Any news about a web version of Bear ?

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03 Jun, 2017 08:28 AM

Hi guys,

I remember you (Danilo) once told me you had planned a web version for Bear. Could you give me any update about it ?
I just can't wait ! :-)
The reason is that, at work, we are on PCs, and so Windows softwares. :-(

Please tell me that I wille be able very soon to use Bear when I am at work, far away from my MacBook !...

Best regards

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 03 Jun, 2017 04:37 PM

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    HI Jerome,

    the web version is in production and we hope to ship it ( at least in beta ) by the begin of 2018.


  2. 2 Posted by Kyle on 14 Oct, 2017 05:22 PM

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    Can you release a bear API?
    This is a show stopper for me as I'm a crazy person on Mac OS / Android combo. You have some many tech savvy fans I'm sure we could build a webapp / android app around an API in the short term.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 16 Oct, 2017 08:28 AM

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    Hi Kyle,

    we can't really publish an API because Bear backend is CloudKit, but we are building a web version which will make Bear more accessible from any device.


  4. 4 Posted by Keith on 07 Dec, 2017 06:33 AM

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    Bear for the Web still on track for early 2018, Kyle?

    Fingers crossed!

  5. 5 Posted by jjacazio on 09 Dec, 2017 02:31 PM

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    Hi Keith! I guess your question is for Danilo, not Kyle, right ?


  6. 6 Posted by Keith Mander on 09 Dec, 2017 02:42 PM

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    Oops. Indeed.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 11 Dec, 2017 11:38 AM

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    we had some drawback to the web development and we had to move the release date from early 2018 to mid/summer 2018, but the development is still on track.


  8. 8 Posted by Keith Mander on 11 Dec, 2017 11:43 AM

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    Thanks for getting back to us with an update. Glad to hear that it's still
    on the horizon at least.

  9. 9 Posted by Kat on 10 Jan, 2018 04:13 PM

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    Thanks for the update, Danilo. Count me in as another person who's looking forward to the web app. My use of Bear has dropped dramatically due to the IT at my new job disabling iCloud Drive. Thus I can't access/sync Bear at work (except on my phone). I've been casting about for a replacement (Dynalist, reverting back to Simplenote, etc) but nothing even comes close. I love Bear - it's perfect for my needs - and a web app would make it more accessible to everyone. Thank you!

  10. 10 Posted by dogra on 30 Jan, 2018 10:55 PM

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    So excited about upcoming web version! So many of us are Mac/iOS people who work in places which are Windows only. Very frustrating to not have access to Bear's riches when away from home. Thanks for keeping us updated!

  11. 11 Posted by Hai on 01 Feb, 2018 12:01 PM

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    That's great news Danilo, thanks for the update. I'm a subscriber and count me as an enthusiast who's happy to do some beta testing.

  12. 12 Posted by Tom Sautelle on 10 Feb, 2018 01:39 PM

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    Count me in as well!

  13. 13 Posted by Brett on 19 Feb, 2018 08:02 PM

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    Can’t wait for this. Even a rudimentary version would be sufficient for now.

  14. 14 Posted by Syd on 01 Mar, 2018 05:25 AM

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    Excellent news, can't wait for the web app too! Is the development still on track for summer 2018? Will the current subscriptions change with this feature? Please keep us updated, I can't wait! And thanks for the amazing app!

  15. Support Staff 15 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 01 Mar, 2018 08:46 AM

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    Is the development still on track for summer 2018?

    Yes, even if is too early to tell.

    Will the current subscriptions change with this feature?


  16. 16 Posted by Titus on 09 Mar, 2018 11:12 PM

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    I'm also really excited for the web version of Bear! Counting down the days till summer :) My work blocks iCloud Drive so Bear can't sync on my work Macbook. I've been manually exporting notes back to my personal computer to keep it in sync... a huge pain. And I'm another crazy person with Mac + Android combo :) Can't wait! Thanks for the great work, guys :)

  17. 17 Posted by Roar on 11 Mar, 2018 02:48 AM

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    @Titus, until then tou could try this script:

    Markdown export and sync of Bear notes – Mac Python 3

    • Export and roundtrip sync of Bear's notes to OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.
    • Edit or share online in browser, or edit on Android and Windows in any markdown editor there.
      (eg. iA Writer on Android or Typora on Windows)
    • Remote edits and new notes get synced back into Bear.
  18. 18 Posted by Joseph on 14 Mar, 2018 07:51 PM

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    A web version sounds fantastic. Count me in too!

  19. 19 Posted by Steven on 16 Mar, 2018 11:10 AM

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    I use Windows 10 more often than MacOS nowadays and considering to move altogether. But I love Bear, so a web version could really help.

  20. 20 Posted by William on 16 Mar, 2018 06:40 PM

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    Would love a web version also! I have to use Windows 10 for work.

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