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Searching your Lingo space
Searching your Lingo space

Search is a powerful way to find content in your space. This article breaks down how search works and goes over some tips & tricks.

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Written by Edward Boatman
Updated over a week ago

Content you can search for


You can search for almost any content you've added to your kits in Lingo including:

  • Assets of any type (fonts, images, colors, etc)

  • Code snippets

  • Notes

  • Guides

The only content that will not be included in search is supporting content.

Jump to

Search will also find kits, sections, and headings that match your query as "Jump to" results. Start typing the name of a kit, section, or heading and you should see suggestions appear. To see all of the results, press enter then click the "jump to" tab.

How to search

When you search for content in Lingo, any words you type into the search bar are considered "keywords". Lingo combines your keywords with an AND operator. This means that if you search for something like "primary logo", Lingo will try to find content that matches both primary AND logo. So keep in mind, if your search query has multiple words like "primary logo color", Lingo is interpreting that as primary AND logo AND color.

The keywords in your search query are compared with all metadata for each asset including names, notes, and tags. You don’t need to search for a name or tag specifically, both are searched automatically. This also means that when adding tags to your assets, you don’t need to add asset names (or parts of names) as tags to make them searchable.

The full text of inline notes, guides, and code snippets will also be searched. And keep in mind, it's not currently possible to perform an "OR" search with multiple keywords.

To summarize

Each keyword you type will be matched to asset names, notes, and tags.

💡 Tip: Use the "/" key as a shortcut for opening search

Search Filters

These are filters you can type in when searching to quickly narrow your search before submitting it. You can add a single filter, or combine multiple for more precision. Here's an example of what a search filter looks like: type:Images.

How They Work

Adding filters to your search is the same as adding filters when you're looking at the search results. The difference here is if you have a pretty clear idea of what you're searching for then you can add a filter and type in your keywords to narrow down your search results on the fly. Think of them like shortcuts!

The most important piece of a search filter is the prefix and the colon that comes after it (e.g. type:). Once you enter that in the search bar, Lingo will show you a list of all the values (e.g. Images, Documents, Videos) you can use for that filter. Here's an example:

GIF of Lingo's search feature being used. Filters are being typed into the search bar to see a list of filter values.

Combining Multiple

When you use multiple filters, Lingo combines them with either the AND or OR operators. Whether the AND or OR operator is used depends on the filters you're combining:

  • When combining the same filter multiple times, Lingo uses the OR operator e.g. type:Images OR type:Documents

  • When combining different filters, Lingo uses the AND operator e.g. type:Images AND orientation:Square

All Filters

There's plenty more filters than just the ones used in the examples above. Here's a list of the all filters and their values:






Search for specific types of assets








type:Sketch Assets

You can enter specific file types as well, such as:





Search in a specific kit

The values for the kit: filter are based on the kits in your space

When you use this filter you'll see a list of all the kits in your space that you can choose from


Search for assets by orientation




Nothing special here!



Search a date or time frame


before:This Week

before:This Month

after:Last 7 Days

after:Last 30 Days

You can enter a specific date in the MM/DD/YY format. For example:


Keep in mind, you only really need to type in the filters prefix and colon (e.g. kit:). Lingo helps you do the rest!

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