By Shiny Frog Ltd.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.6.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 36.98 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Android, iOS 9.0
Score: 4.5
From 3,118 Ratings


Bear is a focused, flexible writing app used by everyone from bloggers and web developers to aspiring authors and students! It has quick organization, editing tools, and export options to help you write quickly and share anywhere. 2017 Apple Design Award App Store App of the Year 2016 “My journaling app of choice is Bear” - Kit Eaton, New York Times *WRITE YOUR WAY* with flexible yet simple tools Bear is used by bloggers, book authors, lawyers, students, teachers, cooks, startups, travelers, families, and so many more! - Tools stay out of your way so you can just write - One-tap formatting on iPhone and iPad with a custom shortcut bar - **NEW** Create new notes with Siri and your wonderful voice - Dictate and append to recent notes with your Apple Watch - Pick from over a dozen themes for the perfect writing space (requires Bear Pro. Learn more below) *COLLECT AND CREATE* web pages and sketches - Support for sketching, drawing, and Apple Pencil (and other styli) - Grab images, text, files, and clip web pages with Bear’s app extension *ORGANIZE QUICKLY* with tasks and #tags - Add #tags, #multi-word tags# and even #multiple/nested/tags anywhere in a note for quick organization - Add tasks to notes to stay on track - Archive notes to keep them around, but out of your way - Use Cross-Note Links to build a body of work, reference other notes, and more - Pick custom icons to help important tags stand out in the Sidebar *SHARE ANYWHERE* Some export features require a Bear Pro in-app subscription. Learn more below. - Multiple export options including HTML, PDF, DOCX, MD, JPG, EPUB and more (some export options require Bear Pro) - Copy part of a note in a variety of formats to paste elsewhere *SEARCH ALL THE THINGS* - Quickly find what you need in Bear with keyword highlights - Focus on specific types of notes with powerful Search Triggers. Try @task to find all notes with todos. Use @files to find all notes with attachments *USE IT EVERYWHERE* A single Bear Pro subscription unlocks sync and other features across all your devices. Learn more below. - Sync your notes between Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch - Notes sync via iCloud, not our servers - A single in-app subscription works across all your devices *YOUR NOTES, NOT OURS* - Bear is private at its core: We can’t see your notes, tags, or anything else - Export some or all notes to open, portable formats like Plain Text, Markdown, and TextBundle for the ultimate in portability—we don’t lock you in - With a Bear Pro subscription, your notes sync via iCloud, not our servers - Backup and restore all notes with just a couple taps *UNLOCK ALL FEATURES WITH BEAR PRO* One low, yearly subscription enables a variety of features on all your devices and keeps the Bear hugs coming. - Sync notes between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac via iCloud - Advanced export to PDF, HTML, DOCX, JPG - Over a dozen gorgeous app themes to help you create the best writing environment - More themes are on the way - Keep the Bear updates coming $1.49 monthly, $14.99 annually (an 18% savings!) ---- --- 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. After purchase, manage your subscriptions in App Store Account Settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. $1.49 monthly, includes a one week free trial $14.99 annually, includes a one month free trial ---- --- We'd love to answer your questions or just hear what you think about Bear. Find us online at: Twitter: BearNotesApp Reddit: Facebook: BearNotes Instagram: BearNotesApp Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:



  • If you're as unorganized as I am...

    By IAmRedHawk
    Then get this app. Incorporates well with other apps. And all you have to do is add a hashtag or two to your entry- and it's instantly, easily and conveniently organized. You create the tag as your mind works. You know the keywords of the note. Your brain is the instant catagorizer.
  • Perfect for planning out writing

    By Redsplash1
    It’s a cool app and I use it to plan out my writing. However, whenever I open the image library to take a picture, the screen goes black and boots me out of the app. If this could be fixed I’d love to give 5 stars. *EDIT* It was fixed! Thank you! ❤️
  • Folders

    By jonnygett
    Having folders available for PRO users in a future update would be wonderful!
  • Wow

    By Majiepoo
  • Best notes app around

    By Oodama
    You can’t beat this, and with the pro subscription the cross device syncing is flawless. I use it every day for tons of stuff, it’s just so smart and so clean, love it
  • Exceptional

    By Jacabuva
    An amazing app continually and thoughtfully enhanced.
  • My favorite general note taking app [revised]

    By vamp007
    Awesomely simple and powerful, well thought out UI. One of its most powerful features is its search. All notes apps do search but being really powerful and fast in search is key. I am a long time Evernote user and I could use apple notes but it falls apart in search. Once you have lots of notes you need to be able to find what you are looking for easily and flexibly. For example notes that have two words you are looking for but you want to enter those words only partially for whatever reason. Evernote is also very powerful in this area but overly complicated and overly feature rich in others. I’m going to give Bear 4/5 because it has no web or androide app. Notes are not something I am comfortable tying myself to without being platform agnostic. A++.
  • Finally! The Best Note Taking App Out There Today!

    By yunibgood
    I have waited for so long, have spent a few hundred dollars (by now, I figure) buying every note taking app out there from the cheapest to the most expensive in the Apple world and finally Bear succeeds my expectations! I'm a writer of fiction among other things and I am so very pleased with this wonderful little simple app! And that’s exactly why I Iove it so much.... for it’s simplicity. Thank you Bear people creators! And please don't ever become like the complicated Evernote! Keep up the fantastic work!
  • Best App!

    By Derek S. Spalla
    Bear is one of the best apps I’ve downloaded! Not just a beautifully creative writing space, but a robust feature filled app that does exactly what it says...and still impressed me! Within 24 hours of downloading Bear, I had gone Pro, signed up for emails, and followed them on social media. Do yourself a favor, and just download it.
  • Exceptional 👌

    By ashcreighton
    Longtime Simplenote user here, was thinking of migrating to Apple Notes for a smoother cross-app experience, but it’s surprisingly feature-barren. A quick search led me to Bear, which is EVERYTHING a note-taking app should be. Syncing that just works. Fantastic organization options. Elegant user experience on every device. Supports markdown and todo checkboxes. Beautiful themes galore. Even has some fun touches, like sleek icons that automagically (I just made up that word) correspond to the tags I create. And dang it if the tongue-in-cheek 🐻 references don’t make me want to give that minimalist red bear logo a big hug 😍 I’m usually stingy and skeptical of subscription-based apps, but I’m happy to support this company cuz their product is pretty exciting. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️