touchID/password protected notes

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11 Jun, 2017 02:15 AM

any update on password protected notes?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 11 Jun, 2017 06:16 AM

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    Hi Robby,

    a month ago we let Bear's users vote which major feature they want most between tables, encryption, and mathJax. Tables won so we'll work on it first but password protection was the second most voted.


  2. 2 Posted by Bob on 13 Sep, 2017 11:58 PM

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    Really, Tables won. If you want to do tables then use a word processor or spreadsheet. Password protection my files is much more important. It seems that you're getting away from the original Bear intention, a really nice note-taking app. So many companies have had a really good idea then started adding "features" where it gets to the point of not being usable for it's original purpose. Hope this doesn't happen to Bear.

  3. 3 Posted by jim g on 14 Sep, 2017 09:38 AM

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    Bob - keep in mind that per the Bear home page, Bear is a writing app based on a markdown editor. Many writers using the app need markdown table support in order to be able to include tables in their documents. Word processors or spreadsheets are no help with that. I suspect that's why tables came in first.

  4. 4 Posted by Bob Benwell on 14 Sep, 2017 04:36 PM

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    Thanks, Jim. I didn’t know that.

  5. 5 Posted by Ariel on 15 Nov, 2017 09:37 PM

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    I'm canceling my Bear Pro subscription because of this. I really like Bear but I really NEED password protection. (TouchID and Face ID support). So sad. One Note it is (cries)

  6. 6 Posted by Dave on 21 Jan, 2018 04:19 AM

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    Yup password protection is a must. Most of my notes don’t require protection but there are some personal and work notes that must be locked therefore Bear has limited use for me. Can’t go back and forth between note programs based on features. I need something to easily make a note on any device i’m Using, hold notes, teasily find them and to protect sensitive information. Bear’s biggest strength is the ease of adding and using tags. It’s biggest weakness is password protection.

  7. 7 Posted by David on 03 Feb, 2018 03:53 AM

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    I LOVE this app and really want to make it my note-taking solution / subscribe to pro, but there's no way I can do that unless it has password protection available.

    Please add it and many (including me) will become happy subscribers!

  8. 8 Posted by Karl on 05 Feb, 2018 02:43 AM

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    Bear is truly a beautiful app. So thank you. UI/UX is critical and you guys have nailed. It seems you have this on your list, but just adding another vote for TouchID / Password much like DayOne App have enabled.

    Thanks kindly. I can't wait.

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