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Private Markdown Notes


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

Write in portable Markdown, encrypt your notes, sync notes, organize notes with nested tags, add sketches, pick a beautiful theme, export to a variety of formats

Bear is a focused, flexible notes app used by writers, lawyers, chefs, teachers, engineers, students, parents and more! Bear has quick organisation, editing tools, and export options to help you write quickly and share anywhere and preserve your privacy with encryption.

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

– Tools stay out of your way so you can just write
– **NEW** Encrypt individual notes and lock Bear with Face/Touch ID (Bear Pro required. Learn more below)
– Easily create notes with Siri and iOS Shortcuts
– Use Apple Watch to dictate and append to recent notes
– Pick from over a dozen themes for the perfect writing space (requires Bear Pro. Learn more below)
– 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
– Use emoji autocomplete to add style to your tasks, journals, headings, and more


– Multiple export options including HTML, PDF, DOCX, MD, JPG, EPUB, and TextBundle (some export options require Bear Pro)
– Copy part of a note in a variety of formats to paste elsewhere
– Easily share your notes to any third party app including WordPress, Mail, Sparkle, etc…


– Use Spotlight to search your notes from anywhere
– Quickly find what you need with keyword highlights
– Focus on specific types of notes with powerful Search Triggers. Try @task to find all notes with todos.

*USE IT EVERYWHERE* with sync in Bear Pro

– 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


– Bear is private at its core: We cannot see your notes, tags, or anything else
– **NEW** Encrypt individual notes with a password that is entirely private to you (Bear Pro required)
– **NEW** Lock Bear with Face/Touch ID (Bear Pro required)
– Export notes to portable formats like Plain Text, Markdown, and TextBundle
– With a Bear Pro subscription, your notes sync via iCloud, not our servers
– Backup and restore all notes with just a couple taps


One low, yearly subscription enables a variety of features on all your devices and keeps the Bear hugs coming.

– **NEW** Encrypt individual notes with a password that is entirely private to you
– **NEW** Lock Bear with Face/Touch ID
– 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 (save 18%)

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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

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