Bear 2 beta update (9772)

With a new beta today we continue our crusade against bugs in migration, the Editor, and elsewhere. Read on for details and use Bear > Check for Updates to grab it.

Note: If you reported migration problems with the previous build, please follow the migration instructions from this thread to test it again after you update.

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  • Better handling of spellcheck and substitution preferences
  • Improved “open link” shortcut (⌘⇧K). Now a link can be opened even if the cursor is next to the link marker
  • Removed the link preview option for links pasted inside table cells
  • Date insertion shortcuts now work inside tables
  • Wiki and auto links can now be underlined
  • Fix for attachments duplication when unfolding note sections
  • Fixed a crash when a specific operation is performed on lists
  • List containing headers can now be folded like regular lists
  • Fixed a tag duplication bug for tags that contain the escaped # symbol


  • Fixed a bug that could cause missing TagCons
  • Markdown links using file:// links with spaces are now correctly converted
  • Fixed another crashing bug

Minor fixes

  • Fixed attachments edge cases in the TextBundle importer
  • A refresh of editor labels and tooltips
  • /create API no longer ignore portions of the HTML input
  • The TagCon in the Note List toolbar now updates when a TagCon is changed
  • Pressing the layout shortcuts (⌃1 ⌃2 ⌃3) multiple times no longer resets Bear’s layout to the three column default; the shortcut’s layout simply stays in place

I can confirm all TagCons finally get correctly migrated for me.

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I tested Bear 2 (9772) on macOS Ventura.0 with Japanese IME.

I catch one crash.

  1. cursor in memo body.
  2. input “#”.
  3. on Japanese IME.
  4. cursor on “#”
  5. type one key
  6. Bear crash

But this case is no probrem.

  1. cursor in memo body.
  2. on Japanese IME.
  3. input Japanese.
  4. add input “#” front inputed Japanese string.

attached file is crash report.
Bear2 9772 crash (6.8 KB)

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It seems bugs are getting fixed pretty fast, very excited about that!

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One unexpected thing. I checked for updates and saw none. However, when I clicked on Version History, the following showed up in a separate page:


Access Denied



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Absolutely thrilled to see this. FWIW, I’d be very grateful for a variant which opens the link in a new window (e.g. perhaps when Option is held).


I think this was a permission problem with our web server but seems to be ok now.

The version history is working correctly now.

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What do you mean with version history? Where does Bear have version history?

No, it’s the beta version changelog history.

Got it. TBH, I got excited for a second because it would be totally awesome if Bear kept version history for notes. :wink: