Search operators reference

Here are the search operators you can use to refine your search:
What you can search by Search operator & example
Search for an exact word or phrase " "
Example:  "apple pie"
Exclude items -
Example:  apple -is:checklist
Items that match either term OR
Example:  apple OR pie
Checked off items is:completed
Items with checkbox is:checklist
Items that contain non-empty note has:note
Items that contain dates has:date
Items edited within a date range edited:DATE*
Items created within a date range created:DATE*
Dates that are within some time from right now within:DATE*
Dates from some time in the past since:DATE*
Dates until some time in the future until:DATE*

Items with a certain color label

Example:  color:red

* Here "DATE" refers to a shortcut in Dynalist to represent relative date ranges. Here's the exact syntax:

Syntax Meaning


In the past

For example, "-1w" means a week in the past, whereas "3d" means 3 days later in the future.

Here's a visual demonstration by David Sayer: