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.
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.
Looks beautiful, base version free with premium featuresCons:
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 appDani has never used this product.
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.
Remarkable interface, concise organization logic, markdown compatibility,Cons:
Data may be lost
At one point data has magically disappeared: some amount of notes, poetry, ideas have gone. Backup files didn't work. Customer support didn't care. Taking care of plain text data shoulnd't be that difficult in the 21st century. :(Onur Ozgur Chucker has used this product for one year.
Markdown made easy, and portableCons:
Great color schemes, great integration with iPhone / Siri / Mac, great use of Markdown, but umm where are tables? The ability to create a spreadsheet would make this tool stellar ...Stewart Alexander has used this product for one year.
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.
bear is the shit. awesome app.Cons:
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.
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.
only on mac, ipod and iphone
so what??Hamed Zurat Bin Hashem has used this product for one day.
Alternative to Evernote is much-needed.Cons:
Not available on Windows.
It's a shame it isn't available for Windows, because I have read/heard/seen wonderful things about this software.Devil Grin has never used this product.
Clean interface, really fast sync, right amount of featuresCons:
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 =)
Fast! Clean, beautiful. I love the easy, nested tagging.Cons:
No collaboration. I don't like how it pastes links. I wish it did OCR.
I love Bear. I use it on all of my devices. It's so much faster than Evernote, which I moved from.Peter Cuce has used this product for one year.