Collapsible sections in notes

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Mike Li

01 Jan, 2017 04:19 PM


I was wondering if there will be any possibility to bring collapsible section/code folding to bear?
Or perhaps a means to navigte through the h1/h2/h3 sections to jump between headers in longer notes?

Ive decided to get organised this year, and with evernotes demise, I thought Id take a look at bear. Im loving it so far, but was wondering what the roadmap is for this app and if those features are being considered?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 02 Jan, 2017 01:30 PM

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    Hi Mike,

    Bear's folding options are limited to todo's right now, but in the future we'll extend them and add a Table Of Content functionality to navigate headers.

    There isn't a roadmap yet, but I think we'll add it sooner or later.


  2. 2 Posted by Mike on 02 Jan, 2017 02:51 PM

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    Thanks for the prompt reply, I look forward to more exciting Bear developments in 2017! 

    Is there a proper channel for feature requests and so on? It seems like theres a fair bit on your subreddit, or if I do have request should I make them there?

    I had another question, the “share in imessage”. I cant quite seem to understand what exactly goes into it, sometimes its just the picture, sometimes its partial text in the note. What is this share action meant to do? Would it be better if it shared something like a html rendering by default/ something an imessages extension part of the app could read?

    Thanks again

    Mike Li

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 02 Jan, 2017 04:00 PM

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    I think the subreddit and here are the best places to propose a feature.

    About iMessage, the target app of a sharing action decide if taking files or text from what Bear pass to them, this is a limitation of the iOS sharing imo. Also an html redering will not include the images/files.


  4. 4 Posted by Nikolay on 24 May, 2018 04:02 PM

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    +1 for collapsible sections of the note, really useful stuff.

  5. 5 Posted by Ed on 08 Jun, 2018 12:15 AM

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    +2 for collapsible sections using headers

  6. 6 Posted by Josh on 18 Jul, 2018 07:20 PM

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    +1 bump this.

    I love Bear for note-taking...which sometimes blends into outlining. Would be great to be able to expand/collapse 'level 1' ideas, 'level 1 + 2' ideas, etc.

    thanks for the app!

  7. 7 Posted by Lacey on 10 Aug, 2018 01:37 PM

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    +1 for collapsible sections using headers

  8. 8 Posted by Sebastian on 26 Aug, 2018 12:18 PM

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    +1 It would be really cool!

  9. 9 Posted by Mike on 27 Aug, 2018 12:47 PM

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    +1 It would be really cool! Dont use this app because of this reason.

  10. 10 Posted by Jonathan on 29 Aug, 2018 06:56 PM

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    +1 Really need this for long notes.

  11. 11 Posted by tjstankus on 18 Sep, 2018 01:19 AM

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    +1 Agreed, would be helpful for longer notes

  12. 12 Posted by Francesco Maida on 18 Sep, 2018 08:22 AM

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    +1 That would be a very handy feature IMHO.

  13. 13 Posted by Phillip on 02 Oct, 2018 05:03 AM

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    +1, would really love collapsible sections or navigation through headers. thanks!

  14. 14 Posted by Timo on 04 Oct, 2018 09:14 AM

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  15. 15 Posted by joehenry087 on 07 Oct, 2018 09:44 PM

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    +1 for ToC and collapsible headings. Collapsible headings ar more important I think. If you bind a keystroke to "Collapse All" then you can really easily see your ToC just by hitting that key stroke anyway. Plus, no added markup necessary.

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