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“The free ver­sion pro­vides an ar­ray of text-for­mat­ting tools and a neat in­ter­face that keeps your work or­gan­ised”


macos 10.11 or later • 64-bit pro­ces­sor • 13.5MB

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If you are se­ri­ous about writ­ing, then Bear is a min­i­mal­ist scrib­ing app that presents a clean and clut­ter-free en­vi­ron­ment for chan­nelling your cre­ativ­ity. Re­cent up­dates have swelled its func­tion­al­ity too, with sup­port for Ap­ple Watch and ipad Pro (in­clud­ing the op­tion to use your Ap­ple Pen­cil 2), to help en­sure that you can keep writ­ing re­gard­less of where you are or what de­vice you have to hand.

The free ver­sion pro­vides an ex­cep­tional ar­ray of text-for­mat­ting tools and a neat in­ter­face that keeps all of your work metic­u­lously or­gan­ised, but it is only if you up­grade to the Pro ver­sion (for an an­nual fee of £13.99/$15.99) that the best fea­tures are un­locked, such as seam­less sync­ing across Mac and IOS, themes to in­spire and ad­vanced ex­port op­tions to PDF, HTML, DOCX and JPG. Ul­ti­mately, how­ever, it is the way that the app is pre­sented that makes it such a pleas­ing en­vi­ron­ment for cre­at­ing new doc­u­ments, along with the flex­i­bil­ity it pro­vides for adding im­ages and files to each in­di­vid­ual piece of work. Or­gan­i­sa­tion has been driven down to the sim­plest form pos­si­ble with the abil­ity to group notes by sub­ject, and a sim­ple bar run­ning down the side of the in­ter­face pro­vides easy ac­cess to ev­ery­thing you’ve writ­ten.

We found Bear to be an ex­cep­tional ex­pe­ri­ence that re­ally does cre­ate a beau­ti­ful plat­form to write within, and the fact that all of your or­gan­i­sa­tion is done for you will leave you free to con­cen­trate on what re­ally mat­ters – the words. De­spite the cost, se­ri­ous writ­ers will def­i­nitely find value here.


A won­der­fully sub­tle writ­ing app of­fer­ing many fea­tures and much flex­i­bil­ity. Per­fect for those who write ev­ery day and crave sim­ple or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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