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Search & Filtering

Beyond the draft list, there is an additional pane that allows the draft list to be filtered by tags to limit what is displayed based on tags you have assigned. The search field at the top of the draft list can also be used to apply a query to filter the list.

Table of Contents

  1. Searching Drafts
  2. Tag Filters
    1. Limiting Available Tags
  3. Sorting and Display Options
  4. Workspaces PRO

Searching Drafts

Use the search field (magnifying glass icon) near the top of the draft list to search for drafts. The search will filter the current view to show only those drafts which match the query.

The search field also supports:

  • Search for exact phrases by wrapping the phrase in double-quotations, e.g. "red parachute"will find a draft with the sentence “She used a red parachute when skydiving”, but not the draft “She used a red and blue parachute…”
  • Omit a word or phrase from the results by prefixing with a “-“ hyphen character. e.g. green -blue will find drafts with the word green but NOT the word blue.

The list can also be controlled with a variety of list options

Tag Filters

iOS Mac


The tag filter panel allows filtering of visible drafts in the draft list based on tags. The tag filter panel appears to the left of the draft list. On iOS, tap the filter at the top or swipe to right on the list to display filters. On Mac, click the disclose toggle in the toolbar (or use View > Show filters in the main menu). Select one or more tags to filter to the list to show only drafts with those tags. “Show all” to remove tag filters, or use these special filters:

  • untagged: show only drafts which do not have any tags assigned or only.
  • tagged: show only drafts which do have any tags assigned or only.

The omit button to the right of tags in the list will add that tag to the omitted list and remove any drafts with that tag.

Toggle between “Any” and “All” mode to select whether drafts must match all filtered tags (AND), or anyone of them (OR).

Limiting Available Tags

In the tag filter screen, the list of tags is a list of each unique tag you have assigned to one or more draft in your library (including drafts in the trash).

If you have a large number of unique tags, you can use the search box to filter the list. Additionally, under the “…” options menu, the list can be set to “Show All Tags”, or show “Only Tags in Current Filter”. Using the later option, once you have selected one or more tags to filter by, the options available for selection will display only tags other tags that are assigned to one of the drafts in the filtered list.

Sorting and Display Options

Additional sorting and display options can be selected using the list options “…” button at the top right of the draft list. More details on list options

Workspaces PRO

If you have particular sets of filters and list options you use often, you can save all the filtering, search and display options as a “Workspace” in the list options “…” view. Saved workspaces can be selected all the active list options will be set to those stored in the workspace. Read the Workspaces article for more details.

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