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A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose


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

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


    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

    Looks beautiful, base version free with premium features


    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

    Clean and simple, ability to tag notes, markdown capability


    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.

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


    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

    bear is the shit. awesome app.



    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: 



    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


    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

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


    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.