For long-time Evernote for iPhone users, searching your notes by tag is probably not an issue. However, the email I received last night from one of our own Grown-up Geeks made me realize that new users to the iPhone version of Evernote might be in for a bit of frustration. In light of this, I decided to put together a quick how-to post based on the email response I sent our reader. Check it out below.
In order to browse by tag in Evernote for iPhone, you just need to follow these steps:
Open Evernote and tap Notes from the bottom menu
Tap the search bar up top (where it says Search Notes)
As the search bar is activated, it will expand and just below it you see “Advanced search” — tap that
In the next screen, you will see the Tags button — tap it
Note: You can add several other search filters from this screen, as well!
Tap the tag you want to sort by
Once selected the tag will have a checkmark. To search within multiple tag, select more than one.
Tap “Advanced” in the top left corner, to go back to the advanced menu
You will be able to see a list of the tags and other search criteria you chose here.
Tap “Notes” in the top left corner, to go back to the notes list
Your notes will now be sorted by the selected tags — to get back to general note view, tap the “All notes” button.
Hopefully, this post will help some iPhone Evernote newbies out. If you’re reading this and it seems too convoluted to you — and you haven’t bought an iPhone yet — you might want to consider Evernote for Android. The new version puts tags right upfront – and there are a few other Android-only features that kick the iPhone’s Evernote squarely in the pants.
Have other Evernote questions? Post them in the comments, and we’ll do our best to answer them.