Support for Tables

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Bert Govig

05 Nov, 2016 08:49 PM

This is the best start ever for an apple note taking app.

You have culled the best from notes, evernote, and simplenote for this app. Congratulations. To boot, it is beautiful AND you have come up with a model for sustainability by charging 15 buck a year for the pleasure of using it.

The only thing on my wish list is support for tables.
For me, a note taking app that doesn't allow me to tabulate information in tables will never become my primary note taking app.
Of the options out there, evernote and microsoft one note both allow this. They are inferior to Bear in other ways, but not enough to justify the pain of transition.

Is tables support on the road map - any idea of how far down the road?

Thanks and congrats

  1. 1 Posted by Jorge on 05 Nov, 2016 09:43 PM

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    +1 for table support

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 06 Nov, 2016 03:19 PM

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    yes tables are on our list, not on the top, but they will be available.


  3. 3 Posted by aaronfrydo on 06 Nov, 2016 03:22 PM

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    +1 vote for tables

  4. 4 Posted by Bert Govig on 06 Nov, 2016 03:25 PM

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  5. 5 Posted by Daniel Willitze... on 20 Feb, 2017 05:32 PM

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    Any updates on this feature yet? Would love to see it happen.

  6. 6 Posted by Harshal on 22 Feb, 2017 02:30 PM

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    Such a good app... but tragically, no tables support. Just this one shortcoming prevents me from making the shift. And while you guys surely are taking a very long time to add this, i hope you are also working to ensure support for the complete Multimarkdown syntax.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 22 Feb, 2017 04:09 PM

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    we will start working on tables after the next update.

  8. 8 Posted by harry on 14 Mar, 2017 08:17 AM

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    no table? WTF?!

  9. 9 Posted by Bodhi on 03 Apr, 2017 12:44 PM

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    Yes, this app is great but absolutely needs tables. There are some webpages with tabulated data that just can't be saved in Bear at all.

  10. 10 Posted by Paul on 12 Apr, 2017 02:32 PM

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    OK, the next update is out. Please move Tables markdown to the top of your todo list!


  11. 11 Posted by Peter on 14 Apr, 2017 08:45 AM

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    +1 for tables.

  12. 12 Posted by kelly on 23 Apr, 2017 04:22 AM

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    YES tables (and mathematics formula) pleeeease

  13. 13 Posted by Rajasekar on 28 Apr, 2017 01:51 AM

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    +1 for tables and math suuport

  14. 14 Posted by Dan on 19 Jun, 2017 01:18 PM

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    Any update on tables? I don't understand how a note taking app can even be conceived without including the option to use tables. Very strange.

  15. 15 Posted by jim g on 19 Jun, 2017 06:37 PM

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    Here is a post today in another thread by one of the developers. Tables are coming next.

    20 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on Jun 19, 2017 @ 12:13 AM

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    some month ago we let users vote about which feature their prefer to be implemented between tables, encryption and latex/math support. Latex was the third most requested so we'll address when we'll have tables and encryption.


  16. 16 Posted by ijinmao on 18 Jul, 2017 04:12 AM

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  17. 17 Posted by waf1waf on 21 Aug, 2017 11:50 AM

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  18. 18 Posted by Thinh on 21 Aug, 2017 02:37 PM

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    yes ! Tables are the very feature that holds me back from switching completely from Evernote.

    I'm starting to really like Bear but I rely a lot on tables, which is why I still that green icon with an elephant in my dock.

  19. 19 Posted by Carl Bourne on 24 Aug, 2017 09:27 AM

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    Yes, indeed lack of tables and front-matter is the blocker for me which is why I'm using Typora.

    They've implemented both of these features in a fairly nice way.

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