Advanced search options in Bear
To help you find the right notes when you need them, Bear supports a variety of special search commands, operators, and something we call Special Searches.
You can search an exact word sequence by enclosing your sentence with two quote characters
". For example:
"John Appleseed was here"
To exclude specific words from search result, use the minus symbol
For example, if you want to search for every recipe without broccoli, you can type:
The minus operator can be also used with quoted sentences or Special Searches. For example:
-"John Appleseed" or
That will search for notes containing the exact phrase of
John Appleseed or code snippets. Learn more about special searches below.
Bear also comes with some special search tokens you can use to filter your notes:
- @tagged : shows the notes which have at least one tag
- @untagged: shows the notes without tags
- @today: show the notes modified the current day
- @yesterday: show the notes modified the day before the current
- @lastXdays: show the notes modified the last X days, replace X with any number.
- @images: shows the notes which contain images
- @files: shows the notes which contain files
- @attachments: shows the notes with files or images
- @task: shows the notes which include at least one todo element, either complete or not
- @todo: shows only the notes with not completed todos
- @done: shows only the notes with all the todos completed
- @code: shows the notes which includes at least one code snippet
- @date: show all the notes modified in a specific date, e.g.
- @cdate: show all the notes created in a specific date, e.g.
- Note that for @date and @cdate, there is no space between the command and first parenthesis
These Special Searches can be combined with any search term for more specific results. For example:
@images @todo “bear faq” will search for all the notes that have images, uncompleted todos, and the exact phrase of
@date can be expressed in the ISO8061 format
@date(2018-12-23) or according to your device’s local date format, for example
@date(23/12/2018) in the U.S.A.