Cannot search plain text or markdown

I’m new to DEVONthink To Go and while testing out the search capabilities, I noticed that I am unable to search the conrents of items saved as plain text or markdown.

If I create an item and save it as Plain text, Markdown, Formatted note, and Rich text - only the formatted note and rich text appear to be searchable.

Is this normal behavior?



What version of DTTG2 and iOS are you using?

Is this consistently reproducible?

Version 2.2.1 (16169)
iPad iOS 10.3.3 (14G60)

It is consistently reproducible. My brother also just started using DTTG2 and he’s experiencing the same issue using the same version and iOS.

Thanks. I reproduced it and am filing an issue.

This issue is fixed in the next major release (but requires reindexing of the database).

I stumbled across this post and think it is the same bevavior I recognize at the moment with DT3.

I’m trying to get a workaround for backlinks in Markdown and trying to use the search to get the md-document and it’s related links. But within DT3 I only could search in rendered text.

I can assure you it’s not the same behavior, as this is the DEVONthink to Go forum. I’d suggest creating a new post in the DEVONthink macOS forum describing the behavior you are experiencing with DEVONthink 3.

You are right :slight_smile: I’m switching over.

Mhm, I tried DTTG to check, if I’m doing something wrong and even DTTG wont find files with the search term in plaintext if it is not rendered. Can anybody confirm this?