When comparing Quiver 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 29th while Quiver is ranked 67th. The most important reason people chose Bear is:
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Pro Has more features than just a simple Markdown editor
Quiver is a notebook and note-taking app akin to Evernote which happens to also be able to edit Markdown files. As such, it has a lot of useful features such as: image support, file attachments, web content support and more.
Pro Supports code highlighting
Has syntax highlighting for more than 120 programming languages.
Pro Notes can be linked to each-other
Quiver notes have unique links that can be copied and pasted into other notes to gain quick access between them.
Pro Live preview
Quiver has live preview for both Markdown and LaTeX. This helps users to better understand the way they are formatting their files.
Pro Cloud syncing
Dropbox, iCloud Drive, Google Drive, or any other file-based cloud services.
Pro Supports vi keybindings
For people used to vi keybindings, Quiver can be set up to work with them.
Pro Combination of different types of writing in one note
The most outstanding thing for me. Use HTML line breaks while writing MD text.
Also, unlike most hybrid editors like Bear, it supports instant image sizing and respective preview.
Pro Beautiful interface
Pro Easy to use
Pro Instant markdown preview in the editor while preserving original MD code
Pro Easy tagging
For example: #tag/sub tag/foo/bar #tag2/foo/bar
Pro Flawless sync
It's everything Dropbox Paper promised to be, but without the embarrassment. The notes are always in sync between devices.
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.
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 You can't edit specific files, they must be in your notebook
Con No iOS apps for editing, only a viewer available
I'd LOVE to edit and create quiver notes on my iPad!
Con The line in focus shows a border around it which is distracting
The line in focus in the editor shows a rounded rectangular border around it, which is unappealing and distracting.
Con Much more than a simple Markdown editor
Since it's more like a note-taking app (and a note-taking app built for developers) than a Markdown editor, it may be a little excessive to use it only for its Markdown editing features.
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.