Why use filters in Curiosity?

Filters let you narrow down your search results.

How to use filters in the Command Bar

To use filters in the Command Bar:
Start typing the name of the filter, e.g. PDF
If your filter isn't the first result, scroll down to it using the arrow keys
Hit Tab or click on the filter in the dropdown: The filter should appear at the begging of your search
Type your search and hit Enter

Your results will be filtered accordingly.

Notes:
To use filters via keywords, type the keyword in the beginning of your search.
If you type filters into the search bar, you have to type them before you type your search.
If you use more than one filter, you will get results where all filters apply (AND).
You can combine alternative filters to get results where any of the filters applies using the dropdowns in the main app (OR).

How to use filters in the File Browser

You can also use filters in the File Browser to filter your results after you've searched for something.

To use filters in the File Browser:
Do a search in the File Browser.
Filters will appear under the search bar (if available).
Click the filter and check the boxes to indicate which types of results you want.

Your results will be filtered, and the filters you selected will show checkboxes to indicate they're active.

Notes
Filters will only appear after you've done a search.
If you type filters into the search bar, you have to type them before you type your search.
You can combine several filters and types from each filter.
Remove filters by clicking on them and removing the check from the checkbox, or by performing a new search.
You won't always see all filters because Curiosity only shows filters that make sense for your search.




Which filters are available in Curiosity

Curiosity offers lots and lots of filters. Below is a selection of common ones.

Filters by result types

Use these filters to get results of a specific result type. Note that filters will only be recognized if they are the first things in the search bar (not after search terms).

KeywordsFilter byExamplesHotkey
Gmail etc.Data source
clipboardClipboardResults from your clipboard<
contact, personContacts (from email)Robert Looper@
company, orgOrganization (from email)Acme Corp%
folderFolders/
fileFiles?
emailEmails!
messageMessagesSlack, MS Teams#
channelChannel in a messenger appSlack, MS Teams
calendar, eventCalendar events
linkURL links, e.g. from browser historyhttps://curiosity.ai


Filters by file types

Use these filters to get results of a specific file type.

KeywordsFilter byExamples
doc , wordWord-style documentsdocx, Google Docs
ppt, slideSlide-style documentspptx, Google Slides
xls, sheetSpreadsheet-style documentsxlsx, Google Sheets
pdfPDF-style documentspdf, eps
image, photoImage filespng, jpeg, gif
video, movieVideo filesmp4, mov
audioAudio filesmp3, aif
web page, webpageSaved web pages, e.g. from RSS feedsHTML


Filters by time

Use these filters to get results of a specific period of time.

Filter typeExamples
Date rangeJuly 4, 2021, Aug 2012
Descriptive nameYesterday, This week, Last month
Approximate date rangeBefore July, From 2020-2021, After 2014
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