When comparing Collate Notes vs Bear, the Slant community recommends Bear for most people. In the question“What are the best Evernote alternatives?” Bear is ranked 24th while Collate Notes is ranked 45th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Markdown or Rich Text editor
Choose between Markdown or Rich Text editor.
Pro All data is saved locally
Data is saved to a local hard drive, not stored on a company's servers.
Pro Cross-platform support
Support for macOs, Windows and Linux.
Pro Web clipper
A web clipper built into the app saves web pages locally.
Pro Minimal ease of use
Pro Tagging support
Pro Beautiful Interface
Well designed app
Pro Flawless sync
It's everything Dropbox Paper promised to be, but without the embarrassment. The notes are always in sync between devices.
Pro Instant markdown preview in the editor while preserving original MD code
Con No mobile support
This app offers no mobile support.
Con No built-in sync options
For data syncing, a service like Google Drive or Dropbox needs to be used.
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.