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.
+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.