By Shiny Frog Ltd.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.6.15
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 37.79 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,700 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:



  • No footnotes option

    By Lbrew81
    How does an app this good not have an option to make footnotes?
  • Great app, perfect if on Android.

    By Azukiyuu
    This app has everything, from hand memos to text formatting. I just wish it was on Android since I want to use it on my Android Phone as well as the iPad I am typing this on.
  • Everything You Could Ever Want From A Notes App

    By neurodegenerative
    This app is *perfect*! It has everything you could ever want in a notes app AND MORE! You can customize the theme, the font, and more; you can sync to the desktop version; and you don’t even have to worry about pressing ‘save’ - it just saves everything for you! Absolutely love Bear and will continue purchasing the yearly subscription for as long as I can (I hope they never increase the price bc the price is great too!) ❤️❤️❤️
  • Literally seamless integration, loads fast, zero complaints

    By Logan Apache
    Seriously, I could marry these devs.
  • Apple Watch function

    By Jj22455
    It would be nice if bear was able to show you pictures or videos on your Apple Watch. I’m not always near my phone.
  • It’s like gravity

    By hendricksmd
    I think bear is the perfect level of robust, and simplicity as far as note apps go. I have been obsessed with trying to find the perfect writing and notes app and I just keep coming back to Bear. The main drawback for me is that I have a windows PC as a gaming computer that I can’t run it on being an iOS/macOS exclusive but they supposedly have a web interface in the works. I switched back to Evernote for a while just because of the cross platform issue but I just felt myself missing Bear and the syntax highlighting and simple tag and search system and I decided to stop fighting it and just enjoy it. Because it’s so great and the team is very transparent about their plans and care about their users. When I was spending time switching apps from bear to Evernote or OneNote, bear was always the easy one to work with when exporting and importing as well. It’s just a pleasure to use all around for me. Minor complaint that I have is when sharing on IOS to the app, it’s very difficult for me to put the new note in a specific place. I can just tag it in a location so I can find it later but I think little pop up share window could have some more navigation options. Thanks devs and designers for the steady quality updates and this wonderful simple app! Maybe one day you’ll find some way to make this cross platform or have a good web interface but I like it enough to stay.
  • So buttery

    By kajham
    Amazing app. Such a smooth and buttery experience to use. Bear is an inspiration for how apps should feel. Great job team.
  • Almost perfect

    By waleksandra
    This app is amazing and I love the interface. It’s so east to use, especially with the dark mode. However, it would be even better with the option to lock some notes or the app with the code or face ID.
  • Updating my prior review

    By **Joe**
    After the developer took steps to fix the web clipper, I resubscribed to Bear Pro and am updating my prior review. It’s still not perfect, and oddly fails to capture text on very simply rendered pages, but it has improved substantially in the past few months.
  • Nice App

    By iBluerose324
    If I could afford the subscription I would get it, but I already have subscriptions to five other apps and that is my limit. I miss the days when you would just pay a one time fee for an app. Developers would get more purchases if they would do that instead of subscriptions because there have been several apps I would have purchased if I could have just paid a one time fee, but instead I just delete them. This app is nice. I definitely recommend it. But for sync and the nicer themes you have to get the subscription and I already have too many apps I am subscribed to. So I will be deleting this one as well. I don’t care about the themes but I need the sync. Not enough to pay a subscription for it though.