Locked notes

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19 Nov, 2016 06:58 PM

I want to use Bear as a journal of sorts. Is there a way I'm not seeing to lock my notes? If not, this is an official feature request. Thanks.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 20 Nov, 2016 01:56 PM

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    Hi Paul,

    TouchId/Password protection is one of the most requested features right now and on top of our priorities.


  2. 2 Posted by Paul Achuff on 21 Nov, 2016 06:58 PM

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    Any idea on a time frame when this feature will be added?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 22 Nov, 2016 08:32 AM

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    Hi Paul,

    We'll ship a new release this week with 7 localisations, after that we'll start working on the new features, I can't tell right now but it's on top of our priorities.


  4. 4 Posted by Ben on 11 Oct, 2017 11:00 PM

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    Guys , love your app but I can’t seriously use it as my main notes app if you don’t support locked notes via TouchID, or password. Come on notes by their nature contain your most sensitive data , I need to be able to be able to secure certain notes , Apple Notes, One Note , Evernote, NoteBook, etc all have this . Please sort it out. Thanks

  5. 5 Posted by Pablo on 07 Jun, 2018 03:04 PM

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    Completely agree, some of the most common sense features of a competent note taking app would be to have the ability to LOCK notes. So far it's NOT possible to lock notes.
    Also, Bear notes lack the ability to easily create folders which really makes me sad.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 07 Jun, 2018 04:26 PM

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    I've lost count of the threads about note locking, so you may not be aware is our intention to ship note locking as the major feature of version 1.6.


  7. 7 Posted by Jay Carr on 19 Sep, 2018 01:07 PM

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    I'm not seeing this in version 1.6 or 1.6.1, is it still on the roadmap? It's a big need for me and I'd bought the app because I'd thought the feature was coming soon......... 0_0

  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 19 Sep, 2018 03:42 PM

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    Yes, the development of note locking took a little too much and requires time and a lot of testing. We shipped 1.6 anyway because we want to fix the app for iOS 12 and MacOS 10.14, fix a lot of long-running bugs and ship some core new sync related features.

    As soon as 1.6 will prove to be stable we'll continue the development of note locking.

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