Hide format tags? (H1, *text*, /text/, etc.)

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06 Nov, 2016 07:12 PM

Is there any way to hide the formatting tags? I would like to be able to see the text totally plain, i.e. without "H1" before heading 1, the stars before and after bold text, and so on.

If this is currently not an option, could it be an idea for future updates?

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  1. 61 Posted by ACB on 20 Oct, 2017 05:57 AM

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    Left Evernote for Apple Notes. It too is a disaster. Would love to move to Bear...no clue why format tags are visible. Distracting as all hell. +1 for the option to hide.


  2. 62 Posted by Blake Scott on 20 Oct, 2017 05:22 PM

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    +1 to providing option to hide markdowns

  3. 63 Posted by Ivan on 24 Oct, 2017 11:07 AM

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    Please have the option to hide the heading tags. There's no reason to have it displayed all the time, it doesn't look pretty IMO.

  4. 64 Posted by Dan on 01 Nov, 2017 08:45 AM

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    +1 it's very annoying, trying other apps

  5. 65 Posted by angel on 06 Nov, 2017 04:29 AM

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    +1 for hiding tags and markdown.

    i'm afraid this kind of thing becomes an example of being more interesting in the coding than in UI. i can't imagine why else it wouldn't be allowed to be hidden. i get stuck with copy/paste all the time.

  6. 66 Posted by mdanaci on 10 Nov, 2017 08:28 AM

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    We should look our notes without markdown. We are not developing notes, we are taking notes.

  7. 67 Posted by George on 19 Nov, 2017 09:03 PM

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  8. 68 Posted by Giorgio on 21 Nov, 2017 08:58 AM

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    A quick fix is to edit the theme manually (Mac only).

    Navigate to Bear.app > "Show package contents" > Contents > Resources. Open "Default Text Theme.theme" (for example) with a text editor, and search for "Style Marker Text Color". Replace the color four lines below with that of your choice. If you want markers to completely blend in with the background, choose the same color as "Background Text Color". In the default theme, that's rgba(251, 251, 251, 1.00).

    Markers will still be visible when you highlight the text. Of course, this approach doesn't remove the markers themselves, so you will have ugly spaces around inline markers. I don't see an easy way of hiding only the H1 H2 H3 markers.

  9. 69 Posted by william9 on 24 Nov, 2017 06:40 PM

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    +1 for having a user preference to hide formatting tags and markdown. For the mainstream user who just wants an excellent notes application, the heading tags are perplexing at first and then annoying later after one understands what they are.

  10. 70 Posted by oswaldb on 30 Nov, 2017 05:04 PM

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    +1 for having a user preference to hide formatting tags and markdown. I am not using Bear because of its markdown capabilities, but because it is a great app for taking notes that smoothly syncs. This seems to be an often made & longtime request, but please offer a mode that hides markdown!

  11. 71 Posted by A on 30 Nov, 2017 05:30 PM

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    Almost buying pro license but for this stupid markdown format tags! Guys the app is awesome, please don't ruin it!

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