Search Better with Evernote Premium: Document Search

Search Better with Evernote Premium: Document Search

Posted by on 25 Mar 2013

Posted by on 25 Mar 2013

Search is a centerpiece of the Evernote experience. No matter how you use notebooks and tags, search is often the key to helping you discover the items you’re looking for. Over the years, we’ve continually made search better for all of our users. From making it faster to adding type-ahead suggestions to improving our search for text in images, we want to make sure everyone can find what they need.

Search Better with Evernote Premium

Today, we’re supercharging search for Evernote Premium and Evernote Business users with the addition of Document Search. Now any attached document, presentation and spreadsheet created using Microsoft Office and iWork will show up in your search results across almost every version of Evernote that you use.

Best part: If you’re a Premium or Business user, you don’t need to do anything. The feature is live and your existing documents have all been indexed. It’s important to keep in mind that when you add new documents, you’ll need to give us a few minutes to sync and index them before the results will appear.

This new feature comes in addition to the existing priority image recognition, and Premium PDF Search, which makes any scanned documents attached to notes searchable, for Premium users.

If you attach documents to your notes, scan PDFs and take photos containing text, you may want to consider upgrading to Evernote Premium. It’ll make finding your notes faster and easier than ever.

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8 Comments RSS

  • Vampie

    This is an awesome feature.
    Been waiting a log time for that. 🙂

    Thank you very much.

  • artsmith222

    I am glad for this feature. However, I’m still disappointed that tag/keyword searching got worse a few months (ticket #5960 that still has not been resolved) and it has really hurt my productivity.

  • amuramoto

    There is no way to specifically exclude documents from search. One potential solution is to include the following in your search:


    This will exclude any notes that have attachments. You can also exclude notes that have attachments from specific programs. For example:


  • amuramoto

    Sorry but Document Search does not support OpenOffice at this time.

  • GeorgeP

    Is it the contents of PDF, ppt, doc, xls that are searchable, as I am told by support that this is not the case, and the contents cannot be searched (indexed)

  • art levin

    Do you have to open the attachment to have it searched. The video seems to show that you have to open the doc to search?

  • wijayatama

    photos from friends to this address to add the information to your Evernote account. Everything you put in Evernote is easily searchable, so you’ll never waste time digging through your inbox again

  • Devon

    Why cant I find PDF docs by searching the document name? They don’t show up and it drives me crazy.