Fuzzy matching stopped working

Steps to reproduce

Try to go to a bookmark by typing the first letter of each word in the bookmark

Expected result

That the bookmark would be in the list of results

Actual result

Instead of the expected result, what happened?


Which operating system are you using? Windows 10
Which browser are you using? Chrome (same problem in Edge though)
If you’re using a desktop or mobile app, what’s the version number of Dynalist? NA
Are you using any third-party scripts for Dynalist, e.g. PowerPack? No

Additional information

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Additional comments

Can repro - we’ve recently adjusted the algorithm a couple of times. Will fix.

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Should be deployed. Desktop build will be delayed by a few days.

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While I do slightly miss the fuzzy matching, I notice that search results tend to be more relevant – which is probably the goal you’re going for.

Meanwhile, typing the first 2 or more letters of each word, and adding spaces, may help.

(For example,

finds the intended page, unlike:


P.S. Or use the web app (the above screenshots were from the desktop app on Windows 10), and extra spaces aren’t needed:

Yes - I find I sometimes have to add spaces (annoying), and sometimes don’t…