Evernote: How to Search for Multiple Tags

If you have used Evernote for some time you would have searched for a tag using the tag: operator. This works well when you are searching for one tag. The problem arises when you search for two or more tags. You may not get the results you were expecting. Here’s why…

When you search using two or more keywords, Evernote by default only shows notes that contain all the keywords in the one note.

If you want to show notes that contain any of the keywords, use the any: operator at the beginning of the search phrase.

This applies to both keywords and tags.

Keyword Example:

apple orange banana (enter)

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Returns any note containing all 3 keywords.

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any: apple orange banana (enter)

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Returns any note containing any of the 3 keywords.

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Tag Example:

tag:January tag:February tag:March

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Returns any note containing all 3 tags.

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any: tag:January tag:February tag:March

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Returns any note containing any of the 3 tags.

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To summarize this all you need to remember is if you want any of the keywords, use the any: operator at the beginning of your search phrase.