strange filter criteria for german user interface

Christoph's Avatar


25 Aug, 2013 07:33 PM

I am using the german edition of MentalCase.
Unfortunately there seem to be some strange filter criteria, when using smart stacks.
As you ca see in the attached picture, I am offered the possibility to select the criteria "ist wie" as well as "stimmt überein". In german, both of these terms mean "is equal to". So is there any difference at all?
Furthermore I was wondering, why it is not possible to select negative filter criteria, e.g. "is NOT equal to"?

With kind regards,

Christoph Materne

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by drewmccormack on 26 Aug, 2013 07:08 AM

    drewmccormack's Avatar

    It's a good point. I think we just took that straight over from Apple's wording in their own apps.

    Most of the time 'is like' and 'matches' will behave the same. But 'is like' allows you to use wildcards in the match. So, for example,


    will find the tag 'cars', but the matches operator will not.

    It's really a power user feature, but seems like you are probably a power user ;^)

    Hope that helps.
    Kind regards,

  2. 2 Posted by Christoph Mater... on 29 Aug, 2013 08:00 AM

    Christoph Materne's Avatar


    thanks for the clarification. Filtering with wildcards is very helpful.



  3. drewmccormack closed this discussion on 29 Aug, 2013 08:01 AM.

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