Can bear support table markdown syntax?

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Xuliang Shao

21 Nov, 2016 03:09 PM

As title.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 21 Nov, 2016 03:30 PM

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    Hi Xuliang,

    Markdown tables support is on our todo list, please stay tuned.


  2. 2 Posted by Xuliang Shao on 22 Nov, 2016 12:37 PM

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    Cool. BTW, I starts to replace Evernote with bear writer. It’s beautiful. And hashtag and sub tag feature is perfect for knowledge categorization. Hope we can have web version at least in the future, so I can write beautifully on Windows as well.(Sorry, I have to use Windows at workplace.)


  3. 3 Posted by brad on 23 Nov, 2016 02:43 AM

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    Thanks. Looking forward to this feature. Please consider the iA team's proposal for transclusion syntax for Markdown. (In this context, it would mean the ability to include a .csv that displays in table format in Bear.)

    Details here:

  4. 4 Posted by Xuliang Shao on 23 Nov, 2016 06:09 AM

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    The file transclusion idea is interesting. Quite neat solution. In this case, for large amount of table data, I can prepare it in other more capable software before transcluding it into final doc. Thanks for letting me know this.


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  5. 5 Posted by Ben on 24 Nov, 2016 02:22 AM

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    Agreed. A very clever solution

  6. 6 Posted by Paul on 15 Dec, 2016 07:44 AM

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    Looking forward to table support - just found Bear (via recommendation on Lifehacker). Like what I've seen, but tables are a big thing for me. I'm considering replacing Evernote.

  7. 7 Posted by Tang on 04 Mar, 2017 01:39 AM

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    Looking forward to table support and formula input.

  8. 8 Posted by Max on 02 Apr, 2017 06:32 AM

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    Looking forward to this feature.

  9. 9 Posted by jrosler on 22 May, 2017 04:39 PM

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    Just downloaded to start looking at replacing Mac Notes, but really wanted a table capability too. Just piling on here :-).

  10. 10 Posted by Alex on 27 May, 2017 04:05 PM

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    Just purchased a Pro subscription,
    Importing my 5k+ notes from Evernote and there a lot of tables.

  11. 11 Posted by Richard Turnbul... on 29 May, 2017 02:44 AM

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    +1 for tables. Best Evernote replacement ever.

  12. 12 Posted by Jerry on 05 Jun, 2017 09:13 PM

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    +1 for tables. Love the iA solution idea, too.

  13. 13 Posted by Ben Smith on 06 Jun, 2017 02:51 AM

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    I’ve been playing with the new Apple Notes today, developer preview. Apple nailed it with simple tables. I’d welcome something more robust, but even this is way better than Evernote’s implementation. Integrated scanner is also great (I currently do Scanbot to Bear). It doesn’t look as nice as Bear, and I would definitely miss Markdown and themes, but honestly, this is a much tighter race now. Bear picked up basic sketching, but AN raised the bar there further also. I’m hoping that bear can move quickly on tables, because this currently makes my subscription harder to justify.


  14. 14 Posted by Steve Holloway on 17 Jun, 2017 08:55 AM

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    Any news on Bear supporting tables?

    +1 for tables

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 20 Jun, 2017 08:20 AM

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    Hi Everybody,

    All I can say so far is we are working on tables but is a really complex feature and will require a lot of work on our part.


  16. 16 Posted by bduplanty on 02 Jul, 2017 10:46 PM

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    +1 Would need this to fully transition from Evernote.

  17. 17 Posted by Florian on 06 Jul, 2017 10:20 PM

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    IMHO, the real need is not exactly yet another collaboration system, because bear-writer is there for us to write, not to collaborate.
    We have all the tools we need to collaborate, and it's everyone's choice to use this one or this one. So I would see as a major upgrade for bear the possibility to rely on some of key collaborative tools with the following features:
    - Push a note to Slack, Chitchat, ...
    - Bind a note to a Google document
    - Commit a note to Github

  18. 18 Posted by Adrian Collins on 14 Jul, 2017 06:06 AM

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    I particularly like the transclusion idea too. That’d be very handy for storing bulk tables and manipulation of table data in other tools before inclusion. Very powerful! This definitely has my vote.

  19. 19 Posted by Sasha Grosman on 31 Aug, 2017 09:31 PM

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    +1 Tables

    Simple tables are better than no tables. Help w/ tracking progress on stories or anything with a workflow that a todo checkbox can't handle.

  20. 20 Posted by Steve ODDY on 18 Sep, 2017 09:10 AM

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    +1 Tables
    I have numerous tables in existing Markdown files. I'd like to switch to Bear but can't as there's no table support.

  21. 21 Posted by Xiang on 22 Sep, 2017 08:29 AM

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    +1 for tables. Already bought Bear Pro for 3 month, really love it but still miss table feature in other writing tools.

  22. 22 Posted by Dtolb on 26 Sep, 2017 01:20 PM

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    Same as all above, I used to keep all my notes in a folder on my computer and trying to import markdown notes with tables would be clutch! In-it-for-a-year already.

  23. 23 Posted by liusong on 02 Nov, 2017 03:44 PM

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    +1 Table

    Table support is a very useful feature

  24. 24 Posted by Matthew on 06 Nov, 2017 03:14 PM

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    Damn .. a year and still no support?

  25. 25 Posted by Jerry on 06 Nov, 2017 03:46 PM

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    Has it really been a year? Please, please, please add this feature!

  26. Support Staff 26 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 07 Nov, 2017 09:38 AM

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    We are working on this feature, but please understand adding tables support the way we (and you) want to is basically as writing a whole new app.

  27. 27 Posted by Matthew on 07 Nov, 2017 09:47 AM

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    Are you guys hiring? Seems like the feature demand is so high. I'd like to help where I can...

  28. 28 Posted by Jerry on 07 Nov, 2017 05:32 PM

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    @Danilo: Awesome! Thanks!

  29. 29 Posted by Steve ODDY on 07 Nov, 2017 06:28 PM

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    Sent from my iPhone

  30. 30 Posted by Xiang on 09 Nov, 2017 06:14 AM

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    Although I purchased Pro subscription. I deicide to give up Bear and go back to emacs for writing org/markdown.

    Table support is a key feature for me, I can't wait that long. Just like when I asked Ulysses last year when they will support GFM fenced code block, they said they were working on it but with no deadline, now Ulysses still doesn't support fenced code block.

    I guess this is the price we have to pay besides money for using commercial softwares. However, among all the notes apps I bought(Quiver/Textnut/Ulysses/Bear), Bear is the only one that makes me loving writing. Nice work!

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