced Search icon. There you can choose the folders and tags to search in.

Is it possible to only search through specific folders or tags (Advanced Search)?
Yes, click on the Advanced Search icon. There you can choose the folders and tags to search in.

How does searching in documents work? #

Searching in documents follows the same principle as searching in pictures, i.e., you add a file to a page, it gets sent to the server and after a while becomes available for searching. When searching, the name of the document is immediately shown in the list of pages. Clicking on the document will open it.

When searching, the name of the document is immediately shown in the list of pages. Clicking on the document will open it.

Nimbus Note searches in the following types of documents: doc, docx, pdf, txt, xml, etc.

How does searching in pictures work? #

👆Note: Searching in pictures is available only to Nimbus Pro users.

All your pictures (from regular pages, screenshots or articles saved from the Internet) are processed by a special script on the server, after which the text from the pictures becomes available for searching. Processing images takes some time, so you need to wait a little before the pictures become available for searching.
If there is a picture with the keyword being searched, then you will see the name of the picture in the list of pages displayed. Clicking on the name will open the picture.

If there is a picture with the keyword being searched, then you will see the name of the picture in the list of pages displayed. Clicking on the name will open the picture.

Search operators for complex searching #

You can read more about major search operators here.

The keyword is definitely in the page/picture/document, but the page is not listed in the search… #

  • Check your Internet connection to make sure you are online while searching.
  • If the page was added recently, it might not have been indexed yet, so you need to give it some time (between 10 and 30 minutes). The same goes for recently added pictures or documents.
  • Check if Advanced Search is enabled. If so, clear the search filters.
  • Check if you are using search filters, such as double quotes. If so, try removing them.
  • If using long queries consisting of 3-4 words, try reducing that number to one or two.

My search returned too many pages. How do I narrow it down? #

  • Try using Advanced Search. That way you can search only in specific folders or tags.
Try using Advanced Search. That way you can search only in specific folders or tags.
  • Use our special search operators to make searches more specific. For example, you can search for pages only by title or you can narrow your search to pictures. You can read more by following this link.
  • Try using more accurate queries of two or three words. If you use a single-word query, your search is likely to return an unmanageable number of results.

How to search within pages? #

Sometimes you need to find the information within your page. To save up your time, you can use a search function.

  • Open the desired page and press CTRL/CMD + f (or select the corresponding option in the page menu).
  • Enter the word you want to find.
  • Go through the search results with Enter or by clicking on the back-forward arrows.
    Use search function on all devices.

Search Operators #

1) 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.

Let's say you need to locate all notes that contain the word news, but not the keyword cnn.

2) Exact phrase operator

“hello world”

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

3) 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 need to type news << cnn to view notes with this order of keywords.

Let's say you know that the note you need contains the word news and then cnn, or vice versa.

4) 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.

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 containing the indicated search word.

5) 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.

6) 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”

7) 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.

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.

8) 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.

9) 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.

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.

Examples:

intitle:game – will find all notes containing the word “game” in the title

10) 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.

11) 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.

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.

12) 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.

13) 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.

14) 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