By Shiny Frog Ltd.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.6.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 37.79 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,335 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:



  • Better composition tools than OneNote

    By Shaprepenr
    Just wow. Wow wow wow. When I got my iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard, I was very disappointed when I opened OneNote and saw the sheer lack of keyboard shortcuts when it came to formatting. And what little keyboard shortcuts they did provide made little to no sense (command option 8 for bullet points? really?). Then came Bear. Though it has PAGES of keyboard shortcuts, you don’t need them! Want Header 1? Just type #. Want header 2? ## Bullet points? Just stick an *. Need to underline? Just put _ before and after the text. This is INGENIOUS and has completely changed the way I take notes in class. Thank you, Bear!
  • What sorcery is this?!

    By Sasha194482382
    It’s got some sort of magical effect. I feel like writing everything in Bear now. It’s not like this is the only markdown app or the only way to write and share notes. I used EverNote, SimpleNote etc for years. The experience ranged from Meh to Uuuugh (looking at you, EverNote!). Here, I feel like writing everything and anything in this app. Creative writing, PowerPoint voice tracks, emails, grocery lists, Strongly-Worded Letters, anything.
  • So wonderful!

    By marci maybe
    I’ve used the default Notes app on iOS and Google Docs on my iPad, and honestly Bear is the only writing app I just really love. Even the free version does so much and can make everything flow so naturally and beautifully. Now if only I could buy the pro version outright instead of having to subscribe!
  • No support for right-to-left languages

    By Orient Man
    No right-to-left language support like Hebrew or arabic, not good for me
  • Love it

    By Alexander Stepanov12345
    Attention to details. Even picking a tag’s icon based on my content (!) I was really surprised — feels like magic. Thank you for your efforts and keep a great job! 👍
  • Great notepad

    By Demonparadox
    The free version is a wonderful text editor with features to add lists, check boxes and more. Im not fully sure what paying for the app does besides unlock themes and cloud saving. I basically use this app for grocery lists, check lists, and just general notes.
  • Best notes app more than a notes app

    By Ken358996
    I don’t use paper notes when learning new material, so this has everything i need. It lets me organize multiple notes on the same subject, and also lets me jot something down quick on the fly. The hashtag naming method is super intuitive. The code feature it’s really neat as I use that very often. I love the text editor inspired themes as well. Keep up the great work
  • Simple and easy

    By layla.crisosten
    We love it. We tried many different note apps, and this so far is the most bang for your buck.
  • hey what an amazing app !!!

    By R@ShEeD
    love it .. saved my life from evernote 😷
  • Incredible

    By Sonos_Lover321
    Honestly incredible.