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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 1.3.2

Bear now goes to X! iPhone X, that is. Keep crafting your notes and prose on Apple’s new face-recognizing, animoji-fying, selfie-elevating device.

Visit the Bear Blog for tips, news, and other goodies we’re working on: blog.bear-writer.com

Customer Reviews

SO glad I found this app!!

Oh my gosh- coming from the apple notes app, this is like a dream come true. I was getting so frustrated with the apple notes app once portions of my notes just started DISSAPEARING- yes, that’s right- paragraphs and paragraphs of text just started not being there. So frustrating!! So I went on google to research best notes app for ipad/iPhone and came across Bear- it’s FANTASTIC!!! The hashtag that makes folders? Brilliant. The check mark boxes for to do lists- that I can actually check off and have a strike through go through that to-do line item? Brilliant. I LOVE this app. So glad the other one started losing my data so I could find something WAY better- the Bear app. Everyone should use this it’s awesome. I upgraded to the $15 plan per year which is nothing for what it achieves for me with the cross syncing with my devices- I’m constantly switching between my pad and phone so that’s a must for me. Thank you guys you really thought about things intuitively for your users. You guys rocks.

A Beautiful Notes App - One Request

I’ve tried just about every popular notes app to ever grace the App Store, and Bear is my current favorite. It’s become my go-to for all notes, PDFs, writing, etc. The incredible themes and typography really sold me on the app. It makes writing and engaging your notes enjoyable - something the Apple Notes app has never achieved.

My only issue with the app is that notes to which you add a number of images are difficult to scroll through. Scrolling up and down on a note which contains a handful of images is very choppy and lags. This seems to be true for only the mobile version of the app. The desktop version of the app works very smoothly. If this choppy issue would be addressed, I would provide five stars.

Other than that, I think this is the best notes app for the iOS/MacOS ecosystem.

Great job, one problem

Great job you guys! I love this app. I like to write fictional stories. I use this app for short and very very long notes about ideas I have for stories, characters, etc. There's just two things I'd like different:
1) It would be great if you would put the collapse keyboard button back on the toolbar above the keyboard. I loved that thing because I could collapse the keyboard without scrolling, so I could read exactly what I'd just written.
2) I'd like there to be an setting to change the margin width. I like to fit a few more words on a line without making my text tiny.
Thank you, I love this app. And if you make those two changes and it would be even better!

Bear
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.2
  • Size: 32.7 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