Does Bear Pro search pdf's too?

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Arnold Huijgen

12 Dec, 2016 01:36 PM

I am considering to switch from Evernote to Bear, but I do not know whether Bear lets me search inside the pdf's that I have stored in my notes. Does Bear do that at all?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 13 Dec, 2016 10:21 AM

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    Hi Arnold,

    no, Bear don't search inside the pdf right now.


  2. 2 Posted by Andrew on 30 Mar, 2017 07:57 AM

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    Is this feature on the roadmap?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 30 Mar, 2017 12:24 PM

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    Hi Andrew,

    is not one of our priorities but yes it is. Also, we need to evaluate some technical and not-so-technical problems ( like libraries for PDF manipulation will duplicate Bear binary size ) before being sure.


  4. 4 Posted by Chris on 23 Feb, 2018 11:29 PM

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    Anything new on this. I want to switch from Evernote too and this is a feature I need.

  5. 5 Posted by Ricardo Lange on 02 Mar, 2018 02:42 PM

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    Yes. I want to swtch from Evernote, but this feature is very important for me.

  6. 6 Posted by Greg on 22 Mar, 2018 01:24 PM

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    I'm making the switch from Evernote, at least partially. For certain types of notes, Bear is ideal. That said, I'm realising that PDF search could throw a (significant) spanner in the works. I'm pondering keeping PDFs within a separate application, or stay with Evernote for this function; neither are ideal. Is it possible to confirm if such a feature is any closer to the top of the product roadmap?

    Thanks in adnvance.

  7. 7 Posted by Mike on 26 Mar, 2018 12:13 PM

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    I'm also contemplating jumping ship from Evernote, but like the other commenters here, the ability to search within PDFs is a key feature I'm looking for.
    Are there any updates on the status of this feature?


  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 27 Mar, 2018 02:43 PM

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    @Mike Judging by our to-do list, this will not be in version 1.5. Most likely will be in 1.7 or (if we are fast) in 1.6.

  9. 9 Posted by Mike on 03 May, 2018 12:07 PM

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    Thanks, looking forward to the coming versions with this feature!

  10. 10 Posted by Christopher Mon... on 16 May, 2018 12:30 AM

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    Can't wait for this to happen so I can make the switch.

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