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If you use the Evernote software program on a Mac computer, then the latest update allows for searches to be made using “everyday language”. In other words, type your search terms in the same way as you would speak, and the Evernote search engine will understand you.

For example, if you are looking for an audio note you made last week, you can type “audio notes from last week” to find what you need. Or if you are looking for a vegetarian recipe that you filed away, type “recipes tagged as vegetarian”:

As Evernote explains :

With Descriptive Search, you can use common terms and phrases to find notes the way you remember them, for example, by date (when you created it), by place (where it was created), by device (what device you used), or even by documents (which files were attached to it).

Evernote has provided a handy print-out-and-keep (or screenshot-and-keep in-Evernote?) guide to all of the available filters you can use.

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Considering the amount of information users put into Evernote, having these filters will make it much easier to find elusive notes that may be hiding away. However, Evernote has not indicated yet when users of other operating systems, such as Windows and Linux, will get this update. It is certainly rare that Mac users get first bite of the apple, while Windows users have to wait. Normally it is the other way around.

What else can Evernote do to its desktop software program to improve it? Is there a missing feature you would like to see implemented?

Source: Engadget

  1. Wade
    February 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

    The ability to position pages in order, when merging, would be useful.

    • John
      February 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

      Absolutely!!!

    • John
      February 11, 2014 at 8:41 am

      2 things here - 1 the import folders found in the windows version to be available on the mac and 2 the ability to drag and drop/right click and rename tags in the left hand panel in mac as you can in the windows version. Presently I have to have a vm running Win 7 on my mac purely for Evernote as the drag and drop/import folders are so important to me. Generally EN has not yet got the two platforms' desktop clients in unison in terms of the features available which I think is something they should have nailed by now.

      Cant say enough good things about EN though and it truly is a fantastic platform.

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