1. posts
  2.  → Bear
  3.  → reviews

Bear

A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

4.0/5
About

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.

8 Reviews
 +17 reviews
  • Justin DeardorffHunter/Gatherer of Ideas
    Pros: 

    Clean interface, markdown editor, link to other notes, unique hashtag categorization system, one of the few note apps that doesn't need clou

    Cons: 

    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.

  • roaderfulSoftware engineer & Future founder
    Pros: 

    Looks beautiful, base version free with premium features

    Cons: 

    only on App store

    Can't really say much because I'm Windows/Android guy, only that it looks great and PLEASE make it for more platforms, may I suggest a PWA or electron app

    roaderful has never used this product.
  • Scot KruegerFounder of Krutech.com
    Pros: 

    Clean and simple, ability to tag notes, markdown capability

    Cons: 

    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.
  • Claudio MendesWorks at Move.
    Pros: 

    Great both user experience and interface. Fast learning shortcuts makes working on Bear easy and smooth with no distractions.

    Cons: 

    None so far.

    The beautifully crafted interface shapes the fantastic user experience that allows you to be pruductive and concentrated while looking at an eye-pleasing design.

    The search tool works like a charm and it helps you to easily organize your articles and references.

    Claudio Mendes has used this product for one year.
  • Doru Catanago big or go home
    Pros: 

    bear is the shit. awesome app.

    Cons: 

    none

    been using it on my ipad for a while now. it's just great. i like the simplicity.

    Doru Catana has used this product for one year.
  • Pros: 

    good

    Cons: 

    only on mac, ipod and iphone

    so what??

    Hamed Zurat Bin Hashem has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Clean interface, really fast sync, right amount of features

    Cons: 

    iOS app/extension works wonky when trying to add multiple pictures to a note (order is incorrect, some pictures need minutes to appear)

    I love it =)

  • Alexander SulimSenior backend engineer, GoHiring
    Pros: 

    Simple to use and clean interface, Markdown support, beautiful import to PDF.

    Cons: 

    I'm eagerly waiting for an Android app.

    Bear is my note taking app for around a year now. I'm very happy with everything and finally stopped looking for another app of this kind :)

    Alexander Sulim has used this product for one year.