Bear 2.0 web client

Hello :smile:

I seem to remember some talk about there being a web client for Bear 2.0.

Would you be able to confirm if this is true? And, if so, can we expect a beta for it before the release of Bear 2.0 for macOS and iOS?

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Hi,

I also interested in this feature because I have Windows at work and cannot use it with the Bear. This feature will be a game-changer from my point of view.

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A quick search will give you the answers:

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Is there any ETA for the web client?

Shiny Frog CEO Danilo Bonardi said in the Verge interview that

“I hope next year, we will ship the web application,” Bonardi says

But really, this is no way an official ETA or that one could even be given at this point, I’m just referencing something I saw online.

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The release of v2.0 has brought a web version closer as v2.0 has key features required for the web version too. However, version 2 is “just out the door” and has a few bugs which need squashed. I dare say they will want to enhance it further and perhaps as part of that the web version will be given a higher priority.

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Hey Bear devs, is there any news on the web app, now that Bear 2 is out and pretty stable?

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It is being worked on. It is still too early to say exactly what features will be included or when it will be in beta.

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A web client would let me migrate off of Evernote once and for all. I’m still using Evernote for personal note taking, because iCloud drive is blocked by policy on my machine at work. I need to be able to access personal notes from my phone, personal machine and work machine. This would finally check that third box.

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Would love to see the Web client when available, I am stuck between using Bear and Joplin right now since I have to use Windows for work.

Hey @rexikan - any updates regarding the web client?

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The work is progressing, most major things are in place, but still much work to be done. We should have something to show in a few months or so.

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Wow, this news makes my day. :partying_face:

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Sign me up to test the web version whenever you’re ready

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Eating all of my fingernails till the arrival of Bear Web. Almost none left… can we help test something? Anything?

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Eagerly awaiting the web version … Please sign me up for beta testing the web version.

I’m hoping that it never happens, or if it does, it is very, very secure. I had a bad incident with Evernote sharing that cost me my marriage and almost my job, and I don’t want to be able to accidentally publicly share notes via the Web.

Devs! If you do make a Web client, please-please-please make it opt-in for those of us who value privacy.

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I’m hoping that it never happens, or if it does, it is very, very secure

The web version will run completely on your browser and only access iCloud directly to fetch your notes. We will not have any access to your data, and once you close the browser tab, you will need to log in again to access your notes.

Sharing notes or publishing them would be separate future features, but we don’t have any concrete plans for that now.

For extra sensitive notes, you can also use the end-to-end encryption that we provide. It will work the same on web as on the native app.

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I’m relieved since there won’t be any sharing or publishing options. It would be great for my use case if the Web access was optional as when it comes to balancing security and convenience, I prefer the security side. That’s just me, though!

My incident with Evernote was a combination of Web accessibility and their push for business collaboration features 4-5 years ago. Their client pushed sharing pretty hard, with popup windows asking if you want to make a note public appearing at unexpected times. There was not way to turn it off. I clicked the wrong option at some point, and I have regretted it ever since.

It’s nothing Bear app has done to make me paranoid, it was a bad choice on application behavior on Evernote’s part. The really wanted to get business market share by pushing the features on non-business clients, which is one of the reasons I left the platform.

I really like the Bear app as is, though there are a few convenience features ( aren’t there always?) that I’d appreciate that I’ll submit via the app feedback channel.

Thanks again.