By Shiny Frog Ltd.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.5.5
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 35.08 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4.5/5 ( 2,872 App Reviews)
  • Price:
Bear App Ratings: 4.5
Based on 2,872 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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App Reviews

  • The Best & Most Affordable

    By Runner5 + Pet
    While it does slow down after I write 5600 characters, I also had about 5 candid photos straight off my iphone 6. The free version has been all I needed this app is so jam packed with features. However white screens hurt my eyes after writing for a while. I wish I could buy themes individually instead of buying a subscription. Other than that it’s a great app!
  • Nice design and good product development

    By sheikhimran01
    Love it
  • Cannot save web content

    By Shadowlands1820
    Was five star, now three, after using (happily) for some time. Cannot save web content. That was a must have for me. Considering going completely back to Evernote - every web content I cannot save to Bear, Evernote has no issue with. Developer responsive to my query - did not provide help or if they would fix it.
  • Love It! Is it for non-Apple phones too?

    By Grumpkid
    On my iPad-where I type out this review-I own the app and use it pretty much all day, everyday! It so useful, and the mechanics are so well done; however, I have a bit of a gripe. Maybe about a some two weeks ago, I downloaded this app for my phone. (The phone isn't an Apple device.) The phone version was very glitchy and seemed to have adds. The normal one on my iPad doesn't, so I wondered why this could be. So, a few days pass after deleting, it and I wanted to see if my phone or the app fixed itself in the time I was gone. To do that, I went back to the PlayStore on my phone, looked it up, and didn't see it. Every couple of days, I would check time and time again, and it stayed that way. Just nowhere. I don't know if it was a bootleg, but no matter the case, please release this on phones! I know the format is smaller, but this is only so I could reedit while I'm on the go.
  • Love love love. But need locked notes!

    By Chickie Newb
    I love this app. I have transitioned completely away from Apple Notes & One notes. I was using the two for different purposes, journaling, classes & lesson notes in One Note. Small references, things I need to remember, recommendations from friends in Apple Notes, recipes & such things. Bear has made its so much easier. I started BearPro right away. The sync on all my Apple devices is fabulous. Creating folders so easily with a hashtag & allowing that hashtag to have a subcategory is even better. I’m sure I haven’t unlocked the full potential. I’m going to be giving Bear $14.99 a year forever. I can’t wait for the locked notes! It’ll be grey for my journal entries, present ideas & such. I read that they are looking to release locked notes in 1.6. I am so excited for that! I will update this to 5 stars once Locked notes roll out!
  • Replaced Evernote and improved my life

    By angrycheese
    I’d been thinking about trying Bear for a long time. I was getting tired of Evernote, the privacy issues. The constant nagging to upgrade (again). Features I didn’t care about like marketplace and work chat. Formatting of code snippets (probably half my notes) was awful. Etc etc. And I still kept hearing about Bear. I finally gave it a whirl, I figured I would try it for a week. I imported everything from Evernote and figured in the worst case I would just copy back whatever new notes I added. Two days later, I deleted Evernote and canceled my subscription. Bye Felicia. Bear is so much more lightweight, better searching, and isn’t bothering me with features I don’t need. Sync is fast (and secure) with iCloud which lends additional peace of mind that they aren’t rifling through my notes (cough Evernote). The markdown formatting is awesome. Syntax highlighting for code snippets was actually my “forget Evernote” moment. And the tagging system makes so much sense and has solved a lot of organizational problems I had with Evernote, eg I can apply multiple tags instead of being forced to pick one folder. If you are reading this and on the fence about breaking up with Evernote, this switch was massively better, both in my work flow and for personal notes. Just do it.
  • Not quite there

    By Just another IT guy
    It looks really nice. I like the layout, fonts, style. It might work well for creating new content, but trying to copy and paste text into it was a terrible experience that ultimately I could not get working. It kept trying to turn my text into a checklist with everything marked with strike through. For an app that’s meant for all my notes, I should be able to do something as simple as pasting in text without having to spend a bunch of time reformatting it to get back to plain text again.
  • Almost 5, but missing important feature

    By manaej
    This is a great app. I extensively use the Apple Notes and started testing this and I really like it and I would have given it a perfect 5 except for 1 important missing feature.....Lockable Notes. Especially with the $1.49/month Pro Price. The Apple Notes gives you the ability to protect and lock Notes with passwords. If this feature was available in Bear with ability to password protect Notes and Entire Tags this app would be perfect. I unfortunately will probably have to cancel my pro subscription since this does not have that feature. Great app otherwise for serious and power note users.
  • Best Writing App

    By BurritoRojo
    As a writer, I have tried a variety of writing apps. Bear is by far the most robust and yet simple to use writing app out there. The $14.99 yearly subscription is a great deal for the advanced features!
  • Right to left languages problems

    By hello2.1
    This app is great, but It has a problem with right to left languages which make it unusable for those who write from right to left! Please fix this flaw.