The core idea behind this feature request is to make searching through notebooks and notes more intuitive and natural flowing with the current ui. It’s also meant to allow for expansion of its current functionality.
Move Search to a drop-down above Notebooks section in Sidebar. This would allow search to be hidden and shown on the fly and would make sense with the rest of the information in the Sidebar. Users will be likely to search through their Notebooks, Notes, and Tags, and it would clean up the current Toolbar a bit.
The sidebar would then display only relevant matches until the user clears out the search parameters.
Expand upon this with advanced search features later on, such as Find and Replace, limited Search History, and even possibly allow for marking specific notes for editing during the current session.
I believe that these changes would improve the user experience and could help new users organically learn how to use such a useful feature. Thanks for reading.