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Memo Search

by Adam Marks Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:57 am EDT

While the stock Memo app may not be as fully featured as some third-party apps and may even lack some features of the old PalmOS Memo Pad, the ability to search your Memos does help to minimize some of the heartache associated with Memo Search using the app. All you need to do is open up the Memo App and start typing, and the app will look for any reference of that search term within any of your existing memos. As you can see by the example to the right that shows a search for "webos", it returns 3 memos even though the search term is not visible within the onscreen "preview" of the memo.  A few notes of this functionality:

  • Unfortunately, this is not built in to Universal Search, so you will need to open the Memo app first
  • Although capitalization is not factored in, the search function looks for an exact match of your input.  Therefore, a search for "Palm webOS" and "webOS Palm" are not the same thing
  • This can be a potential solution for those who miss the ability to put memos in "categories." Going forward, simply include the category name anywhere within the memo and then use the search functionality to limit a specific category of memos.
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