6. Search Bar and Smart Folder

Hi, welcome to episode six. I'm going to show you some tips for finding assets more quickly.

Keyword Search

In the upper right corner is search bar. It is the tool in which you can type any keywords and find what you need instantly.

Search Scope

Click the magnifier icon next to the search bar. Then check or uncheck the search options, such as name, tags, or note, to narrow down the search scope.

Auto-complete & Search History

When you click the search bar, it will show 5 recently searched keywords for your reference. Type anything into the search bar and it would suggest keywords relevant to your input.

Search Tips

Now, if you want to filter out contents you don't need, use "-"(minus) and type the keyword you want to remove. Eagle will then remove contents that include this keyword from the search result.

Let me give you an example. Now we want to search for "illustration" but we don't want anything that's "flat". Then, in the search bar, we can type "illustration", "space", "-(minus)" and then flat.


The funnel icon next to the search bar is the filter, which you can use to narrow down your search results.

Some conditions might be used a lot more often than other ones. In this case, you can rearrange the filter conditions by dragging frequently used ones to the front, and it will be more convenient for future usage.

Smart Folder

With smart folder, you can automatically collect assets into a folder based on the conditions you set. Once you create a smart folder, new images that meet the conditions will also be added to the folder.

All conditions in the filter panel are accessible in the smart folder.
For instance, you can:
  • Set "Color" as the condition, Once you create this smart folder, all images with similar colors will be automatically added to it.
  • Set "Date Imported" as the condition images. You can create smart folders named "images saved yesterday" or "images saved this week".

For more details and tips for using smart folders, you can

click here

to learn more.

This is the end of this episode and I do hope these tips help you find the assets you need more efficiently. In the next episode, which is also the last one of our tutorial, I'm going to talk about things to keep in mind when you export assets in Eagle to your computer. 

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