Bear Writer to windows and also web vesion?

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15 Nov, 2016 05:21 PM

Hi. Will there be a bear writer for windows users in the future? As well as an online version?

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  1. 31 Posted by njs on 22 Sep, 2017 03:08 AM

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    +1 for web version-- can't really use this until notes are accessible in places where i am forced to use a windows machine...

  2. 32 Posted by Tripper on 22 Sep, 2017 12:18 PM

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    I previously stated that I needed a web version to make the switch, but I like Bear writer so much that I made the switch anyway. I just pick up my phone when I need to look up a note. I'm still looking forward to a web version,l but until then I use my phone/mac and it's great. I have to use windows at work.

  3. 33 Posted by JB on 28 Sep, 2017 02:04 AM

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    @Danilo Any updates on the release of a web version? This would make the difference between me getting a subscription and not using the app at all.

  4. Support Staff 34 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 28 Sep, 2017 08:03 AM

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    The updates for MacOS 10.13 and iOS 11 took us mostly all summer and slowed down the web version development. We plan to invest more resources on it this fall but most likely we'll not be able to release it by the begin of 2018 as I hoped.

  5. 35 Posted by Joost on 28 Sep, 2017 11:27 AM

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    Great news, thanks for letting us know staff! I'm forced using a windows machine on my internship so could be great to have a web version

  6. 36 Posted by mahdix on 02 Oct, 2017 05:07 PM

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    I'm happy to hear that. It would mean a lot in terms of usability of the app. It's always great to be able to reach your notes on non-Apple environments.

  7. 37 Posted by Alvaro Cuadros on 16 Oct, 2017 01:38 PM

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    Great news!! I really need a Web version!!

  8. 38 Posted by 44sunsets on 22 Oct, 2017 02:48 AM

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    Really, really looking forward to the web version. Being able to use/sync with Bear on Windows is crucial for me -- we only have Windows PCs at work, so it's crippling not being able to have access to my notes there.

  9. 39 Posted by ifeu on 23 Oct, 2017 12:02 PM

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    Glad to hear a web version is in the pipeline. I use windows a lot due to the nature of my profession, so access to notes from windows is really a must for me. If we get web, I'll be all my notes to Bear in a heartbeat.

  10. 40 Posted by tony on 26 Oct, 2017 10:58 PM

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    +1 for web version! like others - I use PC at work and would switch over to bear in a heartbeat if a web version of bear is available!

  11. 41 Posted by Chad on 29 Oct, 2017 12:37 PM

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    The web version, if it sync'd the notes for pro users, would be huge! It would allow one to jump into Chrome and edit the text in something like Grammarly.

  12. 42 Posted by Daniel on 31 Oct, 2017 12:09 AM

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    Web version, yes!

    I switched from Simplenote but live with Windows machines and an Android phone, in addition to all my Apple devices.

    A web version would solve all my current issues in lieu of native apps for PC and Android.

    Additionally, some security conscious employers also block Mac access to the iCloud drive to force their employees to use e.g. Box. In such an environment Bear doesn’t sync, so again a web version would be great.

  13. 43 Posted by Meg on 01 Nov, 2017 04:03 PM

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    Hi Team,

    Any update on if a web version will be available in 2018? I want to start using your product, but have Window's machines at work!

  14. 44 Posted by Zak on 02 Nov, 2017 02:59 AM

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    You guys really need to have a web version ready for 2018. :-) I love the app, but I'll have to switch back to Google Keep or something if it doesn't come out soon.

  15. 45 Posted by Chad Thiele on 02 Nov, 2017 03:16 AM

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    And for things like Grammarly, which improves writing.... but copying and
    pasting between apps gets cumbersome.

    A web version (hopefully built to be compatible with things like Grammarly)
    would be awesome!


  16. Support Staff 46 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 02 Nov, 2017 09:27 AM

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    @meg My hopes were of the begin of 2018 but we underestimated the fixes for the new operative systems. We still want to release it in 2018 but not as soon as we hoped for.

    @Chad As a Grammarly users, I'll be more than glad to make it work with a web version of Bear, but I'm not sure if Grammarly works with markdown.

  17. 47 Posted by Justin on 07 Nov, 2017 11:50 PM

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    I love Bear so much but I'm not sure I can wait that long for a web version. I need something for my Windows machine at work ASAP.

  18. 48 Posted by Chad Thiele on 08 Nov, 2017 02:22 AM

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    I agree, for now I’ve cancelled my Bear subscription and stopped using it — back to Google Docs. :/

    Chad Thiele, Founder
    Tokyo Spark

  19. 49 Posted by Radu Ursache on 24 Nov, 2017 01:15 PM

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    +1 for web version, this will kill the need of support for windows, linux or other platforms.

    my bear pro will expire in march 2018. will i renew? the answer will be "if web version is launched by then"

  20. 50 Posted by Zak Clark on 24 Nov, 2017 02:09 PM

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    Yeah, I’ve already started to abandon Bear. Without a web version it’s
    pretty much worthless. Cute, but worthless.

  21. 51 Posted by Zack Keys on 04 Dec, 2017 08:54 PM

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    I love Bear but I have an Android phone and I spend 75% of my work time on a Windows machine so I really haven't been able to use it as much as I want. It's hard to justify using it for productivity when my access is so limited by platform :/

    A web-based system would be great but a standalone app for all platforms would be even better.

  22. 52 Posted by Anoop on 20 Dec, 2017 12:57 PM

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    +1 for web version

  23. 53 Posted by Sophia on 27 Dec, 2017 07:52 PM

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    Looking forward to the web version! I have to use windows for work but would love to be able to access my notes when I only have my work laptop around. Wish a Windows version could be available one day as well. Thx!

  24. 54 Posted by tateff on 27 Dec, 2017 08:34 PM

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    Oh - please get this out as soon as you possibly can. This would bring Bear to a whole other level and one where all of us can use this incredible app all the time. This is really what makes a note taking app essential, ubiquitous capture.

  25. 55 Posted by Hai on 29 Jan, 2018 10:37 PM

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    Also waiting for the web version. My home laptop is a Windows and when you have that sorted out, you can take my money!

  26. 56 Posted by DerrickW on 30 Jan, 2018 11:35 PM

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    Also waiting for the Web version. Forced to use Windows at the office so this would make the world of difference to be able to access my notes from work.

  27. 57 Posted by JRHB on 05 Feb, 2018 07:54 PM

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    Any updates? You mentioned the beginning of 2018 or maybe later, has that date changed either way?

  28. Support Staff 58 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 06 Feb, 2018 09:28 AM

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    Yes, unfortunately, we are not where we were supposed to be mostly because of some minor/major summer problems with the new iOS devices and MacOS/iOS versions. The project is still going on and we are investing progressively more resources in having the satisfactory web version as soon as possible.


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