Markdown Notes for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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

Ready when you need it

Bear works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so you can write wherever inspiration strikes. Use todos to stay on task across every device.

Organize easily

Link notes to each other to build a body of work. Add hashtags to organize the way you think. Use Face/Touch ID to protect sensitive notes.

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Welcome to Bear

Write your way

Bear is perfect for everything from quick notes to in-depth essays. A focus mode helps you concentrate, and advanced markup options are an online writer's best friend. Full in-line image support brings your writing to life.

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Gorgeous settings

Packed with beautiful themes and typography and Dark Mode, Bear makes your writing look great before and after publishing.

Bear's Typography

Keep notes safe

With Bear Pro, you can encrypt individual notes to keep them safe and lock Bear to keep away nosy friends, family, and coworkers. Set a unique password that only you know, use Face/Touch ID to open your notes, and know that your Bear is safe from everyone.

Edit and export

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.

Bear's editing and export tools

Bear features at a glance


Many of Bear’s features are free to use on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

You can create notes, add tags and attachments, and export to a variety of formats.

Bear Pro offers advanced features including sync between all your devices, over a dozen beautiful themes, and more powerful export options. All this, and future Pro features, can be unlocked with a single in-app subscription that covers all your devices.

The Bear Pro subscription has two options:

  • $1.49 monthly, which offers a one week free trial
  • $14.99 annually, which has a one month free trial

Prices may vary based on your region due to local tax laws and conversion rates from U.S. dollars.

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