Search for items

Search within document or list

Above the document title on the right side, there’s a magnifying glass icon. Clicking on it will activate the search bar. Typing anything in the search bar will filter results in real time. The shortcut to activate the search bar is  Ctrl+F.

On the mobile app, tap the search icon at top of the screen to start searching.

Search everywhere

Sometimes you want to search across all your documents. To do this, first, activate the normal search by clicking the  icon or hitting  Ctrl+F. After entering the search query, click on the “Search everywhere” link underneath the search bar. The shortcut for this is Ctrl+Enter while focusing in the search bar.

On the mobile app, first, tap the search icon at top of the screen to enter search. Tap on the globe icon at the right end of the search bar to switch to global search mode. After entering a search query, hit Enter to start the search. The Enter is needed because keeps searching for each character you type in your entire Dynalist can be very expensive and might make the app laggy as a result.

Flat search

If you often search for things that are several levels deep and find the page crowded by all the items up the chain, Flat Search is for you.

To enter the Flat Search view, click on the "Flat search" search option after entering a keyword. You can also use the  Shift+Enter  shortcut.

Searching for dates

To search for dates, use the  within:since:, and until: search operators. Follow the operator with time range shorthands such as 24h-2d4w, or -3mhdw, and m stand for hour, day, week, and month, respectively. Positive numbers stand for the future whereas negative numbers stand for the past.

Note:  24h is not equivalent to 1ddw, and m time ranges always end at the end of the last day rather than the current time, whereas 24h means exactly 24 hours from now.

Two special values: for date results between now and end of today, use  within:0d. For date results between the start of today to the end of today, use within:today.

You can combine these operators with other keywords to further filter the results.

For a more complete reference, see Search operators reference.

Here's a visual demonstration by David Sayer:

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