Typewriter mode

I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: please bring typewriter mode. I have read the previous responses by the dev team in other forums, and understand it is hard to test and implement. But if you have long notes as I do, you would know that it is crucial (especially on the iPad.)


Hello there,

typewriter mode is on our list, but it’s a very niche feature and we have a LOT of stuff to add before it :slight_smile:

Thanks for your response.

I am surprised that you guys think it is a niche feature. I guess I am the only one who struggles with the long notes. Anyways, I am happy that at least you guys are considering it.

Good luck with the 2.0. Looking forward to the full release.


I would like to add my vote to this. I LOVE Bear, and these new features do look awesome. But typewriter scrolling is the reason I end-up writing nearly all of my longer notes in Ulysses or iA Writer before copying them into Bear…I hate working at the bottom of the screen. I appreciate this is a personal thing, but for me I would be more than happy if this were the only feature that was added to Bear - it would make it perfect!


Yes, when writing long notes(which I usually do on my iPad) writing at the bottom is not always so…satisfying…
I love ulysses for that reason, I hope the developers can add this feature.

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Just wanted to chime-in that I would appreciate typewriter mode at some point as well, though it’s not as important to me as it seems to be for @nadirfirat :slight_smile:

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As an alternative/compromise that might fit in right now, you could consider adding something akin to page margins in Xcode. I believe the options were 1/4, 1/2 and the whole viewport height as a margin at the end of the page.

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Hi @matteo

I am sure there are a lot of other things that will make Bear better, but for writers (who spend a lot of time actually writing), Typewriter mode is a powerful feature. Sure I would love to see other features too, but Typewriter mode is the first one that would really add value to writers like me. Please bump it up your list of to-dos.



+1 for Typewriter view. I am not sure where the niche status came from either (and why tables wouldn’t be considered niche), but it’s your program and you get to set the rules. Typewriter mode is really for serious note takers, which I thought was the core user group for Bear. This feature for me is more important than nested styles and tables (though they are also nice to have in the tools repertoire).

As for the feature set that is in the Alpha release, I have not found any bugs that impact my workflow yet (haven’t tested tables). They seem to be very stable and well thought out. I do appreciate the simplicity of the interface and the features that are worked on by your team. I like where Bear is heading.

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I am a new user and I like Bear very much. But I find myself doing copy/paste from my old writing app, Byword. The only reason being that Byword has typewriter mode.

I do a lot of writing and typewriter mode was something I took for granted. I assumed every app had it. Please see what you can do to implement it. Thanks.

I second this as a priority feature!