By Shiny Frog

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 32.68 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 1,965 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Bear App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 1,965 App Reviews

Bear App Details

Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes, prose, code and now sketches! KEEP CONTROL Link notes to each other to build a body of work. Use hashtags to organize for the way you think. And yet, all notes are stored in plain, portable text. WRITE YOUR WAY Bear is perfect for everything from quick notes, to code snippets, to in-depth essays. A focus mode helps you concentrate, and advanced Markdown and other markup options are an online writer's best friend. Full in-line image support brings your writing to life, and keep yourself on task by adding todos to individual notes. EDITING TOOLS AND EXPORTS - Requires a Bear Pro in-app subscription. Learn more below. Bear's simple tools take the effort out of writing, whether you need to hit specific word counts and reading times, or you need to convert your writing into PDF and Word docs. With Bear's custom markup shortcuts, you can add style and links with just a tap or keystroke. USE IT EVERYWHERE - Requires a Bear Pro in-app subscription. Learn more below. Bear works on your devices, so you can write wherever inspiration strikes. Use todos to stay on task across every device. SEARCH ALL THE THINGS Bear can instantly search all your notes, but it can also focus on specific things with Search Triggers. Use @task to find all your todos, @tagged “ideas” to find your notes that are waiting to blossom, or @files to find all notes with attachments. BEAR FEATURES AT A GLANCE • Rich previews while writing so you see prose, not code • In-line support for images and photos • Advanced Markup Editor that supports and highlights over 20 programming languages • Use Cross-Note Links to build a body of work, quickly reference other notes, and more • Quickly add todos to individual notes to keep yourself on task • Multiple export options including HTML, PDF, DOCX, MD, JPG, and more • Smart Data Recognition of elements like links, emails, addresses, colors, and more to come • Grab images, text, files and clip web pages with Bear’s iOS App extension • Support for Apple Pencil and hand sketching • Hashtags to quickly find and organize notes however you like • One-tap formatting on iPhone and iPad with a custom shortcut bar • Focus Mode hides notes and other options when it matters • All your notes are stored in plain text for the ultimate portability • Effortless, secure, and private multi-device sync via iCloud • Custom app icons to match Pro themes • Regular updates to keep you and your writing current ------- Also available from Bear: Bear Pro - Sync and more • Sync notes between all your devices • Advanced export to PDF, HTML, DOCX, JPG • Eight gorgeous app themes to get just the right writing environment, with more themes on the way • Keep the Bear updates coming $1.49 monthly, $14.99 annually ------- Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You will not be able to cancel the subscription once activated. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial peri​od, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. ------- We'd love to answer your questions or just hear what you think about Bear. Find us online at: ( Twitter: @BearNotesApp Our forum: --- Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:


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Bear App Reviews

  • Potential?

    By BAR112
    Updated review: Developer was kind enough to respond to my desperate requests for how to use Bear (will again update review after I actually learn its capabilities). So far, Bear is a useful app for my blogs, keeping all of them in one location, with a handy auto-save feature. More to discover...

    By Xizi.Liu
    Bear is better in EVERY WAY
  • I had to pause my note-taking to write this review

    By yongphelan
    Ok. Here’s my story. I write a lot of content on my commute and at home. I used whatever app was easily accessible so I could quickly jot down my ideas before I forgot and build more content later. I’ve used the iOS notes app, google docs, trello and Evernote(briefly). Each of these products solved a particular pain point for me and as you can imagine I had content all over the place. Then in an attempt to organize all this information I found Bear on the App Store. I had never heard of the app before. So I tried it out. Let’s just say I’m not regretting this. Bear is simple and elegant. Quick for jotting down ideas as the pop into your head, yet powerful for building on these ideas with more content. I love that I can quickly create a directory structure just by tagging my notes. And formatting your content is easy. I bought the yearly subscription after writing my first note. Didn’t even read what the yearly subscription offered. I was sold, and it had a good price point. I love the simplicity of the app (please Bear never make this more complicated) and look forward to seeing what else Bear offers
  • Sounds like a great app.

    By C.B.34
    I downloaded this app and thought it would be perfect for what I want it to do. However, what is not mentioned is the fact that if you want to upgrade to the “pro” version you dont just pay for the upgrade, something I am more than willing to do for great software, but you have to subscribe by the month or the year. NO,NO,NO! If your app is useful and well designed, ask for a realistic price for the upgrade! As it is, your software no longer resides on my iPad. I hope others will also take a stand against this ridiculous “rent an app” model.
  • Bear beats all else

    By lgh007
    The title says it all; best purchase in awhile 👍🏽
  • Very nice.. not worth the subscription

    By Xamdam_us
    While I like this app after trying it out I’m not interested in another subscription to get all the features. Sorry developers I’m disappointed with all the nickel and dimming for what should be a one time fee.
  • Bear is the best

    By Kidtachyon
    I’ve used Evernote, OneNote, and Apple Notes. Bear beats them all. It’s been rock solid for me on iOS and on the Mac.
  • Never even realized a writing app could be this good!

    By DrWypeout
    Couldn’t be more impressed with how seamless and well thought out the experience is. Only recommendations would be a way to export a body of interlinked notes, or a way to easily order notes if that’s not an option, so that a collection of related notes can be easily exported in order.
  • The way headings are made need to change

    By regrh
    It is so annoying and frustrating that when I select heading another window appears and with three options for headings, first i have to wait for the heading window to appear and then select the heading for text, i think that is inefficient, especially when you want to work fast, i wish this could be made shorter. I think the headings would be much more useful if they are placed in the scrollable bar with styling and other note taking utilities. Otherwise it is a clean app with great features.
  • I could kiss the developers of this app, if I could <3

    By monstak
    I spend all day writing ideas for games like characters, places or stories and when I'm not at home this app allows me to write my ideas the way I want to do it (for now). the app has a clean and simple interface, it has MANY options and is also intuitive. Even though it is very good, it is not perfect. I think that it lacks the ability to edit the size and position of the images that are imported and the drawings that are made in the application. It has not been a problem for me, but I see it as a necessary function, for example: to illustrate an idea that I am writing in a single space (and not with the huge image above or below the paragraph). Anyway, I will give it 5 stars because the app fulfills in a great way its purpose and I have not noticed any kind of problem related to the app.