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Getting Started#4: Cross platform search

June 4, 2013

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Jun Huh, Chief Technology Officer

In the previous post of our Getting Started with Mohiomap series, we demonstrated how to navigate the graph to explore notes, notebooks, and tags. However, if you have hundreds or thousands of notes, this may not be the quickest way to browse your Evernote account – and that’s where Mohiomap’s search function comes in.

In the previous post of our Getting Started with Mohiomap series, we demonstrated how to navigate the graph to explore notes, notebooks, and tags. However, if you have hundreds or thousands of notes, this may not be the quickest way to browse your Evernote account – and that’s where Mohiomap’s search function comes in.

The Mohiomap search function is shown persistently at the top of the screen

Cross platforms helps you find content faster

The dropdown menu to the right of the search box provides additional options for searching within one or all of your connected platforms

Press the dropdown to the right to select a platform to search within

Using the Search

Let’s take a closer look at how the search function works. We can enter a search query, for example, recipe, and then press Enter on the keyboard or click the ‘Search’ button to view the results:

Search results use a similar graph-based (network) visualization.

The result in the case above shows all notes in our Evernote account which contain the keyword recipe. We can see that this keyword was found inside 47notes across four different notebooks – Food, Evernote Tips, Evernote Apps, and My Cookbook – with most of the search results coming from within the My Cookbook notebook. Starting from this search result, you can then further explore the notes, e.g. by selecting or opening any of the notebooks or notes (see Getting Started with Mohiomap #3: Navigating the Graph about the basic navigation functionality).

Mohiomap will only display results from Evernote notebooks. In this example, 47 notes in four different notebooks contain the keyword recipe:

Lastly, you can search your Evernote account for tags of a particular name. Using our previous recipe example, we can trigger this search by adding Evernote specific terms to the search syntax

The results show us that there is one tag in our account named lunch. From here, we could navigate to that tag to view all notes to which it has been assigned; initiate another search; or return to the home graph view by clicking on the ‘home’ node on the graph.

Whether you have 100, 1,000, or 10,000 notes in your Evernote account, Mohiomap can quickly search through them all with its built in search function. We are working on further search capabilities and ways to further refine search results. If you have any suggestions or feedback about how to make the search experience in Mohiomap more useful, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

About the author

Jun Huh, Chief Technology Officer

Jun leads our continually growing software engineering team and has many years of experience with the development of visualization software, in both commercial and in research enviroments.

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