Password protected notes

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08 Jan, 2017 10:25 AM

I am writing personal notes as well as work notes using Bear. I love its simplicity for tagging and formatting. Are you considering a password protection or encryption for notes? If not, please do! 


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 09 Jan, 2017 09:07 AM

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    Yes, password/TouchID locking is one of our priorities for next releases.


  2. 2 Posted by EK on 05 Oct, 2017 04:55 PM

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    Yes please add this functionality! 

  3. 3 Posted by SK on 24 Oct, 2017 09:11 PM

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    Any word on this? This is the only thing holding me back from switching from Evernote, which has multi-factor authentication and I also have notes where partial sections of the notes are encrypted.


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 25 Oct, 2017 08:29 AM

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    @SK Actually we are working on the next release which will be focused on tags. Meanwhile, we are working on Tables and a web version. After tables, we'll address cryptography in dept but we may integrate touchID locking before.

  5. 5 Posted by Jordan on 25 Nov, 2017 11:03 AM

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    Any update on this?

  6. 6 Posted by william9 on 28 Nov, 2017 02:34 AM

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    I'm requesting the ability to encrypt individual items. An older note application called Yojimbo does this -- and it's really helpful for items such as passwords or other confidential information.

  7. 7 Posted by Chris on 30 Nov, 2017 10:43 PM

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    +1 on the request to have password protected individual items

  8. 8 Posted by Shu on 30 Jan, 2018 04:22 AM

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    +1 for Password/Face ID encryption for various notes.

  9. 9 Posted by Gege on 03 Feb, 2018 11:16 PM

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    Hi! When will passward protect/ Touch ID Beso available?!

  10. Support Staff 10 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 04 Feb, 2018 10:10 AM

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    The answer is Soon-ish, will not be in the next major update and probably not the one after too. Encryption has to be tested heavily before release and probably we'll do more rounds of beta testing before the effective release.

  11. 11 Posted by TomL on 27 Feb, 2018 07:16 PM

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    You should move this up in priorities. Security is huge concern and probably main limitation at present for many users

  12. 12 Posted by TomL on 27 Feb, 2018 07:18 PM

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    At least password encryption... should be simpler and a fair interim solution

  13. 13 Posted by maria on 28 Feb, 2018 11:46 AM

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    I agree, not really using much the app until password protection is available.

  14. Support Staff 14 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 28 Feb, 2018 12:59 PM

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    @TomL I everything fine we will begin encryption integration after 1.5 release. There is a huge paperwork we have to produce and get approved in order to ship encryption in some countries and at the moment I'm terrified by the idea to get stuck in some bureaucracy wheel.

  15. 15 Posted by benM on 21 May, 2018 09:28 PM

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    Love the app, but I can only use it partially b/c I need encryption. Hope this is still a priority.

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