When comparing Nimbus Notes vs Bear, the Slant community recommends Bear for most people. In the question“What are the best Evernote alternatives?” Bear is ranked 13th while Nimbus Notes is ranked 15th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Easy categorization
An Evernote alternative where categorization is quite easy, as Nimbus Notes uses both a hierarchical folder structure and hashtags (#).
Pro Free for private use
Does not restrict you to only two devices like Evernote does for its free version.
Pro Very easy migration tool for transferring from Evernote
There's a tool for Windows which lets users transfer their notes from Evernote to Nimbus. Here's a guide on how to do it.
Pro Similar to Evernote but without the bugs
Pro Very good help desk
Excellent help desk advice and interaction when trying to find a solution to the data issue mentioned previously.
Pro Excellent Android, iOS and Windows apps
Pro Easy to use
Pro Flawless sync
It's everything Dropbox Paper promised to be, but without the embarrassment. The notes are always in sync between devices.
Pro Easy tagging
For example: #tag/sub tag/foo/bar #tag2/foo/bar
Pro Beautiful interface
Pro Instant markdown preview in the editor while preserving original MD code
Pro Simple to back up/export entire note database
Notes are exported as plain text, not a proprietary format, along with all embedded objects.
Pro Lots of export formats
PDF, RTF, DOCX, HTML, TXT and MD.
Pro Hashtag support
Adding a hashtag with a keyword tags the note to make it easy to search.
Con No Linux version
Con Limited styling functions
There are limited ways to style/edit your notes (no font colors or sizes for example).
Con The interface is not as elegant as Evernote
The UI has a fairly outdated appearance, which isn't as smooth or intuitive to use as Evernote.
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.