By Shiny Frog Ltd.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.4.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 32.90 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 2,472 Ratings


Bear is a beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes, prose, code and now sketches! KEEP CONTROL Link notes to each other to build a body of work. Use hashtags to organize for the way you think. And yet, all notes are stored in plain, portable text. WRITE YOUR WAY Bear is 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. EDITING TOOLS AND EXPORTS - Requires a Bear Pro in-app subscription. Learn more below. Bear's simple tools take the effort out of writing, whether you need to hit specific word counts and reading times, or you need to convert your writing into PDF and Word docs. With Bear's custom markup shortcuts, you can add style and links with just a tap or keystroke. USE IT EVERYWHERE - Requires a Bear Pro in-app subscription. Learn more below. Bear works on your devices, so you can write wherever inspiration strikes. Use todos to stay on task across every device. SEARCH ALL THE THINGS Bear can instantly search all your notes, but it can also focus on specific things with Search Triggers. Use @task to find all your todos, @tagged “ideas” to find your notes that are waiting to blossom, or @files to find all notes with attachments. BEAR FEATURES AT A GLANCE • Rich previews while writing so you see prose, not code • In-line support for images and photos • Advanced Markup Editor that supports and highlights over 20 programming languages • Use Cross-Note Links to build a body of work, quickly reference other notes, and more • Quickly add todos to individual notes to keep yourself on task • Multiple export options including HTML, PDF, DOCX, MD, JPG, and more • Smart Data Recognition of elements like links, emails, addresses, colors, and more to come • Grab images, text, files and clip web pages with Bear’s iOS App extension • Support for Apple Pencil and hand sketching • Hashtags to quickly find and organize notes however you like • One-tap formatting on iPhone and iPad with a custom shortcut bar • Focus Mode hides notes and other options when it matters • All your notes are stored in plain text for the ultimate portability • Effortless, secure, and private multi-device sync via iCloud • Custom app icons to match Pro themes • Regular updates to keep you and your writing current ------- Also available from Bear: Bear Pro - Sync and more • Sync notes between all your devices • Advanced export to PDF, HTML, DOCX, JPG • Eight gorgeous app themes to get just the right writing environment, with more themes on the way • Keep the Bear updates coming $1.49 monthly, $14.99 annually ------- 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. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase. Any unused portion of a free trial peri​od, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription. ------- We'd love to answer your questions or just hear what you think about Bear. Find us online at: ( Twitter: @BearNotesApp Our forum: --- Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:



  • Finally a Notes App that is simple and meets my needs

    I am always looking for simple and elegant apps as I want to be able to quickly take a note and tag it to find later. Bear is the first app that makes that process simple and easy. Additionally it allows for attachments and photos, which is a plus.
  • Needs a way to share within app

    By ashmormil
    Wish I could share notes within the app with my coworker.
  • Subscription only

    By Savvy Apper
    This app is completely useless without the ability to export work. I am happy to purchase the app, but subscription based access to export is absurd.
  • I am so smitten with this app

    By Serverside6
    After upgrading and getting those bennies it was all over for me. The markup and tagging features make this a super functional and fun app (particularly for devs and designers) I’ll get back later with more experienced comments but for now I’m really enjoying.
  • The Best of The Best

    By {_Flakkku_}
    There is really nothing i would like to add to this app. It is perfect. Love it!😍😍
  • Subscription really?

    By OfflineDreams
    Dont like where apps are going, ill pay a one time payment but subscriptions is too much.
  • Love it

    By Banana/hammock/mammoth
    Makes my life easier and more organized. Great for saving blocks of code I need to remember.
  • The best, the greatest, the bearest

    By Afoxofflames
    An easy to use yet powerful tool for anyone who enjoys writing on the go like I do. The organization with the tags is very nice and I love that you can use different headers and things without it messing up the whole page and you have no idea what the heck happened (I’m looking at you, Microsoft word). I’m so pleased that it doesn’t have ads or anything all over it and you can actually use the dang thing without having the pro membership. However, I do very much want the pro membership for the docx file export capability and to support this app. When I stop being a broke author, I will purchase a yearly subscription, but for now, all I can do is write a haiku in thanks to you wonderful devs. I hope my humble offerings are enough. I like Bear a lot Bear is a great writing app He’s very cute too Thank you.
  • Best Notes App

    By davidcalhoun2
    Beautiful, focused design. The attention to detail rather than cramming in additional, worthless features is what makes this app so great. They perfect the feature set they provide. I do wish I was able to share a note with someone else and have them edit it alongside me.
  • Yo

    By Fujchfft
    Great. Checklists. Free is also useful. Organization motivates me now. Thank you. Wish there were more free available themes. Maybe fonts. Great. Tyvm