Saved Searches and filtering (negative searches) would make the
application way more powerful.
Now the default lists for notes are just Notes and Trash. If we
could save searches, you could provide users with some defaults
like Untagged, With Images, etc. to showcase advanced search.
Filtering (for instance by using the exclamation mark or minus
before the search term) would make the syntax easier to remember.
Now you need to have @tagged and @untagged, but you have @done and
Some examples how all this would be useful:
Tagged With Images: @tagged @images
Untagged With Files: -@tagged @files
Done Tasks: @done
Memorable Quotes: #quotes
Memorable Quotes from Movies: #quotes #movies
Memorable Quotes except Movies: #quotes
You could keep @untagged and @todo for backwards compatibility
but you get the point.
+1 to the above. I definitely want to see Bear stay focused and stick to features that enhance the existing experience vs adding tons of new features. Saving searches and generally improving filtering fits the bill in my mind. Given I am importing a substantial number of notes, and filtering to the right set rapidly is one of the few things I currently struggle with, Saved Searches is my #1 request.
The lack of saved/pinned searches is the single thing that keeps me from switching from Evernote.
While I very much like the minimalist tags-only organisational philosophy (and am happy to use tags to, e.g., simulate folders), navigation using only the list of single tags or the search box becomes cumbersome when you have a large number of notes and tags. I'm just not going to type in long combinations of tags every time.
Just a promise of this feature appearing on the horizon would make me switch.
Kind of a hacky workaround in the meantime, but you could use TextExpander (if you have the it) to create snippets containing your saved search, then just type the shortcut you created into the Bear search field.