When comparing Dynalist vs Bear, the Slant community recommends Dynalist for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Dynalist is ranked 23rd while Bear is ranked 26th.
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Pro Ability to create documents and organize by folder, and search by title
Pro Unlimited notes
Which is perfect for personal knowledgebase.
Pro Search and link to other notes
Pro Bullet hierarchy with zoom
Able to zoom in in bullet points, collapse bullets, move bulleted information, etc.
Pro Create custom user styles
Anyone can create a custom style and share them with the community, which can be found here.
Pro Inline images
Pro Printable shared lists
Pro Beautiful interface
Pro Easy tagging
For example: #tag/sub tag/foo/bar #tag2/foo/bar
Pro Easy to use
Pro Instant markdown preview in the editor while preserving original MD code
Pro Flawless sync
It's everything Dropbox Paper promised to be, but without the embarrassment. The notes are always in sync between devices.
Pro Hashtag support
Adding a hashtag with a keyword tags the note to make it easy to search.
Pro Lots of export formats
PDF, RTF, DOCX, HTML, TXT and MD.
Pro Simple to back up/export entire note database
Notes are exported as plain text, not a proprietary format, along with all embedded objects.
Con Only subscription-based
Can not buy it straight up.
Con No Tabs - can only view 1 note at a time
Con No inline editing and markup of pictures
The only option is to open in an editor (thereby creating a copy) and saving it again.