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Bear - beautiful writing app for notes and prose

By Shiny Frog di Matteo Rattotti e C. S.N.C.

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Description

Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.

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
• 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 in portability
• Effortless, secure, and private multi-device sync via iCloud
• Regular updates to keep you and your writing current

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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

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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 period, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription.

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We'd love to answer your questions or just hear what you think about Bear. Find us online at:

bear@shinyfrog.net (mailto:bear@shinyfrog.net)
Twitter: @BearNotesApp
Our forum: http://help.shinyfrog.net/discussions/bear

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What's New in Version 1.0.6

• Child tags should now display correctly inside the sidebar
• All the app themes now have better colors contrast
• Docx export now has styles for the whole document
• Removed background color from pdf export
• UI will now restore more reliable from launch to launch
• Corrected popup labels alignment for Chinese and Japanese languages
• Various bug and crash fixes

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Customer Reviews

Feature I need

Can you allow us to freely change note’s order. Really need that for prioritization.

Thank you for your work.

Overall Nice, but YMMV

Update for the current version:

I became a paying customer for sync, month to month -- hoping to see some usability improvements.

Previous and still relevant review:

1. the markdown code is very noisy when mixed with the rendered text (they think they have a fix but aren't interested right now)
2. stores everything in a database instead of flat files
3. tagging for directories is better than nothing
4. default theme is very nice, don't really need the others
5. price is reasonable if you want syncing
6. pdf preview via printing is very nice looking
7. could use tabs or a way to rotate through files via keyboard (cmd-1, ..., please)

Typora still looks like a better solution if they ever offer side bar nav integration.

i would love to suggest important feature missing

in orginal mac notes from apple, you can send any texts from any book you read on iBook. I would love ot see bear pro have this feature. please add it it is very impotrat feature

Bear - beautiful writing app for notes and prose
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.6
  • Size: 5.5 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Bear Pro$1.49
  2. Bear Pro$14.99