Using colors in app

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07 Nov, 2016 07:07 PM


This app is almost perfect, but is there really no way to use specific colors in the app?!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 08 Nov, 2016 10:55 AM

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    Hi Wilson,

    if you mean for text highlighting no, but we have themes.


  2. 2 Posted by David Wilson on 08 Nov, 2016 03:59 PM

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    I mean adding color to text like this

    Adding highlighting would be great too, but a lack basic color to text functionality is a big oversight in my opinion.

    Please consider it for future revisions.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 08 Nov, 2016 04:31 PM

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    I think right now colored texts are not easily integrable in Bear, mostly because of themes, but I'll keep it in mind for the future.

  4. 4 Posted by Cam on 19 Jan, 2017 07:19 AM

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    Hi Danilo,

    Recently just joined Bear. I stopped using Evernote awhile ago because it was too bloated, and just stuck to Text Edit on Mac for its pure simplicity.

    So far I love Bear, but just wanted to echo David's point, that highlight and text color options are a huge miss.

    I work as a designer, and I rely heavily on color coding my notes and workflow (especially when handing off notes to my producer and team). This was a pretty basic function in Text Edit, and I feel like it should be it should be considered for future updates.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 19 Jan, 2017 10:11 AM

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    Hi Cam,

    thank you for your feedback, we'll consider adding an highlighting feature.


  6. 6 Posted by JD on 19 Mar, 2017 12:47 PM

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  7. 7 Posted by pavelborisov on 20 Mar, 2017 06:56 AM

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    Bold text must be another color than regular text

  8. 8 Posted by Ryan on 21 Apr, 2017 09:45 PM

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    This and multiple window support is what stopping me to switch over to bear. Hope this is supported soon!

  9. 9 Posted by Josiah on 22 Apr, 2017 07:29 AM

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    +1 to adding a feature to highlight an inline section of text or otherwise make it stand out visually.

    The need that I and other users have here is different from making something a H1 for example. H1 impacts the full line of text and has a different semantic meaning if you consider things like future TOC features. Instead, the goal with highlighting is to help bring our attention back to some key idea within a note.

    One example use case for this is to be able to identify for yourself some key ideas in a note that need further attention in the future.

  10. 10 Posted by JD on 22 Apr, 2017 10:31 AM

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