By Shiny Frog Ltd.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2016-11-02
  • Current Version: 1.6.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 37.20 MB
  • Developer: Shiny Frog Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 3,607 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:



  • Beautiful and simple

    By karlsmart
    As a longtime Evernote user, this app is such a nice contrast: it’s light, simple and not cluttered with things I don’t need. Creating a new note and adding text and content is super quick and easy. Also love how powerful the hashtags are for organizing your notes. Really love this and am happy to pay for something so well designed. Keep up the good work - I feel so much more productive since I’ve become a user 🐻❤️
  • Essential app for notes

    By Boardgame Babylon
    Bear is precisely what I love: An elegant solution to a problem that was solved but poorly so. Bear is a highly useful and gorgeous app that is my starting point for all writing beyond a two sentence email or a five word Slack. With clean connections to the right other apps, exports to everything useful, and excellent options without an overwhelming UI, Bear is in my doc on my phone, which should tell you how much I love this app. I looked DELIGHTEDLY when I was billed for my second year of Pro access. That should tell you how much I adore Bear.
  • I love this app but have 1 question!

    By Haftydoesit
    I am a social media manager and every time I want to copy my frequently used hashtags into a note to use later, it autopopulates the app with tags. Is there a way to store my hashtags where it won’t think I’m creating tags? Maybe a tag section instead of anywhere in the note? Or a special hashtag feature that separates it from normal tags? Otherwise best notes app out there!
  • Tags to replace folders is genius

    By $ymbi0t3
    That is all
  • Pretty gud

    By Blackelixer
    I downloaded this app mostly because of it name and icon. I LOVE BEARS! Oh yeah, the app is pretty cool for what it’s intended for.
  • Bear Review

    By SirDrenched
    As my first user experience of Bear, the initial and quite early impression is one of surprised contentment that such a Basic writing app works as described and promoted. Flawlessly even. In time I hope to upgrade to the Pro version. For atleast enough time to test and review it's many cool features. Until then, this initial review remains as stated. Works flawlessly as advertised. I am well pleased so far. Thanks to the creators of Bear for such a simple, yet powerful and flawless writing app. I sincerely look forward to trying the pro version asap. Thanks!
  • the best app for notes

    By fluffykat123
    it’s unlike any other notes app. you can do so many things and there’s so many cute little features like how on the sidebar it shows pictures of what the note is (for example, if you have a note labeled ‘ideas’, a lightbulb appears next to the word) or how u can have the bear icon match the theme you choose for the app. another thing i really like is how you can change the font and customize other things aswell.... it’s a very customizable app which is so great. this is overall such a wonderful app that i use lots !
  • Lite type

    By mrarm
    Light grey color of type made reading of instructions difficult
  • Good app for stream of consciousness writing.

    By lightdreamer78
    I would give a perfect rating if it had a social aspect to it. For example, if I could get critiques on my material from unbiased and educated writers to help improve my technique.
  • Excellent design and function

    By jaydendragon
    I’m a refugee from Evernote. Bear looks and feels great, and functions wonderfully, so they won me over to Pro.