By Shiny Frog Ltd.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current IOS App Version: 1.6.13
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 37.79 MB
  • IOS App Developer: Shiny Frog Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 4,301 IOS App 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:



  • Easy to use yet full featured - a joy

    By mkgreer
    Bear is so easy to use yet I keep finding more features that help me organize my growing body of notes, including cross-referencing with easy link methods. However I wish iOS had copy and paste using RTF.
  • Not a big update

    By dnaatwork
    It’s been over a year, and yet no PDF editing capabilities. It’s archaic, not for real college students
  • #1 in 5 star note apps

    By Arsham 2k
    Wonderful design. Trust me. I'm an animation director and motion designer. Also it's flexible with perfect utilities available but for pro subscribers and when you paid. But it's so useful and has comfortable nice Harmony user friendly UI. Note that there s no any sync way for Windows users unless icloude for Windows (or web) that is for pro users and exporting way then transfer to your PC. I know it's the weak point for an note manager app but developers promises that release a web base API soon and I hope success for them. But if you use Mac there's no any problem for syncing notes. Next weekness is the themes. They re for sale and not free. I'm not judge developers, it's a business but sometimes some super users came from hell lands like me from a forbidden country on the middle of sanctions, middle of nowhere. I can't pay even if I want to buy pro version and it's hopeless. At the end Im useing bear and it's my first choice after checked OneNote, notes, Notebook, Evernote, etc PS: it's not customisable. There's no themes and it works better for Mac users.
  • ❤️Bear❤️

    By ❤️PADLET❤️
    Bear is an incredible app. It make note taking so easy. It takes a bit to get the hang of, but when you do it, things are smooth and simple. Also very aesthetic!!! Go Bear! 🐻 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • A great tool: write more and better with Bear

    By Rusty Minneota
    This simple, elegant tool helps me write more and better because of its allure and ease of use. It has plenty of power, but it does not get in the way. Also, I love the append feature. I can grab ideas from all over and build them into a single note without worrying about losing a thought. And its synchronization across iPhone, iPad, and MacBook is rock-solid, stable, and instantaneous. Bear is awesome!
  • Great notes app- needs password protection!

    By picas0
    I love using it, and the way it’s laid out. I just need password protection! I hope the update with that is coming soon and then it’s 5 stars!
  • So nice

    By diki piton
    It’s wonderful app. Use it every day. But...please, add a opportunity to write a toggle lists. Thank for you app!
  • Shouldn’t Need A Subscription To Sync

    By Dòbhran
    This might be a nice app, but the fact that this forces me to pay for a subscription to use iCloud (that I’m already paying for) is not cool. I’m willing to pay for the app, but paying a subscription to use another subscription makes this app a hard pass.
  • Great App!

    By #HorsieGirl
    I ❤️ this app! I go to church and taking notes on Bear is super easy! I suggest this app for all of the people who love to take notes.
  • Replaced Evernote seamlessly

    By velodave
    I didn’t replace Evernote because of the increasing price, I did it because the interface was getting more cumbersome by the day. Like so many things, trying to be everything to everyone made it lose its focus. I think it’s a great piece of software but it’s lost it’s simple elegance. Enter “Bear” the definition of simple elegance. I was resistant at first but once I grabbed it from the App Store and realized all that was beautifully hiding behind the seemingly too simple user interface, I was totally hooked. It does anything you want it to do from simple note taking, to markdown, to import export, you name it. The simplicity and grace of the hash tag system alone is worth giving it a shot.