Migrate from Obsidian App

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To migrate your notes from Obsidian to Bear on macOS: Select FileImport FromObsidian in Bear’s menu bar. You will be presented with an open panel reporting a few options. We suggest keeping the original creation and modification dates and using the file name as a title for a more consistent migration. Select the vault main folder and click Import Notes.


The importer is supposed to import all the attachments regardless of how they are linked in Obsidian. Linked attachments e.g. [[curriculum.pdf]] will also be imported. Images or files connected via http/https links will not be automatically imported.


Regular in-note #tags will be imported in Bear along with YAML specified tags. Tags scripts or plugins will not be considered by the importer.

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