I am a heavy Evernote user, and my primary way to find the note or document that I am looking for is to use the software’s search functionality.
It has always worked very well, but the syntax has always been slightly arcane. If you knew the magic words you could get what you were looking for, but it was just something else you needed to learn.
I was elated and surprised to see the release of Descriptive Search, which for now is only on the Mac platform but I assume will be coming to Windows soon.
If you’re not sure what Descriptive Search is, it is the company’s attempt to translate plain English (for now) searches into Evernote searches.
For example, one of the biggest wins is how easy it is to find notes that contain a PDF. Previously you had to do some pretty wacky search syntax, but now it is as easy as typing
notes with pdf.
This is a fantastic addition to Evernote, and I am sure it will get even better over time. If you’ve tried it, how is it working out for you?