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How to convert Bear notes to Markdown

Converting your Bear notes to Markdown can help make them more compatible with other apps and websites. Bear has long used a similar syntax, called Polar, but we are working towards going Markdown-only eventually.

If you want to make this switch, first let’s check to see if your notes even need to be converted at all. In Bear for Mac, go to Bear > Preferences > General. Check to see if the Markdown Compatibility Mode option is enabled. If it is, you do not need to convert your notes.

How to convert your Polar notes to Markdown

We’ll use a Mac for these instructions.

First thing’s first: backup your notes. In Bear for Mac, go to File > Backup Notes. Save that backup in a safe space on your Mac or an external drive.

Part 1: The export

Part 2: The import

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