A tip: How to show tags in backlinks but not in tag tree

In apps like roam research or logseq a tag is nothing else than a note which collects backlinks when the tag appears there. In bear that is also possible and that without the note being shown in tag tree. The way to achive that is nothing genius but i would let you know if someone finds that useful. I definetely will play around with that.


  1. Rather than tagging in normal way just put the tag inside a wiki link like that: [[#tag]]. That kind of tag will be formatted in the colour of a wiki link and will therefore stands out. The good thing about that: If a tag is setted in this way the note will not be added to the tag tree of the left sidebar

  2. Create the note from wiki link and pin it to the top of the notes list for quick access

  3. This note will be added to the tag tree of left sidebar. The title of the note is the tag: #tag

  4. Open backlinks and view your collection of that kind of tags in a meningful preview of context