Do a Simple Evernote Search on a Mobile Device

By David E. Y. Sarna

Every version of Evernote, on every platform, has a search icon (magnifying-glass icon) and a search box. The search takes place on Evernote’s servers and works the same way on all platforms.

On a mobile device, no matter which type it is, the procedure is very similar, with a few added features. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Evernote app.

  2. Tap the magnifying glass in the top-right corner of the screen.

    The search area opens. If you haven’t run a search before, you won’t have much to look at. If you have run a search, you see a list of all words that you’ve searched on, as well as the notebooks that you included in the search.

  3. Type the words you’re looking for in the search box, and tap the Search button in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

    If you type Android iPhone, the search returns all notes from all notebooks with the words Android and iPhone, regardless of the capitalization you used.

Searching by title or tag is even easier. Follow these steps:

  1. Click the magnifying glass.

    You return to the search area.

  2. Click the clock (title search) or the tag (tag search).

    If you searched for iPhone and Android, the clock looks for notes with iPhone and Android in the title. If you click the tag, the tag looks for notes with iPhone and Android in the tag.