Where are Bear notes located?

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04 Nov, 2016 04:44 PM

The Mac app description says Bear notes are text files but I can't find them anywhere on iCloud or even local. Where are they?

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  1. 31 Posted by Roar on 03 Feb, 2018 02:38 AM

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    @Craig Eley

    New update of both script and README.md
    (had forgotten to update description of some important changes from very early versions)

    Markdown export and sync of Bear notes - v.0.16: 2018-02-02 at 21:25 EST


  2. 32 Posted by Craig Eley on 03 Feb, 2018 02:59 PM

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    @Roar: awesome! Works like a charm.

  3. 33 Posted by Craig Eley on 03 Feb, 2018 03:41 PM

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    Yeah, this is crazy powerful. Just realized that I can move that folder
    anywhere in my Dropbox by adjusting the path, and then I can set up that
    folder as a git repository—so now I can commit and track versions of my
    Bear notes in GitHub. That’s basically a perfect workflow for me!

    On February 3, 2018 at 8:59:38 AM, Craig Eley ([email blocked]) wrote:

    @Roar: awesome! Works like a charm.

  4. 34 Posted by Roar on 04 Feb, 2018 02:31 AM

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    @Craig Eley

    Just updated to version: 1.00: Markdown export and sync of Bear notes

    • NEW: Can now make nested folders from tags
      (export to folder for first tag only, or all tags.)
    • NEW: Can restrict export to a list of specific tags
    • Changed: "Hides” tags from being displayed as H1 in other markdown apps by adding period+space only in front of first tag on a line:
      . #bear #idea #python

    If people have hundreds or even thousands of notes, I thought it might be nice to have them in folders according to tags, and even (optionally) duplicated when multiple tags.


  5. 35 Posted by Roar on 06 Feb, 2018 04:21 PM

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    @Danilo @Craig Eley

    Please Bear with me, here is another update:

    Bear Markdown export and sync

    Script can now export and sync textbundles with images.

    • Works well with Typora (image display only) on Windows, and
    • Seemless syncing with Ulysses’ external folders on Mac (with folder settings to .textbundle and Inline Links!)
    • Or export/sync as regular markdown with image links to an exported shared image repository.
  6. 36 Posted by Andron on 07 Feb, 2018 12:13 AM

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    This is superb. I use an Ubuntu laptop, and my one sticking point with moving from Evernote to Bear has been not having access to my notes there. This script solves that perfectly! Typora is my markdown editor of choice, so having image support is fantastic. This seems really well thought out. I've been able to use Syncthing to continuously sync the Bear Notes folder between my devices.

    Going to keep playing with it to tweak, see if there are any bugs I notice.

    Many, many thanks! Is there some way I can buy you a beer or otherwise reward you? :D

  7. 37 Posted by Roar on 07 Feb, 2018 10:18 PM

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    FInal version ;) 1.3.7, 2018-02-07 at 16:17 EST
    Bear Markdown Export and Sync

    Bugfixes and tweaks, plus:

    • NEW Hybrid export: .textbundles of notes with images, otherwise regular .md (Makes it easier to browse and edit on other platforms.)
    • NEW Writes log to bear_export_sync_log.txt in BearSyncBackup folder.

    More stable image handling, solves updates if images have added md Title and Description
    like ![description](assets/image.jpg "Title")

    When you find bugs, please report in GitHub issues, thanks for the beer :)

    My Bear trial just finished, and now on my first year subscription.
    A pint (0.4 l) of beer in Oslo is about $10, so Beer is still cheaper than Bear if you only drink one pint a year :)

    (I got Bear for distraction free writing – look how that went ;)

  8. 38 Posted by Dan on 09 Feb, 2018 03:08 AM

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    @Roar Looks awesome. Thank you for effort. Plan on checking this out soon!

    @Danilo Bonardi it's good to hear this is still on the Bear teams's radar. Quite unfortunate you can't offer any details. I'll believe it when I see it I guess. :)

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