Export your Notes in Different Formats
The free version of Bear can export your notes to a number of formats:
.txt- Plain Text
.textbundle- Text Bundle V2 (Markdown)
.bearnote- Bear Note
.rtf- Rich Text Format
In addition to these free options, upgrading to Bear Pro will unlock additional formats, with more coming in the future:
.docx- Microsoft Word Open XML Format
.jpg- JPEG, a photo format ideal for sharing on social media and elsewhere
.taskpaper- TaskPaper File Format
.ePub- Open Ebook Publication Structure
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.
Convert wiki note links to HTML links (macOS only)
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.
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
Export 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:
- Keep tags during export
- Export attachments
- Export type
- Merge notes in single file