We’re trying to make the app as accessible as possible in terms of contrast and the faint icons were failing the accessibility tests. BUT we’re open to feedback and we’re planning to hide the whole toolbar when typing.
Bear 2.0 looks absolutely AMAZING. I recently re-subscribed to Bear Pro because at the end of the day, even Bear 1 was a more pleasant experience than anything else on the market. And now it’s going to be even better.
I second @KillerWhale’s question about the data: whether the beta will run on current data or on a separate database.
At the beginning the beta (macOS) will work on a local copy of your notes, we want to be sure that everything is running smoothly and that the migration of your data is 100% safe and correct before touching your real notes
The beta will not sync until the iOS app is ready (we don’t want to double your iCloud usage)
As soon as the iOS app is ready we’ll have a similarly brief period of working on a copy of the database, soon after we’ll enable the sync and use the actual user data
This is roughly our plan, but we’ll probably adjust it depending on how the private beta goes.
I know you guys don’t like giving timelines, but what kind of gap are we talking about between Mac and iOS beta being ready? Days? Months? I’d love to help test and I primarily use Bear on my Mac, but having access on the go on my phone is somewhat important as well. I think you’d get much better feedback if people were using this as part of their normal workflow vs having to solely test it in a vacuum.