Bear Alternatives for Android

    Bear is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Joplin, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Bear and many of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to Bear are Standard Notes (Freemium, Open Source), Notion (Freemium), Obsidian (Free Personal) and Microsoft OneNote (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 2021

    1. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor.
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      Most users think Joplin is a great alternative to Bear.
      Not user-friendly at all.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      ChrisWayg Free, open source, private notes due to encryption and able to sync with the service of your choice.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    2. Standard Notes is a simple and private notes app. It allows you to write and sync your notes across all your devices, including your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and web browser.
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      No subtags in free version
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    3. A second brain, for you, forever. The human brain is non-linear: we jump from idea to idea, all the time. Your second brain should work the same.
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      Very complicated interface
      Negative comment 26 days ago

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    4. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team. Real collaboration in real-time.
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    5. Microsoft OneNote, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is a digital notebook application that gives people one place to gather notes and information.
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      Microsoft OneNote vs Bear opinions
      Most users think Microsoft OneNote is a great alternative to Bear.
      Not tag-based. Much more convoluted UI. Not user-friendly.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      It isnt free and it is SLOW
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    6. Google Keep is a service provided by Google which integrates note-taking and web surfing.
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      Google Keep vs Bear opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Google Keep is still a legitimate alternative to Bear, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      tonyescobar2049 For those who must use google you can use this.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      Keep doesn't have syntax highlighting or markdown formatting.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      gallien google note allows only plain text notes, does not allow markdown formatting
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      No inline #tags. Card view, no list view. No Mac app.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      Evernote is a cross-platform, freemium app designed for note taking, organizing, and archiving.
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      Evernote vs Bear opinions
      Most users think Evernote is a great alternative to Bear.
      Passable alternative, but bloated, no inline #hashtags, expensive.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    7. Made by the company behind WordPress, Simplenote enables users to take notes, lists, and ideas. These notes are stored on the cloud and are accessible across multiple devices.
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      Simplenote vs Bear opinions
      Most users think Simplenote is a great alternative to Bear.
      Passable alternative (that I do actually use), but markdown isn't WYSIWYG or user-friendly, no inline #hashtags, sync and cloud storage aren't secure. I like it for what it is, but it's definitely not comparable to Bear.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      beneathemoon Simplenote has a clean interface, markdown support, and iCloud sync.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Same as Bear but syncs for free.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    8. NoteLedge is a digital notepad that comes with powerful multimedia tools for creating notes and presenting works straight from a smart device.
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      Most users think NoteLedge is a great alternative to Bear.
    9. Online Notebook application: Zoho Notebook lets you combine text, images, audio, video, RSS feeds, documents and much more.
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      It is completely free cross-platform app available on all major platforms like Mac, iOS, Android, Windows, Linux etc. It has has the feature you require from a not taking app plus it has very minimalistic design.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Allows you to create individual notebooks with notes and other sources inside like voice recordings, images and plain notes!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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