Bear is a flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose. It works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, so users can write wherever inspiration strikes. With todos, users can stay on task across every device.
The app is suitable for everything from quick notes to in-depth essays. A focus mode helps users to concentrate, and advanced markup options are an online writer’s best friend. Full in-line image support brings writing to life.
Bear is a focused, flexible notes app used by teachers, engineers, students, parents, and others.
Bear has quick organization, editing tools, and export options to help users write quickly and share anywhere and preserve their privacy with encryption. Users can write in portable Markdown, encrypt their notes, sync notes, organize notes with nested tags, add sketches, pick different themes, and export to a variety of formats.
Bear features that students can use for their notes:
- advanced Markup Editor that supports and highlights over 150 programming languages;
- the possibility of encrypting individual notes and locking Bear with Face/Touch ID to protect sensitive information;
- riching previews while writing so users see prose, not code;
- In-line support for images and photos;
- useing Cross-Note Links to build a body of work, quickly reference other notes, and more;
- quickly add todos to individual notes to keep yourself on task;
- multiple themes for different styles;
- multiple export options including HTML, PDF, DOCX, MD, JPG, and more;
- smart Data Recognition of elements like links, emails, addresses, and colors;
- option of hashtags to quickly find and organize notes;
- one-tap formatting on iPhone and iPad with a custom shortcut bar and rich keyboard shortcuts;
- focus Mode hides notes and other options for better concentration;
- notes are stored in plain text for the ultimate portability;
- effortless, secure, and private multi-device sync via iCloud;
- regular updates to keep users’ writing current.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: It’s easy to use. Bear has a minimalistic User-Experience (UX) / User-Interface (UI).
Weakness: The software is not multiplatform and not available on the web.
People opinion about the tool: https://www.g2.com/products/bear/reviews
Similar Tool: Notion; Notability; Microsoft OneNote; Evernote; Simplenote.
Technical and operational requirements: Use on Mac, iPad, or iPhone.