Bear
Bear
1.8.4
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Bear free download for Mac

Bear for Mac1.8.4

21 April 2021

Writing app for notes and prose.

What is Bear for Mac

Bear is a flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. 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. 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. 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.

Features:
  • 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
  • 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 in portability
  • Effortless, secure, and private multi-device sync via iCloud
  • Regular updates to keep you and your writing current

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.

Bear Pro $1.49
Bear Pro $14.99

What's new in Bear

Version 1.8.4:

This update includes a variety of under-the-hood additions and fixes for a dozen odd bugs and behaviors. If we made Bear a little better for you, we’d really appreciate a rating or even a review in the store! They help us immensely

General:
  • In-note search is back inside the note window, even when a note is detached from the main app
  • Use the new `OR` search operator to find all notes that contain either one of the search terms. For example: `Bear or panda` will find all notes that have the word “bear” or “panda”
  • Bear now displays thumbnail previews for photos in Google’s WebP image format (iOS 14 or macOS 11 required)
  • The TextBundle importer will now include non-image attachments
  • 2 new Bear Pro themes! Nord and Lighthouse
Bugfixes
  • Fixed a rare crash with Spotlight indexing and a possible cause of some app crashes
  • Fixed a rare widget memory usage bug to avoid sluggish app performance and a possible crash
  • Improved TextBundle export with a more memory-efficient assets generation. This should avoid memory usage spikes and a related crash
  • Fixed the browser extension sometimes not using the tag users specified in the “Web Content Preferences” setting
  • Fixed a problem with Bear’s window sometimes not closing with the ⌘W shortcut
  • Fixed a rare bug when linking notes and a note titles ends with `]`
  • The Quick Look attachment preview now respect the attachment order inside the note
  • Fixed the rendering of nested todo items in Single Note widgets
  • Improved management of many export options. Bear should leave fewer temporary files laying around
X-Callback-URLs
  • ` /add-text` no longer adds a specified tag if it already exists in the target note
  • Added base64 image support for `/create` and `/grab-url`
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Rnetter
Rnetter
Jan 31 2021
1.8.2
5.0
Jan 31 2021
5.0
Version: 1.8.2
Best app, replaced OmniFocus and DEVONthink for me and it just works. Spaces. which is the new kid on the block and copies bear (not fair) still has a lot of bugs but bear just works. thanks guys
soheiloliaei
soheiloliaei
Apr 5 2020
1.7.10
0.0
Apr 5 2020
0.0
Version: 1.7.10
Does the pro have the export option to 'Confluence'? I want to be able to import Bear Notes in Confluence.
Gakesmith
Gakesmith
Jan 20 2020
1.7.8
5.0
Jan 20 2020
5.0
Version: 1.7.8
I have used this for over a year and found it very reliable, very easy on the eyes, and best at handling simple markdown and links. Well worth the subscription price.
Gazman
Gazman
Dec 18 2019
1.7.7
5.0
Dec 18 2019
5.0
Version: 1.7.7
The more I use Bear, the more I like it. I love the tagging/nested tagging way of organising my notes. The interface is clean, the web clipper works well, and even things that used to annoy me (like constantly seeing the markdown code instead of the preview) have grown on me. It is now my default notes app on all my devices.
1920 Riverside
1920 Riverside
Sep 16 2019
1.7.2
3.0
Sep 16 2019
3.0
Version: 1.7.2
No typewriter mode. No list notes unless tagged them. Not worth for rent.
Gazman
Gazman
May 2 2018
1.5.1
5.0
May 2 2018
5.0
Version: 1.5.1
Bear sells itself disingenuously. First, it markets itself as "Rich previews while writing so you see prose, not code." This is only partially correct. Bear uses markdown, and while it displays the rich previews, it still shows the code (e.g. H1 for heading, ** for bold, etc.). Also, it advertises a 'Focus mode' (even though there's no such menu item in the app itself), which simply hides the sidebar and notes. It's nothing like the focus mode on apps such as iaWriter which turn the app full-screen and turn on typewriter scrolling. Which brings me to my final peeve. Users have been requesting typewriter scrolling since the very early days, which myself and many others feel is indispensable in any serious 'writing app', but the developers have steadfastly refused to implement it. I bought a year's subscription to help fund development, but won't be buying another one.
chasjunk
chasjunk
Feb 28 2018
1.4.3
0.0
Feb 28 2018
0.0
Version: 1.4.3
Not to sound combative, because the program looks beautiful and functional, but ... can someone explain to me why it needs a subscription? I have and use a wide variety of word processing and note-taking software (pro writer, y'see) but haven't been able to discover why Bear is better than, let's say IA Writer or Byword (to name but two candidates that don't require a subscription).
Drdul
Drdul
Apr 12 2017
1.1.2
0.0
Apr 12 2017
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
Bear can't sync between two or more persons. I share an Evernote account with my wife and would like to switch to Bear, but it's restricted to syncing with only one iCloud account. I asked the dev about syncing with other people and syncing using another service like Dropbox (which my wife and I share), and got this reply: "Currently, this is not possible as the Bear app can only sync notes via a single iCloud Drive account but we will add this option in the future. We are evaluating this, and there is no ETA to it."
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Apr 11 2017
1.1.2
0.0
Apr 11 2017
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
I don't like the idea of "renting" software on a yearly basis. It just goes against my grain that I don't own what's on my Mac. I'll pass on this.
JuliaTin
JuliaTin
Apr 7 2017
1.1.1
5.0
Apr 7 2017
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
Just bought this fine app, I'm adding it into my dock. I'm also going to recommend this to my kids. Just get it, I don't think you will be disappointed.
Tim27
Tim27
Apr 5 2017
1.1.1
0.0
Apr 5 2017
0.0
Version: 1.1.1
Unfortunate that the developer is putting so much time into this app and none into Pixa.
Gazman
Gazman
Mar 22 2017
1.1
5.0
Mar 22 2017
5.0
Version: 1.1
Still no typewriter mode for longer pieces of writing. This has been a highly requested feature on their website, but they still haven't implemented it. Until they do this, I will keep using alternatives such as Ulysses.
josephjsam111
josephjsam111
Mar 21 2017
1.1
4.0
Mar 21 2017
4.0
Version: 1.1
nice
Sherman-Wilcox
Sherman-Wilcox
Mar 21 2017
1.1
4.5
Mar 21 2017
4.5
Version: 1.1
Excellent!
Tim27
Tim27
Jan 26 2017
1.0.6
0.0
Jan 26 2017
0.0
Version: 1.0.6
This company kind of abandoned development of Pixa (which is unfortunate), so I'm not sure I would trust them to keep working on this either.
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