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)
The only content that will not be included in search is supporting content.
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
logo. So keep in mind, if your search query has multiple words like "primary logo color", Lingo is interpreting that as
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.
Each keyword you type will be matched to asset names, notes, and tags.
💡 Tip: Use the "/" key as a shortcut for opening search
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:
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:
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.
When combining different filters, Lingo uses the AND operator e.g.
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
You can enter specific file types as well, such as:
Search in a specific kit
The values for the
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
You can enter a specific date in the
Keep in mind, you only really need to type in the filters prefix and colon (e.g.
kit:). Lingo helps you do the rest!