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11 Nov, 2016 09:08 PM

Is there a way to pop a note out into a separate window?

I love Bear so far in almost every way! The only thing it is missing is the ability to have two or more notes open side-by-side. Are there plans to implement this functionality?

Thanks so much,


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 12 Nov, 2016 11:15 AM

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    Hi Andy,

    some other users have requested this feature and we'll consider it for the future releases.


  2. 2 Posted by Paul on 30 Nov, 2016 03:28 PM

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    I second this request.

  3. 3 Posted by Stefan on 15 Dec, 2016 03:37 PM

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    Me too!

  4. 4 Posted by Chaim on 19 Dec, 2016 09:05 AM

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    I too would find this very useful. Thanks.

  5. 5 Posted by drakez on 23 Dec, 2016 09:56 PM

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    This is one of the only things holding me back from Bear taking over as my primary edit/writing app! Would love to see it!

  6. 6 Posted by Robbie J Frye on 30 Dec, 2016 01:26 PM

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    Please don't make me go back to Evernote. Please!!!!

    However, lack of this feature makes me question who this app is for and who is making the creative decisions? Multiple windows are not "wish to have" it's a must have for anybody who writes, produces content, or studies on a continual basis.

  7. 7 Posted by Sylvain on 06 Jan, 2017 09:17 AM

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    I would be very interested in that feature as well.

    Also it could be interesting to be able to split the window horizontally / vertically to be able to compare notes without having to manage multiple bear window ourselves.

  8. 8 Posted by Phil on 06 Jan, 2017 05:37 PM

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    +1 On this

  9. 9 Posted by Jonathan Clark on 07 Jan, 2017 03:23 PM

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    Like drakez, this too is holding me back from switching fully to Bear. I'd love to see you add this.

  10. 10 Posted by Tim on 26 Jan, 2017 07:37 PM

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    I would definitely be interested in this feature as well. It would be great to be able to have a rough outline open next to my main writing. Thanks

  11. 11 Posted by jim g on 26 Jan, 2017 07:52 PM

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    Hey Tim, I'm just a fellow user like you. I thought I would point out comments made in another thread yesterday by the developer about this subject.

  12. 12 Posted by Tim Smith on 26 Jan, 2017 08:04 PM

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    Thanks Jim. Sounds like they're on it.

    Sent from my iPhone... Using only my thumbs.

  13. 13 Posted by Peter Sævik on 29 Jan, 2017 12:13 PM

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  14. 14 Posted by Juha Ranta on 01 Mar, 2017 05:20 PM

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    I'm evaluating Bear app for replacement of Apple Notes and partial replacement of nvALT notes. I noticed that since Bear can't open files in external editors excludes it from being an nvALT replacement, since I use it often for programming related notes, open them in Sublime Text or other editor for some purpose, do batch operations and so on.

    While I like Bear very much in some applications, and especially as an Apple Notes replacement for me, the lack of multiple open window support on OS X is maybe the thing that keeps me on Apple Notes. Ideally, I'd like to have have both the browser window view and a single note view without any clutter so that I can place it in some part of my screen, without the Bear window taking most of my screen.

  15. 15 Posted by Scott Fi on 11 Mar, 2017 06:02 PM

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  16. 16 Posted by clip on 29 Mar, 2017 01:42 PM

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  17. Support Staff 17 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 29 Mar, 2017 02:05 PM

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just want to let you know we are working on opening the note on separate windows for the next major update.


  18. 18 Posted by Paul on 05 Apr, 2017 02:15 PM

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    +23 Yay, exciting you'll be adding this! Thank you!

  19. 19 Posted by takuya okamoto on 07 Apr, 2017 05:12 AM

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  20. 20 Posted by Luhmann on 10 Apr, 2017 08:53 AM

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    So glad to hear this. Have been running to this problem a lot lately... I hope the new separate window feature supports tabbed windows!

  21. 21 Posted by Andy Shamel on 24 Apr, 2017 05:51 PM

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    Wonderful! I’m so very glad to hear this!

  22. 22 Posted by hhaha on 12 May, 2017 10:57 AM

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    Aha, There is a way that you could try.
    Duplicate the bear app, and then just open it.
    You can open two bear app at the same time

  23. Support Staff 23 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 14 May, 2017 03:47 PM

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    @hhaha This is true :)
    But I don't suggest editing notes on both Bear instance, can result in database corruption.

  24. 24 Posted by Jorge Sobreiro on 05 Jun, 2017 09:14 AM

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  25. 25 Posted by Andrew on 06 Jun, 2017 12:22 PM

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    +1 please!

  26. 26 Posted by Marcos A. on 11 Jun, 2017 10:49 PM

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    So glad to hear it's coming.

  27. 27 Posted by Tony on 12 Jun, 2017 07:04 PM

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    yeah. having a way to detach the note (the way you can detach the "I" window) would be amazing. I often need a way to put docs side by side and copy and paste from one to another.

  28. 28 Posted by Jorge Carlos So... on 13 Jun, 2017 01:32 AM

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