In the spellcheck era, us users often times aren’t the best at spelling. I’ve noticed on the iOS app that only exact string matches are returned (similar to how a ctrl+f search works on websites).
It’d be nice if the search would return close matches. For example (and I would never lol), if I searched “swalow” it would be nice if “swallow” records were returned.
I want to note that I do see some similar requests relating to supporting “exact matches only” on the web app, so I’m assuming there will be some debate about this one. I think supporting ‘search for exact matches with quotations’ could possibly help with that. https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/implement-exact-matches-in-header-search/8606