Bear is one of the best writing apps for iOS, and it’s definitely among the most affordable. Bear would probably be better described as a notes app since it doesn’t keep documents in the traditional sense. Instead, users open a series of notes which can all be interconnected through tags and links. It can quickly become a mess, but at the same time, it can be highly organized if you set it up right.
What sets Bear apart is its deep customization. Paying for the premium subscription (just $15/year) lets users customize the app’s colors and even the app icon. Bear uses markdown, which can take some getting used to. When you’re done writing in Bear, you can export the notes to .docx, PDF, and even ePub files.
Bear’s minimalist design also makes it a great option for users wanting a distraction-free writing experience. Bear Pro also lets users sync notes between iPhone, iPad, and Mac, making it a great all-around solution for Apple users.