We’ve been working hard on some of your requests: tables, attachment previews, theme customization, and more. Now we’re ready to start testing a few of these features, and we’d love to hear what you think. The download link is at the bottom of this page, but we need to cover a few things first.
Alpha, noun - From the Greek word meaning “this is not finished, many features are missing or not working yet, do not use this for mission critical work.” Supposedly, alpha is also the first letter of the Greek alphabet.
This “Panda” alpha test is a standalone Mac app, so it lacks most of Bear’s other features. This makes it easier to work on new Editor features and crank out test builds.
Later, we’ll have a full Bear + Editor 2.0 beta. Yes, an Editor 2.0 test for iPad and iPhone.
We have more in store for Editor 2.0. But to start this alpha test, you can focus on these features.
GIFs can now animate in notes. Simply click them to watch the magic. We don't have any set file size limits (besides Bear's general limit of 250MB per attachment), so please push those boundaries in your testing.
They're here. Click the Table button in the Panda’s toolbar to create one. Mouse over cells for a menu to manage the table, create and delete rows and columns, and more.
Footnote support is here with some handy extras that make it easier to create and edit them. Simply click the Format > Footnote button in the toolbar to add one to a note.
For Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and more.
Better syntax highlighting, editing, and general performance.
We need adventurous users to give this alpha a test and provide feedback on the new features and bugs.
When it’s ready.
Here’s the big button. Remember, with great power, comes great responsibility to backup your stuff when testing alpha software.