When comparing Bear vs Standard Notes, the Slant community recommends Standard Notes for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Standard Notes is ranked 21st while Bear is ranked 23rd.
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Pro Easy tagging
For example: #tag/sub tag/foo/bar #tag2/foo/bar
Pro Beautiful interface
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.
Notes are encrypted and secured so only you can decrypt them.
Faster and lighter than most notes apps.
Available on Web, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.
Editors, components, actions, and themes.
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.