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Export Notes in Different Formats

The free and Pro version of Bear can export one or multiple notes to a variety of formats. See the bottom of this doc for screenshot examples of key formats.

The free version of Bear can export your notes to:

With an upgrade to Bear Pro, you can export to a variety of other formats, with more on the way in the future:

To access these export options on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone, tap the (i) button in the upper right of a note. Then, look at the bottom of the Information Pane that opens to export the current note.

Customize export behavior

Various export features are available depending on the notes being exported and whether you’re on a Mac or iOS device.

When using the HTML option to export multiple notes that use wiki links to each other, enable this option to convert those links to HTML links. This basically turns these notes into a functioning website that can be uploaded to virtually any web host.

On macOS: The HTML Links option is available on the save panel available by clicking FileExport Notes… in the menu bar.

On iPad and iPhone: You can enable this option in by tapping Settings in the Sidebar, then Import & Export.

Include photos in HTML export

If you’re exporting notes to HTML, any photos in those notes can be embedded into the HTML file by enabling the base64 option. This can be a simpler way to preserve these images without managing them as separate files.

On macOS: you can export all your notes to a specific format by selecting FileExport Notes… in the menu bar.

You can customize some export options under Bear > Preferences > General, including “Keep tags during export.” Other options can be adjusted in the export dialog.

On iPad and iPhone: You can export all notes by tapping Settings in the Sidebar, then Import & Export. Various export options can be toggled in that settings area, including:

Export Examples

HTML

PDF

DOCX

RTF

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