[Search] Search should also find tags

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[Search] Search should also find tags

Postby ChrisCN » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:41 am


I am posting to promote my request already on the roadmap:
http://roadmap.cintanotes.com/topic/908 ... -or-a-tag/

For me this is a crucial missing feature because with the current implemention you could miss important notes.
And it will get even more important in the future after we get hierarchical tags!

So if you like it - please vote for it. ;)

Mixed tag-text search (it should make no difference whether a search phrase is part of a title/text or a tag)

"Search as you type" is a great feature but treats tags in a special way. So at the moment it is a crucial decision whether to put a 'keyword' only in the tags or use it in the title/text of a note.

Here is an example:
    Note title: "this is new"
    Note text: "something here"
    Note tags: "test"

If you now enter the search phrase 'test new' in the search box you don't get a match (if the word test is not also included in the title or text of the node).
What you get is a note tagged with an important word (e.g. a project name) but can't find it with the search feature.
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Re: [Search] Search should also find tags

Postby Thomas Lohrum » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:52 am

ChrisCN wrote:So if you like it - please vote for it. ;)

Done. :D

I had exactly the same problem many times. The search result has "ghosts". Notes will appear/disappear, which gives me an inconsistent result. To find the specific note i will make an extra search and hitting the tag with ctrl+enter. And search for the text afterwards. To me this is a basic missing feature, such as my own request for searching words inside text (see my other thread). I hope we can get at least the 10 votes for the two, so that they can be implemented soon.


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