What’s New

Version 1.7.2


* Encrypt individual notes - Set a password to protect a sensitive note, and use Face/Touch ID to unlock it
* Lock Bear - Require Face/Touch ID to access Bear
* Spotlight search comes to macOS - Search your Bear notes while working in other apps, even if Bear isn’t open
* Live Note Links - Links to Bear notes from other notes now update automatically, even if the note title changes
* Emoji auto-complete - Anywhere in a note, type a colon (:) and a couple of letters to see emoji suggestions (try :smile for example!)
* New Safari extension - Bear now uses Apple’s latest Safari extension system. On the Mac, Bear automatically adds its extension to Safari (no separate download required), you just need to enable it in Safari preferences. It should now ask for permission only once.
* Safari extension settings moved into Bear - You can now control extension behavior from Bear’s settings
* New TagCons - Many by popular request! 33 new tagcons!
* Improvements to Spotlight search on iOS - Results should be snappier
* More notes on Apple Watch - Now sync up to 15 notes to your Apple Watch
* New Flicktype keyboard for faster writing on Apple Watch
* Two new Bear Pro themes - Gandalf and Ayu Mirage


* Background database update on iOS now is more reliable
* Reading Time & Words Counter improved for asian scripts
* Better handling of the web page import from iOS extension
* Localized special searches (China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Russia)
* Now a lot more options are available inside a note through the "..." menu
* New Bear placeholders! Keep an eye out for our new Bears
* Header links in detached windows no longer open the main interface if the target is inside the note
* Sidebar and note list collapsing and expanding animation is now smoother
* /open-note API call now preserves the tag selection while selecting a note
* New Special searches - New special searches make it easier to search a tag, a tag without children, by typing #cooking or !#cooking into the search field. Search for notes now is also sorted per title and then per text in the body


* Web page importer was not importing certain types of images
* Better handling of database corruption and migration cases
* DOCX Export now handles the Form Feed character correctly
* DOCX problem which caused some paragraphs to be incorrectly labeled as heading 4
* Problem with Chinese inputting apps on Mac and markdown quotes has been solved
* Occasionally UI problems with conflicted notes is now resolved
* Localisation problems with the app name is now resolved
* Sometimes the app was closing the editor while editing when a tag was selected or the search was active

Bear 1.7.2 bugfix update

* More Crash and Sync fixes

Bear 1.7.1 bugfix update

This is a round of little fixes that make a big difference.

* Fixed a bug with the Action menu (...) inside notes
* The Editor now properly honors your preferences since they are, after all, your preferences
* Background sync on iOS is now sync-ier
* Using a dash (-) in Special Searches should now work properly
* Theme names should be properly localized now
* Bear for Mac should handle clipboard content better
* Detached note windows on Mac should have a functioning share menu
* The iOS app extension can once again handle images when clipping webpages
* Other minor crashes are 100% less crashier


Shiny Frog Ltd.
20.9 MB

OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Shiny Frog Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Bear Pro USD 1.49
  2. Bear Pro USD 14.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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