iOS Mail lets you search your messages, and most folks know that. What many of us didn’t know until Aaron’s comment in Sunday’s Mac Geek Gab 616 was that iOS responds differently to certain key words.
If, for example, you type “yesterday” into Mail’s search field, it offers to “tokenize” that and make it a condition of the search, limiting to things dated, well, yesterday. Once you tokenize a term, you can add another. We’ve all experienced tokenizing someone’s name or an email subject, but the list is much bigger than that:
- Today, Yesterday
- Last day, last week, last month, last year
- A specific month (“July 2016”)
- A specific year (“2015”)
As Aaron pointed out in the show, it would be nice to be able to save these searches we’re building as Smart Folders, but that doesn’t exist… yet!
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