By Shiny Frog Ltd.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.6.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 37.06 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 3,287 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 web app

    By Tri rail rider 12
    The app is fantastic. I love the simplicity of the app itself and the usefulness of the tagging system. Just what I was looking for to switch from OneNote. Unfortunately, the app doesn’t have a web app and I’m unable to use it while working. Really unfortunate as I love the app and the developers seem to be pretty active.
  • Suggestion for the Developers

    By hdidhshsjjs
    It’d be great if you could make it an option to pin a note to the top of a tag and/or sub-tag instead of at the top of all the notes. Also, is there a way to utilize footnotes? And, last thing, I love this app. It’s outstanding. I use it almost everyday, so thank you.
  • so beary cool

    By myrtleeeeeeeeeeeeeee
  • Like it

    By INTJboston
    I just got Bear after reading that a NYT tech editor used it. I like it. Took a little bit of learning to figure it out but it seems pretty intuitive now. Coming up with a lot of uses for it as a note taking app but that seems too narrow a definition. Seems to synch well between my iPad and iPhone. Not as sure about my Apple Watch.
  • Very useful

    By Damonruf
  • Not much to improve!

    By _JoeDarnell
    I’ve been impressed with the wide array of features, usefulness, and design friendliness. I’m happy to pay for an app that’s so inviting and accommodating! Thank you, Shiny Frog team!
  • Bug on Korean tags

    By Julien Choi
    Love this beautiful app. Switched to Bear from Evernote which I’ve been using 5 years and with thousands of notes. Bug on making Korean language tags though. Example; #독서 is made #ㄷㅗㄱ서 #요리 is made #ㅇㅛ리 The first better in tag always breaks. Please fix this and be my dream writing app.
  • My new favorite note app

    By Imanfattah
    Just need a couple of minutes to download and tried bear, and pay for a monthly subscription. This is the best note taking app for me, hands down 👍🏼
  • Please add undo option in editor

    By p124
    I’ve accidentally deleted texts and pictures multiple times. Otherwise, I’ve converted from Day One. Would love a photo only view shown by date.
  • Love

    By timothy g.
    Love this app. It’s the best note taking app in the App Store. One thing, when you do app updates, can you stop leaving in the description the notes from your last major update? Please add some sort of release notes to that update, just like most other apps. The notes are “welcome to 1.6” but this update is 1.6.4 — just a small annoyance. Love bear and everything it has to offer! Thanks for such a great notes app!