I created a new utility which supports more clients and makes finding which characters to use much easier.
Sometimes I like to use characters in front of tags (or saved searches) to have them sort to the top. The problem is that not every Evernote client sorts the tags in the same order. For reference, I have written down the sort order for several of the clients:
- Web: (same as Mac)
- iPhone: (coming soon)
- Tags list:
- Tag selection list: (same as Tags list)
- Note info list: (same as Mac)
- Tags list:
... and avoiding the following symbols:
This also means that numbers (0-9) will not be consistently sorted on the Mac and PC, so you might want to avoid mixing them with symbols.
The only way to consistently get something to the bottom is to prefix it with several
- These orders are only for the Tags and Saved Searches. The Title sorting for all clients always uses the same order as the Mac version.
- The space symbol (
- It uses a case-insensitive sort, this can be seen with the string
- If you decide to use the open parenthesis symbol
(, it must have a matching close symbol
), otherwise there is no way you can search for the tag. For example,
(testing)is fine, but
- The reason I don't recommend
*, even though it would be sorted correctly, is because it will not allow you to use the
tag:search query to find it. The only way to search for it is to actually click on the tag in the tags list.
,symbol is not allowed in tag names.
- I've had at least one occasion where the iPad was giving me trouble creating a tag with the
*symbols. I had to use another client to create them.
- The iPad "Tags list" refers to the Tags option on the home page. The iPad "Tag selection list" refers to the list when you tap the blue arrow next to the tags, which allows you to select tags to apply to the active note. The iPad "Note info list" refers to the list that is shown when you tap the "Details" link on a note, to see which tags it currently has.