Bear 1.6: Nearly-Perfect Notes
For the past year or so, I’ve been using Bear as my primary note-taking environment. The app recently hit version 1.6, bringing along support for Siri Shortcuts, navigation refinements, sync improvements, dark mode on macOS, and more.
The Siri Shortcuts support opens up a lot of fun doors, and I intend to dig into that more deeply soon. But I wanted to take a moment to talk about note-taking in general.
I have a frustrating relationship with note-taking apps because I don’t love any of them—Bear included. Mainly, this is because I can’t seem to find a solution that fulfills all my needs.
- I want something beautiful, quick, and minimal
- I need to be able to access it on all my devices
- Sharing/collaboration is a must
Bear and Apple Notes
I use Bear because it comes closest to ticking those boxes, is updated frequently by a passionate team, and isn’t free.1
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