By Shiny Frog

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 32.90 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,326 Ratings


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:



  • Rwar

    By LetMyForbynGo
    I appreciate the dark modes especially, plus the modifiable app icon. Overall, it’s fantastic and just what I want, but there are a couple of options which could make it perfect. I don’t use it to write code so much as prose, so the header formats and *s instead of showing bold text as bold gets really cluttered. I would like to replace Apple Noted with Bear, but until it has a clean WYSIWYG mode, and also support for tables, I’ll have to keep some things in each.
  • Best Dang Note App Ever Made!!!!!

    By hopelessopusKk
    Download this app now, you need it! Then come back and write a review that will actually help someone, unlike me. Thank you thank you thank you Bear!!!!! Perfect for when you wake up a 2 in the morning after a dream you need to write down, but always seem to lose the thousands of pens you stash in the folds of your bed. Yup. Lifesaver. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Top Notch

    By John Castle, Author
    As a professional writer and digital news curator, Bear is my “staging area” for all my story notes before Ulysses takes over. But its beautiful simplicity on top of Markdown horsepower makes it just as smart for grocery lists, errand running and project planning. Whether your notation needs are personal or professional, nothing beats the Bear.
  • Better than Evernote; better than Apple Notes

    By Mark Burris
    Every day, it seems, I migrate notes from the two previous platforms I used to keep up with my journals, notebooks and “keep this” items. Bear is great to work with and in, and the sync feature performs better than almost anything I’ve ever come across. Easy to insert photos, and the tag feature is fine. I’d love to be able to embed videos. I’d suggest other improvements, but they’re probably already there; I just need to find them.
  • I like it.

    By Life in Truth
    It doesn’t seem to synchronize very quickly to my watch, but I love this app.
  • Subscriptions are evil

    By Motsumi
    Seems like a decent app. But I'm not paying every month to use services that come at no extra charge for other apps. Apple notes could add tagging and then this app wouldn't offer anything different.
  • Great app.

    By jjdaley
    I’ve been through dozens and dozens of notes apps. Bear is the best of the best. Deep feature set, highly useable, beautiful interface and great themes (black background on iPhone X looks amazing) and rock solid performance. I use it everyday across mobile and desktop, big screens and small. Highly recommended.
  • Perfect for quick notes

    By mr54092
    I normally don’t write reviews, but I literally rely on this app everyday so I thought it deserved some recognition. This is perfect for reminders, brainstorming, making lists, or any kind of note taking. It is a beautiful and simple app, I would not change a single thing about it. My memory is not great, so every time I have an idea, get an inspirational quote, or need to remind myself of something, I can conveniently jot it down in this app. It is much more convenient than carrying around a notepad or scheduling journal.
  • One Suggestion.

    By Brian . Waffles
    The app on my end seems literally bug free. I do have one suggestion though. I’m a song write and I also jot a lot of ideas do for other things. Could you please the ability to have folders? I would love that.
  • Solid Execution—and Thoughtful!

    By mercantilever
    This is the Notes app you’ve been looking for. A program I actually look forward to using every day. Thanks, y’all!