Recent transfer from Evernote to Joplin; some questions

Hi @booksherpa, welcome to the forum.

Recent searches and sorting results

Since you're using inline tags, check out the Inline Tag Navigator plugin.

Related plugins like the Note Overview plugin, the Favorites plugin, and the Embed Search plugin should also meet some, if not all of your search needs.

Said features, workarounds, and other tips have also been discussed in the Search integration on Joplin thread if you're interested.

Note count after searching

Check out the VS-Code Style Note Search plugin, which returns both result and note count (X results in Y notes) among many other features.

Nested tags

Here's the current state of nested tags in Joplin: