Feature request: Rename tags from the sidebar

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12 Aug, 2016 12:10 AM

Hello again :D

Some days ago I wrote suggesting the option to "find and replace" across all notes. This came in my mind because I decided to slightly change the name of a couple of hashtags, but in order to do so I had to change them on each note (which lucky they were just a few).

So I thought that if you're going to add this feature, you may also add an elegant way to "find and replace" (rename) hashtags only, by double-clicking one in the sidebar, just like when you have to rename a file.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 12 Aug, 2016 07:27 AM

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    Hi Marco,

    interesting feature, it may be fit in some interface improvements we plan to do.


  2. 2 Posted by Luhmann on 13 Aug, 2016 01:09 PM

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    Similarly, it would be nice to be able to select multiple notes and add/remove keywords from those notes as a batch operation.

  3. 3 Posted by Bill Gross on 15 Nov, 2016 12:09 AM

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    Yes. I just imported a bunch of notes and now have a slew of hashtags that I'd like to en mass move into a sub tag or the like. Anything to make modifying large numbers of hashtags more efficient would be appreciated.

  4. 4 Posted by Chris Messina on 15 Nov, 2016 06:10 AM

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  5. 5 Posted by JD on 14 Mar, 2017 03:36 PM

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  6. 6 Posted by JD on 16 Mar, 2017 10:53 AM

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    Yes, Evernote allows changing all tags in all notes by navigating to the tag itself, and simply editing it there. Takes a few seconds.

  7. 7 Posted by Guilherme Zagat... on 21 Mar, 2017 01:40 PM

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    It can be a real pain to rename or reorganize a bunch of notes with the same tags.

  8. 8 Posted by Floris on 21 Mar, 2017 02:05 PM

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    Well, good news!
    The 1.1 release that went live just today has the possibility to rename tags in the sidebar, and to drag-drop one or more notes onto a tag in the sidebar to assign tags to them.

  9. 9 Posted by Guilherme Zagat... on 21 Mar, 2017 02:39 PM

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    Floris, that's great. I've just tested it and it works well! Thanks for
    that release!!!

    The drag and drop functionality doesn't seem to work on my Iphone just on
    the Mac. Is that correct? Or is there something I'm not getting.

    When I delete a tag, it deletes empty spaces in the line. But if the line
    becomes blank, it doesn't delete the line. It would be good if it could do

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 22 Mar, 2017 10:39 AM

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    @Guilherme I can confirm drag and drop on tags works on Mac only.
    Deleting an empty line after removing the tags is possible, but I think we do that only if the last line of the document. The idea is to modify the note appearance the less possible.

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