The developers who make the app have said that a web app is in the works, but they have yet to pin down a release date.Second, Bear runs on Apple devices only, so it's not a good option for cross-platform folks.Bear also offers a focus mode that strips away unnecessary bells and whistles from your view.
And Bear stores all your notes as plain text, which keeps the app lightweight.
Other features include an info panel for each note showing word count and other metadata, as well as web clipping, or the ability to automatically copy the contents of web pages to one of your notebooks via a browser extension.
When an app had a unique factor, we compared it to similar apps and selected one to represent that subcategory.
For example, in the subcategory of apps for sketching, we chose Paper.
Some note taking apps are designed to be used with a stylus, letting you sketch, write by hand, annotate images and documents, and so forth on your phone, tablet, or touch-enabled computer.
Others let you store your notes locally to give you greater privacy and security.All the apps chosen for this list met a standard for being easy to set up and use.We also considered each app's feature set in light of what the app promised to do or deliver.There are some showstoppers worth knowing about before you choose Bear.For one, it doesn't have a web app, so you can't simply log into Bear from any internet connected device.Second, note taking apps have search functionality.In a matter of seconds, you can find whatever notes you need, even if they are years old.As you read, look for the line beginning "Best for…" to see what makes each app among the best.A word on apps we did not include: Any app labeled a word processor or text editor was not considered.Those apps are excellent for writing, but they don't give you a simple and quick way to make a note when you're on the go, which note taking apps do.We also did not consider journaling apps, which typically remind you to write or help you add detail about your day.