I realize that Bear is not intended for longform composition, but that’s how I’ve ended up using it (quite happily!) for several years, now. I almost exclusively use it on my iPhone with a paired bluetooth keyboard, which I’ve come to realize to be exceedingly rare among iPhone users (if you’re another iPhone-bluetooth keyboard user, please reach out to me - I’m working on a project that should benefit you immensely.)
One of the feature additions that would be personally-beneficial would be the ability to find (and replace, for that matter) text within an individual note, especially if a corresponding ⌘ + F keyboard shortcut were added.
Apologies if this has been requested before - I didn’t see any recent mention of it, here, but I would understand if this post were removed/deprioritized for relevancy’s sake.
This is indeed a missing key for feature parity between platforms, for both Bear and Panda and we’ll provide it at some point but unfortunately, it’s particularly tricky to reach a good Find+Find and replace with TextViews and the features we have.
Not a BlueTooth keyboard on iPhone enthusiast but I’m honestly intrigued about the project if you want to share it here.
The overall find function of bear is one of its strongest (of many strong) features. Due to the lack of an in-note search feature, i have to make a ToC for all bear notes. There is a workflow published on reddit for doing this that i use; It’s a critical feature to my use of bear for organising my notes, without it the app would be much less productive to my workflow.
My primary use-case of bear is to write notes on various medical topics and reference them frequently during my practice. The tag system makes finding them easy, but because they are long, i wouldn’t be able to use it wihout the table of contents (or preferentially, in-app searching)