The Search Control Area
at the top left is the NoteFrog™ heart and soul and provides the instant search result interface.
Simple SearchesType your search string into the top box.As you type, the count shown in the small box will update to show the total number of notes which match your search criteria.If you make a typing error just backspace.As you type, the Item List Window at the bottom left will be updating to include only those notes which match your search, and the body of the top note from that ever-decreasing list will be displayed in the Item Window at the right.If you type a search string that does not exist in any of the notes of your stack, NoteFrog™ will sound an audible beep and backspace the string to the last match that was the found on any note in the stack.Once your notes have decreased to a reasonable number, you can identify your note and select it for display in the large window, or simply cursor down the items on the left to show all that contain your seach terms.
TIP To see all matches for your current search term in a particular item, simply press the F3 Function Key to scroll to each of the matches, one at a time.
Clearing the SearchYou may clear the search and return to the entire stack of notes at any time by clicking on the "Refresh" button or by hitting the keyboard escape key [Esc].
Repeating the last searchThe "Repeat Last Search" button allows fast return for activities requiring repetitive access to a matching subset of items.
Match Case: Case sensitive searchesNormally you will conduct most searches as case insensitive, largely because the speed of the NoteFrog™ search makes doing case sensitive searches unnecessary. However, case-sensitive search is an option. In case-sensitive mode notes must contain character string that exactly match the upper/lower case that you type into the search string. For example, an a does not match an A, and an A does not match an a. In case-insensitive searches, the case of both the input and the matching string are irrelevant, only the letter itself matters.To illustrate, in the normal case-insensitive search, typing the the string
would find all notes containing the words
Tom, atom,Tomato and stomp.If you specifically wanted to find notes about your friend Tom, then you could set the case sensitive box and that same search Tom would now return only
Tom and Tomato.To get even more refined you could type a space after the Tom and that would have found only notes with Tom with a space following, and thus not the note containing Tomato.
Compound SearchesCumulative "AND" searching is intuitively available by simply hitting the [Return] key after typing each term of a compound search. The compound terms will be moved to the box directly below the search input box and displayed with each term of the compound search followed by a block symbol.
For example, to search for the string:
Tom, Dick and Harry
you would enter
tom, dick and harry
into the search box which would return only the notes containing that exact character-for-character match. However to find all notes that contain all three names you would enter
which would find all notes that contain those three names.