The search box in Evernote is in the top menu bar.
Clicking on Notes in the side bar will allow you to search all of your notes.
If I wanted to search in my RESEARCH notebook for the surname of Everitt my search would look like notebook:RESEARCH + tag:Everitt.
To search a notebook that includes two words it would look like notebook:"BEST PRACTICES" + tag:CITATIONS and this would give me all notes in the BEST PRACTICES notebook tagged with CITATIONS.
To search for all notes that are tagged you would use tag:* and for notes that are untagged -tag:*
Right now I have a saved search for untagged notes so that I can easily find notes that need to be tagged.
To search for notes that include check boxes you would use todo:false for unchecked and todo:true for checked. You can also search for both unchecked and checked with todo:*
You can search your note titles using intitle:Thomas and this would give you all notes with Thomas in the title. If you want to search a specific notebook for a note with a certain title you would use notebook:RESEARCH + intitle:Thomas
If you want to do an overall search in Evernote that will check for body, title, and tag attributes you can search for the keyword. Make sure if it is more than one word you are searching for you use "My keyword" The keyword that you are searching for will be highlighted within each note. Evernote Premium users get the added benefit of Evernote searching PDF files for your keyword.
|To Find ||Search Syntax|
|To search within a notebook||notebook:GENEALOGY|
|To search for a tag||tag:EVERITT|
|To search GENEALOGY for the Everitt surname||notebook:GENEALOGY + tag:EVERITT|
|To find all tagged notes||tag:*|
|To find all untagged notes||-tag:*|
|To find all notes with unchecked boxes||todo:false|
|To find all notes with checked boxes||todo:true|
|To find all notes with either checker or unchecked||todo:*|
|To search for keywords in note titles||intitle:Thomas|
|To search all notes for a keyword||Evernote|
If you have any questions about searching in Evernote leave me a comment here or you can email me at email@example.com.
Part 2 of Searching In Evernote will cover searching dates, saving searches, and some keyboard shortcuts.