Smart Folders are like saved searches. You can create these to quickly find files using terms you frequently use.
You can also use these as folders that stay up to date with files that meet specifc search criteria.
When using iA Writer with iCloud your Smart Folders stay in sync across iOS, iPadOS and macOS devices.
- Parent paths limit results to contents of a particular folder.
- Ancestor paths limit results to contents of a particular folder and all of its subfolders.
/refers to the default location (iCloud or local).
Location: /can be used to filter files from custom locations.
From Other Apps: /is available on iOS.
- Use contextual menu in Library and Organizer to copy paths on macOS.
- Tap and hold items in Library to copy paths on iOS.
Search works like a search engine. It’s optimized to be fast with a large number of files.
Search is available for:
- Names of all files
- Contents of Plain Text files (
- Contents of Markdown files (
Search supports the following queries:
.pngwill match all files where extension begins as
".m"will match all files where extension is
text machinewill match files where name or text contain words that begin as
"text* machine"will match all files where name or text contain a phrase with a word that begins as
text*and a word
#prioritywill match text files that contain a hashtag that begins as
-microsoft wordwill match all files that don’t include
[ ]will match all files that contain an incomplete task list item
[x]will match all files that contain a completed task list item
-#will match text files that do not contain a hashtag
"#diary"will match text files that contain a hashtag
^firstwill match files where the first word of a name or a text is
time AND spacewill match all files where name or text contain words that begin as
name:alicewill match all files where name contains a word that begins as
name:^"note"will match all files where name begins with a word
time OR "space"will match files with
time NOT spacewill match files with
NEAR(time space)will match files where
space*are located with 10 or less words in-between
NEAR(time "space" "travel" 4)will match files with
travelwith 3 or less terms in-between
(time AND life) OR "me"will match files with