Apologies if there's a duplicate here - not being able to find it is related to
We've been in Phabricator for ~2 years for our team and get live updates weekly, and we're very happy with the entire product (using most / all features), with exception to search. Since this is causing us a lot of day-to-day problems (lots of duplicate tasks filed because it's so hard to find existing tasks, for example), I figured I'd communicate some of our use cases that today aren't being fulfilled.
- by default, all search terms should be AND'ed instead of OR'ed - virtually every search containing more than one word is intended to match both words (this has been true for most searches from everyone on our team). Right now, the more words we add, the more likely the results are useless to us.
- exact match within body of task via quotes, e.g. looking for task related to email spec, using exact text of email in quotes, a la Gmail
- [nice to have] gmail-style searches, e.g. "to:<name>" to find all tasks assigned to a given person, or "from:<name>" for tasks someone assigns. "subject:<text>" to find a particular subject, etc.