I also love the bear app and purchased pro so that I could sync between devices. It was syncing well between my iPhone and MacBook however my company made me install Jamf on my MacBook and within that install they have included a profile which restricts iCloud. Now I can't sync between devices and the value that bear gave me over other editors is now gone. I suspect that many organizations do the same things with people using MacBooks. Any way of getting this to sync via something other than iCloud?
This is an honest question:
Do companies disallow connection to any/all cloud services or just iCloud? If just iCloud, why that service and not Dropbox, Evernote, Amazon, Microsoft, or Google (the least secure cloud)? Sounds pretty capricious to me. I'm truly puzzled by all the other open connections and no explanation why iCloud is not.
My company (one of the FANGs), does not physically block anything other than iCloud, although there are written policies against using Evernote etc to store work files. I've never understood why only iCloud is physically blocked, other than the fact that it may simply be easier to enforce on the company-owned macbooks using an administrative policy. But it does feel arbitrary.
@tod.w iCloud is the only service that is actually blocked for me. I'm assuming that's because it's the only service with OS-level integration that can be easily disabled on enterprise-provisioned machines. I can still access iCloud from the web, along with all the other services that you mentioned, but my company has policies in place that disallow their use for work-related stuff. I agree that it's puzzling, but that's enterprise for you.
@ritwick & elliot: thanks for your comments. It remains a mystery. I recall working at a Silicon Valley outfit in the late 90s that provided all Windows computers. There were a bunch of who were allowed to bring our own Macs as long as we understood that IT wouldn't (couldn't?) help resolve problems. That actually turned out to help the firm as we never had problems and IT had to reduce their staff as a result.
I'm on the same boat. Can't have iCloud Drive enabled using the corp laptop. I love bear app though. Please enable separated theme purchase from your app. I would imagine it's as simple as forking the code, make the theme available by default and published a separated app (might be Colorful Bear or some thing) to app store with a price tag. It will be a fantastic stop-gap for people like me who want to support the app but was not able to.
Just another +1 for dropbox - not because iCloud is blocked, but because I want to access the notes from many systems, including linux. I want a folder full of text files syncing with dropbox, and freedom to access them in different ways and via different apps on different platforms.
on 01 Jan, 2018 07:44 PM
I would like to be able to have the option to sync Bear notes to my Synology with an encryption key. OmniFocus does this via webdav. DevonTHINK also uses webdav and AES-256 for encryption. I find that Bear may end up with notes that I don’t want in the iCloud space.
Encrypting Bear data on iCloud would be a great first step in this direction. The key is to make sure users can define their own private key.