When comparing Polynote vs Bear, the Slant community recommends Bear for most people. In the question“What is the best cross-platform note taking app?” Bear is ranked 28th while Polynote is ranked 54th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Real-time collaborative
Multiple users can edit a note simultaneously, in real time.
Pro Minimal interface
The application is simple and fast. Can create, share and organize notes and notebooks on the same page.
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 free tier
Plynote has a 15-day free trial after which it requires a 20$/user/year subscription.
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.