Bear: The Note-Taking App You Didn’t Know You Needed

The speed of Bear is impressive, and it makes note-taking a breeze. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, making it easy to focus on the content of your notes rather than getting bogged down with the mechanics of the app.

Mindful Teacher
6 min readMar 27


Photo by Mark Basarab

Why Bear is Different

Bear has a fast backend that allows for seamless note-taking, a user-friendly interface, multiple themes, markdown support, wiki-linking & Zettelkasten capability, automatic back-ups, and an active community. All at a highly affordable price.

Bear is, without a doubt, my favourite note-taking app. What sets it apart from other note-taking apps is its combination of speed and aesthetics. It is, by far, the fastest and nicest-looking note-taking app out there. This combination of features makes me want to open it and use it as much as possible. I find myself enjoying journaling, reflecting, and working on my notes instead of scrolling through social media.

Bear gives me a good excuse to use my phone.

The smoothness of the app makes me want to write, reflect and take notes which will help me in the future. It has turned personal knowledge management from a chore into an enjoyable experience for me.

The best thing about Bear is that its lack of overly complex features is its biggest strength. It stops you from going down a rabbit hole, adjusting things that don’t really matter. Sometimes limitations are advantages, and Bear is a prime example of that. Its simplicity is a refreshing change from other note-taking apps that are overloaded with unnecessary features.

Bear is supported on multiple devices.

Feature Overview

Here’s a specific overview of Bear’s feature that set it apart from the other note-taking apps out there.

Speed of Use

One of the most significant benefits of Bear is its fast backend. The app’s streamlined…



Mindful Teacher

A teachers journey in cultivating mindfulness, patience, and compassion. Join my weekly newsletter at