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Bear

By Shiny Frog

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.

Description

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

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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 peri​od, 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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Privacy Policy: http://www.bear-writer.com/privacy/
Terms of Service: http://www.bear-writer.com/terms/

What's New in Version 1.4

Welcome to Bear 1.4 for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch! Visit the Bear Notes & Prose Blog for more information, tips, and news:
blog.bear-writer.com

**Introducing Autocomplete for Tags, Notes, and Code!**

We are _delighted_ to release Autocomplete, but we didn’t stop at #tags—it’s for notes and code, too!

* Start typing a #tag, and Bear will suggest existing tag names.
* Many popular tags now have icons in the Bear Sidebar so they are more identifiable!
* Link other notes or build a wiki by typing double brackets: [[ and then the name of a note. Bear will suggest notes for you to instantly link.
* Start a code block, and Bear now autocompletes commands from over 20 programming languages.

**Bear 1.4 for Apple Watch**

* Use 3D Touch on supported devices to delete notes when viewing a note or the Notes List.
* Scribble on notes by force pressing on them or the New Note button.
* Add todos by force pressing on a note.

**A couple final goodies in Bear 1.4**

* Two new themes for Bear Pro customers: DuoTone Light and Snow.
* A third new Bear Pro theme: Dieci (it means ‘ten’ in Italian!). Designed for iPhone X, Dieci uses the true black of the amazing new OLED screen for a gorgeous writing experience and battery life improvements!
* Bear now remembers the custom keyboard you use with each note.

Customer Reviews

I had to pause my note-taking to write this review

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

I could kiss the developers of this app, if I could <3

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.

Best Notes App Ever

This app is the one. It's the best budget note-taking app on the App Store, hands down! It's got the Markdown formatting, it's got tags to organize your notes, it's got a clean and simple interface, it's got the bullet point and numbered lists, *cough cough* it integrates photos, hyperlinks, doodles, it's got checklists and A FUNCTIONING INDENT BUTTON. Also, it has these awesome arrow keys that let you quickly jump between lines in your notes. Don't even bother with any other notes app. Use this one free or with the paid subscription (which you really don't need!)

And for those of you who are wondering, YES it works without an internet connection. You're welcome. Now download the app.

Bear
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers iMessage App for iOS
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 34.3 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

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