Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. It works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so you can write wherever inspiration strikes.
Clean interface, markdown editor, link to other notes, unique hashtag categorization system, one of the few note apps that doesn't need clouCons:
note linking process is a little clunky, can't customize or pin favorites in tag folder order
I searched high and low for a replacement to the Mac OS default Notes app, which is incredibly limited in functionality and insufficient for my needs. I had one twist - I needed to find a note taking app for Mac that did not sync or store notes in the cloud. Bear does just that and it happens to be great. I really enjoy the hashtag categorization system and ability to have multiple tags on a note. It's a twist on Evernote style tags, but with a lighter-weight style of notebook organization and management.
Clean and simple, ability to tag notes, markdown capabilityCons:
Lists with checkbox on my iPhone show up in markdown on my mac. The checkboxes are not there. I find this annoying.
Overall I love Bear. It is beautifully designed. I love the simple interface and the ability to tag notes is amazing. It makes searching for old notes so much easier. This is better than Apple Notes and I love it so much more than Evernote.Scot Krueger has used this product for one year.