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Bear - Markdown Notes

Write Beautifully with Bear from Shiny Frog

Bear is a beautiful writing app for those who need to organize their notes and thoughts or full on prose and code

Bear - Markdown Notes

by Shiny Frog Ltd.
Beautiful design
Bear - Markdown Notes
Bear - Markdown Notes
FREE in the App Store

Bear is a beautiful writing app for those who need to organize their notes and thoughts or full on prose and code.

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Beautiful design. Bear is a gorgeous writing app that makes it even more fun to write. While it looks simple on the surface, there are powerful features that are hidden under the hood, it's fast, and there are some great shortcuts to make writing easier.

Beautiful design

Themes. Your writing environment is just as important as the words you put out. Bear includes several different options that make your writing space as beautiful as ever.

Organize by tags. There are no folders in Bear. Instead, you can add as many tags as necessary to your notes. There is even support for sub-tags and multiword tags for even more flexibility. No folders here!

Organize by tags

What is it about?

Bear - beautiful writing app for notes and prose (Free) by Shiny Frog is a gorgeous new app for writers and note-takers. If you are looking for a replacement for Evernote or Apple Notes, then Bear is definitely one that you should take a look at, though it may not be for everyone. It's 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.

Why we love it

Bear is beautiful, easy to use with powerful features, and has incredibly seamless syncing with CloudKit. If that, as well as themes and advanced export options, are important to you, then it's worth looking into a subscription for continued updates.

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App Details

Productivity Utilities
Last updated
April 19, 2022
Release date
November 2, 2016
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Bear - Markdown Notes siri commands

Bear - Markdown Notes supports Siri commands

SFSearch Text
SFSelect Category
SFSelect Note
Create a new note in Bear
Show me what I created last week on Bear
SFSearch Text
SFSelect Category
SFSelect Note
Create a new note in Bear
Show me what I created last week on Bear

Bear - Markdown Notes is FREE but there are more add-ons

  • $1.49

    Bear Pro

  • $14.99

    Bear Pro

App Store Description

Bear is a focused, flexible notes app used by writers, lawyers, chefs, teachers, engineers, students, parents and more! Bear has quick organisation, editing tools, and export options to help you write quickly and share anywhere and preserve your privacy with encryption.

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

- Tools stay out of your way so you can just write
- **NEW** Encrypt individual notes and lock Bear with Face/Touch ID (Bear Pro required. Learn more below)
- Easily create notes with Siri and iOS Shortcuts
- Use Apple Watch to dictate and append to recent notes
- Pick from over a dozen themes for the perfect writing space (requires Bear Pro. Learn more below)
- 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
- Use emoji autocomplete to add style to your tasks, journals, headings, and more


- Multiple export options including HTML, PDF, DOCX, MD, JPG, EPUB, and TextBundle (some export options require Bear Pro)
- Copy part of a note in a variety of formats to paste elsewhere
- Easily share your notes to any third party app including Wordpress, Mail, Sparkle, etc...


- Use Spotlight to search your notes from anywhere
- Quickly find what you need with keyword highlights
- Focus on specific types of notes with powerful Search Triggers. Try @task to find all notes with todos.

*USE IT EVERYWHERE* with sync in Bear Pro

- 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


- Bear is private at its core: We cannot see your notes, tags, or anything else
- **NEW** Encrypt individual notes with a password that is entirely private to you (Bear Pro required)
- **NEW** Lock Bear with Face/Touch ID (Bear Pro required)
- Export notes to portable formats like Plain Text, Markdown, and TextBundle
- With a Bear Pro subscription, your notes sync via iCloud, not our servers
- Backup and restore all notes with just a couple taps


One low, yearly subscription enables a variety of features on all your devices and keeps the Bear hugs coming.

- **NEW** Encrypt individual notes with a password that is entirely private to you
- **NEW** Lock Bear with Face/Touch ID
- 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 (save 18%)

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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. 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

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