Version history in Bear app?

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13 Nov, 2016 12:37 PM

Is there a way to find old versions of my notes after editing?
Simplenote has this functionality and Evernote

  1. 1 Posted by Jeff on 13 Nov, 2016 05:57 PM

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    Would love that too

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 14 Nov, 2016 09:43 AM

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    we're thinking about it, our main concern is how to manage files and images without creating duplicates or keeping unnecessary files.


  3. 3 Posted by Tim on 25 May, 2017 04:54 PM

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    The only thing from keeping me from diving in head first!

  4. 4 Posted by Alexandros on 31 Aug, 2017 07:52 AM

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    Is there any update on finding older versions of notes after editing? There are times when a note is edited accidentally and I realise it too late, when the undo function cannot be used any more...

    This is the only reason I'm still using Evernote and haven't moved all my notes to bear.

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 31 Aug, 2017 08:05 AM

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    Bear Versioning is ready but needs an intensive testing, which we suspended to dedicate to iOS and MacOS updates.


  6. 6 Posted by Kevin Queen on 03 Sep, 2017 03:20 PM

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    If you need a QA tester for this feature I volunteer. I love bear but this is the critical feature that is missing.

  7. 7 Posted by Alexandros on 04 Sep, 2017 11:11 AM

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    Definitely agree with that, especially for us who use these notes apps for work.

  8. 8 Posted by John Man on 10 Sep, 2017 10:01 PM

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    Another request from here (Pro subscriber) to versioning and/or automated backups.

    I stored my notes previously in Dropbox (with extended version history so all changes over the past year retained) but I've lost that now that I've switched to Bear.

  9. 9 Posted by phil on 18 Oct, 2017 07:55 PM

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    Another +1 to this.

    Absolutely essential to me to have version history. I am currently using NVAlt, dropbox and revisions so can quickly get back 30 days (but more would be nice)

  10. 10 Posted by yes on 19 Oct, 2017 03:12 PM

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    Another expression of desire for this feature. It's an important safety net.

  11. 11 Posted by Ryan Delk on 28 Oct, 2017 11:16 PM

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    Any update on this? I'd love even a simple view to see what changes were made a on what dates (more like version control on a wiki, less like 'edit history').

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 30 Oct, 2017 11:24 AM

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    Hi Ryan,

    I'm afraid I don't have updates to share about versioning so far.


  13. 13 Posted by Dbjorkjones on 06 Nov, 2017 12:28 PM

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    Yes, some sort of revision history would be great or undo. I just lost hours worth of work accidentally when the key pad got knocked as I was getting up to answer the door.

    I also wish there was a way to lock some notes with as simple passcode.

  14. 14 Posted by Liew on 09 Nov, 2017 05:08 AM

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    Need this feature badly.

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